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XLPE AC Land Cable Systems Users Guide

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XLPE AC Land Cable Systems


Introduction.. ...................................................................... 3 Design, installation and testing............................................ 4 XLPE cables................................................................... 4 Cable accessories.. ......................................................... 4 Installation of XLPE cable systems................................... 5 Testing of XLPE cable systems........................................ 5 XLPE cable and cable system standards. ............................. 6 IEC. ................................................................................ 6 ICEA & AEIC................................................................... 6 ISO Standards................................................................ 6 XLPE AC land cable system configurations.......................... 7 Trefoil and flat formation.................................................. 7 Bonding of metallic shields.............................................. 7 Current rating for XLPE AC Land Cable Systems. ................. 8 Current rating for single-core cables................................ 9 Rating factors................................................................. 11 Overload capacity........................................................... 12 Short-circuit currents...................................................... 12 Dynamic forces during short circuit events....................... 13 Cable reels - testing - cable handling. .................................. 14 Selection of cable reel..................................................... 14 Testing of XLPE cables.................................................... 15 Cable handling.. .............................................................. 15 XLPE Cable Design.. ........................................................... 16 Conductors.................................................................... 16 Insulation.. ...................................................................... 17 Metallic shield................................................................. 17 Non-metallic outer jacket. ................................................ 18 Conductive outer layer.................................................... 18 Flame retardant outer layer.............................................. 18 Fire behavior.. ................................................................. 18 Technical data for XLPE AC Land Cable Systems................. 19 Formulas............................................................................ 21 Support.. ............................................................................ 22 Checklist for Cable Inquiry.................................................. 23

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INTRODUCTION

Interfaces you can trust ABB manufactures land and submarine power cables up to the highest voltages available on the market. Furthermore, we produce the associated joints, terminations and other accessories for all types of cables. Experience you can rely on We have extensive experience of cable projects all over the world, encompassing every aspect from planning to commissioning, including engineering, route surveys, cable-laying, installation and final testing. Very few manufacturers can point to such a long tradition in the high voltage field as ABB. We delivered our first electrical cable in 1883 and introduced tripleextruded XLPE cables around 1970. In the early 1970s we started to supply cables for over 100 kV and our first 245 kV XLPE cable was put into service in 1978. ABB has since then supplied more than 5,500 miles of XLPE cables above 100 kV. Experience you can rely on. XLPE advantages Today the vast majority of new 230 kV and 345 kV underground circuits in North America have shifted from high pressure fluidfilled (HPFF) to XLPE cables. Improvements in material characteristics and manufacturing processes throughout the years have allowed XLPE cables to provide constantly improving reliability despite the voltage stresses per mil of insulation having continuously increased. Today these cables operate at or above the level of HPFF cable reliability. Additionally, these cables are environmentally friendly and generally considered maintenance free. XLPE cable also has economical and technical advantages over HPFF cable, such as significantly lower power

losses. Besides reducing dielectric and charging current losses, the reduced capacitance allows for less voltage variations during switching, less equipment required for reactive power compensation, and higher load carrying capability. All of these advantages add up to making XLPE the preferred insulation technology throughout the world. Research and development ABB has been a pioneer in the high voltage field and we have many worlds first and world records among our references. But there are no shortcuts to success. Maintaining our position calls for innovative research and development, backed by the wealth of know-how we have accumulated over the years. One of the driving forces for our R&D is to meet the new and constantly increasing requirements from the power industry and deregulated market. Today we aim to develop the solutions our customers will need tomorrow. State-of-the-art manufacturing lines Expertise and state-of-the-art technology go hand in hand for us. We have been manufacturing cables for over 125 years and have since been one of the leading producers in the industry. Our manufacturing plants are among the most modern in the world and our advanced quality system leaves nothing to chance. Every cubic inch of the cable has to be perfect. We design and produce cables in accordance with international and national standards and/or according to our customers specifications. This guide presents XLPE cables and systems for land applications mainly. For subsea applications please refer to XLPE Submarine Cable Systems.

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DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND TESTING

XLPE cables
XLPE cables consist of the following components: Conductor Copper (Cu) or Aluminum (Al) stranded compacted conductor or Cu segmental conductor or Cu or Al conductor with key-stone shaped profiles Longitudinal water sealing of conductor Triple extruded and dry cured XLPE insulation system Metallic shield/sheath Copper wire shield Copper tape shield Radial moisture barrier Metallic laminate solidly bonded to outer polyethylene jacket or Lead sheath Longitudinal water sealing of metallic shield Non-metallic outer jacket PE PVC Halogen free flame retardant Co-extruded conductive layer over the jacket for jacket integrity testing

Cable accessories
ABBs line-up of cable accessories for ABB XLPE cable systems includes: Straight joints and joints with integrated shield separation for cross bonding Outdoor terminations with porcelain or composite insulators Shielded separable connectors for switchgears and transformers Cable terminations for transformers and Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS) Link boxes for earthing and cross-bonding Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Systems with integrated optical fiber in metallic tube (FIMT)

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DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND TESTING

Installation of XLPE cable systems


Installation of cable systems includes trenching, cable pulling, clamping of cable, cable splicing and mounting of accessories. High quality installation work performed by ABB certified field personnel is essential for achieving the low failure rates and reliability performance that is expected from modern underground transmission and distribution circuits. ABB has long and extensive experience from different types of cable installations including not only direct burial, duct, shaft, trough, tunnel and submarine installations, but also trenchless technologies like directional drilling, pipe jacking and others.

Testing of XLPE cable systems


Standard routine, sample, type and after laying tests are normally performed according to either AEIC, ICEA, or IEC standards. Routine tests of XLPE cables and accessories PD measurement test High-voltage test of main insulation Electrical test of jacket Visual inspection Sample tests Sample tests are carried out with a frequency according to applicable standards. Conductor examination Electrical resistance of conductor Check of dimensions Capacitance test Hot set test Electrical tests

After laying tests DC voltage test of jacket AC voltage test of main insulation

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XLPE CABLE AND CABLE SYSTEM STANDARDS

ABBs XLPE cable systems are designed to meet requirements of international and/or national standards. Some of these are listed below.

ICEA & AEIC


Cables installed in North America are often specified according to ICEA (Insulated Cable Engineers Association, Inc.) and AEIC (Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, Inc.). Some frequently used standards are:

IEC
XLPE cable systems specified according to IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) are among many other standards accepted. IEC standards are considered to express an international consensus of opinion. Some frequently used standards are: IEC 60228 Conductors of insulated cables. IEC 60287 Electric cables - Calculation of the current rating. IEC 60332 Tests on electric cables under fire conditions. IEC 60502 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltage from 1 kV (Um=1.2 kV) up to 30 kV (Um=36 kV). IEC 60840 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltage above 30 kV (Um=36 kV) up to 150 kV (Um=170 kV). Test methods and requirements. IEC 60853 Calculation of the cyclic and emergency current rating of cables. IEC 61443 Short-circuit temperature limits of electric cables with rated voltages above 30 kV (Um=36 kV). IEC 62067 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltage above 150 kV (Um=170 kV) up to 500 kV (Um=550 kV). Test methods and requirements.

ICEA P-45-482 Short circuit performance of metallic shields and sheaths on insulated cables. ICEA S-93-639 5-46 kV shielded power cable for use in the transmission and distribution of electric energy. ICEA S-94-649 Standard for concentric neutral cables rated 5 through 46 kV. ICEA S-97-682 Utility shielded power cables 5-46 kV. ICEA S-108-720 Standard for extruded insulation power cables rated above 46 through 345 kV. AEIC CS8 Specification for extruded dielectric shielded power cables rated 5 through 46 kV. AEIC CS9 Specification for extruded insulation power cables and their accessories rated above 46 kV through 345 kVac.

ISO Standards
ABB has well-developed systems for quality and environmental management which put the needs and wishes of the customer first. Our systems comply with the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and are certified by Bureau Veritas Quality International.

ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 Certificate of Approval


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XLPE AC LAND CABLE SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

Trefoil and flat formation


The choice depends on factors such as metallic shield bonding method, conductor area and available space for installation.
Trefoil or flat formation

Bonding of the metallic shields


The electric power losses in a cable circuit are dependent on the currents flowing in the metallic shields of the cables. Therefore, by reducing or eliminating the metallic shield currents through different methods of bonding, it is possible to increase the load current carrying capacity (ampacity) of the cable circuit. Common bonding methods are described below: Both-ends bonding A system is both ends bonded if the arrangements are such that the cable shields provide a path for circulating currents under normal conditions. This will cause losses in the metallic shield, which reduce the cable current carrying capacity. These losses are smaller for cables in trefoil formation than in flat formation with separation. Single-point bonding A system is single point bonded if the arrangements are such that the cable shields provide no path for the flow of circulating currents or external fault currents. In such case, a voltage will be induced between metallic shields of adjacent phases of the cable circuit and between shield and earth, but no current will flow. This induced voltage is proportional to the cable length and current. Single-point bonding can only be used for limited route lengths, but in general the accepted shield voltage potential limits the length. Cross-bonding A system is cross-bonded if the arrangements are such that the circuit provides electrically continuous metallic shield runs from earthed termination to earthed termination but with the metallic shields sectionalized and cross-connected in order to eliminate circulating currents. In such case, a voltage will be induced between shield and earth, but no significant current will flow. The maximum induced voltage will appear at the link boxes for cross-bonding. This method permits a cable current-carrying capacity as high as with single-point bonding but with longer route lengths. It requires shield separation and additional link boxes.

Shield Direct earthing of the shields

Shield Direct earthing of the shield

Shield separation

Shield

Cross-bonding of shields

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Induced Shield Voltage

CURRENT RATING FOR XLPE AC LAND CABLE SYSTEMS

The XLPE cable should at least have a conductor cross section area adequate to meet the system requirements for power transmission capacity. The cost of energy losses can be reduced by using a larger conductor. Load losses in XLPE cables are primarily due to the ohmic losses in the conductor and the metallic shield. XLPE cables can be loaded continuously to a conductor temperature of 90C. The dielectric losses in the XLPE insulation system are also present at no load current and depend primarily on the magnitude of the operating voltage.

Dielectric losses in XLPE cables are lower than in EPR and fluidfilled cables. The continuous current ratings are calculated according to the IEC 60287 series of standards and with the following conditions: according to figures 1, 2 and 3. Rating factors for single-core cables are given in Tables 5-10.

fig. 1

fig. 2

fig. 3

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Current rating for single-core cables, amperes
Table 1
Rated voltage 69-138 kV, aluminum conductor - 180 kcmil metallic shield Load factor 100% Conductor cross section Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Load factor 75% Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded

kcmil 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934

A 465 575 670 755 830 895 950 1055 1140 1205 1265 1340

A 385 455 505 545 575 605 625 660 690 705 730 765

A 465 580 675 760 835 905 960 1065 1150 1215 1275 1350

A 390 460 510 550 580 610 630 665 695 715 735 770

A 395 485 565 630 695 745 790 875 940 990 1040 1095

A 320 380 415 445 470 490 505 530 550 565 580 605

A 510 630 745 835 925 1000 1060 1185 1280 1355 1425 1515

A 425 510 570 615 655 690 710 760 795 815 845 890

A 510 635 745 840 930 1005 1070 1190 1290 1365 1435 1525

A 430 515 570 620 660 690 715 765 800 825 855 895

A 450 555 650 730 800 865 915 1015 1095 1160 1215 1285

A 370 440 485 520 550 580 595 630 655 675 695 725

Table 2
Rated voltage 69-138 kV, copper conductor - 180 kcmil metallic shield Load factor 100% Conductor cross section Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Load factor 75% Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded

kcmil 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934

A 590 730 845 945 1030 1100 1160 1385 1505 1575 1615 1630

A 450 525 570 605 630 655 670 730 755 780 790 820

A 595 735 855 950 1035 1105 1165 1395 1520 1590 1625 1640

A 455 525 575 610 635 660 680 735 765 785 800 830

A 505 615 710 790 860 915 960 1145 1240 1295 1325 1330

A 375 430 465 490 510 530 540 580 600 615 625 645

A 650 805 935 1045 1145 1225 1290 1555 1695 1775 1820 1845

A 500 590 645 685 720 750 770 845 880 905 920 960

A 650 805 940 1055 1150 1230 1300 1565 1705 1785 1835 1855

A 505 590 645 690 725 755 775 850 885 915 930 970

A 575 705 820 910 990 1060 1115 1335 1450 1515 1550 1560

A 435 505 545 580 605 625 640 695 720 740 750 780

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Table 3
Rated voltage 230-345 kV, aluminum conductor - 500 kcmil metallic shield Load factor 100% Conductor cross section Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Load factor 75% Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded

kcmil 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934

A 650 725 800 865 915 1015 1095 1155 1210 1285

A 530 570 610 635 655 695 725 745 765 790

A 655 735 805 870 925 1025 1105 1165 1220 1295

A 535 575 615 640 665 700 730 750 775 800

A 550 610 670 720 760 840 900 950 990 1050

A 435 470 495 515 530 560 580 595 610 625

A 720 805 885 960 1020 1135 1225 1295 1365 1450

A 595 645 690 725 750 795 835 860 885 920

A 725 810 890 965 1025 1145 1235 1305 1375 1460

A 600 650 695 730 755 805 840 865 890 925

A 630 705 770 835 885 980 1055 1110 1165 1235

A 510 550 585 610 630 665 690 710 730 755

Table 4
Rated voltage 230-345 kV copper conductor - 500 kcmil metallic shield Load factor 100% Conductor cross section Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded Load factor 75% Single circuit single point bonding/ cross bonding Single circuit both ends bonded 2 circuits single point bonding/ cross bonding 2 circuits both ends bonded

kcmil 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934

A 820 910 990 1055 1110 1325 1440 1500 1535 1550

A 610 650 680 700 720 780 805 825 835 850

A 825 915 995 1065 1120 1335 1450 1510 1545 1565

A 615 655 685 710 725 785 815 835 845 860

A 695 760 825 880 925 1095 1185 1230 1255 1260

A 500 525 550 565 580 620 640 650 660 670

A 905 1005 1095 1175 1240 1485 1615 1690 1730 1755

A 685 735 775 800 825 895 935 955 970 995

A 910 1010 1100 1180 1245 1495 1625 1700 1740 1770

A 690 740 780 805 830 905 940 965 980 1000

A 795 880 955 1020 1070 1275 1385 1440 1475 1490

A 585 620 650 670 690 740 770 785 795 810

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Rating factors
Rating factors for metallic shield The rating factors in Tables 5 & 6 are applicable to single-core cables in flat and trefoil formation with the shields bonded at both ends.
Table 5 69-138 kV 180 kcmil metallic shield
Rating factor for tables 1 and 2 Conductor kcmil Al 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 Cu 45 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.16 1.15 Copper shield kcmil 90 1.03 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.05 1.06 1.06 1.06 1.06 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.07 180 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 360 1.02 1.01 1.02 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.99 0.99 0.99 500 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.03 1.03 1.03 1.02 1.02 1.01

These rating factors are not necessary for single-point bonded or cross-bonded systems.

Table 6

230-345 kV 500 kcmil metallic shield


Rating factor for tables 3 and 4 Copper shield kcmil 90 1.01 1.02 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 1.02 1.03 1.03 1.04 1.04 1.05 1.05 1.06 1.06 1.06 180 0.98 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 1.00 0.99 1.00 360 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 500 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00

Conductor kcmil Al 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 Cu

1 kcmil copper shield is equivalent to: 1.66 kcmil aluminum shield 12.40 kcmil lead sheath

Rating factors for installation conditions


Table 7
Rating factor for laying depth Laying depth, ft 1 2 3 4 5 10 Rating factor 1.11 1.04 1.00 0.97 0.95 0.89

Table 9
Rating factor for ground thermal resistivity Thermal resistivity, Ccm/W Rating factor 60 1.09 90 1.00 120 0.93 150 0.87 200 0.79 250 0.73 300 0.68

Table 10
Rating factor for center-to-center spacing between conduits Spacing s, inches Single/cross bonded 7 0.98 9 1.00 11 1.02 13 1.03 15 1.04

Table 8
Rating factor for ground temperature Ground temperature, C Rating factor 10 1.07 15 1.03 20 1.00 25 0.96 30 0.93 35 0.89 40 0.85 45 0.80

Both ends bonded

1.03

1.00

0.98

0.97

0.96

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CURRENT RATING FOR XLPE AC LAND CABLE SYSTEMS

Example of the use of rating factors One group of 138 kV XLPE cables with 2000 kcmil copper conductors and 90 kcmil copper shields are installed underground in flat formation. The cables are running at 100% load factor and are bonded at both ends. The duct bank is buried 4 and

the conduits are spaced 13 center-to-center. The soil has a thermal resistivity of 120Ccm/W and a temperature of 15C. Table 2 gives a current rating of 670 A, unadjusted value.

Adjusted current rating per group; Table Current rating Shield area Laying depth Ground temperature Ground thermal resistivity Conduit Spacing 670 A 90 kcmil 4 15C 120Ccm/W 13 2 5 7 8 9 10 Rating factor 1.06 0.97 1.04 0.93 0.97 670 x 1.06 x 0.97 x 1.04 x 0.93 x 0.97 = 646 A Please note that use of rating factors gives good general indication for planning future circuits. Once a circuit layout is defined, an accurate calculation should be performed to confirm the assumptions.

Overload capacity
An XLPE cable may be overloaded up to 105C. Singular emergency events are not expected to have any significant impact on the service life of the cable. The number and duration of overloads should be kept low. Cyclic and emergency ratings can be calculated according to IEC publication 60853.

Short-circuit currents
During short circuit events the maximum allowable temperature in the conductor or metallic shield/sheath is determined by the adjoining insulation and jacket materials. This is specified in IEC 61443 Short circuit temperature limits of electric cables with rated voltage above 30 kV (Um=36 kV) and ICEA P-45-482 Short circuit performance of metallic shields and sheaths on insulated cables. The dynamic forces between the conductors must also be taken into account for cable installations.

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CURRENT RATING FOR XLPE AC LAND CABLE SYSTEMS

Maximum short circuit currents due to thermal restrictions The thermal energy produced during a short-circuit is determined by the short-circuit magnitude and duration. For design purposes, an equivalent short-circuit current with a duration of 1 second is used according to the formula below. This formula is valid for a short-circuit duration of 0.2 to 5.0 seconds.

Copper shields may reach a temperature of 250 oC without damaging adjacent insulating material. With an initial temperature of 50 oC, this corresponds to a current density of 83 A/kcmil during a 1 second fault (both higher and lower current densities may be allowed if other conditions apply). Lead sheath temperatures of up to 210 oC are permitted during short circuit events. With an initial temperature of 50 oC, this corresponds to a current density of 14 A/kcmil during a 1 second fault.
Table 12
Max. short-circuit current on the metallic shield during 1 s, kA Metallic shield cross section, kcmil Copper shield 45 90 180 Lead sheath 311 621 1242 2484 3450 5175 Metallic shield temperature before the short-circuit 50 oC 3.7 7.5 14.9 30 42 62 0.083 per kcmil Pb 0.0142 70 oC 3.5 7.0 14.0 28 39 58 0.0776 0.0132

I sh= short-circuit current [kA] during time tsh I1 = short-circuit current rating during 1 second. See the 1 second value in Table 11 for the conductor and Table 12 for the metallic shield. t sh= short-circuit duration (sec) For XLPE insulated conductors the maximum allowable short circuit temperature is 250oC.
Table 11
Max. short-circuit current on the conductor during 1 s, kA Conductor temperature before the short-circuit Cross section kcmil 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 per kcmil Aluminum conductor 65oC 26.1 39.3 52.4 65.5 78.6 91 104 131 157 183 209 258 0.0525 90oC 23.9 35.9 47.9 59.8 71.8 83.8 95.7 119 143 167 191 236 0.0479 Copper conductor 65oC 39.6 59.6 79.5 99.2 119 139 158 198 238 278 317 392 0.0795 90oC 36.2 54.4 72.5 90.6 108 126 145 181 217 253 290 357 0.0725

360 500 750 per kcmil Cu

Dynamic forces during short circuit events


In addition to the thermal stresses, the dynamic forces in the cables and accessories during a short circuit event must also be considered. The dynamic effect of parallel conductors carrying current is responsible for the dynamic force. The dynamic force between two conductors, can be calculated as:

Where; Ipeak = 2.5 I sh [kA] I sh = Short-circuit current [kA] RMS S = Center to center spacing between conductors [inches] F = Maximum force [lbf/ft]

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CABLE REELS - TESTING - CABLE HANDLING

Selection of cable reel


Standard wooden and steel reel sizes are available. Both wooden and steel reels can be obtained for special purposes with other dimensions than stated below.
Table 13
Cable lengths in feet on standard wooden reels and steel reels
Dia. inches 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6

Wooden reel
K16 2093 2014 1643 1574 1181 1190 1128 1059 800 807 751 K18 2709 2263 2171 1768 1601 1341 1266 1190 902 908 843 784 787 606 554 K20 3687 3110 2877 2365 2171 1827 1742 1656 1276 1200 1207 1141 1062 823 764 770 708 711 715 469 K22 4438 3799 3513 3382 2703 2326 2221 2109 1676 1581 1591 1213 1131 1138 1056 1066 980 757 761 698 702 702 636 K24 6095 5367 4973 4314 3540 3572 3001 2857 2368 2237 2253 1811 1692 1702 1581 1325 1223 1230 1236 908 915 918 830 K26 8451 7545 7106 6266 5301 5131 4402 4238 3425 3451 2851 2732 2588 2211 2086 1971 1984 1650 1541 1437 1446 1453 1167 1082 1085 1092 1000 1003 10787 10751 9238 8070 7148 6026 6085 5095 4908 4179 4035 3372 3398 3234 2660 2677 2529 2545 2030 2043 2057 1919 1591 1482 1492 1381 1387 13513 12349 10649 9583 9028 8038 6883 6955 6066 5039 5085 4885 4137 3979 4012 3330 3353 3202 2769 2611 2627 2483 2103 2116 1988 1998 14658 12316 12106 10429 10223 8477 8277 7116 6738 5685 5511 5337 4422 4265 4288 4127 3986 3179 3192 3054 2926 2936 2949 2263 2145 2155 10751 9343 8917 8727 7060 6879 5744 5423 5262 4268 4127 3999 3854 3871 3021 2910 2785 2795 2670 2552 1984 1988 1896 1794 1797 1804 1706 1712 9504 9120 8730 7106 6948 5810 5524 5377 5229 4245 3986 4002 3871 3740 2926 2936 2824 2709 2604 2614 2024 1942 1850 11555 11076 9248 9055 7805 7434 6292 6125 5951 4776 4799 4645 4488 4350 3635 3497 3359 3231 3244 3261 2516 2398 13569 11538 11305 9944 8448 8238 8024 7808 6466 6502 6299 5272 5114 5141 4954 4041 3894 3914 3930 3129 2985 12739 12486 11069 9494 9265 9028 7808 7362 7411 6299 6092 5918 5141 4954 4763 4593 3914 3930 3779 3605 K28 K30 K321-20 K321-22 St 30 St 32 St 34 St 35

Steel reel
St 36 St 37 St 38 St 39 St 40

12431 12171 10715 10219 8874 8641 8405 6965 7004 6781 5685 5511 5538 5331 4360 4199 4215 4235 3375 3218 3231 3244 3097 2936 11748 10255 9767 8395 8169 7936 6492 6522 6312 6095 5042 5062 4872 4678 3753 3766 3779 3625 3454 3467 3477 2677 2536 2542 2549 2414 2421 10606 10095 8684 8448 8205 6715 6745 6525 6302 5213 5236 5036 4835 3881 3894 3907 3746 3572 3585 3595 2769 2621 2627 2637 2496 2503 2509 2365 10426 8973 8727 8474 6938 6968 6738 6509 5387 5410 5203 4996 4012 4025 4038 3871 3690 3700 3713 2860 2709 2716 2723 2578 2585 2591 2444 1889 1893 10754 9258 9002 8743 7162 7191 6955 6715 5561 5580 5367 5154 4143 4156 4169 3996 3809 3818 3832 2952 2798 2805 2811 2660 2667 2673 2519 1952 1955 1830 1837

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Sizes and weights of wooden reels and steel reels
Table 14
Wooden reels - reel type K16 Shipping volume Reel weight incl. battens a Diameter incl. battens b Flange diameter c Drum diameter d Total width e Spindle hole diameter Max. load ft 3 lbs inch inch inch inch inch lbs 101.0 606 65.9 63.0 37.4 40.1 4.2 5512 K18 126.4 705 73.8 70.9 43.3 42.3 5.2 6614 K20 180.8 1069 81.7 78.7 51.2 46.8 5.2 7716 K22 217.2 1246 89.6 86.6 55.1 46.8 5.2 9921 K24 259.9 1378 97.4 94.5 55.1 47.2 5.2 11023 K26 372.9 2524 105.4 102.4 59.1 57.0 5.2 22046 K28 490.2 3219 113.2 110.2 59.1 65.0 5.2 26455 K30 605.6 4012 121.1 118.1 59.1 70.9 5.2 28660 K321-20 831.7 4409 129.0 126.0 78.7 90.6 5.2 28660 K321-22 831.7 4409 129.0 126.0 86.6 90.6 5.2 28660

Steel reels - reel type St 30 Shipping volume Reel weight incl. battens a Diameter incl. battens b Flange diameter c Drum diameter* d Total width e Spindle hole diameter Max. load
* May vary depending on cable design

St 32 939.4 4850 131.1 126.0 78.7 94.5 5.9 52911

St 34 1020.6 5732 139.0 133.9 78.7 94.5 5.9 52911

St 35 1115.9 5952 142.9 137.8 78.7 94.5 5.9 52911

St 36 1179.5 6173 146.9 141.7 86.6 94.5 5.9 52911

St 37 1243.1 6614 150.8 145.7 94.5 94.5 5.9 52911

St 38 1306.6 6834 154.7 149.6 98.4 94.5 5.9 52911

St 39 1373.7 7275 158.7 153.5 102.4 94.5 5.9 52911

St 40 1444.4 7716 162.6 157.5 106.3 94.5 5.9 52911

ft3 lbs inch inch inch inch inch lbs

829.9 3748 123.2 118.1 78.7 94.5 5.9 52911

Large and special reels Steel reels with larger outer diameters are available, but transport restrictions have to be considered. Special lowloading trailers and permits from traffic authorities might be needed depending on local regulations and conditions. Special wooden reels with larger drum diameters or larger widths are also available.

a Diameter incl. battens b Flange diameter c Drum diameter d Total width e Spindle hole diameter

Testing of XLPE cables


Table 15
Rated voltage and corresponding test voltages according to AEIC CS9 and ICEA S-108-720 Type test Nominal voltage kV 69 115 138 230 345 Impulse voltage kV 350 550 650 1050 1300 kV 100 160 200 330 400 Routine tests AC voltage test Duration minutes 30 30 30 30 60 Partial discharge test at kV 60 100 120 200 300

Cable handling
Minimum bending radius
Table 16
Minimum bending radius for single core cables Std cable design* At laying When installed
De is the external diameter of the cable * Cu-wire shield only ** Metallic laminated or lead sheathed cables or cables with integrated optical fibers

Special cable design** 18 De 12 De

15 De 10 De

Maximum pulling forces The following pulling forces should not be exceeded: Aluminum conductors 4.5 lbs/kcmil Copper conductors 8.0 lbs/kcmil Maximum side wall pressure (SWP) The following SWPs should not be exceeded: Buried installation (rollers placed close) 345 lbs/ft* Duct installation 515 lbs/ft* F R

* Depending on cable design and installation conditions higher values may be accepted.

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Conductors
Table 17
Cross section mm2 240 300 400 500 630 800 1000 1200 1600 2000 2500 kcmil 474 592 789 987 1243 1579 1974 2368 3158 3947 4934 Diameter approx. mils 709 807 909 1039 1189 1335 1492 1732* 2047* 2205* 2598* Maximum d.c. resistance at 25oC, ohm/1000 ft aluminum 0.03887 0.03109 0.02419 0.01881 0.01458 0.01141 0.00905 0.00768 0.00578 0.00463 0.00395 copper 0.02343 0.01868 0.01461 0.01137 0.00880 0.00687 0.00547 0.00469 0.00351 0.00280 0.00224

Table 18
Cross section kcmil 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 mm 2 253 380 507 633 760 887 1013 1267 1520 1773 2027 Diameter approx. mils 736 906 1059 1189 1319 1425 1496 1772* 1890* 2067* 2165* Nominal d.c. resistance at 25C, ohm/1000 ft ** aluminum 0.03540 0.02360 0.01770 0.01410 0.01180 0.01010 0.00885 0.00715 0.00596 0.00515 0.00451 copper 0.02160 0.01440 0.01080 0.00863 0.00719 0.00616 0.00539 0.00436 0.00363 0.00314 0.00275

* Segmented Cu conductor including tapes

1 ohm/1000 ft = 3.28 ohm/km


* Segmented Cu conductor including tapes ** The maximum value can be 2% higher

Standards IEC and ICEA Conductors are manufactured according to the following standards: IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standard Publication 60228, Class 2: Stranded circular or shaped conductors of copper or aluminum. ICEA Standard Publication No. S-108-720, further specified in ASTM B 400 for aluminum and ASTM B 496 for copper.

Conductor water sealing If required, the conductor can be water sealed by: Swelling material between the conductor strands. This material turns into jelly when in contact with water. Filling compound between the conductor strands.

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Insulation
Conductor shield The conductor shield consists of an extruded layer firmly bonded to the XLPE insulation. A very smooth material is used to obtain good electrical performance. XLPE insulation The XLPE insulation is extruded simultaneously with the conductor shield and the insulation shield, i.e. triple extrusion. The interface surfaces between insulation and conductive shields are not exposed at any stage during the manufacturing. High quality material-handling systems, triple extrusion, dry curing and super-clean XLPE materials guarantee high quality products. The insulation thickness is determined by the design electrical stresses for AC or DC impulse voltages. The actual thickness for different voltage levels and conductor sizes is given in Tables 19 to 23. Insulation shield This shield consists of an extruded layer firmly bonded to the XLPE insulation. The material is a high quality conductive compound. The interface between the shield and the insulation is smooth.

Metallic shield
Copper wire shield, standard design A polymeric jacket covers the copper wire shield.

Copper wire shield, water tight design Radial water sealing is achieved by using a metal-PE laminate. The metal is normally aluminum. Copper may also be used. The laminate is bonded to the polyethylene, which gives excellent mechanical properties. Longitudinal water sealing is achieved by using a water swelling material on either side of the copper wires or swelling powder between the shield wires.

Lead sheath Radial water sealing is achieved by an extruded corrosion resistant lead sheath. Longitudinal water sealing is achieved by using a water swelling material applied under the lead sheath.

Copper tape shield Cross section defined by the geometrical cross section of the copper tapes.

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Non-metallic outer jacket


PE or PVC are normally used for the non-metallic outer jacket. ICEA S-108-720 specifies minimum point jacket thickness. Also, IEC 60502 recommends a thickness of t = 0.035 x D + 1.0 mm, where D is the diameter under the jacket. For heavy installations a larger thickness is recommended. PE is the first choice for most applications. PVC is used when there are high requirements on fire retardation.

Conductive outer layer


A conductive outer layer facilitates testing of the non-metallic outer jacket. This testing is important to ensure the physical integrity of the cable from time to time, either in factory, after transportation, directly after laying, upon completion of the installation, or periodically thereafter. A conductive outer layer obtained by simultaneous extrusion with the non-conductive outer jacket presents superior electrical and structural properties.

Flame retardant outer layer


For PE-jacketed cables a halogen free and flame retardant layer can be applied in order to limit the fire spread in buildings and tunnel installations.

Fire behavior
This relates to cables installed in buildings and tunnels. Several serious fire accidents have focused attention on the fire behavior of cables. Experience shows that cables seldom initiate fires. However, in some cases cable installations have influenced the extent of a fire, as a propagator of flames and/or as a source of intense, aggressive smoke. Cables having a PVC jacket are considered flame retardant. However, once PVC is on fire, it generates hydrochloric acid fumes (HCl). This gas is highly corrosive and irritating to inhale. Cables with a standard PE outer jacket do not generate any corrosive HCl, but are not flame retardant. Special polyolefins with flame retardant properties but without chlorine or any other halogens are optional for the outer jacket.

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TECHNICAL DATA FOR XLPE AC LAND CABLE SYSTEMS

Crosssection of conductor kcmil

Diameter of conductor mils

Insulation thickness

Diameter over insulation inches

Crosssection of shield kcmil

Outer diameter of cable inches

Cable weight (Al-conductor) lbs/ft

Cable weight (Cu-conductor) lbs/ft

Capacitance

Charging current per phase at 60 Hz A/1000 ft

Inductance

Surge impedance

mils

mF/1000 ft

mH/1000 ft

mH/1000 ft

Table 19
Single-core cables, nominal voltage 69 kV (Um = 72.5 kV) 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 736 906 1059 1189 1319 1425 1496 1703 1854 1988 2126 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 354 1.54 1.71 1.88 2.01 2.14 2.27 2.34 2.58 2.73 2.86 3.00 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 2.14 2.32 2.50 2.65 2.80 2.94 3.01 3.27 3.43 3.58 3.74 2.15 2.54 2.93 3.31 3.68 4.06 4.35 5.00 5.61 6.16 6.86 3.21 4.13 5.05 5.96 6.86 7.77 8.59 10.52 12.20 13.97 15.60 0.069 0.079 0.089 0.097 0.105 0.113 0.117 0.132 0.141 0.149 0.157 1.03 1.19 1.34 1.46 1.58 1.70 1.76 1.98 2.11 2.23 2.36 0.122 0.115 0.110 0.106 0.103 0.102 0.100 0.097 0.095 0.093 0.092 0.224 0.212 0.202 0.195 0.189 0.184 0.181 0.173 0.168 0.164 0.160 28.5 24.8 22.2 20.5 19.0 17.9 17.3 15.7 14.7 13.9 13.2

Table 20
Single-core cables, nominal voltage 115 kV (Um = 123 kV) 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 906 1059 1189 1319 1425 1496 1703 1854 1988 2126 2354 551 512 512 512 512 512 512 512 512 512 512 2.10 2.19 2.32 2.45 2.58 2.65 2.89 3.04 3.18 3.31 3.54 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 2.74 2.84 2.99 3.13 3.28 3.35 3.61 3.78 3.93 4.07 4.31 3.17 3.47 3.88 4.27 4.69 5.00 5.69 6.37 6.95 7.65 8.74 4.76 5.59 6.53 7.45 8.41 9.24 11.27 13.00 14.76 16.42 19.64 0.057 0.067 0.073 0.078 0.084 0.087 0.097 0.103 0.109 0.115 0.124 1.43 1.69 1.82 1.96 2.10 2.17 2.43 2.58 2.72 2.87 3.11 0.125 0.118 0.114 0.110 0.108 0.107 0.103 0.101 0.099 0.097 0.094 0.212 0.202 0.195 0.189 0.184 0.181 0.173 0.168 0.164 0.160 0.153 32.3 27.9 25.8 24.0 22.7 21.9 20.0 18.8 17.9 17.0 15.7

Table 21
Single-core cables, nominal voltage 138 kV (Um = 145 kV) 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 906 1059 1189 1319 1425 1496 1703 1854 1988 2126 2354 630 591 591 591 591 591 591 591 591 591 591 2.26 2.35 2.48 2.61 2.74 2.81 3.05 3.20 3.33 3.47 3.70 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 2.91 3.00 3.17 3.30 3.44 3.52 3.79 3.95 4.09 4.24 4.49 3.46 3.76 4.20 4.60 5.03 5.36 6.09 6.77 7.34 8.06 9.19 5.05 5.88 6.85 7.78 8.74 9.60 11.65 13.41 15.18 16.85 20.12 0.052 0.061 0.065 0.070 0.075 0.078 0.086 0.092 0.097 0.102 0.110 1.56 1.82 1.97 2.11 2.25 2.33 2.60 2.76 2.91 3.06 3.31 0.129 0.121 0.117 0.113 0.111 0.110 0.106 0.104 0.101 0.100 0.097 0.212 0.202 0.195 0.189 0.184 0.181 0.173 0.168 0.164 0.160 0.153 34.9 30.4 28.2 26.3 24.9 24.1 22.0 20.7 19.7 18.7 17.3

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TECHNICAL DATA FOR XLPE AC LAND CABLE SYSTEMS

Crosssection of conductor kcmil

Diameter of conductor mils

Insulation thickness

Diameter over insulation inches

Crosssection of shield kcmil

Outer diameter of cable inches

Cable weight (Al-conductor) lbs/ft

Cable weight (Cu-conductor) lbs/ft

Capacitance

Charging current per phase at 60 Hz A/1000 ft

Inductance

Surge impedance

mils

m F/1000 ft

mH/1000 ft

mH/1000 ft

Table 22
Single-core cables, nominal voltage 230 kV (Um = 245 kV) 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 1059 1189 1319 1425 1496 1703 1854 1988 2126 2354 945 906 906 906 906 906 906 906 906 906 3.08 3.13 3.26 3.37 3.44 3.68 3.83 3.96 4.10 4.33 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 3.86 3.94 4.07 4.19 4.27 4.52 4.69 4.82 4.97 5.22 6.45 6.77 7.23 7.66 8.02 8.79 9.54 10.15 10.95 12.16 8.57 9.42 10.41 11.37 12.26 14.41 16.24 18.09 19.81 23.20 0.045 0.049 0.052 0.055 0.057 0.062 0.066 0.069 0.073 0.078 2.23 2.46 2.62 2.75 2.84 3.13 3.31 3.47 3.64 3.91 0.136 0.130 0.126 0.123 0.121 0.117 0.114 0.112 0.109 0.106 0.202 0.195 0.189 0.184 0.181 0.173 0.168 0.164 0.160 0.153 40.1 36.7 34.4 32.7 31.7 29.1 27.5 26.2 25.0 23.3

Table 23
Single-core cables, nominal voltage 345 kV (Um = 362 kV) 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4934 1189 1319 1425 1496 1703 1854 1988 2126 2354 1102 1102 1063 1024 984 984 984 984 984 3.53 3.66 3.69 3.68 3.84 3.99 4.12 4.26 4.49 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 4.36 4.50 4.53 4.52 4.69 4.85 5.00 5.14 5.39 7.83 8.33 8.54 8.69 9.27 10.01 10.65 11.45 12.68 10.48 11.51 12.26 12.93 14.90 16.73 18.62 20.35 23.74 0.043 0.046 0.049 0.052 0.059 0.062 0.065 0.068 0.073 3.24 3.44 3.70 3.91 4.42 4.67 4.90 5.13 5.51 0.137 0.132 0.128 0.125 0.119 0.116 0.114 0.111 0.108 0.195 0.189 0.184 0.181 0.173 0.168 0.164 0.160 0.153 41.0 38.5 36.0 34.2 30.6 29.0 27.7 26.4 24.6

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FORMULAS

Formula for capacitance

Formula for dielectric losses

Where = = ro = r i r XLPE =

relative permittivity of the insulation external radius of the insulation (inches) radius of conductor, including shield (inches) 2.5 (Value from IEC 60287)

Where V f C tan

= = = =

rated (phase-to-phase) voltage (kV) frequency (Hz) capacitance (F/1000 ft) loss angle

Formula for inductance

Where trefoil formation: K = 1 flat formation: K = 1.26 s = distance between conductor axes (inches) rc = conductor radius (inches) Formula for inductive reactance

Where f = frequency (Hz) L = inductance (mH/1000 ft) Formula for electric stress Formula for maximum short circuit currents

Conductor shield: Ish = short-circuit current during time tsh short-circuit current rating during 1 second. I1 = See the 1 second value in tables 11 for the conductor and in Table 12 for the metallic shield. short-circuit duration (sec) t sh =

Insulation shield:

r s = radius of conductor shield (mils) r i = radius of XLPE insulation (mils) Vg = phase-to-ground voltage (volts)

XLPE

ri rs

For XLPE insulated conductors the maximum allowable short circuit temperature is 250 oC. Formula for calculation of dynamic forces between two conductors

Where; I peak = 2.5 Ish [kA] Ish = short-circuit current [kA] RMS S = center to center spacing between conductors [inches] F = maximum force [lbf/ft]
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SUPPORT

The transmission network in most countries is very large and complex. It may incorporate many different types of transmission circuits including AC and DC over-head lines, fluid-filled cable systems, extruded cable systems, etc. Many modern networks contain extensive land and submarine cable systems for supply of major metropolitan areas and for interconnection with neighboring countries. ABBs experienced project managers, technical specialists and other staff will give their professional support in evaluating suitable solutions. We aim to offer the most optimal solution and we can supply the complete land or submarine cable system, which can include: Power cables for land or submarine applications Cable accessories Control- and telecommunication cables System design for network optimization Project management Civil works Installation and supervision Testing and start-up operations Disassembly and recovery of old cables Fault localization and cable repair Maintenance of fluid-filled systems Leasing of installation equipment Training

NOTE: All data given in this brochure is non-binding and indicative only

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CHECKLIST FOR CABLE INQUIRY


ABB is always prepared to work closely with our customers to develop optimized and cost effective cable system design solutions. In order for us to identify the best overall design solution for a specific application, we kindly request that the below data checklist is submitted with each inquiry (if some of the requested data is not available at the time of the inquiry, or does not appear applicable, just insert N/A in the corresponding data cell).

Commercial information
Name of project Customer Location of site for delivery Inquiry for budget or purchase Tender submission date Do any special conditions apply How long should the tender be valid Required delivery/completion time Terms of delivery (FCA/CPT etc.)

* Required information * * * * * Installed in air Air temperature, maximum Installed in trough If trough, inside dimension of trough (width x height) If trough, filled or unfilled Exposed to solar radiation Direct buried installation Soil, ground temperature at laying depth Laying depth Thermal resistivity backfill If drying out, thermal resistivity of dry backfill close to cable * Backfill material: selected sand, CBS, etc Special requirements for trench Load factor * Required information Cables in ducts or pipes, buried ducts Material: PVC, PE, fiber, steel, etc. * * * * * * * kV kV A/MVA Hz kA/s kA/s ft Cu/Al, kcmil * * Yes/No Yes/No Distance between ducts/pipes Inside and outside pipe diameter Duct height and width Ambient temperature at burial depth Thermal resistivity of ground Thermal resistivity of backfill * * *

* Required information Yes/No C Yes/No inch x inch Yes/No Yes/No C inch C cm/W C cm/W

* * *

Specific requirements on cable length per delivered reel Do any specific metal prices apply Installation: Turnkey by ABB Installation by ABB Supervision by ABB

% Yes/No

Technical information
Cable system input Maximum system voltage Vmax Nominal system operating voltage V Continuous current / power capacity Operating frequency Maximum symmetrical short-circuit current and duration Maximum earth-fault current and duration Route length Conductor: copper/aluminum, cross-section Longitudinal water protection Radial water protection Any special cable design requirements Customer specification

inch inch, inch inch, inch C C cm/W C cm/W C cm/W inch

If drying out, thermal resistivity dry backfill close to duct Laying depth Backfill material: selected sand, CBS, etc. Load factor

% * Required information Type * Qty *

Accessories
Termination Type of termination and quantity. Indoor, outdoor, AIS, GIS, transformer, etc. Special requirements - pollution level, rod gap, polymer insulator, etc. Joints Type of joint and quantity - premolded, vulcanized, sectionalized, straight, etc. Special requirements Link boxes Type of link box Special requirements Other accessories Other relevant information

Tests
Routine, sample and after installation test. IEC, AEIC, ICEA, other Type test requirements. IEC, AEIC, ICEA, other Other test requirements

Installation data
Cable configuration: Flat/Trefoil

* Required information *

Type * Qty *

Number of parallel circuits Distance between parallel circuits Heating from existing cables If yes, distances to and losses of parallel cables Other heat sources, distance to and losses of sources Shield earthing (Both ends, Cross, Single) inch Yes/No inch, W/ft inch, W/ft

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