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Date of Approval: May 30, 2006
11-TMSS-03, Rev. 0 TRANSMISSION MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 SCOPE

2.0 CROSS REFERENCES

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 General
4.2 Design Criteria
4.3 Ratings
4.4 Materials
4.5 Marking

5.0 TESTS

5.1 Routine and Type Tests

6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

FIGURE NO.1 : Cross-Section of Low Pressure Oil Filled, Paper Insulated Copper
Conductor, Single Core, 110kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV
power Cable (Typical)
FIGURE NO.2 : Reel Marking Locations

7.0 DATA SCHEDULE








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1.0 SCOPE

This TBU Material Standard Specification (TMSS) specifies the minimum technical
requirements for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and performance of
low pressure oil-filled, paper insulated, single core, copper, 110kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV
or 380 kV rated power cable suitable for direct burial or in ducts installation to be used in
the Transmission system of Saudi Electricity Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


2.0 CROSS-REFERENCES

This Transmission Material Standard Specification shall be read in conjunction with the
Transmission General Specification No. 01-TMSS-01 titled "General Requirements for All
Equipment/Materials", which shall be considered as an integral part of this TMSS.

This TMSS shall also be read in conjunction with Transmission Business Unit of Saudi
Electricity Company (TBU) Purchase Order or Contract Schedules for project, as applicable.


3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

The latest revision of the following Codes and Standards shall be applicable for the
equipment/material covered in this TMSS. In case of conflict, the vendor/ manufacturer
may propose equipment/material conforming to one group of Industry Codes and Standards
quoted hereunder without jeopardizing the requirements of this TMSS.

3.1 IEC 60141-1 Tests on Oil-Filled, Paper Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Cables and
Accessories for Alternating Voltages Up to and Including 400
kV

3.2 IEC 60228 Conductors of Insulated Cables

3.3 IEC 60229 Tests on Anti-Corrosion Protective Coverings of Metallic Cable
Sheaths

3.4 IEC 60287 Calculation of the Continuous Current Rating of Cables (100%
Load Factor)

3.5 IEC 60502 Extruded Solid Dielectric Insulated Power Cables for Rated
Voltages from 1 kV up to 30 kV

3.6 IEC 60540 Test Methods for Insulations and Sheaths of Electric Cables and
Cords

3.7 IEC 60949 Calculation of Thermally Permissible Short-Circuit Currents,
Taking into Account Non-Adiabatic Heating Effects


3.8 AEIC CS4 Specifications for Impregnated Low and Medium Pressure Self
Contained Liquid Filled Cable


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3.9 ICEA P-45-482 Short Circuit Performance of Metallic Shields and Sheaths of
Insulated cable.

3.10 ASTM B29 Specifications for Pig Lead

3.11 54-TMSS-01 Electrical Insulating Oil for LPOF Cables



4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 General

4.1.1 The power cable shall meet or exceed the requirements of this Specification
in all respects.

4.1.2 Manufacturer's drawings, as required by 01-TMSS-01, shall show the outline
of the power cable, together with all pertinent dimensions. Any variations in
these dimensions due to manufacturing tolerances shall be indicated.

4.2 Design Criteria

4.2.1 The construction of the cable shall be essentially as shown in Figure No.1.

4.2.2 The mean of maximum ambient temperature over a 24 hour period (50°C)
shall be regarded as the basic temperature with the site conditions referenced
in 01-TMSS-01.

4.2.3 The power cable shall be free of material and manufacturing defects which
would prevent it from meeting the requirements of this specification.

4.2.4 Unless otherwise specified, the cable shall be manufactured according to
AEIC CS4 and tested according to AEIC CS4 or IEC 60141-1.

4.3 Ratings

In addition to the system parameters specified in 01-TMSS-01, the power cable shall
have the following ratings:

4.3.1 The cable shall be able to withstand conductor temperature of 85°C
continuously.

4.3.2 During emergency operation, the power cable shall be able to operate at a
maximum conductor temperature of 105°C for 100 hours and 100°C for 300
hours as given in Table IV of AEIC CS4.

Based on expected life of the power cable, the manufacturer shall provide
information in Data Schedule for the allowable annual/monthly loading
duration for the cable on a l05°C or 100°C emergency loading temperature.



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4.3.3 Unless otherwise specified in Data Schedule that a higher short circuit
capacity is required, the cable shall be able to withstand a minimum short
circuit current for 1 sec. as shown in Table I below:

Table I
Cable Voltage
Rating
(kV)
Minimum Short Circuit
Current for 1 sec.
(KA)
110 or 115 40
132 40
230 63
380 63

4.4 Materials

4.4.1 Oil Duct

The oil duct shall be formed by using open helix steel strip.

The internal diameter of the helix shall be minimum of 12.7 mm. The
external diameter of the helix shall be nominal of 15.2 mm with tolerance of
+3.8%.

4.4.2 Conductor

The conductor shall be compacted, segmental, stranded copper conforming to
class 2 of IEC 60228.

For 110 kV or 115 kV, the conductor sizes shall be 400, 630, 800, 1000,
1500 and 1600 mm².

For 132 kV, the conductor sizes shall be 630, 900, 1200, 1600 and 2000mm².

For 230 kV, the conductor sizes shall be 800, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1500, 1600,
2000 and 2500 mm².

For 380 kV, the conductor sizes shall be 500, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 1600
2000 and 2500 mm².

4.4.3 Conductor Shield

The conductor shield shall consist of metallized paper tape or semi-
conducting paper tape.

The effective thickness of the conductor shield shall not exceed 0.25mm.
4.4.4 Insulation

The power cable manufacturer shall ascertain that the paper insulation
conforms with the following minimum requirements:



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a. The paper shall be only the best quality.

b. The paper manufacturing process shall be by the Kraft or Sulphate
Process. In this process, the chips of wood are boiled in a
superheated alkaline liquor.

c. In the washing stage, de-ionized water shall be used.

d. Prior to reeling, the paper shall be calendered to obtain smooth finish
and higher density.

The allowable number of registrations in the application of paper tape shall
be as specified in Clause 7.4 of AEIC CS4.

The average thickness and the minimum thickness of the insulation shall not
be less than that given in Table II below:

Table II

Cable Voltage
Rating
(kV)

Average Thickness
of Insulation
(mm)

Minimum Thickness
of Insulation
(mm)

110 or 115 11.1 10.0
132 12.0 11.0
230 19.3 18.0
380 28.6 27.3



4.4.5 Insulation Shield

The insulation shield shall consist of metallized paper tape or semi-
conducting paper tape.

The effective thickness of the insulation shield shall not exceed 0.25mm.

4.4.6 Metallic Sheath

For power cables to be installed below water table level, extruded lead alloy
sheath shall be applied over the insulation shield.

For power cables to be installed above water table level, seamless tube of
corrugated aluminum sheath can be used.

The sheath must withstand the total short circuit return current, indicated in
Data Schedule, for 1 second without damage to the underlying components or
outer jacket.



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IEC 60949 or ICEA Publication P-45-482 shall be used by the manufacturer
to determine the effective cross-sectional area of the metallic sheath and its
short circuit current carrying capability.

4.4.7 Metallic Sheath Binder Tape

A non-metallic binder tape of at least 0.2mm thickness shall be provided
between the metallic sheath and the reinforcing layer/sealing compound.

4.4.8 Reinforcing Layer (for Lead alloy sheathed cable only)

A reinforcing layer shall be applied over the sheath to provide mechanical
protection for the cable. The layer shall be made from steel, copper, brass or
bronze.

4.4.9 Sealing Compound

The sealing compound shall be derived from bitumen and shall adhere to
the reinforcing layer or metallic sheath binder tape and the jacket. It shall
not crack or run at any temperature during transit, storage, installation or
actual operation. The compound shall have no deleterious effect on the
metallic sheath, reinforcing layer and jacket.

4.4.10 Jacket

The jacket material shall be PVC or black linear low density polyethylene
(LLDPE) or linear medium density polyethylene (LMDPE) or high density
polyethylene (HDPE) tested per IEC 60502.

The average thickness of the jacket shall be 3.95mm. The minimum
thickness of the jacket shall be 3.55mm.

4.4.11 Conductive Layer

A conductive layer shall be applied over the jacket to serve as an electrode
for testing the integrity of the jacket.

The thickness of the conductive layer shall be sufficient so that the above
jacket test can be done successfully.

4.4.12 Cable Oil

The oil used for impregnating the cable insulation shall comply with the
requirements of 54-TMSS-01.

4.5 Cable Marking

4.5.1 The Jacket for all the cables shall be marked by embossing in Arabic and
English at intervals not exceeding one meter with the following minimum
information :



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a. Electric Cable
b. Voltage designation, 110 kV, 115 kV, 132kV, 230 kV or 380 kV
c. Type of insulation
d. Insulation thickness, mm
e. Conductor cross section, mm² and material
f. The manufacturer's name or trademark
g. Year of manufacture
h. Cumulative length at every one meter with the highest length mark on
the outer end of the cable.

4.5.2 All cables shall be marked with “ Property of Saudi Electricity Company” in
both Arabic and English.

4.5.3 Marking by matrix print is not acceptable.

5.0 TESTS

All test results shall be provided for review and acceptance by TBU.

5.1 Routine and Type Tests

5.1.1 The cable shall be routine and type tested in accordance with all physical
and electrical tests and test methods as required in AEIC CS4.

5.1.2 Routine and type testing per IEC 60141-1 is also acceptable.

5.1.3 For the cable jacket, applicable type tests as stipulated in IEC 60229 and
IEC 60502 are required.

6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

In addition to the applicable items per 01-TMSS-01, packing and shipping of the cable shall
conform the following :

6.1 The cable ends shall be sealed with a waterproof, heat shrinkable plastic or
elastomeric end cap with adhesive type sealing compound. Cable ends shall be
firmly and properly secured to the reel.

6.2 The cable shall be delivered without splices, on standard sized non-returnable steel
reels of sturdy construction properly packed and lagged externally to prevent
possible damage to the cable during transportation. Wood lagging shall be used and
have a minimum thickness of 50mm. The wood lagging shall also be secured with
steel straps to provide physical protection for the cables during transit, storage and
handling operations.

6.3 The diameter of the drum of the shipping reel shall be not less than the minimum
bending diameter of the cable.



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6.4 Each shipping length of cable shall be filled with insulating liquid and the channels
shall be connected to one or more insulating liquid reservoirs consisting of gas-filled
expansible metal cells surrounded by insulating liquid in an enclosing shell. The
reservoirs shall have adequate capacity to maintain pressure on the cable throughout
the ambient temperature range anticipated until the cable is installed.

6.5 Either a pressure gauge or a suitable fitting for use with a portable gauge shall be
connected so that the pressure on the insulating liquid in the cable may be
determined. The connection between the cable and the reservoir shall contain a
standard pipe union. The nut half of the union shall be on the reservoir side. The
threaded half of the union shall be equipped with a small vent pipe, the vent being
sealed at its outer end by means of a threaded hex cap and suitable gasket. Suitable
precautions shall be taken to make all of these connections tight during shipment.

6.6 Reel Markings

6.6.1 Cable reels/drums shall be marked in legible and indelible letters giving the
following particulars:

a. Cable voltage and conductor material and size
b. Type of cable
c. Length and weight of cable on reel
d. Gross weight
e. Dimensions of reel
f. Manufacturer's name and country of origin
g. TBU address and purchase order number
h. J.O. number/Contract number (if applicable)
i. Serial number of reel
j. TBU stock number in 10 cm high bold numerals
k. Direction of rolling
l. 11-TMSS-3, Rev.0

Reel markings locations shall be as shown in Figure 2.

6.6.2 All markings shall appear on both sides of the reel.

6.6.3 Cable reel identification shall include any additional information as required
by TBU shipping instructions.













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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE

110kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV, LPOF POWER CABLE

SEC Enquiry No. Date:

SEC Purchase Order
No.
Date:
or Contract No.

SEC PTS No./Project Title with J.O. No.

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

Reference Manufacturing Standard AEIC

4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.2 Design Criteria/Rating

a. Cable Nominal Voltage, kV
b. System Short Circuit Current for 1 sec.,
kA

c. Maximum conductor short circuit current
temperature, °C
250
d. Maximum permissible conductor
temperature, °C

i. Continuous 85
ii. 100 hours 105
iii. 300 hours 100

4.4 Materials
4.4.1 Oil Duct
Type
Material
Internal Diameter, mm
External Diameter, mm

'A' - TBU SPECIFIED DATA/PARAMETERS
'B' - BIDDER/SUPPLIER/VENDOR/CONTRACTOR PROPOSED DATA/
PARAMETERS
'C' - REMARKS SUPPORTING THE PROPOSED DEVIATION IN COLUMN 'B'
(*) - DATA/PARAMETER TO BE PROVIDED/PROPOSED BY THE
BIDDER/SUPPLIER/ VENDOR/CONTRACTOR IN COLUMN 'B'


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110kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV, LPOF POWER CABLE

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

4.4.2 Conductor
material Copper
Design *
No. of strands *
Dia. of strand prior to compaction, m *
Cross-sectional area, mm²
(400, 500, 630, 800, 900, 1000, 1200, 1300,
1500, 1600, 2000, 2500)

Inner Diameter, mm *
Outer Diameter, mm *
Resistivity at 20°C, Ω-m *
Temp. coefficient at 20°C, /°C *
Skin effect loss factor (k
s
) *

Proximity effect loss factor (k
p
)

*

Short Circuit capability of conductor in kA
for 1 second starting with initial conductor
temperature of

i. 85°C *
ii. 100°C *
iii. 105°C *
Temp. after short circuit, °C *

4.4.3 Conductor shield
Material Paper Tape
Average thickness, mm
110kV 400, 630, 800, 1000,
or 115 kV 1500, 1600 mm²

132 kV- 630, 900, 1200, 1600,
2000 mm²

230 kV - 800, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1500,
1600, 2000, 2500 mm²

380 kV - 500, 800, 1000, 1200,
1500,1600, 2000, 2500 mm²

Diameter over conductor shield, mm *
Thermal resistivity, k.m/w *

4.4.4 Insulation
Material Paper
Average thickness, mm *
Paper density, kg/cm³ *
Thickness per layer, mm *




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110 kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV, LPOF POWER CABLE

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

Diameter over insulation, mm *
Thermal resistivity, k.m/W *
Dielectric constant (ε) *
Loss factor (δ) *

4.4.5 Insulation shield
Material Paper Tape
Min./max. thickness, mm *
Diameter over insulation shield, mm *
Thermal resistivity, k.m/w *

٤٫٤٫٦ Metallic Sheath
Material
Average thickness, mm *
Effective cross-sectional area, mm² *
Diameter over metallic shield, mm *
Resistivity at 20°C, Ω-m *
Temp. coefficient at 20°C, /°C *
Thermal resistivity, Km/W *
Short circuit capability in kA for 1 second
of the metallic sheath starting with 100° or
105°C conductor temperature


٤٫٤٫٧ Sheath Binder Tape
Material *
Nominal thickness, mm *
Diameter over binder tape, mm *
Thermal resistivity, k.m/w *

٤٫٤٫٨ Reinforcing Layer : (if applicable)
Material *
Number *
Nominal thickness, mm *
Width, mm *
Diameter over reinforcing tape, m *
Thermal resistivity, Km/W *

٤٫٤٫٩ Sealing Compound
Material *
Average thickness, mm *





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110 kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV, LPOF POWER CABLE

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

Minimum thickness, mm *
Diameter over sealing compound, mm *
Thermal resistivity, Km/W *
4.4.10 Outer Jacket
Material
(PVC, LLDPE, LMDPE or HDPE) *
Average thickness, mm *
Minimum thickness, mm *
Diameter over jacket, mm *
Thermal resistivity, k.m/w *
Max. continuous operating temp., °C *

4.4.11 Conductive Layer :
Material *
Average thickness, mm *
Minimum thickness, mm *
Thermal resistivity, Km/W *

4.4.12 Cable Oil-Volume

[Refer to Data Schedule of 54-SMSS-01.
Vendor to fill in column "B" of the same]


Volume of oil in cable (l/km)
*

Cable Electrical Stress Characteristics :
Maximum stress, kV/mm *

Impulse stress :
Conductor screen, kV/mm *
Insulation screen, kV/mm *

Design ac stress :
Conductor screen, kV/mm *
Insulation screen, kV/mm *

Cable Characteristics :
Charging current per cable, A/km *
Maximum operating sheath voltage, V/km *
Sheath losses at rated MVA, kW/km *
Cable dielectric loss per circuit, kW/km *





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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE

110 kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV, LPOF POWER CABLE

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

Cable P.F. at Conductor Temperature
Max./Design

20°C - Max. Design *
40°C - Max. Design *
60°C - Max. Design *
85°C - Max. Design *

Calculated cable positive sequence
resistance and reactance in ohms per phase
per km at 60 Hz and 85°C
*

Calculated cable zero sequence resistance
and reactance in ohm per phase km at
60 Hz and 85°C
*

6.0 PACKING
a. Total quantity required, m
b. Are matched sets of cable reel
length required?
Yes/No
c. If "YES", how many reels are
required per set?


d. Tolerance in cable length of
matched reel sets


e. Conductor weight, kg/km *
f. Cable weight, kg/km *
g. Reel and cable weight, kg *
h. Cable length per reel, m
i. Cable reel diameter, mm *
j. Cable reel width, mm *

OTHER REQUIRED INFORMATION

a. Life expectancy of cable, years Over 30

b. 3-phase inductance in trefoil
formation, mH/km
*

c. 3phase capacitance in trefoil
formation µF/km
*







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110kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV, LPOF POWER CABLE

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

d. Continuous current carrying capacity in
Amps per three phase circuit, single
point sheath bonding, horizontal

i) Air @ 50°C *
ii) Directly buried @ 40°C ground
temperature
*
iii) Concrete encased duct bank *
e. Details of other installation conditions
for ampacity given in item (d) above


i) Air @ 50°C *
ii) Directly buried @ 40°C

*
iii) Concrete encased duct bank *

f. Maximum permissible overload in %
of 3 cables in underground cable duct
trefoil formation, at 40°C soil
temperature, for 1/2/3 hours starting
with a prior loading of


50%
75%
100%




g. Maximum pulling tension, kN

*

h. Maximum sidewall pressure, kN/m *

i. Overall cable diameter, mm *

j. Minimum bending radius, mm *













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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE

110kV, 115 kV, 132 kV, 230 kV or 380 kV, LPOF POWER CABLE

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION OR FEATURES TO BE FURNISHED BY
SEC:
A.







ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY DATA OR FEATURES PROPOSED BY
BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/CONTRACTOR:
B.







OTHER PARTICULARS TO BE FILLED UP BY BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/
CONTRACTOR:
B.





Actual Manufacturer
of Equipment/Material
Vendor/Supplier/
Contractor

Name of the Company
Location and address



Name and Signature of
authorized
epresentative

and date


Official Seal/Stamp
of the Company &
Date