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XLPE INSULATED POWER CABLE

CONTENT
INTRODUCTION ________________________________________________2
WHAT IS XLPE? ________________________________________________3
CHARACTERISTICS AND ADVANTAGES OF XLPE ___________________4
MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF XLPE CABLES ____________________5
STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF XLPE CABLES _______6
PROCESS OF XLPE CABLES _____________________________________7
TESTING PROCEDURES OF XLPE CABLES _________________________8
CABLE STRUCTURAL DESCRIPTION AND CONSTRUCTION DATA_____10
TECHNICAL DATA _____________________________________________44

INTRODUCTION
Leader Cable Industry Berhad was incorporated in 1976 as a private company prior to its
merger with Universal Cable (M) Berhad in 1990 to form the single largest wire and cable
manufacturer in the region. As part of Leader Universal Holdings Berhad (LEADER), a public
company listed under the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Malaysia, Leader Cable shares the
groups extensive network for synergistic integration in areas of cable technology.
Leader Cable, together with its subsidiary companies, cover a broad spectrum
of products which includes telecommunication cables, data cables, XLPE and
PVC power and cntrol cables, rubber insulated cables and electrical grade
aluminium rods. Continued capital investment has enabled Leader Cable to
extablish state-of-the-art facilities and utilize innovative improvements and
renements through critical selection of raw materials to produce better
and more cost-effective products for its customers.
With a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction, Leader Cable is
constantly expanding their product range to enhance its position as a
major supplier of power and telecommunication cables to local industries
and increase its prominence abroad.
This catalogue serves as a guide to LCIBs manufacturing processes and
standards in the manufacturing of XLPE cables.

WHAT IS XLPE?
XLPE is an abbreviated designation of cross-linked polyethylene. Polyethylene has a
linear molecular structure as shown in A. Molecules of polyethlene not chemically bonded
as shown in B are easily deformed at high temperature, while XLPE molecules bonded in a
three dimensional network as shown in C and D, have strong resistance to deformation even
at high temperature.
Cross linked polyethylene is produced from polyethylene under high pressure with
organic peroxides as additives. The application of heat and pressure is used to
effect the cross linking. This causes the individual molecular chains to link with
one another which in turn causes the material to change from a thermoplastic
to an elastic material.
An important advantage of XLPE as insulation for medium and high
voltage cables is their low dielectric loss. The dielectric loss factor is
about one decimal power lower than that of paper insulated cables and
about two decimal powers lower than that of PVC- insulated cables.
Since the dielectric constant is also more favourable, the mutual
capacitance of XLPE cables is also lower, thus reducing the charging
currents and earth-leakage currents in networks without the rigid starpoint earthing.

POLYETHYLENE
A

B
H

XLPE
C

H
H

H
H

C
H

C
H
H

C
H

CHARACTERISTICS AND
ADVANTAGES OF XLPE
Excellent Electrical and Physical Properties
XLPE cable constitues the best cable for transmission and distribution lines because of its
excellent eletrical and physical properties.
Capability of Carrying Large Currents
The excellent resistance to thermal deformation and the excellent aging property
of XLPE cable permit it to carry large currents under normal (90C), emergency
(130C) or short circuit (250C) conditions.

Ease of Installation
XLPE cable withstands smaller radius bending and is lighter in weight,
allowing for easy and reliable installation.Furthermore, the splicing and
terminating methods for XLPE cable are simpler in comparison with other
kinds of cables.
Free from Height Limitation and Maintenance
XLPE cables can be installed anywhere without special consideration of the route
prole (height limitations) since it does not contain oil and thus is free from failures due to
oil migration in oil-lled cables.
No Metallic Sheath Required
XLPE cable does not generally demand a metallic sheath. Thus it is free from the failures
peculiar to metallic-sheathed cables, such as corrosion and fatigue.

MANUFACTURING
PROCESS OF
XLPE CABLES
In the manufacture of medium and high voltage XLPE cable, our plant uses the latest
technology available in the eld by using an integrated high performance extrusion line
which consists of a triple-layer crosshead and a water-free Completely Dry Curing and
Cooling (CDCC) gas vulcanizing process. This type of extrusion line minimises the
risk of introducing external contaminants and produces high quality XLPE cable.
The conductor is paid off continuously through a metering capstan (which is
the line speed master point), a triple extruder crosshead, a vulcanizing tube,
an eccentricity monitoring unit, and haul-off caterpillars, and nally taken
up.
Using a group of three extruders, the triple crosshead allows
simoultaneous extrusion of the cable insulation and two semiconducting
screens with a high degree of smoothness and no voids or introduction of
external contaminants. Precise and stable temperature at the crosshead
are achieved by using multiple zonre temperature controls.
In the water-free CDCC gas vulcanizing process, the triple-extruded cable
core is cured in an inert pressurised gas tube and heated to the required
temperature for material cross-linking. By varying the curing temperature
and time, different cure percentages can be achieved as per customer
requirements.
The various functions
of our integrated
extrusion line such as
line speed and curing tube
temperature synchronisation
are monitored and controlled
via the process automation
computers to ensure production
of quality ramps. Calculated
ramp parameters can be preset
on the control unit and closed
circuit TV system is used to
ease the running of the lines.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN
AND PERFORMANCE OF
XLPE CABLES
The design of XLPE cables conform to international standards and are similar to those in
IEC 60502 and IEC 60840/XLPE insulated cables for medium and high voltages have, in
general, circular conductors and only single core construction is adopted for the latter.
Conductors may be of compacted stranded aluminium or stranded copper and
special care if taken to ensure a smooth prole, free from sharp juts that could
damage the insulation due to high local electric stresses.
All XLPE insulated cables of Medium Voltage are supplied with extruded
cross-linked semiconducting screens to protect the main solid XLPE
insulation. The conductor screen lls the interstices between the wires
and provide a smooth circular envelope around the conductor. This
diminishes the concentration of ux lines around the individual wires and
hence the electrical stress around the conductor. While the insulation
screen can be either strippable or bonded for MV cables depending
on the customers option, bonded screen is used exclusively for high
voltage cables.
A layer of copper wires, applied over the extruded the insulation screen, as
a metallic screen, provides an earthed envelope.The cross sectional area of
this metallic screen is determined in order to satisfy the phase to earth fault
level in the network.

PROCESS OF
XLPE CABLES
Although it has been veried that XLPE cables can be applied with a conductor temperature
of 130C for emergency overload conditions, it must be understood that the erecting and
laying conditions necessary to allow for those temperatures must be accurately carried
out and controlled during installation in order to restrict thermomechanical problems. To
be realistic, emergency conditions should be conned to 110C at conductor with the
balance of 20C premeditated as a safety margin to cope with some concerns in the
laying conditions.
Subsequent to the constant use of XLPE for medium and high voltages for
many years in the past, our plant has extensive eld test results which
evidently witness that XLPE insulated cables are of excellent quality
particularly in respect of:

partial discharges withstandability

impulse test withstandability

moisture resistance

overload current-tests under dielectric stress and thermic cycles

TESTING PROCEDURES
FOR XLPE CABLES
At our plant the testing process of XLPE cables and its accessories is subjected to the
most stringent standards to ensure that our products meet the quality required for
optimum problem free performance.
In this respect our plant uses advanced state of the art testing equipment in a
strict series of test processes to achieve the exacting quality standards.

Among the main test equipment


1.

Partial Discharge Test Sytem

2.

Impulse Test System

3.

Capacitance & Power Factor Measuring Bridge

4.

A.C. High Voltage Test System

5.

A.C. Long Time Test System

TESTING PROCEDURES
FOR XLPE CABLES
The different tests employed are listed as such:
Routine Tests
These are tests to monitor overall cable quality and function. Tests listed here include high
voltage tests, conductor resistance tests, insulation resistance tests and voltage tests on
protective sheath coverings.
Type Tests
These tests are used to calibrate and validate cable design type and they include
bending tests, thermal stability tests, impulse voltage tests, head distortion tests,
corona level tests and dielectric thermal resistance tests.
Special Tests
These tests are conducted to ensure major design changes to cables
conform to proper performance tresholds.
After Installation Tests
These tests are to determine and ensure that cables installed are in
optimum operating conditions. Conductor resistance test on the completed
circuit verication tests of cross bonded systems and surge divertor tests
are among the running lists of such critical test requirements.

VOLTAGE
DESIGNATION;
Uo/U (Um)
The rated voltages for cables are expressed in the form Uo/U (Um).
Uo
U
Um
The voltage designation for British Standard is as follows:
0.6/1.0 (1.2) - 1.9/3.3 (3.6) - 3.8/6.6 (7.2) - 6.35/11 (12) - 8.7/15 (17.5) - 12.7/22 (24) - 19/33 (36) kV
The voltage designation for IEC is as follows:
0.6/1.0 (1.2) - 1.8/3.0 (3.6) - 3.6/6.0 (7.2) - 6/10 (12) - 8.7/15 (17.5) - 12/20 (24) - 18/30 (36) kV

0.6 / 1KV XLPE INSULATED UNAROMOURED CABLES


Stranded
copper conductor
XLPE insulation
PVC sheath

Shaped stranded
aluminium conductor
XLPE insulation
Centre ller
Mylar tape
PVC sheath

DESCRIPTION
Single core and multi-core cables with copper or aluminium conductors XLPE insulated and PVC sheathed. Cables are rated
0.6 / 1 kV and conform to IEC 60502. (Refer to tables 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5)

CONSTRUCTION
Conductor
Plain circular or sector stranded copper or aluminium conductors, conform to IEC 228 class 2.
Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C.
Colour for core identication
Single core - red (black on request)
Two core - red & black
Three core - red, yellow and blue
Four core - red, yellow, blue and black
Assembly
Two, three or four insulated conductors are laid up together, if necessary lled with non-hygroscopic material compatible with the
insulation. The lling may be omitted provided the outer shape of the cable remains practically circular and no adhesion occur
between cores and sheath.
Sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.

APPLICATIONS
These cables are designated for general use including underground burial, where they are not likely to suffer mechanical
damage.
NOTE: Cables complying with BS 5467 and customers specication are available upon request, modications, which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

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CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.1 0.6 / 1kV SINGLE CORE
XLPE INSULATED, PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal crosssectional area

Shape

mm2

Approx. cable weight

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx. overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

1.5
2.5
4
6
10

r.m.
r.m.
r.m.
r.m.
r.m.

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7

1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4

6.1
6.5
7.1
7.6
8.6

52
64
83
107
153

16
25
35
50
70

c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c

0.7
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1

1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4

9.6
11.3
12.6
14.0
16.0

217
324
423
554
771

115
160
195
240
325

95
120
150
185
240

c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.6
1.7

1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.7

18.2
19.9
22.2
24.4
27.5

1042
1293
1589
1971
2574

420
515
630
780
995

300
400
500
630
800
1000

c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c
r.m.

1.8
2.0
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.8

1.8
1.9
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.4

30.3
34.0
37.7
42.5
42.4
52.5

3201
4070
5098
6561
8327
10426

1220
1535
1910
2485
2910
3870

Table 6.2 0.6 / 1kV TWO CORE


XLPE INSULATED, PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal crosssectional area

Shape

mm2

Approx. cable weight

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx. overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

1.5
2.5
4
6
10

r.m.
r.m.
r.m.
r.m.
r.m.

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

10.1
10.9
12.0
13.1
15.0

134
155
200
255
365

16
25
35
50
70

c.c
c.c
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

0.7
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

17.2
17.0
18.7
21.0
24.0

490
655
850
1110
1550

285
330
395
500
660

95
120
150
185
240

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.6
1.7

1.9
2.0
2.2
2.3
2.5

26.9
29.9
33.4
37.1
41.7

2090
2620
3230
4020
5260

820
1030
1235
1545
1900

300
400

s.m.
s.m.

1.8
2.0

2.6
2.9

45.8
51.6

6540
8350

2395
2940

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Table 6.3 0.6 / 1kV THREE CORE


XLPE INSULATED , PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal crosssectional area

Shape

mm2

Approx. cable weight

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx. overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

1.5
2.5
4
6
10

r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

10.5
11.4
12.6
13.8
15.8

149
185
245
320
470

16
25
35
50
70

c.c.
c.c.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

0.7
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.9

17.3
19.4
21.4
24.1
27.9

650
935
1235
1610
2285

345
450
560
695
965

95
120
150
185
240

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.6
1.7

2.0
2.1
2.3
2.4
2.6

31.4
34.9
39.1
43.5
48.8

3090
3875
4780
5960
7810

1260
1560
1940
2395
3080

300
400
500

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

1.8
2.0
2.2

2.8
3.0
3.3

53.7
60.7
65.7

9700
12400
15500

3765
4810
5935

Table 6.4 0.6 / 1kV FOUR CODE


XLPE INSULATED, PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal crosssectional area

Shape

mm2

12

Approx. cable weight

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx. overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

1.5
2.5
4
6
10

r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

10.5
11.4
12.6
13.8
15.8

149
185
245
320
470

16
25
35
50
70

c.c
c.c
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

0.7
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.9

17.3
19.4
21.4
24.1
27.9

650
935
1235
1610
2285

345
450
560
695
965

95
120
150
185
240

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.6
1.7

2.0
2.1
2.3
2.4
2.6

31.4
34.9
39.1
43.5
48.8

3090
3875
4780
5960
7810

1260
1560
1940
2395
3080

300
400
500

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

1.8
2.0
2.0

2.8
3.0
3.3

53.7
60.7
65.7

9700
12400
15500

3765
4810
5935

Table 6.5
0.6 / 1kV FOUR CORE WITH REDUCED NEUTRAL
CONDUCTOR, XLPE INSULATED, PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional
area

Shape

Approx. cable weight

Nominal
crosssectional
area

Phase

Shape

Neutral

mm2

mm2

Nominal thickness of
insulation

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Phase

Neutral

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

10
16
25

r.m
c.c
c.c

6
10
16

r.m
r.m
r.m

0.7
0.7
0.9

0.7
0.7
0.7

1.8
1.8
1.8

17.3
18.9
21.7

560
780
1165

580

35
50
70

s.m
s.m
s.m

16
25
35

r.m
r.m
r.m

0.9
1.0
1.1

0.7
0.9
0.9

1.8
1.8
1.9

24.1
27.7
31.7

1515
1945
2840

740
870
1300

95
120
150

s.m
s.m
s.m

50
70
70

r.m
r.m
r.m

1.1
1.2
1.4

1.0
1.1
1.1

2.1
2.2
2.3

35.8
39.8
44.4

3650
4850
5660

1390
1780
2390

185
240
300

s.m
s.m
s.m

95
120
150

r.m
r.m
r.m

1.6
1.7
1.8

1.1
1.2
1.4

2.5
2.7
2.9

49.6
55.8
61.7

7045
9115
11300

2885
3630
4440

400
500

s.m
s.m

185
240

r.m
r.m

2.0
2.2

1.6
1.7

3.1
3.4

68.8
79.0

14580
18435

5825
7325

Note :

r.m. - circular stranded conductor


c.c - compacted circular stranded conductor
s.m. - second stranded conductor, circular conductors can be produced on request

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0.6 / 1KV XLPE INSULATED AROMOURED CABLES


Stranded
copper conductor
XLPE insulation
Double
steel tapes
PVC sheath
Centre ller
Sectoral
copper conductor
XLPE insulation
PVC bedding
Round steel
wire armour
PVC sheath

DESCRIPTION
Single core and multi-core cables with copper of aluminium conductors XLPE insulated, armoured and PVC sheathed
Cables are rated 0.6 / 1kV and conform to IEC 60502. (Refer to tables 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 and 6.10)

CONSTRUCTION
Conductor
Plain circular or sector stranded copper or aluminium conductors, conform to IEC 228 class 2.
Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C.
Colour for core identication
Colour for core indentication
Single core - red
Two core - red & black
Three core - red, yellow and blue
Four core - red, yellow, blue and black
Assembly
Two, three or four insulated conductor are laid up together, if necessary lled with non-hygroscopic material compatible
with the insulation and covered with the layer of PVC bedding which may be an integral part of the lling.
Armoured
Galvanized steel wires applied over the PVC bedding.
Sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.

APPLICATIONS
These cables are most suitable for underground burial where there is a risk of mechanical damage.
NOTE: Cables complying with BS 5467 and customers specication are available upon request, modications, which serve to improve our products will
be implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

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CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.6 0.6 / 1kV SINGLE CORE, XLPE INSULATED,
PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional area

Shape

mm

Approx. cable weight

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
diameter of
aluminium
wire

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

50
70
95
120

c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c

1.0
1.1
1.1
1.2

1.25
1.25
1.25
1.60

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

20.0
21.0
21.8
25.8

760
985
1260
1645

460
555
660
890

150
185
240
300

c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c

1.4
1.6
1.7
1.8

1.60
1.60
1.60
1.60

1.8
1.8
1.9
1.9

27.7
30.0
32.7
35.1

1970
2385
3020
3665

1040
1220
1475
1725

400
500
630
800
1000

c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c
c.c

2.0
2.2
2.4
2.6
2.8

2.00
2.00
2.00
2.50
2.50

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.5
2.7

40.0
43.5
48.2
53.9
62.5

4740
5830
7390
9540
11860

2260
2705
3345
4375
6350

Table 6.7 0.6/ 1 kV TWO CORE, XLPE INSULATED


PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional
area

Approx. cable weight

Shape

mm

Note :

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
diameter of
steel wire

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

1.5
2.5
4
6

r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7

0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

14.0
14.9
16.0
17.1

350
400
475
550

10
16
25
35

r.m
c.c
c.c
s.m

0.7
0.7
0.9
0.9

1.25
1.25
1.6
1.6

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.7

19.0
20.3
23.2
24.9

700
860
1280
1525

655
955
1075

50
70
95
120

s.m
s.m
s.m
s.m

1.0
1.1
1.1
1.2

1.6
1.6
2.0
2.0

1.8
2.0
2.1
2.2

27.1
30.5
34.2
37.5

1870
2450
3310
4010

1260
1570
2090
2470

150
185
240
300
400

s.m
s.m
s.m
s.m
s.m

1.4
1.6
1.7
1.8
2.0

2.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.3
2.5
2.7
2.8
3.1

40.9
45.9
50.8
54.8
61.2

4740
6120
7650
9115
11335

2845
3745
4500
5160
6275

r.m. - circular stranded conductor


c.c - compacted circular stranded conductor
s.m. - second stranded conductor, circular conductors can be produced on request

15

Table 6.8 0.6 / 1kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED ,


PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional
area

Approx. cable weight

Shape

mm

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
diameter of
aluminium
wire

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

1.5
2.5
4
6
10

r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7

0.80
0.80
0.80
0.80
1.25

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

14.5
15.4
16.6
17.8
20.5

385
450
535
640
950

16
25
35
50
70

c.c.
c.c.
s.m
s.m
s.m

0.7
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1

1.25
1.60
1.60
1.60
2.00

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
2.0

22.0
25.7
27.7
30.5
35.1

1180
1650
2015
2520
3535

840
1165
1340
1605
2215

95
120
150
185
240

s.m
s.m
s.m
s.m
s.m

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.6
1.7

2.00
2.00
2.50
2.50
2.50

2.2
2.3
2.5
2.6
2.8

39.3
42.7
47.9
52.7
58.1

4565
5510
6990
8120
10500

2735
3200
4150
4555
5770

300
400
500

s.m
s.m
s.m

1.8
2.0
2.2

2.50
2.50
3.15

3.0
3.2
3.5

63.7
70.3
80.1

12695
15540
20385

6760
7950
10820

Table 6.9 0.6 / 1kV FOUR CORE XLPE INSULATED,


PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional
area

Approx. cable weight

Shape

mm

Note :

16

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
diameter of
aluminium
wire

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

1.5
2.5
4
6
10

r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m
r.m

0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7

0.8
0.8
0.8
1.3
1.3

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

15.3
16.3
17.6
19.7
22.0

435
510
615
850
1100

16
25
35
50
70

c.c.
c.c.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

0.7
0.9
0.9
1.0
1.1

1.6
1.6
1.6
2.0
2.0

1.8
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.2

25.2
28.0
30.5
33.7
39.5

1530
2030
2525
3160
4555

1120
1380
1625
1945
2795

95
120
150
185
240

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

1.1
1.2
1.4
1.6
1.7

2.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.3
2.5
2.6
2.8
3.0

43.7
49.1
53.7
58.9
65.5

5795
7485
8925
10830
13720

3355
4400
5135
6080
7415

300
400
500

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

1.8
2.0
2.2

2.5
3.15
3.15

3.2
3.5
3.8

71.3
80.9
90.8

16585
21580
26150

8675
11460
13395

r.m. - circular stranded conductor


c.c - compacted circular stranded conductor
s.m. - second stranded conductor, circular conductors can be produced on request

Table 6.10 0.6 / 1 kV FOUR CABLE WITH REDUCED NEUTRAL


OCNDUCTOR, XLPE INSULATED, PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional
area

Shape

Approx. cable weight

Nominal
crosssectional
area

Phase

Shape

Neutral

mm2

Nominal thickness
of insulation

Nominal
diameter of Nominal
steel wire thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Phase

Neutral

Neutral

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

16
25
35

c.c.
c.c.
s.m.

10
16
16

r.m.
r.m.
r.m.

0.7
0.9
0.9

0.7
0.7
0.7

1.25
1.6
1.6

1.8
1.8
1.8

25.2
28.0
30.5

1275
1880
2415

1295
1640

50
70
95

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

25
35
50

r.m.
r.m.
r.m.

1.0
1.1
1.1

0.9
0.9
1.0

1.6
2.0
2.0

1.9
2.1
2.2

33.7
39.5
43.7

2960
4330
5415

1888
2790
3290

120
150
185

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

70
70
95

r.m.
r.m.
r.m.

1.2
1.4
1.6

1.1
1.1
1.1

2.0
2.5
2.5

2.3
2.5
2.7

49.1
53.7
58.9

7150
7675
9930

4255
4405
5770

240
300
400
500

s.m.
s.m.
s.m.
s.m.

120
150
185
240

r.m.
r.m.
r.m.
r.m.

1.7
1.8
2.0
2.2

1.2
1.4
1.6
1.7

2.5
2.5
2.5
3.15

2.9
3.0
3.3
3.6

65.5
71.3
80.9
90.8

12390
14845
19700
23880

6905
7985
10945
12690

17

1.8 / 3KV XLPE INSULATED ARMOURED CABLES


Stranded
aluminium conductor
XLPE insulation
PVC bedding
Round hard drawn
aluminium wire armour
PVC outersheath
DESCRIPTION
Single core and multi-core cables with copper or aluminium conductors XLPE insulated, armoured and PVC sheathed.
Cables are rated 1.8 / 3kV and conform to IEC 60502. (Refer to tables 6.11 and 6.12)

CONSTRUCTION
Conductor
Plain circular stranded copper or aluminium conductors, conform to IEC 228 class 2.
Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Colour for core identication
Single core - red
Three core - red, yellow and blue
Assembly
Three insulated conductors are laid up together, if necessary lled with non-hygroscopic material compatible with the insulation
and covered with a layer of PVC bedding which may be an integral part of the lling.
Armoured
Galvanized steel wires applied over the PVC bedding.
Sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.

APPLICATIONS
These cables are most suitable for underground burial where there is a risk of mechanical damage.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 5467 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products wil be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

18

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.11 1.8 / 3.0 (3.6)kV SINGLE CORE
XLPE INSULATED, PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional
area

Approx. cable weight

Shape

mm

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
diameter of
aluminium
wire

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

16
25
35
50

c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
c.c.

2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

0.80
1.25
1.25
1.25

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

17.0
19.0
19.5
21.2

450
610
680
830

350
450
460
532

70
95
120
150

c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
c.c.

2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

1.25
1.60
1.60
1.60

1.8
1.8
1.8
1.8

22.7
26.0
27.5
29.0

1060
1530
1725
2030

630
930
970
1100

185
240
300
400

c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
c.c.

2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

1.60
1.60
1.60
2.00

1.8
1.9
2.0
2.1

31.0
33.5
36.0
40.0

2415
3060
3750
4750

1250
1515
1810
2270

500
630
800
1000

c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
r.m.

2.2
2.4
2.6
2.8

2.00
2.00
2.50
2.50

2.2
2.3
2.5
2.7

43.5
48.2
53.9
62.5

5835
7390
9540
11860

2710
3345
4375
6350

Table 6.11
1.8 / 3.0 (3.6)kV THREE CORE
XLPE INSULATED, PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Conductor
Nominal
crosssectional
area

Approx. cable weight

Shape

mm

Note :

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal
diameter of
aluminium
wire

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

16
25
35
50

c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
c.c.

2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

1.6
1.6
1.6
2.0

1.8
1.9
1.9
2.1

30.0
32.5
35.5
39.5

1250
2130
2680
3520

945
1645
2005
2605

70
95
120
150

c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
c.c.

2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

2.0
2.0
2.5
2.5

2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

43.0
47.0
52.0
55.5

4300
5300
6770
7800

2980
3470
4455
4960

185
240
300
400
500

c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
c.c.
c.c.

2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.2

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
3.15

2.7
2.8
3.0
3.2
3.6

60.0
65.0
70.5
77.0
87

9310
11500
13800
16900
21970

5745
6770
7865
9310
12405

r.m. - circular stranded conductor


c.c - compacted circular stranded conductor
s.m. - second stranded conductor, circular conductors can be produced on request

19

3.6 / 6KV INSULAED SINGLE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Circular straded compacted or aluminium conductor, XLPE insulated, with copper wire or copper tape screen and PVC
outer sheath. Complies with IEC 60502 (Refer to tables 6.13 and 6.14)

CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or alumimium conductor to IEC 228 class 2.
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material.
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper wire or copper tape screen
6. Outer sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black

APPLICATIONS
For installation on trays, ducts or direct burial.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

20

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.13 3.6/ 6.0 (7.2)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

25
35
50
70

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6

18.0
19.0
21.0
22.0

550
655
810
1040

395
435
515
610

95
120
150
185

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.7
1.7
1.8
1.8

24.0
26.0
27.0
29.0

1335
1595
1890
2275

740
840
965
1110

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

2.6
2.8
3.0
3.2

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2

32.0
35.0
39.0
43.0

2875
3555
4410
5535

1330
1620
1930
2410

630
800
1000

30.5
34.3
37.6

3.2
3.2
3.2

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

2.3
2.5
2.6

48.0
50.2
51.4

6995
8750
-

2950
3620
4265

Table 6.13
3.6/ 6.0 (7.2)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER WIRE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor/
screen

Screening
Nominal
diameter of
conductor

mm2

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Approx. weight of cable


Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

Thickness of
extruded SC
layer

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

mm

mm

25 / 16
35 / 16
50 / 16
70 / 16

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.5
1.6
1.6
1.6

20
21
24
26

675
800
980
1225

515
580
680
795

95 / 16
120 / 16
150 / 25
185 / 25

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.7
1.7
1.8
1.8

28
30
31
33

1505
1785
2150
2550

905
1030
1220
1385

240 / 25
300 / 25
400 / 35
500 / 35

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

2.6
2.8
3.0
3.2

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2

36
39
42
46

3170
3840
4855
5910

1625
1900
2375
2785

630 / 35
800 / 50
1000 / 50

30.5
34.3
37.6

3.2
3.2
3.2

0.6
0.6
0.6

2.3
2.5
2.6

50
54
58

7365
9210
-

3320
4080
4725

21

3.6 / 6KV XLPE INSULATED THREE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Stranded circular compacted copper or aluminium conductors, XLPE insulated, copper tape screened, three cores assembled
together with non-hygroscopic polypropylene llers, covered with extruded bedding, armoured or unarmoured and PVC
sheathed Cables comply with IEC 60502. (Refer to tables 6.15 and 6.16)

CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2.
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound.
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper tapes 0.10mm thickness
6. Bedding
Taped bedding for unarmoured cables, extruded PVC bedding for armoured cables.
7. Armour
Galvanized steel wires/ tapes applied helically over the PVC bedding.
8. Outer sheath
PVC types ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.
Colour for core identication
Red, yellow and blue narrow tapes applied between non metallic and metallic part of insulation screen.

APPLICATIONS
These cables are generally suitable for direct burial or for installation on trays or ducts. Where there is a risk of mechanical
damage, armoured cables should be used.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

22

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.15 3.6 / 6(7.2)kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

25
35
50
70

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.1
2.1
2.2
2.3

35.0
37.0
40.0
44.0

1540
1900
2390
3130

1060
1230
1480
1810

95
120
150
185

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8

48.0
52.0
55.0
59.0

4060
4910
5820
7060

2230
2600
2980
3500

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

2.6
2.8
3.0
3.2

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.0
3.2
3.4
3.6

65.0
72.0
79.0
87.0

8990
11100
14000
17300

4260
5170
6410
7735

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Table 6.16 3.6 / 6 (7.2) kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

25
35
50
70

Approx. weight of cable

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.0
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6

45
48
51
55

3225
3980
4335
4920

95
120
150
185

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.7
2.9
3.0
3.1

59
63
66
70

5545
6180
6825
7560

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

2.6
2.8
3.0
3.2

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
3.15
3.15
3.15

3.3
3.5
3.8
4.0

76
85
93
101

8700
11200
12990
15190

23

6 / 10KV XLPE INSULATED SINGLE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Circular stranded compacted copper or aluminium conductor, XLPE insulated, with copper tape screen and PVC
outer sheath. Complies with IEC 60502 ( Refer to tables 6.17 and 6.18)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2.
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper wire of copper tape screen
6. Outer Sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.
APPLICATIONS
For installation on trays, ducts or direct burial.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will
be implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

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CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.17 6 / 10 (12) kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

25
35
50
70

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7

20.0
21.0
23.0
24.0

615
745
890
1130

460
525
590
700

95
120
150
185

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.7
1.8
1.8
1.9

26.0
28.0
29.0
31.0

1425
1695
2150
2520

830
940
1225
1355

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.0
2.0
2.2
2.2

34.0
37.0
40.0
43.0

3015
3630
4510
5565

1470
1690
2030
2440

630
800
1000

30.5
34.3
37.6

3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

2.4
2.5
2.6

48.0
51.0
54.4

7050
8815
-

3005
3685
4320

Table 6.18 6 / 10 (12) kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER WIRE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

25 / 16
35 / 16
50 / 16
70 / 16

Approx. weight of cable

Thickness of extruded
SC layer

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.6
1.6
1.7
1.7

22
23
26
28

745
860
1065
1300

590
640
765
870

95 / 16
120 / 16
150 / 25
185 / 25

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.8
1.8
1.9
1.9

30
32
33
35

1600
1870
2255
2640

1000
1115
1325
1475

240 / 25
300 / 25
400 / 35
500 / 35

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3

38
40
43
46

3280
3930
4900
5940

1735
1990
2420
2815

630 / 35
800 / 50
1000 / 50

30.5
34.3
37.6

3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6

2.4
2.5
2.7

50
55
59

7425
9280
-

3380
4150
4820

25

6 / 10KV XLPE INSULATED THREE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Stranded circular compacted copper or aluminium conductors, XLPE insulated, copper tape screened, three cores
assembled together with non-hygroscopic polypropylene llers, covered with extruded bedding, armoured or
unarmoured and PVC sheathed. Cables comply with IEC 60502. (Refer to tables 6.19 and 6.20)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2.
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper tapes 0.10 mm thickness
6. Bedding
Taped bedding or extruded PVC bedding
7. Armour
Galvanized steel wires/ tapes applied helically over the PVC bedding.
8. Outer sheath
PVC types ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.
Colour for core identication
Red, yellow and blue narrow tapes applied between non metallic and metallic part of insulation screen.
APPLICATIONS
These cables are generally suitable for direct burial or for installation on trays or ducts. Where there is a risk of
mechanical damage, armoured cables should be used.
NOTE : NOTE: Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our
products will be implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

26

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.19 6 / 10(12)kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

25
35
50
70

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

39.0
42.0
45.0
49.0

1830
2220
2730
3500

1350
1550
1820
2180

95
120
150
185

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9

53.0
56.0
60.0
64.0

4410
5310
6250
7510

2580
3000
3410
3950

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.1
3.3
3.5
3.7

69.0
75.0
81.0
88.0

9440
11500
14300
17600

4710
5570
6710
8030

Table 6.20 6 / 10(12)kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness
of
insulation

Screening
Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

mm2

mm

mm

25
35
50
70

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

95
120
150
185
240
300
400
500

Approx. weight of cable

Approx.
thickness
of Cu tape

Nominal
diameter
of steel
wire

Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8

52
53
56
60

4790
5200
5630
6680

4300
4525
4715
2360

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.9
3.0
3.1
3.3

64
67
71
75

7870
9020
10735
11750

6040
6705
7890
8185

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

3.4
3.4
3.4
3.4

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.15
3.15
3.15
3.15

3.5
3.7
3.9
4.1

82
89
98
102

15060
17705
21725
25025

10330
11770
14135
15460

27

8.7 / 15(17.5)KV XLPE INSULATED


SINGLE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Circular stranded compacted copper or aluminiun conductor, XLPE insulated, with copper wire of copper tape screen and pvc
outer sheath. Complies with IEC 60502 (Refer to tables 6.21 and 6.22)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2.
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper wire or copper tape screen
6. Outer sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black
APPLICATIONS
For installation on trays, ducts or direct burial.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

28

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.21
8.7 / 15(17.5)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness
of
insulation

Screening

Approx. weight of cable

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm2

mm

mm

mm

35
50
70
95

7.1
8.3
9.9
11.7

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

120
150
185
240

13.2
14.6
16.4
18.8

300
400
500
630
800
1000

Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.7
1.7
1.8
1.8

24.0
25.0
27.0
28.0

845
990
1240
1535

625
690
810
940

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.9
1.9
2.0
2.1

30.0
32.0
34.0
37.0

1825
2110
2545
3165

1070
1180
1380
1620

21.0
23.8
26.7
30.5

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4

39.0
42.0
45.0
51.0

3790
4655
5755
7295

1850
2175
2630
3250

34.3
37.6

4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1

2.6
2.7

53.4
57.2

9020
-

3890
4560

Table 6.22 8.7 / 15(17.5)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

35 / 16
50 / 16
70 / 16
95 / 16

Approx. weight of cable

Thickness of extruded
SC layer

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

7.1
8.3
9.9
11.7

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.7
1.7
1.8
1.8

27
29
31
33

955
1150
1405
1700

735
850
975
1100

120 / 16
150 / 25
185 / 25
240 / 25

13.2
14.6
16.4
18.8

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.9
1.9
2.0
2.1

34
36
38
40

1985
2380
2780
3420

1230
1450
1615
1875

300 / 25
400 / 35
500 / 35
630 / 35

21.0
23.8
26.7
30.5

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

2.1
2.3
2.4
2.5

43
46
49
53

4075
5065
6110
7565

2135
2585
2985
3520

800 / 50
1000 / 50

34.3
37.6

4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6

2.6
2.7

57
61

9480
-

4350
5015

29

8.7 / 15KV XLPE INSULATED THREE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Stranded circular compacted copper or aluminium conductors, XLPE insulated, copper tape screened, three cores assembled
together with non-hygroscopic polypropylene llers, covered with extruded bedding, armoured or unarmoured and PVC
sheathed. Cables comply with IEC 60502. (Refer to tables 6.23 and 6.24)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2.
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper tapes 0.10 mm thickness
6. Bedding
Taped bedding or extruded PVC bedding.
7. Armour
Galvanized steel wires/tapes applied helically over the PVC bedding.
8. Outer sheath
PVC types ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.
Colour for core identication
Red, yellow and blue narrow tapes applied between non metallic and metallic part of insulation screen.
APPLICATIONS
These cables are generally suitable for direct burial or for installation on trays or ducts. Where there is a risk of mechanical
damage, armoured cables should be used.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

30

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.23 8.7 / 15(17.5)kV THREE-CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

25
35
50
70

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7

45.0
47.0
51.0
54.0

2180
2560
3100
3910

1700
1890
2190
2590

95
120
150
185

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.8
2.9
3.0
3.1

59.0
62.0
65.0
70.0

4890
5790
6740
8020

3060
3480
3900
4460

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.3
3.5
3.7
3.9

75.0
81.0
87.0
94.0

10100
12100
14900
18300

5370
6170
7310
8730

Table 6.24 8.7 / 15(17.5)kV THREE-CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED ARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Screening

Approx. weight of cable

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness
of
insulation

Nominal
diameter
of steel
wire

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness
of Cu
tape

Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm2

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

25
35
50
70

6.0
7.1
8.3
9.9

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.6
2.7
2.9
3.0

55
58
61
65

5035
5620
6340
7410

4550
4945
5425
6090

95
120
150
185

11.7
13.2
14.6
16.4

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
2.5
3.15
3.15

3.1
3.2
3.4
3.5

69
73
78
82

8660
9780
11880
13510

6830
7465
9040
9945

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.15
3.15
3.15
3.15

3.6
3.8
4.1
4.3

88
94
104
108

16010
18700
22810
26100

11280
12765
15220
16530

31

12 / 20KV XLPE INSULATED SINGLE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Circular stranded compacted copper or aluminium conductor, XLPE insulated, with copper wire or copper tape screen and
PVC outer sheath. Complies with IEC 60502 (Refer to tables 6.25 and 6.26)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper wire or copper tape screen
6. Outer Sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black
APPLICATIONS
For installation on trays, ducts or direct burial.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

32

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.25 12 / 20(24)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

35
50
70
95

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

7.1
8.3
9.9
11.7

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.7
1.8
1.8
1.9

26.0
27.0
29.0
31.0

935
1090
1340
1655

715
790
910
1055

120
150
185
240

13.2
14.6
16.4
18.8

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

1.9
2.0
2.0
2.1

32.0
34.0
36.0
38.0

1925
2270
2665
3280

1170
1340
1500
1735

300
400
500
630

21.0
23.8
26.7
30.5

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

41.0
44.0
48.0
53.0

3915
4775
5930
7480

1975
2295
2805
3435

800
1000

34.3
37.6

5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1

2.6
2.8

55.4
59.4

9195
-

4065
4770

Table 6.26 12 / 20(24)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor/
screen

Screening

Approx. weight of cable

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Thickness of extruded
SC layer

Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm2

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

35 / 16
50 / 16
70 / 16
95 / 16

7.1
8.3
9.9
11.7

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

1.8
1.8
1.9
1.9

30
31
33
35

1100
1250
1510
1810

880
950
1080
1210

120 / 16
150 / 25
185 / 25
240 / 25

13.2
14.6
16.4
18.8

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

2.0
2.0
2.1
2.1

36
38
40
43

2105
2490
2905
3560

1350
1560
1740
2015

300 / 25
400 / 35
500 / 35
630 / 35

21.0
23.8
26.7
30.5

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

45
48
51
55

4230
5225
6285
7765

2290
2745
3160
3720

800 / 50
1000 / 50

34.3
37.6

5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6

2.7
2.8

59
63

9650
-

4520
5225

33

12 / 20KV XLPE INSULATED THREE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Circular stranded compacted copper or aluminium conductors, XLPE insulated, copper tape screened, three cores asembled
together with non-hygroscopic polypropylene llers, covered with extruded bedding, armoured or unarmoured and PVC
sheathed. Cables comply with IEC 60502. (Refer to tables 6.27 and 6.28)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper tapes 0.10 mm thickness
6. Bedding
Taped bedding or extruded PVC bedding.
7. Armour
Galvanized steel wires/tapes applied helically over the PVC bedding.
8. Outer sheath
PVC types ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.
Colour for core identication
Red, yellow and blue narrow tapes applied between non-metallic and meatallic part of insulation screen.
APPLICATIONS
These cables are generally suitable for direct burial or for installation on trays of ducts. Where there is a risk of mechanical
damage, armoured cables should be used.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

34

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.27 12 / 20(24)kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNAROMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

35
50
70
95

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness
of Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

7.1
8.3
9.9
11.7

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.6
2.7
2.8
3.0

53.0
56.0
60.0
64.0

3165
3640
4545
5565

2490
2725
3225
3735

120
150
185
240

13.2
14.6
16.4
18.8

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.5

68.0
71.0
75.0
80.0

6560
7570
8915
11050

4245
4725
5350
6320

300
400
500

21.0
23.8
26.7

5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

3.6
3.9
4.1

87.0
93.0
101.0

13295
16235
19200

7360
8645
9635

Table 6.28 12 / 20(24)kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED AROMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness
of
insulation

Screening
Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

mm2

mm

mm

35
50
70
95

7.1
8.3
9.9
11.7

120
150
185
240
300
400
500

Approx. weight of cable

Approx.
thickness
of Cu tape

Nominal
diameter
of steel
wire

Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5

2.9
3.0
3.1
3.2

63
66
70
74

6275
7000
8050
9355

5600
6085
6730
7525

13.2
14.6
16.4
18.8

5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.5
3.15
3.15
3.15

3.4
3.5
3.6
3.8

79
83
87
93

11400
12635
14345
16920

9090
9790
10780
12190

21.0
23.8
26.7

5.5
5.5
5.5

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

3.15
3.15
3.15

4.0
4.2
4.4

99
105
112

19655
23060
27060

13720
15470
17490

35

18 / 30KV XLPE INSULATED SINGLRE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Circular stranded compacted copper or aluminium conductor, XLPE insulated, with copper wire or copper tape screen and
PVC outer sheath. Complies with IEC 60502 (Refer to tables 6.29 and 6.30)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2.
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper wire or copper tape screen
6. Outer Sheath
PVC type ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black
APPLICATIONS
For installation on trays, ducts or direct burial.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

36

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.29 18 / 30(36)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

50
70
95

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness of
Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

8.3
9.9
11.7

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

2.0
2.0
2.1

33.0
35.0
36.0

1380
1650
1995

1080
1230
1395

120
150
185

13.2
14.6
16.4

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

2.1
2.2
2.2

38.0
40.0
41.0

2285
2620
3035

1530
1690
1870

240
300
400

18.8
21.0
23.8

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

2.3
2.4
2.5

44.0
47.0
50.0

3670
4530
5300

2125
2590
2820

500
630
800
1000

26.7
30.5
34.3
37.6

8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

2.6
2.7
2.8
3.0

53.0
59.0
60.8
65.0

6455
8005
9710
-

3330
3960
4580
5335

Table 6.30 18 / 30(36)kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNARMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness
of
insulation

mm2

mm

50 / 16
70 / 16
95 / 16

Screening

Approx. weight of cable

Thickness of extruded
SC layer

Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

8.3
9.9
11.7

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

2.0
2.0
2.1

36
38
40

1530
1780
2120

1230
1350
1520

120 / 16
150 / 25
185 / 25

13.2
14.6
16.4

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

2.1
2.2
2.2

41
43
45

2410
2820
3255

1655
1890
2070

240 / 25
300 / 25
400 / 35

18.8
21.0
23.8

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

2.3
2.4
2.5

48
50
53

3910
4620
5645

2365
2690
3165

500 / 35
630 / 35
800 / 50
1000 / 50

26.7
30.5
34.3
37.6

8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

2.6
2.7
2.9
3.0

57
60
65
69

6730
8210
10195
-

3605
4165
5065
5785

37

18 / 30KV XLPE INSULATED THREE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Stranded circular compacted copper or aluminium conductors, XLPE insulated, copper tape screened, three cores assembled
together with non-hygroscopic polyprpylene llers, covered with extruded bedding, armoured or unarmoured and PVC
sheathed. Cables comply with IEC 60502. ( Refer to tables 6.31 and 6.32)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semiconductive compound
3. Insulation
XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) rated 90C
Insulation screen
4. Non-metallic part
Extruded layer of semiconductive material
Insulation screen
5. Metallic part
Copper tapes 0.10 mm thickness
6. Bedding
Taped bedding or extruded PVC bedding.
7. Armour
Galvanized steel wires/tapes applied helically over the PVC bedding.
8. Outer sheath
PVC types ST2 to IEC 60502 colour black.
Colour for core identication
Red, yellow and blue narrow tapes applied between non-metallic and meatallic part of insulation screen.
APPLICATIONS
These cables are generally suitable for direct burial or for installation on trays or ducts. Where there is a risk of mechanical
damage, armoured cables should be used.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

38

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.31 18 / 30(36)kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED UNAROMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

50
70
95

Approx. weight of cable


Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness
of Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

8.9
9.9
11.7

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

3.1
3.2
3.3

67.0
71.0
75.0

4785
5690
6775

3870
4370
4945

120
150
185

13.2
14.6
16.4

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

3.5
3.6
3.7

79.0
82.0
86.0

7815
8880
10290

5500
6040
6725

240
300
400

18.8
21.0
23.8

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

3.8
4.0
4.2

92.0
98.0
100.0

12475
14850
17895

7745
8920
10305

Table 6.32 18 / 30 (36)kV THREE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH


COPPER TAPE SCREENED AND PVC SHEATHED AROMOURED CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness
of
insulation

mm2

mm

50
70
95

Screening

Approx. weight of
cable

Nominal
diameter
of steel
wire

Nominal
thickness
of sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

Nominal
thickness of
SC layer

Approx.
thickness
of Cu tape

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

8.3
9.9
11.7

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

3.15
3.15
3.15

3.4
3.6
3.7

79
83
88

9695
10920
12255

8780
9600
10425

120
150
185

13.2
14.6
16.4

8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1

3.15
3.15
3.15

3.8
3.9
4.0

91
94
99

13540
14880
16610

11225
12040
13045

240
300
400
500

18.8
21.0
23.8
26.7

8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6

0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

3.15
3.15
3.15
3.15

4.2
4.4
4.6
4.8

104
111
118
124

19230
22130
25960
29820

14500
16195
18370
20250

39

76 / 132KV INSULATED SINGLE CORE CABLES

DESCRIPTION
Circular stranded compacted copper or aluminium conductor, XLPE insulated, with copper wire screen and PE outer sheath.
Complies with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Specication. (Refer to table 6.33)
CONSTRUCTION
1. Conductor
Plain circular compacted copper or aluminium conductor to IEC 228 class 2
2. Conductor Screen
Extruded semi-conductive thermo-setting compound
3. Insulation
Extruded superclean XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene)
4. Insulation screen
Extruded semi-conductive cross-linked polyethylene compound. It is rmly bonded to the insulation by virtue of the
simultaneous cross linking of insulation
The conductor screen, insulation and insulation screen are extruded by simultaneous triple extrusion process.
5. Metallic screen
Concentric round uncoated copper wires applied helically and shall be capable of carrying an earth-fault current of 25kA for 3
seconds
6. Radial water barrier
Laminated Aluminium Tape applied longitudinally or lead extruded
7. Outer sheath
Extruded black PE containing an effective termite repellant
APPLICATIONS
For installationon trays, ducts of direct burial.
NOTE : Cables complying with BS 6622 and customers specication are available upon request. Modications which serve to improve our products will be
implemented without notice.
* Metallic sheath (Lead alloy E) and/or moisture barrier sheath (Laminated Aluminium foil) available upon request.

40

CONSTRUCTION DATA
Table 6.33 76 / 132kV SINGLE CORE XLPE INSULATED WITH
COPPER WIRE SCREENED AND PE SHEATHED POWER CABLES
Nominal
crosssectional
area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Screening

mm2

mm

300 / 300
400 / 300
500 / 300
630 / 300
800 / 300
1000 / 300

Approx. weight of cable

Thickness of extruded
SC layer

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Approx.
overall
diameter

Copper

Aluminium

mm

mm

mm

mm

kg/ km

kg/ km

20.9
23.6
26.5

20.0
20.0
20.0

1.3
1.3
1.3

4.0
4.0
4.0

89
92
94

10655
11700
12890

8730
9220
9760

30.2
35.6
39.0

20.0
20.0
20.0

1.3
1.3
1.3

4.0
4.0
4.0

99
102
107

14560
16480
18770

10515
11345
12280

41

MILLIKEN CONDUCTOR

The conductor of this cable is achieved by using a shaped segmental conductor design. Our design consists of ve stranded
sector shape conductor segments with one central circular conductors separated by semi-conducting tape used to avoid
Skin Effect for an improve current carrying capacity. The conductor also features water-sealed properties which prevent
moisture ingress into and along the conductor for improve cable reliability and durability.
CONSTRUCTION
Conductor
The conductor of this cable is achieved by using a shaped segmental conductor design. It consists of ve stranded sector
shape conductor segments with one central circular conductors.
Conductor screen
Extruded semi-conductive thermo-setting compound
Insulation
Extruded superclean cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)
Insulation screen
Extruded semi-conductive cross-linked polyethylene compound. It is rmly bobded to the insulation by virtue of the
simultaneous cross-linking of insulation
Metallic screen
Concentric round uncoated copper wires applied helically and shall be capable of carrying an earth-fault current of 25kA for 3
second.
Radial water barrier
Laminated aluminium tape applied longitudinally or lead extruded
Outersheath
Extruded black PE containing an effective termite repellent
Graphite coating is provided to cater for on-site test.

42

CONSTRUCTION DATA
76 / 132 kV MILLIKEN CONDUCTOR XLPE INSULATED WITH COPPER WIRE SCREENED
AND PE SHEATHED POWER CABLES
Nominal crosssectional area of
conductor

Nominal
diameter of
conductor

Nominal
thickness of
insulation

Nominal area
of Cu. Wire
Screening

Nominal
thickness of
sheath

Nominal overall
diameter

Nominal weight of
cable

mm2

mm

mm

mm2

mm

mm

kg/ km

1200
1600

43.4
50.0

20.0
20.0

300
300

4.0
4.0

110.8
117.0

21149.0
25510.6

Nominal crosssectional area of


conductor

Conductor
resistance at 20C

Reactance

Capacitance

Current carrying capacity *

mm2

ohm / km

ohm / km

microF/km

kA

1200
1600

0.0151
0.0113

0.170
0.108

0.25
0.27

min. 1.23
min. 1.23

or 282 MVA
or 282 MVA

* The current carrying capacity are based on the following condition

Maximum conductor temperature


Maximum ambient temperature
Ground thermal resistivity
Laying depth

: 90 C
: Air 37.2C
: Ground 30C
: 1.2C m/W
: 1.2m

43

TECHNICAL DATA
CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY
The Current Carrying Capacity given in the following tables are based on the assumptions shown below:

(1) Max. Conductor Temperature.............................................................................................................................. 90C


(2) Max. Ambient Temperature:

In Air ..................................................................................................... 25C


In Ground.............................................................................................. 15C

(3) Ground Thermal Resistivity .......................................................................................................................1.2C m/W


(4) Laying Depth:

For Voltage up to 1kV ........................................................................... 0.5m


For Higher Voltages above 1kV ............................................................ 0.8m

(5) Spacing Between Cables Laid:

In Flat Formation ...................................... 2 times of cable overall diameter


In Trefoil ......................................................................... with cable touching

(6) For other conditions, the rating factors included should be applied.
TABLE 7.1 CURRENT RATINGS FOR 0.6 / 1kV ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
In Air
Conductor
size (mm2)

Single-core

In ground

2-core (A)
Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

3- or 4core (AA)

Single-core

Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

2-core (A)

3- or 4core (AA)

Copper Conductors
16
25
35
50
70

217
277

279
350

118
154
190
229
288

101
132
162
196
247

231
284

241
295

141
183
219
259
317

119
152
182
217
266

95
120
150
185
2400

340
395
454
522
615

425
488
543
610
700

355
411
469
541
639

305
353
404
465
549

340
386
431
485
558

350
395
485
482
545

381
433
185
547
632

319
363
406
458
529

300
400
500
630
800

700
800
905
1019
1107

775
834
910
986
1032

728
838
-

626
720
-

623
691
765
841
888

597
637
688
737
760

708
799
-

592
667
-

1000

1202

1098

942

797

Aluminium Conductors

44

16
25
35
50
70

162
208

209
264

90
114
141
169
213

76
100
122
147
186

177
218

185
227

108
138
165
196
240

91
116
139
165
203

95
120
150
185
240

255
295
340
392
464

322
370
417
473
550

263
-

229
266
305
352
417

260
296
331
374
433

270
306
339
380
435

288
-

244
278
311
353
409

300

532

619

478

486

483

461

Table 7.2 CURRENT RATINGS FOR 1.8 / 3kV ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
In Air
Conductor size
(mm2)

Single-core

In ground

Single-core

3-core (A)
Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

3-core (A)
Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

Copper Conductors
16
25
35
50
70

226
282

285
358

106
140
166
201
252

222
271

232
284

114
147
175
207
254

95
120
150
185
240

346
402
457
523
616

440
512
585
673
801

309
359
409
471
556

324
366
409
460
528

341
388
436
493
573

305
347
390
441
510

300
400
500
630
800

702
800
905
1019
1107

925
1081
1255
1461
1683

639
740
-

589
651
720
789
831

648
741
844
961
1085

576
653
-

1000

1202

1902

880

1203

Aluminium Conductors

16
25
35
50
70

169
212

214
268

80
105
125
151
190

170
208

178
217

87
113
134
158
194

95
120
150
185
240

259
302
343
394
465

328
382
434
501
595

233
270
307
355
420

248
282
315
355
410

260
297
332
377
438

233
266
298
338
392

300

533

686

484

460

495

444

Single-core cables with aluminium wire armour

45

Table 7.3 CURRENT RATINGS FOR


3.6 / 6kV TO 8.7 / 15kV ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
In Air
Conductor size
(mm2)

In ground

Single-corea

Single-corea
3-core (A)

Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

3-core (A)
Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

Copper Conductors
25 b
35 b
50 b
70

235
285

295
370

145
175
220
270

220
270

230
280

140
170
210
255

95
120
150
185
240

360
415
470
540
640

455
520
600
690
820

330
375
430
490
570

320
360
410
455
520

335
380
430
485
560

300
340
380
430
490

300
400
500
630
800

740
840
940
1110
1270

940
1100
1280
1500
1740

650
740
-

580
650
710
760
810

640
730
830
940
1070

540
600

1000

1400

1960

860

1180

Aluminium Conductors

25 b
35 b
50 b
70

180
225

230
290

115
140
170
210

170
210

175
215

115
135
160
195

95
120
150
185
240

260
320
365
425
500

350
410
465
530
640

250
295
330
385
450

250
280
315
355
405

260
295
330
375
440

230
265
300
335
380

300
400
500
630
800

580
670
790
910
1052

730
860
1010
1190
1400

510
590
-

455
510
570
640
769

495
570
650
750
-

435
490
-

Copper wire screened, unarmoured


b Not applicable to all voltages, see dimension tables for availability

46

Table 7.4 CURRENT RATINGS FOR


12 / 20kV TO 18 / 30Kv ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
In Air
Conductor size
(mm2)

In ground

Single-corea

Single-corea
3-core (A)

Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

3-core (A)
Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

Copper Conductors
35
50
70
95
120

245
300
360
425

295
365
450
520

180
225
275
330
380

220
270
320
360

230
280
335
380

170
210
255
295
335

150
185
240
300
400

485
550
650
740
850

590
670
800
920
1070

430
490
570
650
740

410
460
530
600
690

430
485
560
640
730

375
420
480
530
590

500
630
800
1000

980
1130
1290
1430

1250
1450
1690
1910

760
850
930
1010

830
950
1070
1190

Aluminium Conductors

35
50
70
95
120

190
235
280
330

230
285
345
400

145
175
215
260
300

170
210
250
280

175
215
260
295

135
160
195
230
260

150
185
240
300
400

375
430
510
580
680

455
520
620
710
840

335
390
460
520
600

320
360
415
475
550

330
375
440
495
570

290
330
380
425
480

500
630
800
1000

790
920
1070
1210

980
1080
1360
1560

610
690
780
860

650
750
860
970

Copper wire screened, unarmoured

47

Table 7.5 CURRENT RATINGS FOR


132 kV SINGLE CORE UNARMOURED XLPE CABLES
Conductor
size (mm)

In air
Trefoil (A)

In ground
Flat (A)

Trefoil (A)

Flat (A)

Copper Conductors
300
400

645
735

695
810

495
555

570
651

500
630

850
975

945
1090

615
675

745
845

800
1000

110
1220

1260
1420

750
800

950
1030

Aluminium Conductors

48

300
400

485
560

540
635

400
455

445
510

500
630

650
745

745
870

510
570

590
675

800
1000

845
970

1015
1155

630
680

770
850

RATING FACTORS FOR CABLES IN AIR


TABLE 7.6 RATING FACTORS FOR AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURE
Ambient air temperature

20C

25C

30C

35C

40C

45C

50C

Rating Factors

1.05

1.00

0.95

0.91

0.86

0.80

0.75

RATING FACTORS CABLES IN GROUND


Table 7.7 RATING FACTORS FOR GROUND TEMPERATURE
Ground Temperature

10C

15C

20C

25C

30C

35C

40C

45C

Rating Factors

1.03

1.00

0.97

0.93

0.89

0.85

0.81

0.77

Table 7.8 RATING FACTORS FOR THERMAL RESISTIVITY OF GROUND


Thermal Resistivity (Cm / W)

Conductor size (mm)

0.8

0.9

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

1.16

1.11

1.07

0.91

0.81

0.73

0.67

Single - core cables


Up to 150
From 185 to 400

1.17

1.12

1.07

0.90

0.80

0.72

0.66

From 500 to 1200

1.18

1.13

1.08

0.90

0.79

0.71

0.65

1.09

1.06

1.04

0.95

0.86

0.79

0.74

From 25 to 150

1.14

1.10

1.07

0.93

0.84

0.76

0.70

From 185 to 400

1.16

1.11

1.07

0.92

0.82

0.74

0.68

Multicore cables
Up to 16

Table 7.9 RATING FACTORS FOR DEPTH OF LAYING


0.6 / 1 kV cables

1.8 / 3 kV to 18 / 30 kV cables

Depth of laying (m)


Up to 50mm2

70 mm to 300mm2

above 300mm2

up to 300mm2

above 300mm2

0.5
0.6
0.8

1.00
0.99
0.97

1.00
0.98
0.96

1.00
0.97
0.94

1.00

1.00

1.0
1.3
1.5

0.95
0.94
0.93

0.94
0.92
0.91

0.92
0.90
0.89

0.98
0.96
0.95

0.97
0.95
0.94

1.8
2.0
2.5
3.0 or more

0.92
0.91
0.90
0.89

0.89
0.88
0.87
0.86

0.87
0.86
0.85
0.83

0.94
0.92
0.91
0.90

0.92
0.90
0.89
0.88

49

Table 7.10 GROUP RATING FACTORS FOR CIRCUITS OF THREE SINGLE CORE CABLES, IN TREFOIL
AND LAID FLAT TOUCHING, HORIZONTAL FORMATION
Spacing of circuits (between centres of cable groups)
Cable Voltage
(kV)

Number of
circuits

Touching
0.15m*

0.3m

0.45m

0.6m

0.80
0.68
0.63
0.58
0.56

0.82
0.72
0.67
0.63
0.60

0.88
0.79
0.75
0.72
0.70

0.90
0.83
0.81
0.78
0.77

0.93
0.87
0.85
0.83
0.82

0.87
0.66
0.6
0.55
0.52

0.80
0.69
0.63
0.58
0.55

0.81
0.71
0.65
0.61
0.58

0.85
0.76
0.72
0.68
0.66

0.88
0.80
0.76
0.73
0.72

0.90
0.83
0.80
0.77
0.76

0.79
0.67
0.62
0.57
0.54

0.81
0.70
0.65
0.60
0.57

0.81
0.71
0.65
0.60
0.57

0.85
0.76
0.72
0.68
0.66

0.88
0.80
0.76
0.73
0.72

0.90
0.83
0.80
0.76
0.76

Trefoil

Laid Flat

0.6 / 1

2
3
4
5
6

0.77
0.65
0.59
0.55
0.52

1.8 / 3 to
12 / 20

2
3
4
5
6

18 / 30

2
3
4
5
6

* This spacing will not be possible for some of the larger diameter cables

Table 7.11 GROUP RATING FACTORS FOR


MULTICORE CABLES IN HORIZONTAL FORMATION

50

Spacing of circuits (between centres of cable groups)

Cable Voltage
(kV)

Number of
Cables in group

Touching

0.15m

0.3m

0.45m

0.6m

0.6 / 1

2
3
4
5
6

0.81
0.70
0.63
0.58
0.55

0.87
0.78
0.74
0.70
0.67

0.91
0.84
0.81
0.78
0.76

0.93
0.87
0.86
0.83
0.82

0.94
0.90
0.89
0.87
0.86

1.8 / 3 to
]12 / 20

2
3
4
5
6

0.80
0.69
0.63
0.57
0.55

0.85
0.75
0.70
0.66
0.63

0.89
0.80
0.77
0.73
0.71

0.90
0.84
0.80
0.78
0.76

0.92
0.86
0.84
0.81
0.80

18 / 30

2
3
4
5
6

0.80
0.70
0.64
0.59
0.56

0.83
0.73
0.68
0.63
0.60

0.87
0.78
0.74
0.70
0.68

0.89
0.82
0.78
0.75
0.74

0.91
0.85
0.82
0.79
0.78

TABLE 7.12 METRIC CONDUCTOR SIZES


AND RESISTANCE (20C) FOR FIXED WIRING
Maximum d.c. resistance
Conductor
size (mm2)

Maximum d.c. resistance

Plain copper
(ohm / km)

Metal coated
copper (ohm
/ km)

Aluminium*
(ohm / km)

0.5
0.75
1
1.5
2.5

36.0
24.5
18.1
12.1
7.4

36.7
24.8
18.2
12.2
7.56

4
6
10
16
25

4.61
3.08
1.83
1.15
0.727

4.70
3.11
1.84
1.16
0.734

7.41
4.61
3.08
1.91
1.20

35
50
70
95
120

0.524
0.387
0.268
0.193
0.153

0.529
0.391
0.270
0.195
0.154

0.868
0.641
0.443
0.320
0.253

150
185
240
300
400

0.124
0.0991
0.0754
0.0601
0.0470

0.126
0.100
0.0762
0.0607
0.0475

0.206
0.164
0.125
0.100
0.0778

Conductor
size (mm2)

Plain
copper
(ohm / km)

Metal coated
copper (ohm
/ km)

Aluminium*
(ohm / km)

500
630
800
1000
1200

0.0366
0.0283
0.0221
0.0176
0.0151

0.0369
0.0386
0.0224
0.0177
0.0151

0.0605
0.0469
0.0367
0.0291
0.0247

1400 +
1600 +
1800
2000

0.0129
0.0113
0.0101
0.0090

0.0129
0.0113
0.0101
0.0090

0.0212
0.0186
0.0165
0.0149

1150
1130

0.0156
0.0138

0.0258
0.0228

380
480
600
740
960
1200

0.0800
0.0633
0.0515
0.0410
0.0313
0.0250

* includes metal-coared and metal clad


+ non prefered sizes in IEC 228
sizes used for O.F. cables (not in IEC 228)
solid sectoral conductors (not in IEC 228 but standard for British
practice, BS 6360)
Except where stated, the data is in accordance with IEC 228 and
British Standards.

51

TABLE 7.13 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS


0.6 / 1Kv ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
Single-core cables*
Conductor
Size (mm2)

52

A.C. resistance at 90C

Multicore cables

Reactance (50Hz)

A.C. resistance at 90C

Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm / km)

Trefoil
(ohm / km )

Flat #
(ohm / km )

Copper (ohm
/ km)

Aluminium
(ohm/km)

Reactance
(50Hz) (ohm
/ km)

16

1.47

2.45

0.080

25

0.927

1.54

0.079

35

0.668

1.11

0.077

50

0.494

0.822

0.106

0.145

0.494

0.822

0.076

70

0.342

0.568

0.103

0.162

0.342

0.568

0.075

95

0.247

0.411

0.098

0.157

0.247

0.411

0.073

120

0.197

0.325

0.096

0.155

0.197

0.325

0.073

150

0.160

0.265

0.097

0.156

0.160

0.265

0.073

185

0.128

0.211

0.096

0.155

0.128

0.211

0.073

240

0.0989

0.162

0.092

0.151

0.0989

0.162

0.073

300

0.0802

0.130

0.090

0.149

0.0802

0.130

0.072

400

0.0640

0.090

0.148

0.0640

500

0.0515

0.089

0.146

0.0515

630

0.4200

0.086

0.144

0.0420

800

0.0363

0.086

0.144

0.0363

1000

0.0316

0.084

0.142

0.0316

Table 7.14 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS


1.8 / 3kV ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
Single-core cables*
Conductor
size (mm2)

A.C. resistance
at 90C

3-core cables

Reactance (50Hz)

Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm / km)

Trefoil
(ohm /
km )

Flat #
(ohm /
km )

16

25

35

50

0.494

70

0.342

95

A.C. resistance at 90C


Capacitance
(F / km )

Reactance
(50Hz)
(ohm / km)

Capacitance
(F / km )

Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm/km)

1.47

2.42

0.104

0.18

0.927

1.54

0.095

0.22

0.668

1.11

0.092

0.25

0.822

0.116

0.172

0.31

0.494

0.822

0.088

0.27

0.568

0.110

0.165

0.36

0.342

0.568

0.084

0.31

0.247

0.411

0.104

0.160

0.42

0.247

0.411

0.081

0.35

120

0.195

0.325

0.104

0.159

0.45

0.195

0.325

0.079

0.38

150

0.160

0.265

0.100

0.156

0.49

0.160

0.265

0.077

0.42

185

0.128

0.211

0.098

0.154

0.54

0.128

0.211

0.076

0.46

240

0.098

0.162

0.094

0.150

0.63

0.098

0.162

0.074

0.51

300

0.080

0.130

0.091

0.147

0.70

0.080

0.130

0.073

0.57

400

0.064

0.090

0.147

0.77

500

0.051

0.089

0.145

0.80

630

0.042

0.086

0.143

0.84

* Aluminium wire armoured


# Twice cable diameter spacing between centres

53

Table 7.15 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS


3.6 / 6kV ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
Single-core cables*
Conductor
size (mm2)

A.C. resistance
at 90C
Copper
(ohm / km)

3-core cables

Reactance (50Hz)

Aluminium
Trefoil
(ohm / km) (ohm / km )

Flat #
(ohm /
km )

A.C. resistance at 90C


Capacitance
(F / km )

Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm/km)

Reactance
Capacitance
(50Hz)
(F / km )
(ohm / km)

3.6 / 6 kV
16

1.47

2.42

0.104

0.18

25

0.927

1.54

0.095

0.22

35

0.668

1.11

0.092

0.25

50

0.494

0.822

0.116

0.172

0.31

0.494

0.822

0.088

0.27

70

0.342

0.568

0.110

0.165

0.36

0.342

0.568

0.084

0.31

95

0.247

0.411

0.104

0.160

0.42

0.247

0.411

0.081

0.35

120

0.195

0.325

0.104

0.159

0.45

0.195

0.325

0.079

0.38

150

0.160

0.265

0.100

0.156

0.49

0.160

0.265

0.077

0.42

185

0.128

0.211

0.098

0.154

0.54

0.128

0.211

0.076

0.46

240

0.098

0.162

0.094

0.150

0.63

0.098

0.162

0.074

0.51

300

0.080

0.130

0.091

0.147

0.70

0.080

0.130

0.073

0.57

400

0.064

0.090

0.147

0.77

500

0.051

0.089

0.145

0.80

630

0.042

0.086

0.143

0.84

6 / 10kV
16

1.47

2.45

0.134

0.21

25

0.927

1.54

0.124

0.24

35

0.668

1.11

0.116

0.26

50

0.493

0.821

0.127

0.185

0.27

0.493

0.822

0.111

0.28

70

0.342

0.569

0.120

0.177

0.31

0.342

0.568

0.106

0.32

95

0.247

0.410

0.114

0.171

0.34

0.247

0.410

0.100

0.36

120

0.196

0.325

0.109

0.166

0.37

0.196

0.325

0.097

0.39

150

0.159

0.265

0.106

0.163

0.40

0.159

0.265

0.094

0.42

185

0.128

0.211

0.103

0.160

0.44

0.128

0.211

0.092

0.46

240

0.098

0.162

0.099

0.156

0.49

0.0984

0.161

0.089

0.51

300

0.0790

0.130

0.096

0.153

0.52

0.0797

0.130

0.086

0.56

400

0.0632

0.102

0.093

0.150

0.59

0.0639

0.102

0.083

0.62

500

0.0510

0.0804

0.090

0.147

0.66

630

0.0416

0.0639

0.087

0.145

0.74

* Copper wire screened, unarmoured


# Twice cable diameter spacing between centres

54

Table 7.16 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS


8.7 / 15kV AND 12 / 20kV ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
Single-core cables*
Conductor
size (mm2)

A.C. resistance
at 90C
Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm / km)

3-core cables

Reactance (50Hz)
Trefoil
(ohm /
km )

A.C. resistance at 90C

Capacitance
Flat # (ohm (F / km )
/ km )

Copper
(ohm / km)

Reactance
(50Hz)
Aluminium (ohm / km)
(ohm/km)

Capacitance
(F / km )

8.7 / 15kV
16

1.47

2.45

0.143

0.17

25

0.927

1.54

0.132

0.19

35

0.668

1.11

0.124

0.21

50

0.493

0.822

1.320

0.190

0.22

0.493

0.822

0.118

0.23

0.112

0.26

70

0.343

0.568

0.125

0.183

0.25

0.343

0.568

95

0.247

0.410

0.119

0.176

0.27

0.247

0.410

0.106

0.29

120

0.196

0.325

0.114

0.171

0.29

0.196

0.325

0.102

0.31

0.159

0.264

0.100

0.34

150

0.159

0.264

0.111

0.168

0.32

185

0.128

0.211

0.107

0.164

0.34

0.128

0.211

0.097

0.37

240

0.0979

0.161

0.103

0.160

0.38

0.0982

0.161

0.093

0.41

300

0.0789

0.130

0.100

0.156

0.42

0.0794

0.130

0.090

0.45

400

0.0630

0.102

0.097

0.153

0.47

0.0636

0.102

0.087

0.50

500

0.0507

0.802

0.093

0.151

0.51

630

0.0414

0.0636

0.090

0.147

0.57

12 / 20 kV
16

25

0.927

1.54

0.139

0.17

35

0.668

1.11

0.130

0.18

50

0.494

0.821

0.138

0.192

0.19

0.493

0.822

0.124

0.20

70

0.342

0.569

0.131

0.185

0.22

0.342

0.568

0.118

0.22

95

0.247

0.409

0.124

0.178

0.24

0.247

0.410

0.111

0.24

120

0.196

0.324

0.119

0.173

0.26

0.196

0.325

0.107

0.26

150

0.159

0.265

0.116

0.170

0.28

0.159

0.264

0.104

0.28

185

0.128

0.211

0.113

0.165

0.30

0.127

0.211

0.101

0.31

240

0.098

0.160

0.108

0.161

0.34

0.098

0.161

0.097

0.34

300

0.079

0.129

0.104

0.158

0.37

0.079

0.130

0.094

0.37

400

0.063

0.101

0.101

0.155

0.40

0.063

0.102

0.090

0.41

500

0.051

0.080

0.097

0.152

0.44

630

0.041

0.064

0.094

0.149

0.49

* Copper wire screened, unarmoured


# Twice cable diameter spacing between centres

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Table 7.17 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS


18 / 30kV ARMOURED XLPE CABLES
Single-core cables*
A.C. resistance
at 90C

Conductor
size (mm2)

3-core cables

Reactance (50Hz)

A.C. resistance at 90C

Capacitance
Flat # (ohm (F / km )
/ km )

Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm / km)

Trefoil
(ohm /
km )

70

0.342

0.568

0.143

0.194

95

0.247

0.411

0.134

120

0.196

0.324

150

0.160

185

0.128

240

Reactance
Capacitance
(50Hz)
(F / km )
(ohm / km)

Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm/km)

0.16

0.342

0.568

0.135

0.16

0.189

0.18

0.247

0.411

0.127

0.18

0.129

0.184

0.19

0.196

0.325

0.122

0.19

0.264

0.125

0.178

0.21

0.159

0.265

0.118

0.21

0.211

0.121

0.174

0.22

0.128

0.211

0.114

0.22

0.0977

0.1600

0.116

0.169

0.250

0.0978

0.161

0.109

0.24

300

0.0785

0.1290

0.112

0.166

0.270

0.0788

0.130

0.105

0.26

400

0.0624

0.1010

0.107

0.162

0.290

500

0.0500

0.0797

0.104

0.158

0.320

630

0.0405

0.0630

0.099

0.155

0.350

800

0.0388

0.0509

0.095

0.151

0.400

TABLE 7.18 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS


132kV SINGLE CORE UNARMOURED XLPE CABLES
Single-core cables*
Conductor size
(mm2)

A.C. resistance at 90C

Capacitance
(F / km )

Copper
(ohm / km)

Aluminium
(ohm / km)

Trefoil
(ohm / km )

Flat #
(ohm / km )

300

0.078

0.129

0.147

0.198

0.130

400

0.060

0.099

0.140

0.190

0.140

500

0.049

0.078

0.132

0.182

0.160

630

0.039

0.062

0.127

0.173

0.170

800

0.032

0.050

0.121

0.165

0.195

1000

0.041

0.117

0.158

0.210

* Aluminium wire armoured


# Twice cable diameter spacing between centres

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Reactance (50Hz)

Table 7.19 TEMPERATURE CORRECTION FACTORS


FOR CONDUCTOR RESISTANCE
Temperature of conductor (C)

Factor to convert to 20C

Reciprocal to convert from 20C

1.064

0.940

1.059

0.944

1.055

0.948

1.050

0.952

1.046

0.956

10

1.042

0.960

11

1.037

0.964

12

1.033

0.968

13

1.029

0.972

14

1.025

0.976

15

1.020

0.980

16

1.016

0.984

17

1.012

0.988

18

1.008

0.992

19

1.004

0.996

20

1.000

1.000

21

0.996

1.004

22

0.992

1.008

23

0.988

1.012

24

0.984

1.016

25

0.980

1.020

26

0.977

1.024

27

0.973

1.028

28

0.969

1.032

29

0.965

1.036

30

0.962

1.040

35

0.943

1.060

40

0.926

1.080

45

0.909

1.100

50

0.893

1.120

55

0.877

1.140

60

0.862

1.160

65

0.847

1.180

70

0.833

1.200

75

0.820

1.220

80

0.806

1.240

85

0.794

1.260

90

0.781

1.280

The manufacturer reserves the right to modify or vary the construction or specication of any of the products at their discretion and without notice. The information contained herein is in line with the appropriate standards and sound eletrical
practice - it is believed to be reliable but as each application is unique, the manufacturer can accept no responsibility as
to the suitability of any product for a particular use, or for any error of omissions, unintentional or otherwise.

57

CALCULATION OF SHORT-CIRCUIT/EARTH FAULT


CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY
Adiabatic method as per IEC 60949, IEC 60986 & IEC 61443
1. Calculation of adiabatic short-circuit current

I = x IAD

IAD = K S

f +
1n (
)
i +
t

Where,
IAD
=

=
S
=
i
=
f
=
t
=
K
=

58

short-circuit current calculated on an adiabatic basis (A)


factor to allow for heat loss into the adjacent components. For adiabatic calculations e = 1
nominal cross-sectional area (mm2)
Initial temperature (C)
nal temperature (C)
duration of short circuit (s)
constant depending on the material of the current carrying component (As/mm2),
for Cu.
226
for Al.
148
for Steel 78
for Lead 42
= reciprocal of temperature coefcient of resistance of the current carrying component at 0C (K),
for Cu.
234.5
for Al.
228
for Steel 202
for Lead 230

SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT OF XLPE CABLES


(COPPER CONDUCTOR)
Curves are based on:
* Cables at maximum operating temperature of 90C at start of short-circuit.
* Final conductor temperature of 250C.
500

Conductor
Sizes (mm2)

400
300

200
150

90

100
80
70
1000

Maximum Permissible Short Circuit Current (kA)

60
50

800

40

630
500

30

400
20

300
240
185

10
9
7

120

95

5
70

50

35
2
25

5.0

4.0

16
3.0

2.0

1.0

0.9

10
0.8

0.7

0.6

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.2

6
1

0.1

10
8

150

Duration of Short Circuit (second) for Copper Conductor

59

SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT OF XLPE CABLES


(ALUMINIUM CONDUCTOR)
Curves are based on:
* Cables at maximum operating temperature of 90C at start of short-circuit.
* Final conductor temperature of 250C.
300

Conductor
Sizes (mm2)

200
150

100
90
80
70
60

Maximum Permissible Short Circuit Current (kA)

50
1000

40

800
30
630
500

20

400
300
240

10
9
8
7

185
150

6
5

120

95

70

50

35
16

Duration of Short Circuit (second) for Aluminium Conductor

60

5.0

4.0

25
3.0

2.0

0.7
0.8
0.9
1.0

0.6

0.5

10
0.4

0.3

0.2

0.1

6
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