Medium Voltage Cables

Medium Voltage Systems
A worldwide leading player in the cable industry
As a leading player in the high technology business of energy and telecom cables & systems, the Prysmian group has a strong position in higher added value market segments. It develops, designs, produces, supplies and installs a wide range of cables addressing the most diverse applications in both the energy and telecoms sectors. Specialising in the development of products and systems designed on the basis of clients’ specific requirements, Prysmian’s main competitive strengths include its focus on research and development (over 3,000 granted and filed patents overall), the ability to innovate its products and production processes, and the use of its own advanced proprietary technologies.

Cables from Delft
With cable manufacturing experience since 1913, Prysmian Cables and Systems B.V. designs, manufactures, distributes and installs a wide range of cables and systems for the transmission and distribution of power at low, medium, high and extra high voltage for both land and submarine applications and for special industrial applications, together with a wide range of accessories for applications all over the world. Prysmian Cables and Systems B.V. initiated and patented pioneering developments related to extruded cable systems, such as the prefabricated stress cone and joint body (1965), the in-line cross-linking of extruded cables (1970), the Click-Fit accessories range (1990), the introduction of the environmentally friendly HPTE (High-performance Polypropylene Thermoplastic Elastomer) insulated medium voltage cables in the Netherlands (2010) and the production of HVDC land cables (2011) to name but a few. Furthermore Prysmian Cables and Systems B.V. can offer extended after sales Services such as: - 24/7 Emergency and Condition Based Maintenance; - On-site Fault Localization; - Diagnostics and Assessments; - Material Qualification; - Testing in our own HV Laboratory.

A global presence
With its two businesses, Energy Cables and Systems (cables and systems for underground and submarine power transmission and distribution, for industrial applications and for the distribution of electricity to residential and commercial buildings) and Telecom Cables and Systems (optical cables and fibres and copper cables for video, data and voice transmission), Prysmian boasts a global presence with subsidiaries in 35 countries, 54 plants in 21 countries, 7 Research and Development centres in Europe, USA and South America and employs more than 12,000 people worldwide. This broad and diverse geographical distribution of manufacturing facilities allows Prysmian to respond more efficiently and effectively to the needs of local markets and customers.

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Environment and sustainability
Management of its business on an environmentally sustainable basis is not just an ethical commitment for the Prysmian Group but a key factor in its very business competitiveness. Prysmian is constantly seeking not only to develop products with an ever lower environmental impact, but also to implement management and production processes that help improve the environmental sustainability of its business. In keeping with the contents of the specific policy document, approved and supported by the Chief Executive Officer in 2007, since then Prysmian systematically and continuously pursued all the fundamental activities for managing issues relating to the environment and the health and safety of its employees, introducing a few improvements to the instruments used for fulfilling these tasks. Prysmian has also set up a special committee, the Environmental and Safety Committee (ESC), which acts at management level by deciding objectives for improvement on the basis of information provided by the Health Safety & Environment (HSE) department The XLPE and HPTE cables produced at Prysmian Cables and Systems B.V. are environmentally friendly and safe to use. Furthermore the reduction of electrical and magnetic fields induced by the currents flowing through the conductors is minimized in smart system designs.

Prysmian products are designed to comply with all major national and international standards (e.g. NEN, IEC, CENELEC, BS, CEI, DIN VDE, ICEA, IRAM, NBR, NF, SABS, SFS, TSE, UNE, UTE, NBN, AEIC, ANSI, AS/NZS etc.) and with customer’s specific requirements. Thanks to an undisputed expertise developed over decades in servicing all major utilities anywhere in the world, Prysmian relies on a long-standing tradition of participation and on a strong presence within international scientific bodies– IEC, CENELEC and AEIC among others – to develop relevant standards, technical recommendations and guidelines.

Prysmian sets high standards
Prysmian Cables and Systems B.V. is certified in accordance with ISO9001:2000 Quality and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standards for its activities.

Innovation and quality
The objectives of Prysmian’s Research & Development function are identifying innovative products and technologies, introducing new products onto the market services designed to expand the range on offer, and cutting production costs. The quality of Prysmian products is assured by means of strict monitoring of all phases of the production process, from raw material procurement to the delivered product, through a highly-developed control system for each specific phase of the cycle. The controls during the raw material procurement stage concern supplier selection and quality checks of the individual supplies, which have to be accompanied by special certificates proving that they conform to the standards specified during the contractual phase.

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: Steel tape armour with a lead alloy sheath. which includes the following: Single core medium voltage utility cables: . Single core industrial medium voltage cables: . In the second step this combination of conductor and insulation (called a core) is placed inside a water tank at 80ºC. .Medium Voltage Systems Medium Voltage XLPE cable production The extrusion and curing of XLPE insulated medium voltage cables is performed in three separate steps.copper wires screen. low odour level.steel wire armouring. If you have specific wishes concerning cable constructions and/or test regimes.copper wires screen. as well: . e. In case of medium voltage cables this is usually a copper wires screen and a polyethylene outer sheath. 4 . storage stability and low equipment costs. Then this combination of conductor and insulation is cooled to room temperature and placed on a drum. insulation and insulation-screen are produced in one go inside the extrusion head. thermoplastic polyethylene with a catalyst already added to the mix is fed into the extruder. Some of the abovementioned finishings may also be combined.: In the first step. offers a wide variety of cable finishings based on customer’s requirements.lead alloy sheath.steel tape armouring.V.steel tape armouring.aluminium wire armouring. . Three core industrial medium voltage cables: .lead alloy sheath.steel wire armouring.e. - copper wires screen and laminated copper foil.g. In the third and last step the cable finishing is placed on the cable core. please do not hesitate to contact us.LSOH outer sheath. i. .PVC outer sheath. Cable finishing Prysmian Cables and Systems B.welded aluminium sheath. . - copper wires screen and laminated aluminium foil. . The main advantages of this type of processing are high extrusion speed. Three core medium voltage utility cable: .V. . . Apart from the standard PE outer sheath the following optional finishing can be produced by Prysmian Cables and Systems B. where cross-linking occurs. During this extrusion process the conductor-screen.

Insulation quality and life expectancy of a cable are related to the magnitude of partial discharges that might occur in a cable. Test regimes As part of our quality system extensive tests are performed to guarantee our products fulfil the highest demands. Section J.Conductor types and range The conductor sizes mentioned in the tables are commonly used types. consisting of: - Measurement of the electrical resistance of the conductor. Type tests Prysmian Cables and Systems B. This document is based on CENELEC HD620 S2. continuously performs type tests on MV cables according to the following Dutch standard: Middenspanning kunststof (MS): NEN 3620 (2003). - Large solid round aluminium conductors up to and including 1600mm2. each cable length is subjected to a final routine testing procedure based on NEN3620 before release. The reliability of measuring results for these partial discharges greatly depends on the noise level caused by the surrounding environment.High voltage test. 5 . The maximum conductor size per material and type is as follows: Solid Stranded Milliken Copper - 800 2500 Aluminium 1600 1600 2500 Please note that the requirements of the NEN 3620 are more severe and the test program is extended to include more tests than listed in IEC 60502-2. Part 10. . The discharge detection limit is improved by using an electromagnetically shielded room (Faraday’s-cage) for the execution of the partial discharge test. Sample tests - Large conductor cross-sections up to and including 2500mm2 copper or aluminium Milliken constructions. . .Enamelled wires for copper conductors. Routine tests The minimum conductor size per type and voltage class is as follows: 10kV and 15kV Solid Stranded 20kV Solid Stranded 30kV Solid Stranded Milliken Copper - 35 Copper - 35 Copper - 95 1000 Aluminium 25 95 Aluminium 50 95 Aluminium 150 95 1600 Besides offering special arrangements in accordance with customer requirements. “Kabel geïsoleerd met vernet polyetheen voor spanningen van 6kV tot en met 30kV”. . Type tests reveal our cable designs to be outstanding and routine and sample tests prove that our cables conform to the highest standards. Special designs: Sample tests are performed in accordance with NEN3620 and/or customer requirements.V.Partial discharge test.Oxidized wires for copper conductors.

therefore. 6 . the evolution of insulation technologies and materials for Medium Voltage cables headed for extruded materials. Prysmian. to find out something new. Eco-compatibility of the product and strong reduction of carbon footprint: - Fully recyclable materials and no gas emission in the atmosphere. which relies on outstanding overall characteristics and performances (electrical. which could guarantee equivalent (if not improved) performances and introduce innovations and simplifications. which allows various design configurations depending on the specific customer’s requirements. the product is conceived according to a modular architecture. - Lower soil occupation and reduced power consumption.Medium Voltage Systems P-Laser Product evolution During the years. Benefits and main characteristics Innovative product in terms of materials and production process: - High reliability and improved thermo-mechanical performances. in particular. Introduced on the market in the early ‘80s. The P-Laser technology. - No degassing treatment needed. provides: . Full compatibility with the existing electrical network and standard components. - On-line protection of cable core during manufacturing process. has taken up the challenge put forward by a mature technology as XLPE. with excellent mechanical. electrical and physical features and properties: P-Laser.innovation for the network upgrading. has completely replaced. It appeared difficult. an equally reliable new technology. since the early ‘90s. the same excellent reliability and handling characteristics equivalent to the traditional XLPE cables. Delivery time reduction and optimisation of Total Cost of Ownership: - Production process based on a single and uninterrupted line. The Company has therefore developed. given the technological goals achieved with XLPE. in addition to ensuring the same performances. in its capacity as innovation leader. the still excellent impregnated paper insulation and is nowadays a fully consolidated technology. - full compatibility of the cable with the existing network and the standard accessories. due to the new materials used. thermo-mechanical and installation) and a well-proven track record at all voltages. - full recyclability of the product with lower environmental impact. thanks to its R&D facilities and a know-how acquired in more than 130 years of activity. after the undisputed supremacy held by impregnated paper. at first thermoplastic PVC (soon given up because of reduced dielectric properties) and eventually cross-linked polyethylene. cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). - optimization of the Supply Chain and of the Total Cost of Ownership. Furthermore.

after ageing) Thermo-pressure resistance Handling characteristics Jointing and terminating techniques 90°C 105°C HPTE 90°C (up to 110°C) 130°C Tan∂(@90°C. 7 . in addition to the excellent intrinsic characteristics of the product itself. Therefore.Industrial process The product P-Laser uses a High Performance Polypropylene Thermoplastic Elastomer (HPTE) developed by Prysmian’s R&D laboratories and covered by patents and patent applications. it is characterised by the complete product/ process integration. 15 kV/mm) <5x10-4 Excellent Very good 105°C Excellent 130°C Good Standard The specific layout of the production plant for P-Laser as it is shown here is based on Prysmian’s first P-Laser production facility and may not be representative for your local cable manufacturer”. The P-Laser cable can also be produced according to different metallic screen and outer sheath configuration requirements. thus providing customers with remarkable advantages in terms of service. P-Laser can be manufactured on a single and uninterrupted production line. Technical Specifications XLPE Operating temperature Emergency temperature Dielectric losses Dielectric strength Electrical Breakdown strength (AC. which allows to significantly streamline the supply chain and to considerably reduce the factory lead time. lightning impulse.

termination and connection to electrical equipment.Applications engineering. . . The different accessories are composed of different types of Silicone rubber compounds. Furthermore Prysmian has her own R&D team complete with a MV Laboratory for testing and is ISO 17025 certified. This design principle is realised by the use of modern high quality elastomeric materials with outstanding physical and electrical properties and the application of newly developed moulding techniques. . Type tests reveal our accessory designs to be outstanding and routine tests prove that they conform to the highest standards.V. manufacturing and kitting of our medium voltage accessories is performed. Test regimes As part of our quality system extensive tests are performed to guarantee our products fulfil the highest demands. If you have any questions relating to complete system supply of medium voltage systems. training or research. where moulding. testing capacity and training courses with respect to medium voltage accessories in our own research laboratory and workshop.8/36 (42) kV . Prysmian offers a wide range of accessory types for indoor.2) kV up to 20. Prysmian uses a number of different manufacturing techniques at her own two production sites in Gron and Neuf Pré.6/6 (7. .Medium Voltage Systems Medium voltage accessories For application on medium voltage cables. . At this centre of competence we have engineering capacity. The accessories are available in standard insulation diameter ranges and supplied as jointing kits including installation instructions. without requiring extensive jointers’ training. All of the medium voltage accessories are type tested and routine tested in accordance with harmonisation document HD629. has her own centre of competence. These are simple and reliable solutions for jointing.Supply management. 8 .Expert manufacturing. outdoor or underground installation. please contact us! The know-how In order to supply the full range of MV accessories. Service Prysmian Cables and Systems B. Operational reliability has been proven in numerous installations over the last 25 years. A very high standard of quality is ensured by Prysmian’s core competencies for medium voltage accessories: . The production of these accessories is but the first step in supplying our products to the customer. Characteristic of the design is the use of prefabricated elements with integrated electrical functions that can be slid onto the prepared cable ends and need little additional installation work for completion.1 S1 ‘Test requirements on accessories for use on power cables of rated voltage from 3. .Purchasing.Marketing. EPR-rubber and epoxy resin.Distribution & logistics.part 1: Cables with extruded insulation’.Product development.

MV separable connectors. earth covers.1/C and 3/C versions.1/C and 3/C versions. 9 . .Product port-folio Our product port-folio consists of: MV joints. . - Easy to install.Also used with shear bold connectors. . - Compatible with CENELEC EN 50180 / EN50181. .Suitable for Polymeric and PILC cables. . MV Bushings. - Indoor or Outdoor. Elaspeed Injectfit A well established and flexible range of injected taped joints. .Range from 11 kV to 52 kV. . . .EPOXY Resin bushings. - Compatible with CENELEC EN 50180 / EN 50181. - Monobloc Cold shrink design includes: sheds. Formfit A well established and reliable range of Separable Connectors.Indoor or Outdoor. . Stress relieving device. . Elasticfit A range of slip-on silicone rubber terminations. - Range from 11 kV to 24 kV. . stress relieve tubes and trifurcating gloves. .Insulated within EPR rubber tapes. Separable Connectors with a mechanical lug.Wide range (1/C .EPDM rubber connectors. - EPOXY Resin bushings.Protected by EPOXY Resin (injected). - 1/C and 3/C versions. .3/C . 400A and 630A.Branch joints . . - EPDM rubber connectors. On this page you will find a selection of Prysmians premium products with a short description.Available as branch joint. - Wide acceptance range for conductor sizes (@ 24 kV.Compatible with CENELEC HD 628/629. A fully integrated cold shrink joint design.Economic and reliable. 1 model covers 25-95mm2 conductor size).Available as Transition joint. MV Terminations and Airfield Lighting equipment.Available from 11 kV to 35 kV (US). . . Elascon Coldfit A range of cold-shrink silicone rubber terminations. - Modular systems design includes sheds. - Available for 250A.A wide range (250A-400A-630A-1250 A). . .PILC). trifurcating gloves and transition tubes.High reliability.Conductor sizes from 25 to 1000 mm2.

Medium Voltage Systems EG-YLKrvlwd 3xCurs YMeKrvaslqwd 3xAlrm YMeKrvaslqwd 1xAlrs 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 9 7 10 9 11 12 6 12 6 7 2 1 2 3 4 Conductor Conductor screen Insulation Insulation screen Bedding material Water blocking tapes Copper wires screen with counter helix Metallic copper screen Inner polymeric sheath Lead sheath Steel wire armour with steel counter helix Outer sheath 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 8 5 12 10 .

6 5.49 0.65 0.119 0.115 0.53 0.128 0.220 0.6 1.26 0.9 53 50 3.179 0.165 0.88 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.115 0.1 1.95 1.46 0.83 * preferred cross-sections 11 .79 0.63 0.06 1.160 0.98 0.46 0.100 0.35 0.172 0.83 0.22 0.6 3.58 0.06 1.5 0.69 0.56 1.81 49 47 3.165 0.3 10.2 3.171 0.74 0.65 0.168 0.97 0.129 0.154 0.165 0.187 0.186 0.9 12.186 0.6 - 1.71 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.8 Net weight.6 0.143 0.47 0.2 1.26 0.9 1.209 0.209 0.32 0.9 1.108 0.231 0.35 0.29 0.160 0.58 0.8 0.58 0.63 0.121 0.123 0.2 4.49 0.38 0.168 0.125 0.178 0.104 0.2 1.69 0.115 0.147 0.45 1.100 0.98 57 53 3.178 0.62 0.07 0.128 0.56 0.202 0.38 Charging current@10kV and 50Hz A/km 0.220 0.157 0.194 0.2 2.151 0.161 0.25 1.143 0.161 0.75 0.0 1.8 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 0.121 0.143 0.179 0.7 0.41 0.135 0.84 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.32 0.187 0.53 0.41 0.53 0.86 1. touching Ω /km 0.49 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m 0.32 1.125 0.4 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 240 300 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 240 300 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 240 300 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 25 27 29 30 32 34 36 38 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm 25 26 28 29 31 32 35 37 Net weight.55 0.172 0.78 45 43 2.7 0.111 0.74 0.52 0.231 0.171 0.129 0.4 0.12 0.151 Operating capacitance@10kV and 50Hz µµF/km 0.3 1.10 kV single core medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 6/10/12 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 3.29 0.165 FlatDucts.46 0.111 0.47 0.135 0.16 1.42 0.115 0.42 1.19 0.1 7.9 2.82 0.53 0.56 0.01 0.8 0.108 Trefoil ducts.119 0.67 0.67 * 400 500 400 500 400 500 * 630 800 630 800 630 800 * * 1000 1200 1000 1200 1000 - 42 40 2.61 0.7 0.3 61 56 4.14 Electrical properties: Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Trefoil touching Ω /km 0.78 0.143 0.154 0.123 FlatCables spaced Ω /km 0.39 0. touching Ω /km 0.4 1.63 0.44 0.6 1.0 1. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 1.147 0.194 FlatTouching Ω /km 0.157 0.202 0.104 0.32 1.

171 0.57 0.095 0.089 0.88 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m 0.36 1.119 FlatCables spaced Ω /km 0.08 1.139 0.73 0.119 0.112 0.123 0.115 0.48 1.58 0.1 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.7 2.142 0.52 0.65 0.220 0.27 1.134 0.148 0.81 0.3 2.177 0.65 0.5 1.45 1.7/15/18 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 4.133 0.96 1.147 0.134 0.76 0.156 0.157 0.163 0.8 0. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 1.16 Electrical properties: Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Trefoil touching Ω /km 0.01 0.126 0.9 1 1.148 0.126 0.4 1.155 0.3 7.84 * 630 800 630 800 630 800 * * 1000 1200 1000 1200 1000 - 51 49 3.42 0.63 0.61 1. touching Ω /km 0.04 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.09 0.169 0.109 0.67 1.7 3.231 0.9 2.203 0.15 0.37 Charging current@15kV and 50Hz A/km 0.5 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 27 29 31 32 34 36 38 40 44 47 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm 27 28 30 31 33 34 37 39 42 45 Net weight.130 0.7 0.44 1.49 0.08 1.53 0.139 0.82 0.136 0.144 0.90 1.26 0.084 0.7 0.97 1.092 0.098 0.52 0.106 0.92 55 52 3.58 0.47 0.184 0.85 0.99 60 55 4.28 0.4 1.35 1.33 0.103 0.4 10 1.115 0.91 1.124 0.147 Operating capacitance@15kV and 50Hz µµF/km 0.82 0.1 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 0.8 Net weight.150 0.76 0.165 0.3 2.187 0.19 1.33 0.21 0.4 1.59 1.61 0.20 0.68 0.Medium Voltage Systems 15 kV single core medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 8.191 0.172 0.210 0.73 0.45 0.2 1.3 3.56 0.151 0.73 1.49 1.78 0.1 13 63 59 4.140 0.54 0.63 0.113 0.161 FlatDucts. touching Ω /km 0.1 1.0 2.3 1.7 1.73 0.109 0.97 * preferred cross-sections 12 .179 FlatTouching Ω /km 0.64 0.098 0.127 0.22 0.104 Trefoil ducts.141 0.130 0.100 0.086 0.132 0.56 0.87 0.47 0.165 0.9 6.176 0.24 0.65 0.54 1.173 0.42 0.3 0.8 - 1.51 0.01 1.71 0.101 0.159 0.9 4.81 0.141 0.125 0.23 0.194 0.59 0.68 0.153 0.

83 0.21 0.58 0.142 0.6 1.118 0.22 0.109 0.67 0.76 0.112 0.02 62 57 4.196 0.181 0.45 0.21 1.097 0.163 0.04 1.1 2.18 0.103 0.117 0.56 2.23 0.139 0.161 0.94 1.119 0.49 0.834 0.5 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 29 31 33 34 36 38 40 42 46 49 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm - - 32 33 35 36 39 41 43 47 Net weight.07 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m - - 0.20 kV single core medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 12/20/24 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 5.60 2.179 0.153 0.172 0.51 1.26 0.7 0.142 0.67 0.78 0.125 0.871 0.188 0.145 0.147 0.131 0.3 13 65 61 5.37 1.2 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 0.0 5.140 0.6 1.2 1.203 0.64 0.127 FlatCables spaced Ω /km 0. touching Ω /km 0.72 0.68 0.5 3 Net weight.6 10 1.11 1.23 0.48 1.67 0.101 0.27 1.138 0.81 0.34 1.11 1.56 0.175 0.094 0.8 3.51 1.19 Electrical properties: Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Trefoil touching Ω /km 0.086 0.124 0.85 0.25 1.73 0.122 0.86 * 630 800 630 800 630 800 * * 1000 1200 1000 1200 1000 - 53 51 3.41 1.1 1.156 0.62 1.5 7.28 Charging current@20kV and 50Hz A/km 0.75 0.0 - 1.49 0.4 1.653 0.181 0.88 0.02 0.169 0.9 0.115 0.148 0.54 0.51 0.18 0.088 0.163 0.129 0. touching Ω /km 0.38 1.71 0.155 Operating capacitance@20kV and 50Hz µµF/km 0.84 0.138 0.173 0.104 0.65 0.132 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m - - 1.91 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m - - 0.24 0.4 2.6 0.3 1.30 1.159 0.94 1.95 57 54 3.106 0.108 0.150 0.61 0.51 0.136 0.5 1.46 1.146 0.091 0.97 1.101 0.195 0.156 0.13 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.112 Trefoil ducts.1 2.127 0.34 0.134 0.0 6.00 1.31 1.726 0.8 2.153 0.4 4.164 0.144 0.169 FlatDucts.133 0.13 0.231 0. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 1.177 0.39 1.54 0.19 * preferred cross-sections 13 .8 2.76 0.15 0.56 0.2 0.12 0.03 0.187 FlatTouching Ω /km 0.

112 0.153 0.129 0.46 1.164 0.195 0.2 1.156 0.125 0.186 0.104 0.4 - 1.121 0.139 0.145 0.8 2.25 0.133 0.190 0.78 0.82 0.34 1.03 1.122 0.149 0.100 0.9 8.108 0.59 1.156 0.0 11 1.159 0.3 1.60 0.142 0.70 1.72 0.37 2.118 0.188 0.148 0.34 1.13 FlatCables spaced Ω /km 0.211 0.69 0. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 1.0 2.83 0.177 0.163 0.25 1.135 0.85 0.07 1.8 4.17 1.6 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 0.93 * 630 800 630 800 630 800 * * 1000 1200 1000 1200 1000 - 59 57 3.25 Electrical properties: Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Trefoil touching Ω /km 0.5 6.19 0.115 Trefoil ducts.40 2.096 0.21 0.52 0.203 0.77 0.4 2.20 0.2 2.Medium Voltage Systems 30 kV single core medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 18/30/36 kV N ominal insulation thickness: 8 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * * - - 150 185 240 300 400 500 Alrm mm2 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Alrs mm2 95 120 150 185 240 300 400 500 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 39 39 42 44 46 48 52 55 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm - - 41 43 46 47 51 53 Net weight.0 1.9 2.135 0.18 0.91 0.17 1.02 62 59 4.163 0.4 Net weight.56 1.27 1.62 0.03 1.129 0.36 0.135 0.089 0.85 0.18 FlatTouching Ω /km 0.176 0.30 1. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m 1.87 0. touching Ω /km 0.111 0.158 Operating capacitance@30kV and 50Hz µ µF/km 0.107 0.2 3.16 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m - - 0.115 0.27 1.109 0.092 0.9 0.46 1.7 13 70 66 5.37 * preferred cross-sections 14 .76 0.22 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.76 0.133 0.8 3.99 1.173 0.68 0.20 0.98 1.65 0.5 5.126 0.172 0.140 0.36 1.97 1.09 1.01 0.150 0.172 FlatDucts.142 0.143 0.6 3 3. touching Ω /km 0.08 67 62 4.182 0.63 0.14 1.95 0.87 0.09 1.168 0.79 0.153 0.148 0.98 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m - - 0.43 2.149 0.168 0.35 1.28 1.13 1.23 Charging current@30kV and 50Hz A/km 0.

80 * preferred cross-sections 15 .77 0.02 0.114 0.65 0.0 3.7 5.82 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.6 3.102 0.5 2.85 Electrical properties: 0.107 0.089 0.69 0.90 1.62 0.24 0.72 0.096 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @10kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.4 3.10 kV three-core unarmoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 6/10/12 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 3.78 * 240 240 240 71 68 4. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m 2.9 Net weight.5 4.72 0.34 0.62 0.31 0.73 0.99 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.68 0.65 0.0 4.099 0.74 0.73 0.44 0.093 0.7 6.86 0.08 0.7 8.56 0.92 0.4 2.2 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 0.81 0.60 0.55 0.28 0.36 Charging current @10kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.51 0.6 10 1.88 0.66 0.78 0.4 0.68 0.4 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 48 52 56 59 62 66 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm 47 51 54 57 60 63 Net weight. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 3.57 0.44 0.94 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.83 0.

54 0.114 0.79 0.6 2.0 8.73 0.98 1.12 0.22 0.7 4.5 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 0.62 0.9 10.094 0.7/15/18 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 4.9 7.7 4.74 0.097 0.7816 0.8 3.20 0.596 0.0 5.715 0.13 0.67 0.81 0.87 0.92 0.72 0.834 0.108 0.777 0.87 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.27 0.83 * 240 240 240 76 73 4.87 0.101 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @15kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.60 0.996 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m 0. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 3.5 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 53 57 61 64 67 71 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm 52 56 59 62 65 68 Net weight.9 Electrical properties: 0.74 0.888 0.68 0.104 0.29 Charging current @15kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.2 Net weight.4 1.25 0.05 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.7 2.94 1.2 3.95 * preferred cross-sections 16 .9379 0.32 0.80 0.08 0.3 5.77 0.Medium Voltage Systems 15 kV three-core unarmoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 8.35 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m 2.695 0.647 0.

00 1.27 0.22 0.4 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 58 62 66 69 72 76 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm 57 60 64 67 70 73 Net weight.30 1.109 0.689 0.1 4.74 0.0 1.71 0.70 0.9069 0.82 0.66 0.64 0.93 0.0 3.098 0.05 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.77 0.83 0.19 0.2 4.86 0.23 0.77 0. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 4.7 5.83 0.19 0.10 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.17 0.14 0.8 Net weight.119 0.0883 * preferred cross-sections 17 .92 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m 0.95 Electrical properties: 0.95 1.86 0.617 0.99 1.0 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 0.5 9.798 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m 3.2 3.80 0.3 3.113 0.9795 0.101 0.5 6.4 7.105 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @20kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.79 0.7 4.20 kV three-core unarmoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 12/20/24 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 3.89 0.834 0.98 1.88 * 240 240 240 81 78 5.126 0.5 11.25 Charging current @20kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.03 1.

11 1.31 * preferred cross-sections 18 .94 0.97 1.21 Charging current @30kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.19 Minimum bending radius: installed (solid aluminium conductors) m - - 0.Medium Voltage Systems 30 kV three-core unarmoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo /U /Um: 18/30/36 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 8 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * - - 150 185 Alrm mm2 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter stranded conductor (Aluminium or copper) mm 77 80 83 87 Outer diameter solid conductor (Aluminium only) mm - - 81 84 Net weight.17 0.1 4.9 Minimum bending radius: during laying (stranded conductors) m 1.24 1.13 1.27 1.7 Net weight.18 0.10 1.5 12 1.108 0.119 0.06 1.115 0.03 Minimum bending radius: during laying (solid aluminium conductors) m - - 1.99 * 240 240 240 92 89 6.3 8.88 0.19 0.17 1.3 7.24 Minimum bending radius: installed (stranded conductors) m 0.1 5.14 0.4 9. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) kg/m 4.32 1.93 0.123 0.03 1. copper conductor (stranded only) kg/m 6.93 0.98 1.06 Electrical properties: 0.111 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @30kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.5 5.

6 10.5 4.8 12.56 0.28 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA kg/m 4.089 0.3 Minimum bending radius: during laying m 0.9 Net weight.34 0.6 Net weight.3 Net weight.4 10.1 6.24 0.1 11.7 12.83 0.6 7.6 Net weight.73 0.7 8.4 5.9 9.94 1. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA kg/m 5.096 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @10kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.7 10.9 7.Industrial 10 kV three-core armoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo/U /Um: 6/10/12 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 3.0 3.01 Minimum bending radius: installed m 0.1 4.8 6. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA+Pb kg/m 6.5 5. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA kg/m 3.51 0.44 0.65 STA =Steel Tape Armour SWA =Steel Wire Armour Pb =Lead Alloy Sheath 0.9 Net weight.5 7.2 Net weight.6 6.62 0.093 0.2 15.4 6.9 7 7.8 5.10 0.71 0.44 0.8 7. copper conductor (stranded only) STA kg/m 3.8 * 240 240 240 77 82 81 86 6.1 5.76 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA+Pb kg/m 5.0 8.1 7.114 0.36 Charging current @10kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.5 4.89 0.9 9.0 10. copper conductor (stranded only) STA+Pb kg/m 4.7 5.3 6.56 0.9 11.4 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter STA mm 53 56 61 64 68 72 SWA mm 56 60 64 68 71 75 STA+Pb mm 57 60 65 68 72 76 SWA+Pb mm 60 64 68 72 75 79 Net weight.0 Net weight.75 0.7 5.107 0.9 6.7 1.9 4.10 0.5 8.3 8.88 Electrical properties: 0.40 0.8 5. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA+Pb kg/m 3.2 11.2 5.61 0.5 9.1 4.4 14.2 8.7 7.31 0.80 * preferred cross-sections 19 .10 0.66 0.7 0.

aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA+Pb kg/m 4.9 7.5 8.5 7.6 8.73 0.2 8.6 13.5 4 4. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA+Pb kg/m 6.87 0. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA kg/m 6.9 6.95 * preferred cross-sections 20 .22 0.3 7.82 0.93 Electrical properties: 0.76 0.3 Minimum bending radius: during laying m 0.3 9.104 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA kg/m 3.54 0.35 0.5 7.5 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter STA mm 58 62 66 70 73 77 SWA mm 62 65 70 73 76 82 STA+Pb mm 62 66 70 74 77 81 SWA+Pb mm 66 69 74 77 80 86 Net weight.1 Net weight.29 Charging current @15kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.9 7.3 9.6 9.9 Net weight.60 0.8 1.6 Net weight.1 6.12 0.95 1 1.108 0.66 0.6 10 Net weight.6 14.3 6.101 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @15kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.Medium Voltage Systems Industrial 15 kV three-core armoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo/U /Um: 8.5 Net weight.4 15.4 10.8 11.6 7.71 0.4 5.8 Net weight.89 0.77 0.0 5.8 0.8 7.07 Minimum bending radius: installed m 0.097 0.4 5.1 4.61 0.20 0. copper conductor (stranded only) STA kg/m 4. copper conductor (stranded only) STA+Pb kg/m 5. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA+Pb kg/m 6.2 11.0 6. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA kg/m 5.094 0.3 10.3 16.32 0.8 9.4 Net weight.8 10.5 12.1 12.6 9 10.6 5.4 5.2 8.8 6.4 6.7/15/18 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 4.9 8.68 0.79 STA =Steel Tape Armour SWA =Steel Wire Armour Pb =Lead Alloy Sheath 0.7 5.7 12.114 0.8 13.25 0.27 0.86 * 240 240 240 83 88 87 92 7.16 0.

8 10.9 7.9 5.4 15.9 * 240 240 240 89 93 93 97 9.8 0.30 1.23 0.1 10.0 10.689 0.9 9.3 11.07 1.119 0.22 0.95 1.17 0.9 Net weight.6 12.3 16.0883 * preferred cross-sections 21 . aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA+Pb kg/m 4. copper conductor (stranded only) STA kg/m 4.0 12.5 5.98 Electrical properties: 0.5 9.7 6.2 5.82 0.3 7.13 Minimum bending radius: installed m 0.5 13.101 0.834 0.4 5.617 0.6 Net weight.8 7.2 10.6 11.9069 STA =Steel Tape Armour SWA =Steel Wire Armour Pb =Lead Alloy Sheath 0.9 6. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA kg/m 6.1 9.2 Net weight.6 14.25 Charging current @20kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.5 6.6 8.798 0.8 1. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA kg/m 5.27 0.69 0.5 Net weight.1 Net weight.8 8.9 9.9 11.7 7.1 7.Industrial 20 kV three-core armoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo/U /Um: 12/20/24 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 5.22 0.3 17.9 6.098 0.19 0.2 Minimum bending radius: during laying m 0.9795 0.8 4.8 10.76 0.2 5.2 9.3 Net weight.5 7.1 13.0 8.85 0.66 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA kg/m 3.6 10.86 0.126 0.7 8.8 Net weight.5 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter STA mm 63 67 71 74 79 82 SWA mm 67 70 75 79 83 87 STA+Pb mm 67 71 75 78 83 86 SWA+Pb mm 71 74 79 83 87 91 Net weight.1 8.01 1.109 0.105 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @20kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA+Pb kg/m 5.4 12. copper conductor (stranded only) STA+Pb kg/m 5.113 0.2 13.0 14.0 6. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA+Pb kg/m 7.

7 14. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA+Pb kg/m 8.37 1.5 10. copper conductor (stranded only) STA kg/m 9.111 Approximate reactance per phase@50Hz Ω /km Operating capacitance per phase @30kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.6 19.8 12.4 14.7 9.92 0.7 1.8 16.123 0.2 1. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA+Pb kg/m 10.19 0.17 0.89 0.18 0.3 12.0 Net weight.24 1.5 18.14 STA =Steel Tape Armour SWA =Steel Wire Armour Pb =Lead Alloy Sheath 0.4 14.1 9.2 8.Medium Voltage Systems Industrial 30 kV three-core armoured medium voltage cables Constructional data: Rated voltages: Uo/U /Um: 18/30/36 kV Nominal insulation thickness: 8 mm Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * - - 150 185 Alrm mm2 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 Outer diameter STA mm 86 88 91 95 SWA mm 88 91 95 99 STA+Pb mm 90 92 95 99 SWA+Pb mm 92 95 99 103 Net weight.9 11.7 13 Net weight.6 9.4 Minimum bending radius: during laying m 1.93 0.96 1.98 1.7 Net weight. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA+Pb kg/m 13.108 0.11 1.4 11.1 Net weight. copper conductor (stranded only) STA+Pb kg/m 10.119 0.2 14.3 15.10 Electrical properties: 0.1 Net weight.15 1.5 17.6 12.3 15.03 1.4 Net weight.31 * preferred cross-sections 22 .7 10.5 13.9 11.5 13.01 * 240 240 240 102 106 106 110 11.115 0.4 11.7 15.0 8. copper conductor (stranded only) SWA kg/m 12.21 Charging current @30kV and 50Hz Ω /km 0.27 Minimum bending radius: installed m 0.5 14.5 16.7 Net weight. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) STA kg/m 8. aluminium conductor (stranded and solid) SWA kg/m 10.2 10.

The mentioned impedances are therefore indicative only and should be calculated per situation and confirmed by measurements after circuit completion. such as positive and negative sequence impedances and zero sequence impedance are strongly depending on laying configuration. 23 . The total surface area of the copper wires screen may be adjusted to fit the required single phase short-circuit rating.Using the tables Current ratings The continuous current ratings mentioned in the tables are based on standards IEC-60502-2 and NPR3626. However. with the mentioned copper wire screen surface area. metallic sheath bonding and other conductive elements parallel to the cable route. appreciable increase in current capacities may be justified. Characteristics Electrical properties The electrical properties and continuous current ratings apply to single core. unarmoured and armoured cables where applicable. three core. Impedances. Please refer to IEC Publication 60853 for calculation of the cyclic ratings. the assumptions for the current rating calculations in accordance to IEC60502-2 are different than the assumptions for standard NPR3626. Both of these mentioned standards contain current rating information and the calculation methods of both standards are based on IEC60287. Cyclic loading Where loading is cyclic.

• Ambient air temperature: 30oC. Correction factors for other installations are given in the appropriate tables.75 K. • Current ratings are based on solid bonded and single bonded metallic sheaths where applicable. • Soil thermal resistivity (wet): 0.Medium Voltage Systems Continuous current-carrying capacity IEC60502-2 A separate group of three single core cables may be continuously loaded in accordance with the appropriate tables if the following assumptions are fulfilled. • Maximum permissible temperature of the inner conductor during continuous use: 90oC. 24 . these values should not be used. A temporary overload of the conductor to a maximum temperature of 105oC is allowable.m/W*. Assumptions: • Ratings apply to three-phase group(s) of single or three core cables . * In underground installations. NPR3626 A separate group of three single core cables may be continuously loaded in accordance with the appropriate tables if the following assumptions are fulfilled. • Cables in air: naturally ventilated and protected from solar radiation. The mentioned current ratings in accordance with NPR3626 take this effect into account.m/W*. Instead.0 m. • Thermal resistivity of the soil: 1. • Soil dry-out temperature: 30oC* • Soil dry-out accounted for*. • Current ratings are based on solid bonded metallic sheaths. • Ground temperature: 15oC. Assumptions: • Ratings apply to three-phase group(s) of single or three core cables.5 K.5 K. • No soil dry-out. Correction factors for other installations are given in the appropriate tables. • Maximum permissible temperature of the inner conductor during continuous use: 90oC.m/W. However. the thermal resistivity of the soil surrounding the cable may in the course of time increase from its original value as result of the drying-out processes. if a cable in the ground is continuously operated at this highest rated conductor temperature. but should be evaluated for each individual case. • Cables in air: naturally ventilated and protected from solar radiation. if this effect does not occur. • Ambient air temperature: 30oC. • Ground temperature: 20oC.8 m. but should be evaluated for each individual case. • Depth of laying of cables: 1. A temporary overload of the conductor to a maximum temperature of 105oC is allowable. • Soil thermal resistivity (dry): 2. the mentioned current ratings in accordance with IEC60502-2 should be used. • Depth of laying of the cables: 0.

power frequency voltage between each conductor and sheath or sheath for which cables and accessories are designed. the dimensions and mode of ventilation of the tunnel).s. • Specifications and requirements to be met. • Magnitude and duration of possible overload currents. U = the rated r. power –frequency voltage between any two conductors for which cables and accessories are designed. boggy. moist or dry. • Load to be carried.s. • Mode of installation: - underground (whether directly or in ducts). •  The cable should be economical to use: An optimum cross-sectional area may be calculated based on the capital costs of the cable and its running costs caused by the power losses in the cable. - in air (if in a tunnel. sandy. • Chemical and physical properties of the soil: - whether rocky. bearing in mind nearby hot-water pipes and other factors liable to heat (or cool) the cables. Construction and tests are in accordance with NEN publications where applicable.the maximum thermal resistivity of the soil. Standards The cables described in this catalogue are standard designs. • Frequency. and their performance has been proven in operation. •  Maximum and minimum ambient air and soil temperatures. • Length of the circuit.m. • Daily load curve. Voltages Rated Voltage The voltage which forms the basis for certain operating characteristics and test conditions is called the rated voltage and is denoted Uo/U where: Uo = the rated r. Relationship between Uo/U and Um in three phase systems are prescribed in IEC standard 60183 and USA standard C-84. power frequency voltage between any two conductors for which cables and accessories are designed. • Profile of the circuit. source: NEN 25 .Selecting an energy cable Different kinds of energy cable constructions are required to transport electrical energy from the energy station to the consumer.m.s. - chemical agents liable to cause corrosion etc. . Um is the highest voltage that can be sustained under normal operating conditions at any time and at any point in a system (temporary voltage variations due to fault conditions excluded). • Voltage drop. clay. arresters.m. The following factors are important when selecting a suitable cable construction: • Maximum operating voltage. Operating voltage Um = the maximum r. • Insulation level of equipment (bare conductor insulators. • Insulation level. etc.).

Deviations due to different constructions may occur. • Type designation.00393 for aluminium: α20 = 0. Example: YMeKrvasdlwd 6/10kV 1x400 2010 134m Resistances Direct current resistance The maximum DC resistance values of conductors at 20oC are in the relevant tables. at 20 °C. The DC resistance at other conductor temperatures may be calculated using the equation: R = R20 [1+ α20 (T-20 °C)] R = DC resistance at temperature t. •  Permissible tensile forces when pulling by cable pulling grip for three core plastic cables with copper or aluminium conductors and steel armouring wires up to and including 18/30kV cables: F = 8 x D2 in Newtons. •  Maximum recommended tensile force when a pulling eye is attached to the armouring wires: steel wires: F = A x 150 N/mm2 Where A is the cross sectional area of the conductor or armouring in mm2. The relation between cross sections expressed in mm2 and Circular Mils is: A= Ac mm2 1973. Sheath marking Our standard embossed or surface printed outer sheath marking on round cables consists of: • Name of manufacturer. which takes into account additional losses caused by the current displacement in the conductor (skin effect and proximity effect). Where D is the cable outer diameter expressed in mm Effective resistance The effective resistance (= alternating current resistance) consists of the DC resistance and the extra resistance. is based on the following assumptions: • Frequency 50 Hz. rated voltage and year of manufacture. Ω/km T = temperature of conductor. particular attention must be paid to the permissible tensile force: •  Permissible tensile forces when pulling by cable pulling grip for single core and three core plastic cables with copper or aluminium conductors up to and including 18/30kV cables: F = 3 x D2 in Newtons.Medium Voltage Systems Circular Mils In American standards the cross sectional area is expressed in Circular Mils Ac. Minimum permissible cable temperature during laying: • With PVC outer sheath: . • Solid bonded circuit.5 °C • With PE outer sheath: -10 °C At lower temperature the cables must be adequately warmed up before installation. In the tables the given effective resistance of the conductors at maximum conductor temperature. cross-sectional area of conductor. • Continuous length marking every meter or every few feet. 26 . 1/ °C for copper: α20 = 0. This may be achieved by storing the cables in a heated room for at least 24h or by means of special equipment. Ω/km R20 = DC resistance of cond.5 •  Maximum recommended tensile forces when a pulling eye is attached to the conductor: Alu stranded: F = A x 30 N/mm2 Alu solid: F = A x 20 N/mm2 Cu stranded: F = A x 50 N/mm2. Weights and dimensions Weights. dimensions and characteristic data are approximate values only. °C α20 =  temperature coefficient of the resistance at 20 °C.00403 Laying information During laying of energy cables.

ohm/km f = system frequency. the mentioned maximum permissible short circuit currents are applicable for a short –circuit duration of one second. care has to be taken that the cables and fittings chosen are capable of withstanding the expected dynamic and thermal short-circuit stresses.The values are based on the following assumptions: •  Before short circuit the temperature of conductors = max. Hz The dynamic stresses depend on the maximum asymmetric short-circuit current and the thermal stresses depend on the mean short-circuit current. In the previous tables. where t is the new short-circuit duration in seconds. but near power stations it is important to take the dynamic short-circuit current capacity into consideration and to pay attention to the method of installation.e. permissible temperature of conductor in short circuit is 250oC for XLPE insulated cables. at a frequency of 50 Hz and at the rated voltage of the cable. mH/km X = reactance. permissible temperature of conductor in continuous use (i. Dynamic stresses Operating capacitance. cables and their accessories will withstand the dynamic stresses under shortcircuit conductions without problems. charging current and earth fault current The values for the operating capacitance of the cables are average values based on measurements and calculations.Inductance The inductances can be calculated for the various laying configurations with the following equation: X L= 2•π•f L = inductance.2 to 5 seconds may be calculated by multiplying the max. charging current and earth fault current will not change when using XLPE insulated cables when the temperature increases from 20oC to the maximum permissible continuous conductor temperature. In general. Thermal stresses Short-circuit current capacity When planning cable installations. The values for the charging current are valid at a temperature of 20oC. •  The permissible short-circuit current for durations of 0. The values of capacitance. 27 . permissible short-circuit current for one second by a value of 1/√t. for the metallic sheath is 210oC.: 90oC) •  Max.

078 0.253 0.043 0.9 72.345 0.025 0.193 0.063 0.5 6.024 - 0.325 0.1 0.032 0.0601 0.3 76.098 0.0469 0.125 0.041 0.0754 0.9 57.3 10.2 60.9 38.5 144.3 48 6.079 0.08 0.9 9.8 11.2 10.029 0. conductor resistance at 20ºC (Aluminium conductor) Aproximate A. resistance at 90ºC (Aluminium conductor) DC resistance of the metallic screen @ 20ºC (approximate value) * 50 70 - - 50 70 16 16 * 95 120 95 120 95 120 16 16 * 150 185 150 185 150 185 25 25 * 240 300 240 300 240 300 25 * 400 500 400 500 400 500 * 630 800 630 - 630 800 * * 1000 1200 - 1000 - Ω /km Ω /km Ω /km 0.287 Ω /km 0. conductor resistance at 20ºC (Copper conductor) Aproximate A.C.196 0.493 0.6 17.047 0.13 0.078 1.032 0.063 0.0778 0.128 0.2 17.037 0.8 * preferred cross-sections 28 .4 7.9 27 27 4.9 7.5 28.4 6.C.051 0.6 3.078 1.9 91 115.018 0.9 43.690 0.9 4.164 0.493 0.0991 0.0605 0.342 0.153 0.049 0.32 0.124 0.247 0.641 0.690 0.5 114.C.690 0.C.9 21.9 4.2 13.387 0.431 Maximum short-circuit current for one second Copper conductor kA Aluminium conductor kA Copper wire screen kA 7.Medium Voltage Systems Electrical characteristics of 10-30kV conductors Nominal cross section of the conductor: Alrm mm2 Alrs mm2 Curs mm2 Copper wire screen surface area mm2 Max D.443 0.159 0.102 0.161 0.9 3.078 1.265 0.022 0.411 0.494 0. resistance at 90ºC (Copper conductor) Max D.9 34.9 13.568 Ω /km 1.206 0.493 0.211 0.0283 0.0366 0.5 95.690 0.822 0.9 34.9 4.3 3.4 3.268 0.2 21.

Current rating for 10-30kV single core medium voltage cables in accordance with IEC60502-2 Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 16 16 16 16 25 25 Copper wire screen surface area mm2 * 240 300 240 300 240 300 25 * 400 500 400 500 400 500 * 630 800 630 - 630 800 * * 1000 1200 - 1000 - Copper conductor: Direct buried Trefoil (touching) A 196 239 285 323 361 406 Direct buried Flat (touching) A 205 250 295 335 370 420 Direct buried Flat (spaced) A 203 246 293 332 366 410 In ducts Trefoil (touching) A 186 227 271 308 343 387 In ducts Flat (touching) A 188 229 274 311 347 391 In air Trefoil (touching) A 238 296 361 417 473 543 In air Flat (touching) A 243 303 369 426 481 550 In air Flat (spaced) A 286 356 434 500 559 637 469 480 470 447 453 641 647 745 526 535 524 504 510 735 739 846 590 590 572 564 571 845 837 938 675 755 810 655 725 764 650 715 746 605 670 759 597 643 689 900 1030 1145 908 1040 1191 1013 1134 1306 862 801 765 798 705 1264 1280 1360 - Aluminium conductor: Direct buried Trefoil (touching) A 152 186 221 252 281 Direct buried Flat (touching) A 160 195 230 260 290 Direct buried Flat (spaced) A 157 192 229 260 288 In ducts Trefoil (touching) A 144 176 210 240 267 In ducts Flat (touching) A 146 178 213 242 271 In air Trefoil (touching) A 184 230 280 324 368 In air Flat (touching) A 189 236 287 332 376 In air Flat (spaced) A 222 278 338 391 440 317 330 324 303 307 424 432 504 367 380 373 351 356 502 511 593 414 425 419 397 402 577 586 677 470 475 466 451 457 673 676 769 545 540 535 505 487 720 730 840 615 668 605 639 600 633 565 628 546 587 835 1018 850 1040 956 1089 730 768 688 717 669 684 678 707 617 631 1138 1222 1160 1200 1171 1209 * preferred cross-sections 29 .

Medium Voltage Systems Current rating for 10-30kV single core medium voltage cables in accordance with NPR3626 Nominal cross section of the conductor: Alrm mm2 Alrs mm2 Curs mm2 * 50 70 - - 50 70 * 95 120 95 120 95 120 * 150 185 150 185 150 185 * 240 300 240 300 240 300 * 400 500 400 500 400 500 * 630 800 630 - 630 800 * * 1000 1200 - 1000 - Solid bonded Copper conductor: Direct buried Trefoil (touching) A 190 235 280 315 350 395 Direct buried Flat (touching) A 198 232 272 311 350 388 Direct buried Flat (spaced 70mm) A 205 245 290 325 360 400 In air Trefoil (touching) A 235 295 355 410 465 535 In air Flat (spaced 70mm) A 280 350 425 485 550 625 455 442 455 630 730 510 496 505 720 825 560 554 515 825 880 630 700 765 611 670 729 560 615 660 940 1070 1205 985 1095 1205 825 763 705 1330 1305 - Aluminium conductor: Direct buried Trefoil (touching) A 150 180 215 245 275 310 Direct buried Flat (touching) A 148 181 213 241 268 308 Direct buried Flat (spaced 70mm) A 160 195 230 260 285 320 In air Trefoil (touching) A 185 230 280 320 365 420 In air Flat (spaced 70mm) A 220 270 330 380 430 495 355 348 365 495 580 400 393 410 565 660 450 438 435 660 735 510 497 480 765 835 575 640 556 612 530 580 880 1010 940 1055 705 735 657 683 630 641 1135 1222 1165 1240 Single point bonded Copper conductor: Direct buried Trefoil (touching) A 190 235 280 315 350 395 Direct buried Flat (touching) A 198 232 272 311 350 388 Direct buried Flat (spaced 70mm) A 205 245 290 325 360 400 In air Trefoil (touching) A 235 295 355 410 465 535 In air Flat (spaced 70mm) A 280 350 425 485 550 625 455 442 455 630 730 510 585 655 735 810 496 574 644 717 790 505 635 715 810 905 720 850 980 1120 1265 825 1050 1220 1415 1625 880 846 995 1405 1835 - Aluminium conductor: Direct buried Trefoil (touching) A 150 180 215 245 275 Direct buried Flat (touching) A 148 181 213 241 268 Direct buried Flat (spaced 70mm) A 160 195 230 260 285 In air Trefoil (touching) A 185 230 280 320 365 In air Flat (spaced 70mm) A 220 270 330 380 430 310 308 320 420 495 355 348 365 495 580 400 393 410 565 660 460 451 495 675 825 520 590 665 516 581 648 565 645 725 780 910 1045 965 1125 1310 735 799 709 753 810 872 1185 1287 1500 1662 * preferred cross-sections 30 .

Current rating for 10-30kV three core armoured and unarmoured medium voltage cables in accordance with IEC60502-2 Nominal cross section of the conductor: * * * 50 70 95 120 150 185 Alrm mm2 - - 95 120 150 185 Alrs mm2 50 70 95 120 150 185 Curs mm2 16 16 16 16 25 35 Copper wire screen surface area mm2 * 240 240 240 35 Copper conductor: Unarmoured Direct buried A 181 221 262 298 334 Unarmoured In ducts A 158 193 231 264 297 Unarmoured In air A 204 253 304 351 398 Armoured Direct buried A 181 220 263 298 332 Armoured In ducts A 158 194 232 264 296 Armoured In air A 205 253 307 352 397 377 336 455 374 335 453 434 390 531 431 387 529 Aluminium conductor: Unarmoured Direct buried A 140 171 203 232 Unarmoured In ducts A 122 150 179 205 Unarmoured In air A 158 196 236 273 Armoured Direct buried A 140 171 204 232 Armoured In ducts A 123 150 180 206 Armoured In air A 159 196 238 274 260 231 309 259 231 309 294 262 355 293 262 354 340 305 415 338 304 415 * preferred cross-sections Current rating for 10-30kV three core armoured and unarmoured medium voltage cables in accordance with NPR3626 Copper conductor: Direct buried A 185 In air A 210 225 260 270 315 300 360 335 410 380 460 435 540 Aluminium conductor: Direct buried A In air A 140 168 175 210 210 260 240 300 270 340 315 380 350 460 31 .

0 0.19 250mm 1.12 1.14 1.5 1.08 S resistivity of the soil and groups of single 1.62 0.93 0.0 2.02 1.62 0.94 0.15 0.95 Single core cables: ≤185mm2 1.93 0.91 3 0.88 0.5 0.95 2 0.97 0.25 1.94 2 0.55 70mm 70mm S 0.91 0.59 0.99 0.5 0.82 250mm 0.0 0.90 0.11 Rating factors for variation of thermal 0.73 0.15 1.02 1.0 1.95 0.96 40 0.06 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 S Number of parallel cable circuits 1 2 3 4 1.79 0.96 0.9 1.5 2.97 0.95 0.08 1.5 0.0 circuits are spaced 400 mm apart D S S 1.93 0.97 0.82 0.86 0.65 1.85 0.0 0.98 0.92 0.93 0.07 1.96 0.03 1.0 0. where the circuits are spaced 400 mm apart Rating factors for variation of thermal resistivity of the soil and groups of three core cables installed in ducts.76 60 0.0 1.92 0.8 0.5 2.7 Rating factors for variation of thermal S 0.68 1.71 0.77 0.8 0.89 0.03 0.8 D resistivity of the soil and groups of direct 0.05 0.25 250mm1.00 0.87 50 0.91 0.93 3 0.05 core cables installed in ducts.98 0.91 Single core cables: >185mm2 Three core cables 1.74 0.0 1.96 0.98 70mm 1.04 1.04 1.10 1.9 0.00 0.95 0.03 1.88 0.97 0.11 1.74 0.93 0.75 0.5 0.06 1.99 0.76 3.28 250mm1. where the S 1.17 1.25 1.69 1.95 0.96 0.9 0.9 1.70 0.71 S S 70mm 1.01 0.0 2.m/W] S 0.68 0.92 Axial seperation of circuits Thermal resistivity [K.86 0.3 1.89 0.21 70mm 1.21 1.09 0.85 45 0.71 Rating factors for variation of ground temperature Ground temperature [ºC] 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Value 1.94 Single core cables: ≤185mm2 1.96 0.5 3.17 250mm 1.05 1.01 1.78 0.15 1.9 1.00 0.77 0.85 0.0 1.99 0.5 1.96 0.14 1.8 50 0.83 S 250mm 2.08 25 1.0 35 0.00 0.93 Single core cables: >185mm2 Three core cables 1.5 0.05 1.9 0.99 0.75 1.04 1.04 1.66 32 Rating factors for variation of thermal resistivity of the soil and groups of direct buried three core cables.07 1.03 0.96 1.05 1.23 70mm 1.71 0.82 0.67 0.8 1 1.37 1. where the circuits are spaced 400 mm apart S = axial separation of groups of cable D = cable diameter S S S S S S 0.03 1.88 0.70 0.91 0.97 0.08 1.93 1.93 0.0 2.9 Rating factors for variation of installation depth for cables installed in ducts Installation depth [m] 0.7 0.03 1.81 0.60 0.82 0.94 0.91 0.5 3.94 0.75 S .83 0.98 0.95 0.71 0.74 0.7 0.6 0.24 1.76 Rating factors for variation of installation depth for direct buried cables Installation depth [m] 0.03 0.04 1.8 1.89 70mm 1.92 0.0 0.02 1.73 0.75 0.8 1 1.7 1.5 2.85 0.81 0.98 0.94 0.Medium Voltage Systems Rating factors for single and three core medium voltage cables based on IEC60502-2 Rating factors for variation of ambient air temperature: Ambient air temperature [ºC] Value 20 1.94 0.92 0.9 0.04 1.0 0.75 0.0 0.58 0.01 0.77 0. where the 1.97 0.92 circuits are spaced 400 mm apart S 70mm 2.79 0.91 45 0.14 1.63 1.66 0.6 0.76 0.9 buried single core cables.82 55 0.64 0.94 2.88 0.0 0.03 1.04 30 1.79 0.93 2.90 0.90 70mm0.79 0.65 0.98 0.5 S S D 3.19 1.

00 buried single 70mm 250mm 1.93 0.83 S Axial seperation of circuits Thermal resistivity S S [K.79 0.2 0.79 1.5 1.78 0.88 70mm 70mm 250mm S 250mm S S S Disclaimer While reasonable care has been used in collecting and displaying information contained herein.5 1.74 0.87 0.00 buried three core cables S 250mm 1.2 D formation 70mm 1.64 0.89 0.77 0.0 0. Prysmian may also make improvements and/or changes in the products or information described in this brochure without notice.11 resistivity of the soil and groups of direct 70mm S core cables in trefoil 0.71 0.70 0.59 0.68 0.84 0.74 0.84 0.75 1.93 0. S S 33 .77 0.62 Number of parallel cable circuits 2 3 S pacing between trefoils [mm] 70 250 70 250 0.91 0.73 0.88 SS S Rating factors for variation of thermal 0.75 0.1 30 1 35 0. use in any manner by users and disclaims any liability for errors or omissions herein.94 0.79 0.14 10 1.92 25 0.70 0.87 0.65 70 250 70 250 0.94 S 1.1 25 1.91 1.82 0.74 0.68 0.00 0.75 0.90 Rating factors for variation of ground temperature Ground temperature [ºC] Value 5 1.80 0.07 15 1.59 0. usefulness.64 0.11 0.76 0.5 0.0 direct buried D S 70mm 1.5 S S Number of parallel cable circuits 1 2 3 1.5 Rating factors for variation of thermal 0.0 20 0.m/W] D 70mm S 0.68 0.71 0.14 20 1.65 0.75 resistivity of the soil and groups of SS single core cables in flat 1.71 0.69 0. completeness.Rating factors for single and three core medium voltage cables based on NPR3626 Rating factors for variation of ambient air temperature: Ambient air temperature [ºC] Value 15 1. express or implied of whatsoever nature with respect to the use of any content thereof.65 1 70mm 250mm Rating factors for variation of thermal 0.67 0.75 1.94 250mm 1.5 0. Information may be changed or updated without notice.62 0.91 1. Prysmian assumes no liability.70 0.74 0.78 0.2 0. Prysmian provides no express or implied warranty as to its accuracy.68 0.95 40 0.73 0.62 0.11 resistivity of the soil and groups of direct 70mm 0.82 0.88 0.73 0.0 0.69 0.

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