Finolex

PVC Insulated Power & Control Cables

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Yellow. . Note : Conductor construction classified as: re : single strand rm : multi-stranded circular s m : sector shaped Note: The entire range of Power and Control cables can be supplied with Flame Retardant Low Smoke (FRLS) sheathing. armoured IS Specification Conductor : EC Grade Aluminium Insulation : PVC type A or C Inner Sheath : PVC type ST1 or ST2 Armour : Galvanised Steel strip Outer Sheath : PVC type ST1 or ST2 For dimensional details please see Tables I to V 8130 Conductor : High conductivity. Conductor Temperature 700C 850C 700C 900C PRODUCT CODE As per IS 1554 / Part . Black.Power Cable Steel strip. and reduced neutral core in Black 4 core : Red. Black and Grey Where the number of cores exceed 5. the product is coded by alphabets : Aluminium Conductor A (No abbreviations are used for copper. the cores are identified by different colours as per IS 1554 : Single core : Red. Yellow or Blue 2 core : Red and Black 3 core : Red. The remaining cores in each layer are grey. IEC 60502. armoured TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION AS PER IS 1554 Control Cable Steel strip.) PVC insulation Y Steel round wire armour W Steel strip armour F Steel double round wire armour WW Steel double strip armour FF PVC outer sheath Y Al wire armour AW This product code is stenciled on the surface of the drum flange. BS 6346. On specific request we can also provide core numbering for Control cables. two adjacent cores are blue for reference and yellow for direction in each layer.I / 1988. Electrolytic Grade Copper Insulation : PVC type A or C Inner Sheath : PVC type ST1 or ST2 Armour : Galvanised Steel strip Outer Sheath : PVC type ST1 or ST2 For dimensional details please see Tables VII to VIII 5831 5831 3975 5831 CLASSIFICATION OF PVC COMPOUND Type A C ST1 ST2 CORE IDENTIFICATION For Power cables and Control cables upto 5 cores. Yellow. etc. Application Insulation Insulation Sheath Sheath Max. Yellow and Blue 3 ½ core : Red. These cables are also manufactured as per International Standards viz. Blue. Blue and Black 5 core : Red. Blue. Yellow.

162 0.0 Aluminium Conductor PVC 0. Current carrying capacity of cable.260 13. Voltage drop of the cable.097 0. in tables I to VIII.560 47. . 2.648 1.389 0. The following points should be taken into consideration before selecting any particular size & type of cable: 1.0 240.750 5. Short circuit capacity of cable.800 51.690 13. It = Short Circuit Current for t seconds.480 30.460 25.530 30.406 0.660 7. However.612 1. 4.5 4. The vertical clearance between circuits is not less than 150 mm.0 25. 6. Maximum Conductor Temperature 700C for GPPVC Insulation & 850C for HRPVC Insulation 1500C cm/W 6500C cm/ W 300C 400C 75 cms Note : For cables in air.250 Formula for calculating the Short Circuit for other durations It = I1 √t Where…….0 95. 4.270 3.150 7. except that the horizontal clearance need not in any case exceed 150 mm.560 19.0 16.940 32.0 10.132 1.283 0.3004 0.4507 0.632 2. 6.870 2.750 13.000 15.940 27.679 1.259 0.960 5.980 20.540 6.. If the number of circuits exceeds 4.020 22.310 HRPVC 0.250 7.087 1. current rating factors incorporated in IS 3961 Part II may please be applied. 5.890 18.CURRENT RATINGS The current ratings given in Tables I to VIII are based on normal conditions of installation described below : 1. t = Duration in seconds.870 24. for installation conditions other than above. mm 1.570 5. I1 = Short Circuit Current for one second. The system of power & voltage source where the cables are being used.3 times (in the case of cables laid direct in the ground) the values tabulated.243 4.960 45.730 12. 5.550 3.784 9.0 35.000 64.0 500.810 2.340 15.7512 1.0 630. 3.140 9.620 3.160 33.1126 0.0 6.300 18.920 10. they are installed in a horizontal plane.0 50. no reduction in current rating is necessary provided that 1.1878 0. The horizontal clearance between circuits is: (a) not less than six times the overall diameter of an individual cable. and (b) not less than the overall width of an individual circuit. 3.040 37.0 70.130 9.0 150.600 40.830 3. Conditions of installation at site. 2. Short Circuit Rating in kA for One Second duration Area of Conductor Sq.200 1.580 16.020 1.0 185.860 Copper Conductor PVC 0.620 2. 2. Thermal Resistivity of Soil Thermal Resistivity of PVC Ground Temperature Ambient air temperature Depth of laying (to the highest point of cable laid direct in the ground) Cables shall only be operated at their full rating if the minimum current at which circuit protection is designed to operate does not exceed 1.100 7. 3.320 HRPVC 0.153 0.452 0. Availability of the selected size of cable.255 0.169 0.280 56.0 120.430 40.5 times (in the case of cables in air or in ducts) or 1.0 300.600 71.5 2. Maximum Conductor temperature during Short Circuit is 1600C for both PVC and HRPVC Cables.000 11.0 400.

2 3300 3.0 9.91 1.3 1.70 81 1.4 2.08 56 47 69 57 59 51 69 60 16.9 1.4 20.253 0. Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Resistance at 200C GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation Ohm/km 12.868 120 105 146 129 120 100 140 117 50.6 750 2.0 1.0 3. Nom.8 4x0. Overall Weight kg/km 165 200 230 275 364 480 570 710 920 1175 1375 1660 1960 2470 3000 3830 Nom.0 1.0 3.0 16.4 10.0 37.7 1.2 14.5 4050 3.5 Approx.7 560 0.8 15.7 1. Nom.7 2.7 1720 3. DC A.7 1350 2.164 305 290 374 356 300 240 351 278 240.206 0.2 1.0 900 2.0 2.41 4.5 15.0 39.0 56.0 1.2 22.0 300.8 4x0.4 1.0 185. Approx.4 2.1 415 1.9 152 7.0778 Amps 21 27 35 47 59 78 99 125 150 185 210 240 275 325 365 420 Amps 26 33 42 57 72 95 100 153 183 225 256 294 337 397 445 515 Amps 25 32 40 55 70 90 110 135 160 190 210 240 275 320 355 385 Amps 29 36 47 64 82 105 128 158 187 222 245 280 322 374 416 450 Cables with conductor area upto 10 sq.61 3.0 2.6 365 0.206 270 250 330 305 265 220 310 258 185.4 1.3 1.61 41 35 50 42 44 39 52 46 10.4 15.4 51. Nom.5 31.20 100 1. PVC Sheathed Cables TABLE I : 1 Core. Approx.0 49.mm 2.2 21.4 1.320 215 190 264 233 205 175 240 205 120.5 37.5 55.9 200 3. Overall Dia.0 40.0 3.2 2.443 185 155 226 190 170 140 199 163 95. TABLE II : 2 Core.2 120 1.0 30.4 15.9 1.0 1.8 4x0.6 1650 0.9 715 0.2 3915 0.6 312 1.100 395 380 484 464 370 295 434 345 400.641 0.8 4x0.8 2.0 8.6 1.5 40.6 13.91 72 64 88 78 75 66 88 77 25.0 1. mm can be substituted with copper conductor.8 825 0.5 45.0 51.0 11.8 4x0.20 99 84 121 103 97 86 112 101 35.0 1.2 630 1.8 17.8 Armoured Approx.6 26.8 4x0.9 8.868 0.TABLES I TO V : Aluminium Conductor.0 26.0367 640 630 794 785 530 440 620 515 1000.2 2115 0.0 Approx.0 1.125 350 335 430 410 335 270 392 316 300.2 1.0 10.443 0.6 1125 0.C.0 47.0 1.0 23. Unarmoured (AYY) / Armoured (AYWY & AYFY) Cables – 1100 Volts Unarmoured Approx. Nom.0 2140 3.08 1.7 2710 3.2 1.6 22. of one size lower.5 22.1 25 21 30 26 28 24 33 28 4.6 1.9 2.0291 740 720 895 800 580 490 680 570 Cables with copper conductor can be supplied.5 16.8 320 1.5 170 4.0 150.5 37.2 135 12.320 0.0 50.0 1.4 18.9 520 1.8 4x0.0 25. Approx.5 4.4 1.6 22.0 95.0 240.2 29.125 0.1 1. Please refer Table No.0 1.4 250 1. Nom.3 1.0 6.0 2.4 31.0 1.mm mm Amps Amps Amps Amps 2.6 19. DC Unarmoured Armoured A.6 28.0 445 0.164 0.100 0.0 34.0 10. Weight kg/km 440 510 565 620 620 710 825 1010 1250 1575 1790 2065 2515 3070 3705 4550 Max.0 2.4 11.4 10.5 1.8 240 1.20 0.2 13.641 150 130 184 158 145 120 170 140 70.8 4x0.3 1.0 2.0 0.0 1. VI . Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Nom.2 21.253 240 220 292 270 230 195 268 228 150.6 31.4 13.0 19.5 1.5 1.0 70.0 1.0 35. Resistance Cross Thickness Overall Weight Thickness Dia.0 120.8 22.9 2635 0.0 400. mm 15. PVC Insulated.8 960 0.8 4x0.4 33.9 2.C.5 150 1.0 42.0 49.5 26.0 1125 2. Unarmoured (AYY) / Armoured (AYAWY) Cables – 1100 Volts Max.1 7.6 35.5 56. Cross Thickness Overall Dia.4 16.9 1.0 28.0 3.5 0.3 210 1.4 4820 0. of Overall Weight at 200C HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC of PVC Aluminium Dia.9 2. Dia. Sectional of PVC Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation wire for Area Insulation 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 Armour Cables Cables Cables Cables kg/km Ohm/km mm mm kg/km mm mm Sq.4 47.0605 490 480 600 589 435 345 510 403 630.0 2.4 1.0778 455 435 557 534 410 325 480 378 500.5 45.0 33.5 25. Steel Armour Size mm W F 1.4 12.4 4x0.4 43.0 1.8 4x0.0 1.4 18.0469 560 550 680 674 485 390 565 456 800.6 24.0 39.41 32 27 38 33 36 31 41 35 6.7 3250 0. Sectional of PVC Insulation Area mm mm Sq.3 1.4 20. Approx.9 1390 0.5 18.00 70 1.8 4x0.

6100 30 38 35 41 10.4 19.50 1130 0.0 1.9 15.5 1240 0.5 275 1.5 4255 0.2060 205 251 210 246 185 2.mm mm mm kg/km mm Ohm/km Amps Amps Amps Amps 25 1.8680 86 105 92 108 50. Cross Overall Sectional Thickness Overall of PVC Dia.5 1045 1.5 810 4x0. Constructional details of 3x500 sq.8 62.3200 155 190 165 193 120.2 24.5 520 7.0 1275 4x0.4 20.2 23.5 900 1. Approx.8 25.4 57.1000 315 386 305 358 400.1 445 12.8 23.8 65.5 270 1.0 1.0 3700 4x0.5 1815 0.8 24.9100 51 63 60 69 25.8 36.0 2.8 34.0800 40 49 46 54 16.4430 130 159 135 157 95 1.5 5810 4x0.mm Insulation mm mm kg/km TABLE IV : 3 ½ Core.0 1440 0.0 2300 4x0. Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation Area Size Insulation mm kg/km Sq.1000 315 386 305 358 400. Unarmoured (AYY) / Armoured (AYWY & AYFY) Cables – 1100 Volts Max.6 73.0 53.0 1.8 70.0 2.8 58.0778 375 445 335 390 Cables with conductor area upto 10 sq. DC Armoured A.0 695 3.8 28.C. Approx.0 5665 0. VI.8 39.0 755 4x0. Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Nom.0 1995 0. TABLE V : 4 Core.8680 86 105 92 108 50 1.6410 105 127 110 129 70 1.2530 180 218 185 215 150.5 320 1.8 27.0 1.8 22.0 5450 4x0. Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation Size Ohm/km mm mm kg/km Amps Amps Amps Amps W F 2. Approx. Nom. Unarmoured Nom.4430 130 159 135 157 95.8 73.0 2415 0.4 16.8 56.8 30.8 46.9100 51 63 60 69 25.1000 18 22 21 24 4. Approx.0 6185 0.6 69.0 17.1000 315 386 305 358 400 2.0 3510 4x0.8 52. Approx.5 0.0 18.8 26.8 46.0 610 3.2530 180 218 185 215 150. Nom.0778 375 445 335 390 Cables with conductor area upto 10 sq. Resistance 0 Cross Thickness Overall Overall Steel Overall Weight at 20 C GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC Sectional of PVC Dia.5 2100 4x0.0 730 4x0.0 1.0 49.4 65.5 3070 4x0.8 46.0 3790 0.5 1625 4x0.2060 205 251 210 246 185.0 5040 0.1250 280 340 275 322 300 2.2 24. Approx.2000 70 86 76 89 35. DC Armoured A.0 4700 0.0 575 4x0.9 14.0 1.0 2.0 2990 0. Unarmoured (AYY) / Armoured (AYFY) Cables – 1100 Volts Max.2 25.C.5 455 4x0.0 1.0 1050 0. Unarmoured Nom.2 26.5 400 4x0.4 27.0 21. Weight Armour Dia.4 34.2000 70 86 76 89 35 1.5 2650 4x0.8680 86 105 92 108 50. Unarmoured (AYY) / Armoured (AYWY & AYFY) Cables – 1100 Volts Max.5 970 1.0 18. Approx. Weight Area Insulation Sq.3200 155 190 165 193 120 1.0 1.4 29.6 65.5 1635 0.0 1.2530 180 218 185 215 150 1.0 860 4x0.5 2810 0.5 975 4x0.8 48.4 32. Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Nom.5 1810 4x0. Please refer Table No.0 1. Nom. Cross Overall Sectional Thickness Overall of PVC Dia.5 220 1.8 52.0 2690 0.0 7030 0.8 59.4 20.5 5985 4x0.6410 105 127 110 129 70.1640 240 294 235 276 240. Approx.8 43.8 44.5 335 1.8 36.0 2.0 2.0 1. Approx.5 4675 4x0.0 2.3200 155 190 165 193 120.2 26.6100 30 38 35 41 10.o 1.1640 240 294 235 276 240.TABLE III : 3 Core.5 615 4. DC Unarmoured Armoured A.2 56.4100 23 28 28 32 6.5 730 1.4100 23 28 28 32 6. mm can be substituted with copper conductor.0 460 12.8 32.4 18.100 18 22 21 24 4.1250 280 340 275 322 300.0 17.5 1615 4x0. Resistance at 200C Steel Overall Weight GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC Armour Dia.0 7980 0.5 4140 0.0 810 1.0 6430 0.0 2.8 38.2 52. Please refer Table No.5 0.0 46.4 17.6 35.1640 240 294 235 276 240 2. mm can be substituted with copper conductor.8 25.0 3160 0.0 1.5 1320 0. Approx.0800 40 49 46 54 16.6410 105 127 110 129 70.2 59. Approx.1250 280 340 275 322 300.5 3235 4x0.C.5 1140 4x0.mm mm mm kg/km .0 1.0778 375 445 335 390 Constructional details of 3 ½ x 500 sq.0 1410 4x0. Resistance 0 at 20 C Steel Overall Weight GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC Armour Dia.0 1. Approx.0 1.2060 205 251 210 246 185.0 24.2000 70 86 76 89 35.mm and 3x630 sq.0 2.5 2255 4x0.0 4110 4x0.8 31.0 1.0 1.0 235 1.0 630 4x0.0 580 4.8 48.4430 130 159 135 157 95.0 5060 4x0.0 1935 4x0.0 1.0 21. of one size lower.4 30. Weight Area Sq.8 24.6 37.4 195 1.8 43.4 62.6 38.0 3545 0. mm and 3 ½ x 630 sq. VI.0 2480 4x0.6 42.8 65.4 16.6 41.0 2045 0.mm will be provided on specific request.0 16.0 2510 0. Nom.0 1250 4x0.8 40.8 42.0 2250 0.4 34.0 1.8 22.0 1. Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation Size Ohm/km mm mm kg/km Amps Amps Amps Amps W F 2.5 7240 4x0.8 50. of one size lower.0 1.5 4330 4x0.5 960 4x0.5 1590 0.0 3305 0.0 5325 0.6 39. mm will be provided on specific request.0 540 7.5 2780 4x0. Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Nom.

0 20.0 15. PVC Insulated.0 20.0 1.5 20. Approx.0 1.5 sq.0 17.4 4x0.4 1. Overall Weight kg/km 155 175 205 245 265 275 350 375 425 475 535 625 770 845 920 1100 1290 1525 1750 Nom. Solid Copper Conductor.61 3.5 18.0 32.mm mm mm Approx.5 23.0 1.1 Amps 20 17 17 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 Amps 24 21 21 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 9 9 8 7 7 7 Amps 23 21 21 17 15 14 14 13 12 11 11 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 6 Amps 27 24 24 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 9 8 8 7 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 12 14 16 19 24 27 30 37 44 52 61 Cables with stranded conductor can be made on request.8 0.1 12.8 4x0.8 0.0 1.8 0.1 12.8 0. Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Resistance at 200C GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation Ohm/km 12.8 1.of Cores Nom.8 16.8 4x0.5 17.0 21.0 21. Resistance Weight at 200C GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation kg/km Ohm/km Amps Amps Amps Amps 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 6 10 16 4 6 10 16 4 6 10 16 1.08 1.4 1.0 16.1 12.61 3.4 1. Unarmoured (YY) / Armoured (YWY & YFY) Cables – 1100 Volts Unarmoured No. DC A.8 0.5 15.1 12.0 20.83 1.TABLES VI to VIII: Copper Conductor.0 1.C. Overall Dia.5 Approx.4 1.8 1.8 0.15 4.8 0.5 18.0 Approx.5 24.1 12.0 12.8 4x0. DC A.1 12. Cores Thickness Overall Sectional of PVC Dia.8 4x0.61 3.5 22.0 31.1 12.4 1.0 17.5 20.5 28.0 22.8 0.5 15.8 12.5 21.5 13.1 12.4 4x0.5 18. mm 14. mm Max.83 1.4 1. PVC Sheathed.5 15.0 21.0 31.5 32.5 19.0 24. PVC Sheathed Cables TABLE VI: 2 Core.5 16.83 1.5 27.8 4x0.08 1.5 14.0 19.5 18.0 16.5 16.5 19. Nom.1 12.1 12.4 1.1 12.0 1.4 1. PVC Sheathed.8 0.5 35. Steel Armour Size mm W F 1.8 4x0.4 1.8 0.0 14.8 4x0.0 17.8 0.0 26. Weight kg/km 375 415 465 525 585 595 765 785 690 770 845 930 1160 1240 1330 1540 1805 2020 2275 Max.0 28.8 0.4 4x0.15 4. PVC Insulated.1 12.C.0 250 300 400 555 310 380 520 755 375 470 650 800 1.4 1. Steel Armour Size mm W F Armoured Approx.0 20. Unarmoured (YY) / Armoured (YWY & YFY) Multi Core Control Cables – 1100 Volts Unarmoured No. of PVC Insulation mm mm 0.5 21.8 0.8 Armoured Approx.1 12.1 12.5 520 590 740 820 590 690 875 1025 685 810 897 1250 4.5 18.5 18.5 18.0 1. Overall Dia.1 12.0 20.15 35 45 60 78 30 39 52 66 30 39 52 66 43 55 73 95 37 48 63 81 37 48 63 81 41 50 70 90 36 45 60 77 36 45 60 77 48 58 81 105 42 53 69 90 42 53 69 90 TABLE VII: 1. Area Insulation Sq.0 1.0 34. Overall Weight kg/km Nom.1 12.8 0.4 1. 3 Core & 4 Core Copper Conductor.0 1. PVC Insulated.8 4x0.8 4x0.1 12.8 0.0 1.8 0. mm. Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Approx.0 21. Thickness Overall Dia.0 19. .0 25.8 4x0.5 25.8 4x0.4 1.8 0.4 4x0. Nom.8 0.0 17.5 25. of cores Approx.0 1.1 12.08 1.

4 1. Wherever possible 25% higher value should be adopted. following recommendations are made: i) ii) No drums should be stored one above the other.6 37.5 20.8 4x0.41 7.41 7. This is necessary to avoid the crossing of cores while jointing. DC A.41 7.0 21. Cool the sealant to about 1000C before pouring. V. Nom.0 39. The recommended volts and duration of the test between each core and metallic armour (earth) is 3 KVDC for 5 minutes.0 15. of PVC Insulation mm mm 0.5 22. iii) ix) iv) v) vi) x) vii) viii) xi) All information given herein is in good faith.41 7.0 19.9 0.0 21.41 7.5 18.5 16.8 Armoured Approx. it should be tested for high DC voltage..41 7.0 Approx. PVC Insulated.8 4x0.9 0. .5 sq. During High Voltage test. The minimum bending radius for cable should not be less than the values shown below. to prevent flash over.7 22.5 28.41 7.9 0.41 7. 8 x overall diameter: Single core cables as per table I 12 x overall diameter: Multicore cables as per tables II. Steel Armour Size mm W F 1. III.8 4x0.8 4x0. all the electrical equipment related to the cable installation must be earthed and adequate clearance should be maintained from the other equipments and from work. Thickness Overall Dia.0 17. at the other end it should be in the anticlockwise direction. Unarmoured (YY) / Armoured (YWY & YFY) Multi Core Control Cables – 1100 Volts Unarmoured No. Solid Copper Conductor.0 36.9 0. Weight kg/km 440 495 560 640 720 740 795 830 915 1005 1110 1235 1560 1680 1810 2110 2450 2810 3180 Max.8 4x0.0 40. After the cable is installed. the cable end should be pulled with a pulling eye only after mounting the drum on the jack. Where the cable is to be joined with an existing cable.9 0.5 29.TABLE VIII : 2.5 41. Drums should be rotated only in the direction marked on the drum. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STORAGE & INSTALLATION OF CABLES For easy and convenient installation conditions.8 4x0. if at one end it is in the clockwise direction.0 16.41 7. the sequence of cores at the two ends to be joined should be in the opposite direction i.9 0.8 4x0.41 7.0 21. Current Rating Conductor In Air In Ground Resistance at 200C GPPVC HRPVC GPPVC HRPVC Insulation Insulation Insulation Insulation Ohm/km 7.8 4x0.9 0.0 20.4 1.0 15.0 28. and desired performance.41 7.9 0.9 0.C.5 21.4 1. PVC Sheathed.9 0.9 0.5 32.9 0.5 35. Overall Dia.9 0. mm.0 31. mm 15. Finolex shall not be liable for any damages arising out of incorrect use or interpretation.41 7.5 29.4 4x0. Drums should be stored and kept in such a way that the bottom cable end does not get damaged.e.5 14.9 0.0 19.0 33.9 13.9 0.5 23.9 0.7 23.5 24. Drums should be stored on a plain ground without having any projected hard stones above the ground surface.41 7.9 0. 100% drums should be checked for continuity and cross continuity to ensure that there is no internal damage to the cable during transportation. Overall Weight kg/km 200 230 275 330 350 375 480 515 605 685 770 880 1090 1200 1310 1615 1900 2190 2525 Nom. Insulation resistance should be measured with 500 V megger between the cores and all the cores to earth (Armour). before commissioning.4 1.41 7. VI. This will also decide the direction in which the cable is to be pulled. IV.8 4x0.8 4x0.9 0.4 1.8 4x0.5 30. of cores Approx.41 Amps 27 24 24 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 Amps 32 29 29 23 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 9 9 Amps 32 27 27 23 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 9 Amps 37 31 31 27 25 23 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 11 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 12 14 16 19 24 27 30 37 44 52 61 Cables with stranded conductor can be made on request.41 7.0 Approx. The drums should be stored preferably in the shade.8 4x0.41 7. VII & VIII Avoid excessively high temperature when sealing joints of cable.41 7.41 7.5 24.0 17. While laying the cable in a trench.

control and instrumentation cables. Electric cables supplying these circuits must be manufactured and tested to certain standards and specifications concerning their behaviour in fire. Finolex Flame Retardant Low Smoke (FRLS) cables. Finolex FRLS cables are rigorously tested in-house to ensure that they comply with the required specifications: Test Critical Oxygen Index Function of the test To determine the percentage of oxygen required for supporting combustion of sheathing material at room temperature. Finolex FRLS sheathed cables have been installed at several electricity plant sites. hotels. minimizes the element of panic and enables the emergency services do their job efficiently. Specification ASTM-D 2863 Specified values Minimum Oxygen Index of 29. under specified conditions. Ahmedabad Electricity Company. 2) To determine ignition resistance and flame propagation under specified conditions. Acid Gas Generation To ascertain the amount of Hydrochloric Acid gas evolved from PVC sheath of cable under fire conditions. . Finolex also offers cables to EIL specifications. have demonstrated the need for reliable electrical installation. UPSEB/UPRVN. To determine flame propagation of cables in installed conditions. ASTM-D 2863 & BICC Hand Book Chapter No. Flammability test on group of cables Flammability test 1) To detemine ignition resistance and flame propagation under specified conditions.. having oxygen index of minimum 30.5 m or above from bottom edge of the burner. GEB. Nuclear Power Corporation and a host of other public and private sector units. 3) To determine ignition resistance and resistance to flame propagation. the unburnt No. IEC 754-I Hydrochloric acid gas released 20% maximum. significantly aiding damage control operations and reducing loss of life and property. HRPVC. the affected portion during burning. Minimum average light transmission of 40%. 2) IEC 332-1 In the calculated time duration of burning the cable sample of 600 mm ± 25 mm length.FLAME RETARDANT LOW SMOKE (FRLS) CABLES The occurrence of fires in power plants and industrial complexes and in public places like theatres. Temperature Index To determine at what temperature normal oxygen content of 21% in air will support combustion of sheathing material. especially for bunch of cables.5 m length.. 3) IEC 332-3 From the test samples of 3. viz. BHEL. etc. Smoke Density To determine the visibility (light transmission) under fire of sheathing material. The Company reserves the right to change any of the above specifications without any prior notice. which use specially developed FRLS compound for sheathing. These FRLS properties can be offered in PVC. the length of unburnt portion to be minimum 50 mm from the top. SS 424175 Class F3 portion shall be more than 300 mm from the top. in inner and outer sheath. shall not reach 2. are resistant to ignition and flame propagation. MSEB. and reduce smoke emission and release of acid fumes. 1) Swedish Standard From test sample of 850 mm length. XLPE insulated Aluminium / Copper conductor power. Finolex shall not be liable for any damages arising out of incorrect use or interpretation. resistant to fire and able to operate during a fire without propagating it. 6 ASTM-D 2843 Minimum temperature index of 2500C. All information given herein is in good faith. The use of correct electrical installation makes evacuation of buildings easier. NTPC. airports. IEEE-383 In total 20 minutes of burning the 8 feet long cable samples at a temperature of 15000F the burning of cables shall not go up to the top.

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