Section 6 Part 012 TABLE OF CONTENTS 12 12.1 12.1.1 12.1.2 12.1.3 12.1.4 12.1.5 12.


General Specification

ROAD LIGHTING ...................................................................................... 2 GENERAL ................................................................................................ 2 Scope References Submittals Quality Assurance Delivery, Storage and Handling 2 2 3 5 5

SUPPLY OF EQUIPMENT......................................................................... 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 17 18

12.2.1 Design Criteria for Columns and Masts 12.2.2 Column and mast fabrication requirements 12.2.3 Specific requirements for columns 12.2.4 Specific requirements for high masts 12.2.5 Doors and base compartments for columns & masts 12.2.6 Luminaires and Lamps 12.2.7 Cable 12.2.8 Control Gear 12.2.9 Distribution Equipment, Cut-outs 12.2.10 Distribution Equipment – Isolators 12.2.11 Photoelectric Control Units (PECU'S) 12.2.12 Feeder Pillars 12.3

INSTALLATION ....................................................................................... 21 21 21 21 22 22 23 24 25 30 31

12.3.1 General Requirements 12.3.2 Temporary Lighting 12.3.3 Electricity Supply 12.3.4 Removal of Existing Installations 12.3.5 Reuse of Existing Columns 12.3.6 Wiring in Luminaires and Columns 12.3.7 Feeder Pillars 12.3.8 Cable Installation 12.3.9 Duct Installation 12.3.10 Performance Testing


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Section 6 Part 012 12. 12.1 ROAD LIGHTING GENERAL

General Specification

12.1.1 Scope 1 2 This Part includes road, street and under bridge lighting and lighting for road signs. Related Sections and Parts: This Section Part 1, General Part 2, Site Clearance Part 3, Earthworks Part 10 Road signs Part 11, Works in Relation to Services Part 13, Traffic Signals Section 5, Concrete. 3 The National Electricity Cooperation (NEC), Electric Networks Department, NEC (EN) and its Street Lighting Section, may require work to be executed on their installations during the period of the Contract. The Contractor shall afford all facilities to NEC (EN)’s contractors or workmen until their work is complete. The Contractor shall co-ordinate the work of NEC (EN) and his own activities and when necessary shall amend his programme of working to suit all requirements of NEC (EN) and shall keep the Engineer informed in writing of all arrangements made.

12.1.2 References 1 The following standards and other documents are referred to in this Part: BS 65, Vitrified clay pipes, fittings and ducts, also flexible mechanical joints for use solely with surface water pipes and fittings BS 88, Supplementary requirements for fuses of standardized dimensions and performance for industrial purposes BS 729, Hot dip galvanized coatings on iron and steel articles BS 791, Solid-stem calorimeter thermometers BS 2484, Straight concrete clayware cable covers BS 3871 Miniature and moulded case circuit breakers IEC898 Miniature circuit Breakers IEC 947-2 LV Switchgear and Control Gear BS 4343, Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes BS 4360, Weldable structural steels BS 4533, Luminaires BS 4848, Hot-finished hollow sections BS 5135, Process of arc welding of carbon and carbon manganese steels


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Section 6 Part 012

General Specification

IEC 947-3 Air-break switches, air-break disconnectors, air-break switch disconnectors and fuse combination units for voltages up to and including 1000 V a.c. and 1200 V d.c. BS 5467, Cables with thermosetting insulation for electricity supply for rated voltages of up to and including 600/1000 V and up to and including 1900/3300 V BS 5486, Requirements for type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies BS 5489, Road lighting BS 5649, Lighting columns BS 5972, Photoelectric Control Units for Road Lighting. BS 6121, Mechanical Cable Glands for Elastomer and Plastic Insulated Cables BS 6141 PVC insulated pvc sheathed circular flexible cables BS 6346, PVC-insulated Cables for electricity Supply BS 6360 High conductivity stranded copper shaped conductor with XLPE insulation BS 6622, Cables with extruded cross-linked polyethylene or ethylene propylene rubber insulation for rated voltages from 3800 6600 V up to 19 000/33 000 V BS 6746 Extruded black pvc over sheath BS 7671 Requirements for electrical installations BS 7430, Code of practice for earthing BS EN 60529, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures BS EN 60598, Luminaries for roadway lighting Institution of Lighting Engineers (ILE), Code of Practice for Electrical Safety ISO 9002, Quality assurance in production and installation Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), Wiring Regulations Ingress Protection IP22, Electrical cut-out protection Ingress Protection lP54, Electrical enclosure dust and water proof ratings Ingress Protection lP66, Classification of compression glands 12.1.3 1 Submittals Before beginning the installation, the Contractor shall confirm in writing to the Engineer that he has obtained approval from concerned authorities of the clearances provided to overhead and underground lines. The Contractor shall not order any equipment before approval has been given in writing by the Engineer. The approval procedure shall be as follows: (a) contractor submits his proposal to the Engineer (4 copies). All submissions shall give clear, detailed characteristics of the equipment proposed, together with calculations, where necessary, including catalogue identification references. Documents shall be in the English and Arabic languages the submission shall be comprehensive and clearly state any manufacturer's deviations from the specification




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one copy of which shall be kept available for the use of the Engineer.Section 6 Part 012 (c) (d) (e) (f) General Specification manufacturer's literature with the submission shall be originals and not photocopies. The Contractor shall provide full manufacturers data sheets for all equipment installed. 3 The Contractor shall at his own expense. Electrical schematics shall show the method of cabling to all items of electrical equipment as installed. The design and manufacture of columns shall comply with BS 5649 and all test certificates for the columns shall be provided to the Engineer at least five days before the columns are delivered to site. Approval of samples by concerned authorities Street Lighting Section shall not in any way relieve the Contractor of his contractual obligations in respect of the suitability of the equipment or its final performance once installed and for the coordination of the elements into a fully operational installation. concerned authorities reserves the right to direct the Contractor to provide equipment of a make and type which is essential to achieve the design criteria. present samples to the concerned authorities Street Lighting Section of each type of equipment to be used which shall exactly conform to the designated requirements. On completion of the work. one copy of the daily records shall be handed to the Engineer.0 4/ 33 . The Contractor shall submit calculations on each cable to confirm that the installation meets the requirements of the current IEE Wiring Regulations as follows: (a) (b) current (c) (d) (e) 8 disconnection time is satisfactory cable is of sufficient current carrying capacity for the load under running and starting conditions protective devices shall discriminate fully as intended. The samples shall only be submitted after approval of their technical characteristics. The Contractor shall provide the required shop drawings and calculations as well as the provision of all literature and samples in connection with the approval of proposed equipment. the submission will be reviewed by the Engineer the submission will be submitted to concerned authorities Street Lighting Section with the Engineer’s comments to obtain their approval approval will be transmitted to Contractor in writing after receipt of NEC Street Lighting Section approval. The Contractor shall prepare and hand to the Engineer within thirty days of the date of the completion of the Works the designated number of sets of record drawings which shall be prepared on copies of the contract drawings or 9 10 Rev. maximum volt drop is not exceeded equipment to be installed is of sufficient rating for the prospective fault 4 5 6 7 The Contractor shall keep duplicate daily records on drawings of all work carried out as work proceeds.

The record drawings shall include the following: (a) (b) (c) technical details of every type of equipment installed.4 1 2 Rev. Operating instructions shall be provided on a durable media and not vulnerable to vandalism. ducts. the Contractor shall provide in each distribution unit a good quality print on paper showing the street lighting distribution line diagram of that particular section. provision and laying of cables and ducts. type and position of equipment cables. Quality Assurance Road lighting works shall be carried out by specialist contractors or subcontractors having experience in the provision and installation of lighting columns. (d) (e) (f) 11 Within the time stated above. The marked prints shall be available for inspection at the Contractor’s site office at any reasonable time during the progress of work.0 5/ 33 . Operating instructions for the lantern carriage winches shall be placed in a prominent position on the high mast. including operating and maintenance instructions the drum number for underground cables lighting circuit arrangement and schedules. All cables shall be certified by the manufacturer as suitable for installation in UAE 12 13 14 15 12. Specialist contractors or subcontractors shall be prequalified by concerned authorities Street Lighting Section for new street lighting installation. be of an adequate size to be legible and shall be covered in clear plastic to prevent undue deterioration. the Contractor shall submit two copies of the record drawings for the approval of the Engineer. After receipt of such approval the Contractor shall provide one set of reproducible transparent negative drawings and two sets of prints on paper to the Engineer for his retention. In addition to the foregoing. In order to achieve accurate record drawings.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification transparencies. The drawing shall fully indicate (with accurate dimension) the size. These prints shall be mounted on the inside of the door of each distribution unit. joints and feeder pillars with particular regard for the need to accurately locate buried cables after completion spares list test certificates. The Engineer will decide on the scope and detail required for the operation and maintenance manuals. The Contractor shall prepare and hand to the Engineer within thirty days of the date of Completion of the Works the designated number of sets of operation and maintenance manuals. all relevant information relating to the Works shall be entered on to drawings kept for the purpose immediately the Work has been carried out.1. including lantern carriage winch test certificates test result. and provision and installation of supply connections to all electrical equipment.

Only products with a proven record of performance. In the case of minor damage to galvanising or painting the Engineer may permit repairs to be carried out. efficiency and long life will be considered for approval by concerned authorities. labels. All column delivered to the site shall be stored clear of the ground by placing on blocks. Cable drums must have an indication of the length.2 Rev. equipment and materials shall comply with statutory and other regulations.Section 6 Part 012 3 General Specification All materials shall be approved by concerned authorities before ordering. Storage and Handling Each drum of cable shall be accompanied by duplicate copies of test certificates. Column manufacturers not registered and certified accordingly will only be permitted if a satisfactory submission is made for quality assurance. Any such repairs shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the supplier. Facilities shall be provided for the Engineer to inspect the lighting columns during the course of manufacture and application of protective treatment. Delivery. All works. The Contractor shall submit a detailed method statement giving details of the proposed method of lifting the columns into position. Codes of Practice and Standards current at the date of Tender including the UAE Wiring Regulations All columns and brackets shall be produced by lighting column manufacturers registered and certified for the manufacture. Any equipment or items damaged in transit will not be acceptable for incorporation in the works and the Engineer shall have the right to reject such items. Care shall be taken to avoid damaging column and mast sections by placing them on top on one another.0 . or other proof of origin intact such labels and seals shall not be removed until the cable is required for use. bearing the cable description and name of manufacturer. SUPPLY OF EQUIPMENT 6/ 33 4 5 6 7 8 12. size of cable and the number of cores it contains.1. supply and certification of lighting columns under their quality assessment schedule to ISO 9002. Cables stored in the open in unshaded locations which are liable to strong direct sunlight must be protected unless the cable supplier confirms that the cable is capable of withstanding the conditions without deterioration or reduction in the predicted life. Such certificates shall be handed to the Engineer. All cables shall be delivered to site with the manufacturers' seals. and shall be retained for inspection.5 1 2 3 4 5 6 12. Lifting methods shall adequately address safety and avoid damage to columns and masts.

All columns of the same mounting height and with the same arrangement shall be identical in construction. over the whole shaft under the maximum design wind loading.0 7/ 33 . loaded with the designated luminaires. Each column shaft shall be suitable for use with any bracket outreach specified for a given mounting height. positioned in any of the variable locations. foundation bolts and four nuts. on the bracket arm. length and weight as designated. there shall be no appreciable deflection of the column or mast. The mounting height and bracket projection of each column shall be as designated. The maximum permissible deflection in the column or shall be 1 deg. Bracket fixing screws shall be of stainless steel. with projected area. Each type of high mast column shall be supplied with foundation drawings. Columns must be designed to withstand a wind force gusting up to 120 km/h.Section 6 Part 012 12.5 degs. Column bracket arms and spigots shall be so designed that when assembled with the column shaft the design attitude of the arm and projection shall be as designated. in any 1 m length with a maximum total of 7.2. Bolts and templates and two spanners for each 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rev. The luminaire fitting spigot shall be 42 mm diameter by 125 mm length unless otherwise designated. Mounting height shall be measured from the surface of the carriageway to the photometry centre of the luminaire and the bracket projection shall be measured from the centreline of the column shaft to the centre of the luminaire. Columns shall be steel & designed in accordance with BS 5649.2. Columns shall be designed to support lanterns with the data given by the Engineer. The securing arrangement of the bracket arm to the column shall be positive to ensure that the arm does not rotate and shall be such that the bracket can be fixed in any one of four 90 ⎬ positions in relation to the column door opening. The "K" factor for columns over 8 m in height shall be 2. Bracket arms shall be so designed that when assembled with the column shaft the design attitude of the arm and spigot shall be 5 ⎬above the horizontal. In still air conditions.1 1 Design Criteria for Columns General Specification For all columns the stress and deflection calculations shall be based on the maximum bracket and luminaire projection. or of a length and diameter to suit the luminaire.

The hollow section shall have minimum tensile strength of 430 MPa and minimum field stress of at 255 MPa. tubular stepped in shape with a base flange with foundation bolts.0 8/ 33 . dimensions and design for reinforced concrete column foundations. Welding shall comply with the requirements of BS 5135 as appropriate. four slots as designated are to be provided on a flange plate of suitable size for foundation bolts to fix the column on the foundation. 17 18 General Specification For columns. Columns manufactured from tubular steel of circular cross-section shall have a single swaged or sleeved joint only at the point where the base section meets the reduced shaft diameter. Street lighting columns shall be steel. The manufacturer of the street lighting column shall prepare and supply the detailed specification.Section 6 Part 012 type of nuts must be supplied. The completed column shall be truly vertical and the angle of the luminaire shall be checked so that it is square to the column. Column fabrication requirements All columns shall be hot dipped galvanised to BS 729 Part I or BS 791/71. Any additional strength is to be provided by gussets located between hole positions.2 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rev. horizontal in end elevation and similar to all other luminaires in the installation. shall be in accordance with BS 5135. Columns with a joint above the base section are not acceptable.2. if required. nuts. Care shall be taken to ensure that rounded edges are provided at the corners of door and compartment openings to avoid any stress concentrations. Strengthening shall be provided at door and compartment openings. wooden base board and earthing terminals. The column shall be made from hollow section to BS 4848 Part 2 in steel to BS 4360 grade 43C or any other approved equivalent norms. Columns shall be in one piece tubular (round) stepped shape and flanged (bolted) type. Detailed welding procedures and procedure trials. 12. washers. The base flange plate is to be manufactured from steel plate which is free from lamination. The main shaft of the pole penetrates the full depth of base plate and is to be welded above and below using a semi-automatic MIG shielded arc process.

All dimensions for tubular round columns shall be according to Table 12. 900 x 33 Rev.outside diameter Distance between columns base flange plane to door opening Size of door opening Distance between door openings Length of base compartment Door opening top to top of the column Outside diameter of the top of the column Inside diameter of the top of the column Details and size of base flange plate Four foundation bolts with two nuts and washers per bolt 4 192 200 400 600x140 NA 1170 3080 70 62 450 x 450 x 10 thick.2. Table 12.1 Schedule of Dimensions for Tubular (Round) Columns Dimension/ Detail Height 6m 4250 8m 6020 10m 8000 12m 9500 Length of column (without bracket arm) (between flange plate and column only) Thickness of the column Bottom of the column . All dimensions are in mm.0 9/ 33 .1 or Table 12. Threaded holes for Allen socket screws on top of the column on the required sides are to be provided.inside diameter Bottom of the column . 800 x 25 4 192 200 500 600x140 NA 1270 6730 102 94 size varies 20 thick. 800 x 25 4 192 200 500 600x140 100 2000 7500 102 94 size varies 30 thick.Section 6 Part 012 12.2. 800 x 25 4 192 200 500 600x140 NA 1270 4750 70 62 450 x 450 x 20 thick.3 1 2 3 Specific requirements for columns General Specification The top of the column shall be designed and provided as suitable to fix the bracket arm collar with the top of the column.

800 x 25 70 size varies 20 thick.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification Table 12. A stainless steel durable non-corroding tamper-proof lock device shall be provided of the triangular headed screw type.inside diameter (across flat) Bottom of the column .5m above the top of the foundation. 900 x 33 Doors and base compartments for columns Each column shaft shall have a base compartment large enough to offer easy access to the equipment therein.outside diameter (across flat) Distance between columns base flange plane to door opening Size of door opening Door opening top to top of the column Outside diameter of the top of the column Inside diameter of the top of the column Details and size of base flange plate four foundation bolts with two nuts and washers per bolt 12. To avoid accidental spillage of water from irrigation of flooding the bottom of the door shall be at least 0. Where applicable. 800 x 25 70 size varies 30 thick. 800 x 25 52 450 x 450 x 10 thick. unless designated otherwise. 3 Rev. A weatherproof door shall be provided for each opening which shall be interchangeable between columns of the same mounting height.2 Schedule of Dimensions for Octagonal Columns Dimension/Detail Length of column (without bracket arm) (between flange plate and column only) Thickness of the column Bottom of the column . door lock recess shall incorporate adequate drainage such that they are unlikely to become blocked and so form a water trap.0 10/ 33 .5 1 2 6m 4800 Height 8m 6500 10m 8000 12m 9985 4 148 156 400 4 183 191 500 4 242 250 500 4 242 250 500 600x100 3800 60 600x130 5400 60 600x135 6900 78 600x135 8885 78 52 450 x 450 x 10 thick.2.

A baseboard of non-hygroscopic hardwood. The door openings and cable slots shall be free from any irregularities and burrs. The control gear shall be in a compartment with an IP 43 rating and shall be prewired and mounted on a gear tray which is firmly secured. minimum thickness 15 mm.Section 6 Part 012 4 5 General Specification Door openings are to be kept to the minimum size consistent with the cable termination units and any control gear. Keys are to be provided with the first consignment of columns at the rate of 10 % of the total number of columns.6 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rev. Asbestos gaskets shall not be used. The luminaires shall be capable of achieving the performance specification requirements set out in the contract according to BS 5489. Electrical components shall be protected from the direct heat from the lamp. type and power rating of the luminaires shall be as shown in the schedule of luminaires. and shall be positioned directly below the door opening. Single purpose earth terminals shall be provided in a readily accessible position. The sections of the luminaires shall fit together tightly to prevent the entry of dust and water to protect the control gear and shall comply with IP 66. Luminaires shall be complete with integral control gear for use with elliptical/tubular lamps. shall be securely fixed in each compartment and shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the cable termination unit. preferably on the left hand side of the opening and on the column door. Doors shall be located at 180 ° to the kerb line so that they doors can be opened at all times without encroaching onto the highway. Columns shall be numbered in accordance with NEC Street Lighting Regulations. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12.2.0 11/ 33 . Cable entry slots shall be 50 mm wide x 150 mm long. A brass or stainless steel nut and bolt arrangement shall be used as the method of fixing. All door lock hinges and catches shall be regreased before handover. A spring clip device is not acceptable as a fixing method. Luminaires and Lamps The luminaires for roadway lighting shall be to BS EN 60598 Luminaires for roadway lighting or equivalent at designated mounting heights. The lower edge of the slot shall be 500 mm below ground level. The number.

The exterior side of both compartment shall be with grey colour finishing. Reflectors and other components which require cleaning shall be free from sharp edges and projections which might cause injury. The protector or one piece sealed optic shall be securely attached to the luminaire. The colour of the luminaire body shall be grey unless specified elsewhere in the contract. ballasts.Section 6 Part 012 7 8 9 General Specification Provisions shall be made to allow easy access to the lamp and control gear for maintenance or replacement. The optical system shall comprise of a reflector made from pressed high purity aluminium that is anodised and polished. tested and ready for working and shall be fitted with all necessary starters. Drain holes in the luminaire protector are not acceptable. Lamp supports shall be arranged to ensure constant register of the lamp in relation to the optical control system in all conditions. All luminaires shall be supplied complete. The side entry mounting socket accepts a 125 mm long spigot and 50 mm diameter or adjustable from 45 mm to 60 mm. All electrical equipment shall be mounted on a detachable gear tray which must be securely fixed to the main body in such a way as to ensure good earthing continuity. The spigot entry of the luminaire shall be compatible with the brackets to be supplied. one-piece reflectors of high purity on oxidised aluminium. they shall be faceted. igniters.0 12/ 33 . The luminaire protector shall be made of glass or acrylic which has a smooth exterior. A cable holder shall be mounted near the terminals in a metallic compartment. the reflectors shall be capable of being refixed in the correct optical relationship to the light source. but capable of easy removal and replacement. The incoming cable terminal block and earth fixing screw shall be securely fixed to the gear tray or the Metallic body of the luminaire and a cable restraining device shall be mounted close to the terminal block. Luminaires shall be supplied with earth terminal and with lamp holders wired to 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 a terminal block in heat resisting non-hygroscopic insulated 0. On removal from the fitting. The technical data for the luminaire shall clearly state the wind area to be used for structural calculations for the columns or masts. Where the optical system includes metal reflectors.85 lagging.75 mm stranded Rev. and power factor correction capacitors to give a minimum power factor of 0. Luminaires shall be designed so that any moisture collecting in the bracket cannot enter the luminaire. without adjustment.

The socket shall be permanently wired to the luminaire terminal block. 220/240 V and 50 Hz will be SON-T type with an elliptical bulb with a diffusing coating with E-40 base. Luminaires are to be designed for easy wiring and repair. When access to this compartment has been attained. The socket mounting shall be such that the canopy can be removed to give access for maintenance to the luminaire without removal or disconnection of the socket.0 13/ 33 . The lamp support devices or optical reflector mirror shall be such that all optional choice positions are clearly and permanently marked. and all Metallic components shall be earthed to this point. Lamps shall have a built-in. the latter shall be adequately hinged with the cover in the open position.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification copper conductors. or light. Initial luminous flux output shall be 33 000 lm. If the control gear compartment is provided with its own cover. The terminal block shall be shielded with suitable insulating material to prevent contact during lamp replacement and routine maintenance. High pressure mercury vapour fluorescent elliptical lamps of 125 W. Initial luminous flux output shall be 47 000 lm. power supply. Luminaires shall be fitted with a standard plug and socket arrangement mounted on the body and suitable for use with a three lugged bayonet fitting photoelectric control unit. Low pressure sodium tubular (SOX) lamps of 180 W. Lighting units for all types of high mast columns shall be cut-off flood lights each with tropicalised control gear of 240 V. The socket shall be constructed of glass filled nylon to BS 5972 and offering Class II protection from electric shock as defined in BS EN60598. 220/240 V and 50 Hz and E-27 base will be MBF/U type with an elliptical outer envelope with inner surface coated with a fluorescent power which convert ultraviolet radiation into visible radiation.c. the earth connection shall be visible and readily accessible without removing any components. 220/240 V 50 Hz shall be SOX type with a discharge tube enclosed in a clear tubular outer envelope and BY 22 base. igniter with self-igniter. up to 1000 W SON-T high pressure sodium lamps. These will be suitable for use in universal operating position. The lighting distribution shall be adjustable with both symmetrical and directional distribution capability. cleated to prevent movement and to ensure that no cables hang below the luminaire canopy. High pressure sodium vapour gas discharge elliptical lamps of 400 W. A weatherproof gasket shall be provided between the socket and canopy and the socket shall be securely fixed by not less than three screws. 21 An earth connection is to be provided in the control gear compartment. Lamps shall be suitable for use on 220-240 V 50 Hz a. Lamps shall have a built-in igniter with self-igniter. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Rev. Initial luminous flux output shall be 6200 lm. The shield is to be captive in that it shall not be necessary to completely detach it from the luminaire to inspect the connection at the terminal block.

50 Hz a. Where cables are pulled into ducts. Initial luminous flux output shall be 135 000 lm. power supply. Damaged cables shall be replaced. 3 5 6 7 8 9 Rev. Cables shall not be pulled out to straighten them after laying and cable stockings shall be used for all cable hauling.0 14/ 33 . Lamps shall be suitable for 380/440 V. Lamps shall have a external igniter. without self-igniter. 50 Hz a.2. all cable oversheaths shall be black for LV cables. Lamps shall have either a built-in or external igniter. All designated cable lengths are net lengths and approximate only. Lamps shall be suitable for 220-240 V. power supply.c.c. All cable lengths shall be measured checked and confirmed before ordering or installing cables. In no circumstances shall drums be rolled in a direction other than indicated on the side of the drum. Cable drums shall be supported by suitable purpose made jack stands and axles while the cables are being drawn off. sufficient rollers shall be used to guide the cables so as to prevent contact with the duct ends.7 Cable 1 2 All cable shall be in accordance with part 6 of section 21 of the General Specification and the following requirements All cabling to and between columns shall be multicore XLPE insulated steel wire armoured and PVC sheathed to BS 5467 rated 600/1000 volt. Underground through joints and tee joints are not allowed.3 Initial Luminous Flux Output of Lamps Wattage 400 250 150 100 70 50 Luminous Output 55000 32000 16500 10500 6600 4400 30 12. High pressure sodium vapour gas discharge tubular lamps of 400W to 50W. 220/240 V and 50 Hz shall be SON-T type with clear tubular hard glass envelope with E4-40 base.Section 6 Part 012 29 General Specification High pressure sodium vapour gas discharge tubular lamps of 1000 W. 380/440 V and 50 Hz shall be SON-T type with clear tubular hard glass envelope with E40 base. Initial luminous flux output shall be: Table 12. Unless otherwise designated.

The means of identification of the cable shall be one or other of the following: (a) (b) an engraved plastic or brass label securely fixed to the cable sealing box a stamped brass or aluminium label securely tied to the cable close to the sealing box with galvanised iron or tinned copper binding wire.8 1 2 3 Rev. in trefoil formation and touching each other. and elsewhere at intervals not exceeding 30 m.phase groups of single-core cables shall be laid. igniter and related items) shall be suitable to withstand temperatures up to 86 ⎬C. in accordance with the numbering on the relevant wiring diagram. The control gear shall have a clearly marked circuit diagram or other marking to show the terminal connections in relation to all other components. number of cores. Three . Control Gear All items of control gear shall be fitted with shrouds over all terminals to prevent accidental contact by persons. Control gear (choke. and reference number (if any) and shall be securely attached to the cables with galvanised iron or tinned copper binding wires. The cores of all control cables shall be individually identified. and function together with the cable reference number if one has been allocated. in draw pits. The capacitor shall have an aluminium body.0 15/ 33 . The means of identification shall give the cable size. under normal conditions. All cables above ground in feeder pillars or sub-stations shall be identified by means of engraved or stamped plastic or brass labels. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Self-adhesive embossed plastic labels will not be accepted as permanent means of identification. The labels shall bear details of the code size.2. Multi-core SWA cables in trenches or ducts shall be single wire armoured. Internal connections shall be with heat resistant wire and with porcelain or 18 19 12. All cables running underground shall be identified at joint positions. A separate earth terminal shall be provided on all components. number of cores. shall be 8 V below feeder pillar incoming voltage. function. wherever possible. by means of approved plastic ferrules bearing indelible characters. Steel tape armouring will not be permitted. at terminations. capacitor. The maximum permitted voltage drop at the furthermost column cut-out. by means of heavy gauge stamped brass labels securely fixed with at least two ties of heavy gauge galvanised iron binding wire.Section 6 Part 012 10 General Specification All cables shall run directly from point to point without joints unless the length required is in excess of the length obtainable in one piece from the cable manufacturer.

9 1 looping two 25 mm cables. IP54 minimum. ballast and PFC capacitor included in the control gear set. Capacitors shall have a tolerance of 10 % of marked value. IP54 minimum. 12 A. All electrical sockets shall be BS 4343 type. and suitable for 2 10 12. Ballasts shall be mounted within the body of the luminaire. All tappings shall be brought to suitably marked standard terminals to which lamp and supply connections shall be made. or manufacturer’s standard.0 . 6 7 8 9 All electrical sockets shall be BS 4343 type. 3 be to BS 88 Part 2 be of the combined single phase and neutral type incorporate an earth terminal 2 be suitable for concentric or PVC armoured cables of up to 25 mm crosssectional area with capacity for looping in and out have all metal parts tinned be provided with a minimum of 2 fixing screws be manufactured from material which is non-hygroscopic and non- Terminals and contacts shall have a rating of not less than 40 Amp and be suitable for BS 88 fuses of 6 A. Each igniter shall be fitted with a device which will detect the presence of a faulty lamp and automatically limit the generation of HV pulses.Section 6 Part 012 nylon connectors. or manufacturer’s standard. selected from the table below: Wattage For 1Lamp For 2 Lamps For 3 Lamps 50W 6 6 6 70 W 6 6 6 100 W 6 6 10 150 W 6 6 10 250 W 10 16 16 400 W 10 10 20 16/ 33 Rev. 2 Cut-outs shall: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) tracking. Igniters shall be mounted within the body of the luminaire. three phase. 16 A or 20 A ratings. Street Lighting Cut-outs Cut-outs in columns shall be phenolic moulded. Igniters shall be suitable for use with lamp. Non-metallic capacitors shall be supplied with a fixing band which shall not damage the capacitor when fitted and. if metallic shall be provided with a separate earth terminal. 4 5 General Specification Ballasts shall also be suitable for use at single phase voltage designated by the Engineer and shall be reasonably silent in operation.2.

impact resistant moulded enclosure with a lockable hinged cover. with fuses where appropriate. and complete with cable armour clamp shrouds. offering a minimum protection of IP22. Isolators shall be capable of clearing the designated short-circuit fault current for 3s duration. neutral and earth conductors complete with terminal shields to prevent accidental contact with all live conductors. Isolators shall provide in-built switch fuse loop terminals for downward loop feeds to traffic signs. The isolator shall be DIN-rail mounted in a non-metallic. The isolators shall be rated to suit the local environmental conditions of UAE. AC22 class of duty. Cut-outs shall be sized to accommodate the designated cables. the speed of operation shall be independent of the effort of the operator.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification 4 5 6 7 The cut-outs shall comply with the 16th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations. capable of withstanding severe impact. A cut-out used as a means of isolation shall have the facility for padlocking. The unit shall be suitable for mounting in the base compartment of a lighting column.2. weatherproof.10 Distribution Equipment . complying with IEC 947-3 (previously BS 5419). All isolating devices shall be 2-pole for single phase systems or 4-pole for three phase systems. 9 10 Cable armouring shall be bonded as an integral part of the cut-out. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rev.Isolators 1 The isolators shall be switch disconnectors. bollards and related equipment. Where switches operate by manual operation. Isolators shall incorporate a locking facility to the off' switch position only. 12. but with a 2 8 minimum of 25 mm cables. The service cut-out shall have a moulded enclosure. The cut-out shall be suitable for mounting on a wooden back board or DIN rails.0 17/ 33 . Separate terminals shall be provided for live. with a nominal rating of 32 A and be 2-pole or 4-pole as appropriate.

2. The control system in the feeder pillar shall be such that a time switch shall act as an override in the event of a failure of the photocell control unit The time switch shall be a weatherproof. In all cases. the switching level of 70 lux shall not vary more than plus or minus 10 % during the guaranteed life of the unit. Three core. vibration or changes in temperature and capable of continuous satisfactory operation over extended periods in an ambient temperature of up to 60 °C. The cell shall operate at an illuminance pre-set to ON 80/100 lx and the ratio of ON to OFF shall be approximately 1 to 2.0 18/ 33 . A minimum 15 s delay shall be provided to ensure that transient switching does not occur.Section 6 Part 012 12. The cell shall be hermetically sealed against the ingress of moisture and shall be contained in a strong impact resistant low profile translucent housing. Where the load to be switched is greater than the PECU can switch directly. No provisions shall be made for adjustment to the calibration. the surface of which shall be non-oxidising and impervious to discoloration. Power supply shall be 240 V. 6 mm cu PVC SWA PVC cable shall be provided to connect the PECU'S to the feeder pillar. a contactor shall be used. 50 Hz and output contact rating shall be 30 A at 240 V (resistive). Any unit failing within six years shall be replaced with a new unit. A suitable manual override switch shall be installed to permit usage at times outside the periods during which the lights normally operate. The PECU'S shall be installed on a luminaire mounting at the nearest lighting 2 column from the feeder pillar. 3 The photoelectric cell shall be controlled by a 4 A HBC control fuse within the feeder pillar and shall be completely weatherproof and not affected by moisture. this date will constitute the start of the guarantee period for the PECU. PECU'S and their associated relays (or other switching devices) shall have prematched responses and shall be housed in the same envelope. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rev. 24-hour dial time switch motor driven with a clock accuracy of 5 min/year and shall have a 48-hour synchronous spring release (manually rewindable) to maintain clock operation and output switching during power supply failure. There must be no need to orientate the switch to give a specified operation.11 Photoelectric Control Units (PECU'S) 1 2 General Specification All PECU'S shall be guaranteed for a period of six years. Provided that the month and year marks on the units are current when supplied.

construction and finishes shall be suitable for the conditions of temperature and humidity designated by the Engineer.Section 6 Part 012 12. The cabinets shall be reinforced fibreglass polyester enclosures constructed to minimum IP54 mounted on a suitable concrete foundation. a means of isolation shall be provided on the incoming supply. cast-iron or glass reinforced plastic as directed by the Engineer. making allowance for holes. shall be constructed of harddrawn. Shells shall be constructed of galvanised sheet steel. All metal parts shall be plated. All conductors shall be copper. Materials. Roofs shall be constructed of galvanised steel. Where designated or directed by the Engineer. Where designated or directed by the Engineer. The finish shall provide protection against corrosion caused by tannic and other acids in falling leaves. Bolted electrical joints shall be secured by corrosion proof bolts with locking washers. Enclosures shall be lockable and fully weatherproof to the designated IP rating. Removable aprons shall be provided to permit installation of cables from below. Outdoor weatherproof free-standing feeder pillars shall be provided as designated or as directed by the Engineer. The fault rating of feeder pillars shall be such that they are able to carry the full prospective short-circuit current designated by the Engineer for a minimum duration of 1 s without damage.2. Where concrete bases are designated. All equipment contained within shall be suitable for the climatic conditions of UAE Feeder pillars shall comply with the relevant parts of BS 5486 except as otherwise designated in this Part.0 . screened or shielded. but this shall not reduce its overall degree of weather protection. non-tracking insulation and all live parts shall be insulated. 19/ 33 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rev. IP ratings shall be in accordance with BS EN 60529. Neutral conductors shall be insulated from earth to allow use on TN-S systems. cast iron or concrete as designated or directed by the Engineer. the enclosure shall have provision for expansion by the addition of extra outgoing ways. Provision shall be made for padlocking in the open position. Busbars of full rating.12 Feeder Pillars 1 General Specification All parts of equal size and rating shall be interchangeable. galvanised or painted with corrosion resistant finishes. Busbars shall be insulated with non-hygroscopic. The number of joints shall be kept to a minimum. high conductivity copper and mounted on insulators at the rear of the distribution pillar. suitable bolting flanges for mounting onto concrete plinths shall be provided. taking into account any temperature rise due to direct sunlight. The cabinets shall be lockable and shall be provided with a means of ventilation by a free passage of air through the unit.

Supply to feeder pillars will be at 415 V. Neutral connections shall be clearly labelled with the circuit reference of the associated fuse or circuit-breaker. with main RCD device protecting all outgoing from the board. a 4-pole contactor suitably rated (contacts shall be fitted with a snap action to prevent chatter) with 240 V a. busbars shall be provided for neutral and earth connections. 13 14 Where feeder pillars have out paths of greater than 100 A capacity. The colouring of bars shall not be continuous unless it is also the insulating medium otherwise the colour marking shall be such that it cannot be mistaken for an insulating covering. A separate earth bar shall be provided at the bottom of the feeder pillar and shall be of sufficient length to accommodate a discrete connection for each circuit including 25 % spare capacity. Suitably insulated operating tools for tightening the contacts shall be provided in each feeder pillar.0 20/ 33 . Neutral busbars and connections shall have the same rating as the associated phase conductors. 21 An appropriate number of single phase and neutral MCBS for each circuit with 2 cable glands to take up to 25 mm cable shall be provided in each cabinet. Where distribution boards are required. Feeder pillars shall contain a 3-pole moulded case circuit breaker of a suitable size (minimum 100 A). The neutral busbar shall be mounted in parallel with the phase busbars and arranged so that each neutral connection is physically identified with the appropriate circuit. Insulated dividing barriers shall be provided between phase contact assemblies and between phase and neutral. Where link disconnectors are designated.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification Neutral connectors shall have separate connections for each outgoing cable. they shall incorporate contact tightening devices on both fixed and hinged contacts. The neutral bar shall be colour marked black and the earth bar green and yellow. they shall be totally enclosed in galvanised steel or plastics cases. The minimum crosssectional area after drilling of holes shall be as specified in BS 7430. Distribution boards shall be MCB type. 50 Hz. 3-phase. 22 23 All MCBS and protective device shall be rated to withstand a short-circuit current of 9 kA or the scheduled value if higher. 4-wire plus protective 2 15 16 17 18 19 20 conductor and will generally be provided by up to two 75 mm 4-core PVC cables. Two suitable type CW cable glands with shrouds shall be provided for termination of these cables. Each column along a circuit Rev.c. The barriers shall be constructed so that it will not be possible to insert a fuse link or circuit-breaker between phases or between phase and neutral. coil within IP54 enclosure and a 3-phase MCB distribution board complete with single pole M9 Type 3 miniature circuit breaker (minimum 20 A rated). The pillars shall be generally wired as designated.

Rev. Cable support cleats shall be adequate to support the cables in normal service and to restrain them under fault conditions. All cable access shall be from the front with entry from below. 3-phase circuits. Where designated. The arrangement shall be such that all cable terminations can be readily made from the front.0 21/ 33 . and the circuit cable runs shall have a length not exceeding 1000 m.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification route shall be connected to a different phase within each line of three (Red. The size of the electrode 2 28 29 30 31 32 shall be 16mm by 2. He shall ensure that concerned authorities Street Lighting Section are at all times kept informed of the current progress of the work and that his approved subcontractor programmes the work in the designated sequence in accordance with the approved programme. Cable entry and termination provisions shall be suitable for the designated size and type of cable or as directed by the Engineer Cable terminators arrangements shall be suitable for compression lugs or bolted clamps. All internal wiring shall be enclosed in trunking or conduit. An earth electrode shall be installed at each feeder pillar and shall have a resistance to true earth of not more than 10 ohms. a metal clad anti-condensation heater shall be provided at the bottom of each feeder pillar in such a position that it is accessible but does not impede cable access. Blue) to give a balanced overall circuit load. Fuse protection shall be in the form of BS 88 fuses in shrouded fuse carriers. All fixing and connection access shall be from the front. 24 25 26 27 Twenty five percent spare capacity shall be allowed within all distribution boards. The earth bar shall be connected to the earth electrode by means of a stranded copper conductor of minimum cross2 sectional area of 70 mm . Each feeder pillar may only supply right.3 12. It shall be shielded to prevent contact The rating of the heater and the means of control shall be as directed by the Engineer. Outgoing circuits shall be labelled with the circuit reference and the fuse or circuit-breaker rating.3. Access to cable terminations shall be by means of a removable cover plate. 12.1 1 INSTALLATION General Requirements The Contractor is responsible for all liaisons with concerned authorities Street Lighting Section in respect of programming the installation and commissioning of the complete street lighting system.5m length and shall be driven to a depth that penetrates the summer water table by at least 2m. Yellow.

Temporary Lighting Where the existing installation is to be disconnected during the Contract Period. Temporary lighting shall not be removed or disconnected until the permanent installation has been inspected and approved by the Engineer and has been energised.3. temporary lighting shall be provided. Where an existing installation has been extended the relevant parts of the existing system and equipment earthing shall be inspected and tested for compliance with the IEE Wiring Regulations. The Contractor shall reinstate surfaces disturbed by his operations and provide temporary reinstatement as directed by the Engineer.3.4 1 2 Rev.0 22/ 33 . The execution of all electrical work shall be supervised by a qualified person with a thorough experience in road lighting and associated equipment. Any form of temporary lighting & lighting levels must be approved by the Engineer. At no time shall design road lighting standards be lower than those existing prior to the start of the Contract. Only workmen who have had experience in the erection of road lighting shall be employed on the work of erection.Section 6 Part 012 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 General Specification The Contractor shall excavate and backfill all trenches required for the installation of cables and ducts in accordance with part 3 of this specification. Existing columns shall be removed under the supervision of NEC Street 9 12. Removal of Existing Installations The Contractor shall obtain record drawings of the existing installation from the NEC before any work is carried out to the existing street lighting and provide the Engineer with one copy of the record drawings obtained. A completion certificate as detailed in the IEE Wiring Regulations shall be issued following the inspection and testing of the installation and any corrective action found necessary. Before carrying out any electrical works to existing services. authorisation must be obtained in writing from all relevant authorities.3 1 12.3. The Contractor shall carry out all electrical tests and ensure satisfactory results as set out in the ILE Code of Practice for Electrical Safety.2 1 2 3 4 12. Electricity Supply Lunminaires and equipment shall be suitable for use on a three phase and neutral 415v 50hz supply.

Section 6 Part 012 Lighting Section. poles and looped services shall be provided as necessary. The column shall be lifted from the foundation by means of a crane and tackle approved by both NEC and the Engineer. dismantled or removed without the prior approval of the Engineer. they shall be refixed to the nearest replacement column. All lamps. Such items are to be delivered to the NEC store. The columns to be repositioned shall be carefully removed and stored for reuse. If the nearest replacement column is more than 5 m away from the column to be removed. Existing cables shall be disconnected. All existing loops shall be reconnected to the nearest replacement column. insulated and covered to the satisfaction of NEC and the Engineer before removal of the column. or. Existing columns to be reinstalled shall be re-erected as described for new 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12. No existing highway or footway lighting shall be switched off. luminaires and fittings shall be removed before excavating around the columns. codes.3. The column shall be supported by ropes at all times and excavated down to the base taking care not to damage the electricity supply cables or any other adjacent services.0 23/ 33 . Shall damage be noted it shall immediately be reported to the Engineer. if not to be reused. Adequate temporary highway or footway lighting to the satisfaction of the Engineer must be provided when it is necessary to remove existing lighting from any area still open to vehicle or pedestrian traffic. Reuse of Existing Columns Where existing columns are to be repositioned. the column bracket and paintwork shall first be inspected for any damage. All columns. 3 General Specification The Contractor shall carefully excavate existing material from around the column (including concrete) and dismantle any existing equipment to be removed and temporarily reinstate the excavation. Proof of delivery shall be obtained by a signed receipt from NEC witnessed by the Engineer. Under no circumstances shall the equipment be pushed or pulled straight before it has been fully excavated. The equipment shall then be either re-erected as designated.5 1 2 3 Rev. lamps and luminaires to be removed under the contract shall remain the property of NEC Street Lighting Section. Where any existing illuminated or non-illuminated traffic signs are fixed to columns to be removed. shall be removed to a designated location.

whether repositioned or not. 7 Rev. 2 4 Internal wiring in the luminaires shall be 24/0. suitably insulated with non-hygroscopic heat-resisting material. Wiring to photoelectric control units shall be 3-core with integral earth wire. 4 5 6 General Specification Existing columns.Switch 2 3 All installation requirements described in the ILE Code of Practice Clause 11 shall apply. shall be fitted with double pole fuse isolators.0 24/ 33 .Section 6 Part 012 columns. The yellow core shall be used for the switch wire. and luminaire design shall be such as to facilitate wiring on site. 2 5 6 A 6. underground services and other installations. carefully excavate around the column. Before excavating around the column. .Phase Blue . first exposing all public utilities. Terminal blocks shall be clearly marked and the wiring shall be so arranged that the luminaire can be dismantled.6 1 Wiring in Luminaires and Columns Wiring between the terminal block in the luminaire and the components in the base of the column or each unit shall be 2-core with integral earth wire to BS 6004.0 mm earth wire with camped tag bonded to earth lug on column and the column door earth terminal shall be provided.3. (b) the store (c) 12. Cables entering terminals shall show no bare wire nor shall the insulation be taken into the electrical conducting part of the terminal.Neutral Yellow or White . until it can safely be removed without damage to the column or its protection system remove the foundation concrete and bracket arm before transporting to remove all associated cabling where lighting columns are to be removed. for purposes of routine cleaning and lamp replacement.2 mm tinned copper conductor. All cable routes shall be clear of control gear and limited to horizontal and vertical runs. The 3-cores shall be used as follows: Red . All cable shall be neatly bunched together and securely taped. any items of equipment identified by the Engineer shall be carefully removed and placed into storage as follows: (a) after disconnection of the supply. without any electrical wiring disconnections. All removals shall be authorised in advance in writing by the concerned authorities and the Engineer.

Any special tools for assembling or locking shall be supplied. Natural ventilation shall be provided to limit the temperature rise to the manufacturer’s recommendations. A separated dedicated earth terminal block shall be fitted to the backboard within the base compartment of columns or posts. Ventilation apertures shall not reduce the IP rating below designated rating and shall be screened to prevent entry of vermin. Doors shall be fitted with locking bars to secure both top and bottom of each door. All pillars shall be fitted with removable lifting devices mounted one at each end and as near as possible to the balance line. when fully equipped (f) manufacturer's name and reference number. the circuit protective conductor shall have a cross-sectional area not less 10 Rev.0 25/ 33 .7 1 General Specification A suitable means of clamping the cables and a substantial earthing terminal shall be provided in the luminaire. The dedicated earth terminal block shall be connected to the NEC (EN) earth terminal. Any equipment which is not stable on its own supports shall be fitted for transit and storage with returnable extension feet to provide stability. air inlets and outlets shall be provided with dust filters. Electrical clearances and creep distances between conductors and to earth shall not be less than 25 mm. Crimped connections shall be used wherever possible. Feeder pillars shall be fitted with a backboard together with distribution fuse board (with integral 100 A isolator) and cable chamber. Pillars shall be finished in the designated colour or as directed by the Engineer. For circuit conductors in the range of 16 mm2 to 35 mm2. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The gross weight shall also be stencilled externally. Engraved black on white labels shall be provided and fixed to the pillar with self-tapping screws. Feeder Pillars Clearances within the enclosure shall be sufficient to permit closing and locking of the doors with switches inside in any position and also locked. Detailed distribution board schedules within feeder pillars shall be provided. Testing of the completed distribution pillar shall be carried out as required by BS 5486 Part 1 and the appropriate test certificates provided. The means of locking shall be as designated.Section 6 Part 012 8 12. This shall be fitted irrespective of any other terminals available. Where specified.3. A data plate shall be fixed to the pillar detailing the following information: (a) clients reference/serial number (b) year of manufacture (c) normal current rating of busbars (d) normal current rating of incoming unit (e) gross weight (kg). Access shall be by means of hinged doors or lift-off covers as designated or as directed by the Engineer.

Cable joining and sealing compounds shall be of a type approved by the cable manufacturer. An earth spike shall be connected to each high mast and to the further most column in each run of 12 m columns. terminated and installed in accordance with the cable manufacturer’s recommendations. manufacture and method of joint shall be approved by the Engineer before the work begins. Once a cable has been drawn off the drum.0 26/ 33 . posts. Cables shall only be handled when the ambient temperature in the area of the cables is above the minimum recommended by the manufacturer.8 1 2 3 4 Cable Installation The installation of all cables shall be carried out in accordance with part 6 of section 21 of Construction Specification The type. Cables shall be handled. or conduits be relied upon as the sole earth path. Cables shall be offered for inspection immediately after installation and before any coverings are applied. No cable shall be left lying on the surface after removal from the drum for more than the minimum practicable time. A tropical grade compound shall be used in locations where the normal ambient temperature is likely to exceed 30 °C. The technical advice of the manufacturer’s specialists shall be followed if any special conditions or unusual circumstances apply. Solderless cable sockets and ferrules for use with aluminium conductors.3. Cables shall only be handled when the ambient temperature in the area of the cables is above the minimum recommended by the manufacturer. No cable shall be left lying on the surface after removal from the drum for more than the minimum practicable time. if required. it shall immediately be laid in position. Cables shall be handled. it shall immediately be laid in position. The metal door of the base compartment of metallic columns or of the door and frame to feeder pillars shall be earth bonded. Once a cable has been drawn off the drum. Cables shall be offered for inspection immediately after installation and before any coverings are applied. The technical advice of the manufacturer’s specialists shall be followed if any special conditions or unusual circumstances apply.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification than 16 mm2 copper equivalent. terminated and installed in accordance with the cable manufacturer’s recommendations. feeder pillars. 12. Nowhere shall metallic columns. All solderless cable sockets and ferrules shall be installed using clamping tools 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rev. shall be made from electrical quality aluminium.

except in the case where a separate straight through joint would otherwise be required immediately adjacent to a branching joints. Cabling will be looped into each column by means of an approved street lighting cut-out. The type and manufacture shall be to the approval of the Engineer. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Rev. Approved safety precautions shall be taken when any work is to be done on an existing cable. strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. The completed connections shall. the cable shall be laid so that joint positions between drum lengths coincide with tee joint positions. For tee joints (or branch joints) connection of service cable to continuous main cable cores shall be by means of clamps with screws except that the screws shall not bear on the cable cores. where the procedure is allowable under the preceding clause. All tee and other branching joints shall be made with the main cable unbroken. meet the performance requirements of BS 4579. Cables in straight through joints and. 14 Cable joint boxes shall be of polycarbonate or similar transparent material with high impact resistance. The total resistance of the earth path through the joint shall be not more than that of an equal length of the earth conductor of the un-jointed cable.0 27/ 33 . Intermediate joints in polymeric insulated cables shall be made using materials and methods approved by the cable manufacturer for the situation. Where tee joints are indicated.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification of the same manufacture. The resin fitting shall not be inserted into the joint box until the joint has been inspected and approved by the Engineer. main cables in tee and other branching joints shall be jointed core-to-core without crossing. Intermediate joints will only be permitted where designated or where the length of cable recorded is in excess of the length obtainable in one piece from the cable manufacturer. For straight through joints (or combined straight and tee joints) connection of cores shall be by the compression method only. All joints shall be shown on the installation drawings. in every case. A copper earth bond shall be provided through the joint of fault carrying capacity equal to the circuit protective conductor. The joint filling compound shall be of the cold-pour resin type and shall be polyurethane or epoxy resin and shall not contain filler material other than that required to improve the characteristics of the compound.

without crosses. Except where it is impracticable to do so.Section 6 Part 012 28 General Specification Unless otherwise designated. Terminations for armoured cable shall incorporate a method of rating off the armour which ensures a permanent earth bond between the cables terminated to the satisfaction of the Engineer. they may be of aluminium provided that this will not be incompatible with other materials with which it may be in contact. or of any useable group of such cables. The cable armour shall be bonded to the earth terminal block in each column. the Contractor. to indicate the disposition of the phase and neutral conductors within them. together with such other tests and measurements to prove compliance with this Part shall be made. the tests described below. shall carry out pressure tests in accordance with the relevant British Standards. 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Rev. in the presence of the Engineer or his duly authorised representative. CP and IEE Standards or other standards and regulations as may be stated or implied in this Part.0 28/ 33 . the cable cores shall be taken through the terminating box directly to the terminals of the equipment. in the appropriate colours. Each completed system with the installation shall be tested as a whole under operating conditions to ensure that each component functions correctly in conjunction with the rest of the installation. The Contractor shall provide all apparatus and labour required for such tests and within a reasonable time thereafter shall present the Engineer with certificates witnessed by the Engineer. Cable glands for use with aluminium strip or aluminium wire armoured cables shall be of tin nickel plated brass. cable glands shall be of brass and comply with BS 6121 where applicable. Glands for cables with metallic inner sheaths shall incorporate a bonding connection. all testing and commissioning shall be carried out according to the requirements of the relevant BS. In addition to the requirements of the Conditions of Contract. Alternatively. or an approved type of hydraulically crimped socket. All cable sealing boxes shall be marked on the outside with 15 mm diameter painted discs. and shall be of a design appropriate to the type of cable being terminated. As soon as is practicable after the completion of installation and jointing of the designated cables. and shall be made off with sweated cast brass cable sockets. Upon completion of laying and terminating underground cable runs. Compression glands installed externally shall be classified IP66 and be provided with closefitting PVC shrouds. The Contractor shall afford access at all times to the NEC to enable them to inspect work during and after erection and to be present at all tests.

0 29/ 33 . the voltage test designated above may be carried out at a reduced voltage if the existing cable has been in service for more than five years.25 25 . covers and related items.15 15 .10 10 .6 0. Marker posts and slabs shall be reinforced concrete or steel or heavy-duty plastic of an approved type suitable for the duty. Precast reinforced concrete or equal approved marker posts shall be installed at intervals of not more than 50 m along all underground cable routes. backfilling and similar operations shall be in accordance with the requirements of BS 7671 and the local authorities or Section 19 Part 3 which ever is more stringent. A voltage test of 15 minutes duration shall be applied in accordance with BS 5467 Appendix 88. at all joints positions. An earth continuity test shall be carried out to verify that the cable armouring and metal sheath. In such a case the test voltage shall be determined by applying a factor K to the value given in the appropriate British Standard as referred to above.8 0. Phase rotation and phase correspondence shall be tested to prove that the cables have been correctly connected. The following paragraphs are for those aspects which apply additionally to cable.5 Age of Cable and K Value Age of existing cable in years 0-5 5 . as applicable. installations markers. at all changes of direction and at both ends of road crossings. and the value of K shall be as given in the following table: Table 12.20 20 . have been properly bonded to earth. if any.Section 6 Part 012 40 General Specification An insulation tester shall be used to measure the insulation resistance between each conductor and the remaining conductors and between each conductor and the metallic sheath (if any) and armouring. except 48 49 Rev.7 0. The test voltage to be applied shall be at least 1000 V.0 0.5 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 Trench making.30 K 1. Where a new cable has been jointed to an existing cable. BS 6622 Appendix C8 or BS 6346 Table 5.9 0. Proposals for the appropriate test in respect of other types of cable shall be submitted for approval. duct laying. The above tests shall be carried out both before and after any pressure tests and the insulation resistance shall not be less than the figures in the appropriate BS.

'Electric Cables' (c) for joint positions.Section 6 Part 012 General Specification where such posts are likely to cause an obstruction to vehicles or pedestrians or to be liable to damage. Unless otherwise designated. low-voltage cables placed in the same trench shall be laid with a lateral spacing between the cables of 50 mm. Cables between columns shall be buried at a minimum depth of 450 mm within trenches as designated. The Contractor shall provide and spread fine dune sand to a depth of 100 mm in the bottom of the trench to provide a uniform bed for the cables. The plastic marker tape shall have black letters on yellow in English and Arabic stating "Caution Buried Electric Cable". Concrete cable covers. low-voltage cables placed in the same trench as telephone or other communications cables shall be separated from them by at least 300 mm. high-voltage cables shall be separated from low voltage or telephone cables placed in the same trench by at least 300 mm. All cable covers shall be placed so that the underside is not less than 100 mm nor more than 150 mm above the top of the cable. 50 Marker posts and slabs shall bear the following inscriptions in clearly legible lettering in both English and Arabic: (a) for HV cable routes. In such cases. the HV cables shall be protected by an independent run of cable covers. Unless otherwise designated. underground cables shall be buried direct in the ground. All cable covers shall bear on their upper surface a permanent warning legend. Where HV and LV cables run in the same cable trench. 'Electric Cable Joint’. marker slabs shall be used. 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 Rev. All cables shall be placed at least 300 mm clear of all other services in any direction. The bottom of the trench shall be free from stones or similar hard substances and shall be firm and of smooth contour. Unless otherwise designated. Unless otherwise designated. 51 All cables not in ducts and where designated shall be protected by a continuous layer of proprietary interlocking concrete or earthenware or plastic cable covers of such a width as will extend for at least 50 mm on each side of the cable.0 30/ 33 . shall be suitably reinforced. 'High Voltage Cables' (b) for LV cable routes. All cable covers shall comply with the impact requirements of BS 2484. and except where cables enter buildings or traverse railways or roads or other paved areas likely to be subject to vehicular traffic. if more than 300 mm in length. Cables buffed direct in the ground shall be indicated by a continuous strip of brightly coloured plastic tape.

Where designated. 2 A steel draw wire or nylon or polypropylene cord shall be inserted in each duct run immediately after its installation. temporary reinstatement shall be of similar construction to the original. the bottoms graded and tamped. 65 66 67 68 69 70 12. buildings. and for a distance of 3 m in advance of entries to draw pits. The first tier of cables shall be covered with sufficient salt-free sand or selected soil. Above this level. While the trench is being backfilled. or other fixed structures. they shall be drawn into underground pipe ducts. The second tier of cables shall be covered as described above. neatly coiled and attached to a crossbar preventing the wire or cord from being drawn into the duct. Duct Installation Where cables (a) (b) (c) (d) cross roads or other paved areas with vehicular access cross unpaved areas regularly used by vehicles enter buildings pass through corrosive soils. Cables laid in trenches shall be covered with backfill and the appropriate cable covers with the minimum of delay. all large or sharp stones or other debris shall be removed from the fill material.Section 6 Part 012 64 General Specification Cables shall be snaked from side to side of the trench for a distance of 3 m on each side of buried joints to avoid any risk of mechanical tension in the joint. the backfill shall be well compacted up to the underside of the existing paved construction (including sub-base).0 31/ 33 . all cable trenches shall be drained. In paved areas. A 2 m surplus shall be left at each end of each run. cables shall be installed in two tiers in the same trench. Before cable laying is begun. Underground pipe ducts shall be one of the following: (a) (b) (c) best quality salt-glazed stoneware pipes with proprietary self-aligning spigot and socket joints.9 1 or elsewhere as designated. 3 Rev. and all loose stones and similar debris removed. with glazed internal surface and a proprietary self-aligning and self-sealing joint. heavy gauge unplasticised PVC conduits with tapered sleeve or spigot and socket joints best quality vitrified clay pipes to BS 65. well compacted in 75 mm layers to give a firm level bed for the second tier which shall placed not less than 300 mm above the tops of the cables in the first tier. the lower tier shall be installed at such a depth as will permit the upper tier to be installed at the designated depths.3. Where two tiers of cables are laid in the same trench.

unless otherwise designated. cable ducts laid in ground which is liable to subsidence shall be of heavy gauge PVC with spigot and socket joints. Cable manufacturer’s recommendations shall be followed. All underground cable ducts shall. but without concrete surround. the interior of the duct shall be thoroughly cleaned by twice drawing through the ducts a suitable brush once in each direction. Following this. the ends of each run shall be sealed with a suitable hardwood or plastic sealing plug which shall be left in position until cable laying is about to begin. A minimum fall of 1 in 200 shall be provided for drainage purposes. perpendicular to the axis of the road. underground cable duct runs shall terminate in draw pits. and shall be installed on a concrete bed as designated above. Duct runs crossing roads shall be straight and. so far as possible. All dual systems shall be installed so that no undue strain is placed on cables when pulled in. Cable ducts passing under roads carrying heavy vehicles shall be completely surrounded with lean mix concrete Ducts shall be laid so as to drain naturally towards one or both ends. where adequate provision for drainage shall be made. Any work carried out requiring the use of split ducts shall be carried out in such a manner as to preserve the withdrawability of the cables concerned. If two or more cables are to be installed in the same duct. All trenches excavated for the laying of cable ducts shall be completely backfilled and rammed before cable installation work begins. Immediately following the installation of any duct run. Before any cables are installed in the ducts.Section 6 Part 012 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 General Specification All ducts shall have a nominal internal diameter of 100 mm unless designated otherwise. each duct shall be proved by drawing through it a polished hardwood mandrel 300 mm long having spherical ends and a diameter 6 mm less than the nominal duct diameter. wherever possible. The internal diameter of ducts used to provide cable entries into buildings shall have a space factor less than 25 %. the aggregate of their cross-sectional areas shall not exceed 30 % of the cross-sectional area of the duct. Except in the case of short isolated duct runs such as road crossings. be run in straight lines.0 32/ 33 . 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rev. Notwithstanding the type of duct to be used generally. Adequate precautions shall be taken to prevent the cable duct system acting as a stormwater or groundwater drainage system.

unless otherwise notified in writing.Section 6 Part 012 12.0 33/ 33 . Allowance shall be made for control gear taps immediately before the initial tests are made.10 Performance Testing 1 General Specification A certificate of Initial Performance of Installation shall be issued when tests have been passed as follows: (a) (b) the initial photometric tests shall be made after the installation has been in operation for between l00 and 150 h of lighting the location of test positions shall be distributed along the length of the installation and shall be as directed by the Engineer. All photometric testing shall be witnessed by the Engineer. 2 Readings shall be taken with a portable calibrated luminance meter. END OF PART 3 4 Rev. After testing the certificates shall be submitted to the Engineer for approval. The measurements shall be taken by a qualified lighting engineer and the accuracy of the meter shall conform with the requirements of BS 5489. The lamps and all components of the luminaire which may affect the optical performance shall be cleaned and correctly adjusted. Measurement of the supply voltage at the column or post shall be taken at the time of each test and the illumination measurement shall be adjusted for any variation from the declared value. All service tests throughout the testing period shall be made at these positions. A minimum of 7-days’ notice shall be given to the Engineer before testing begins.3.

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