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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 Fabrication
4.6 Mass and Electrical Resistance
4.7 Area and Diameter
4.8 Reel Design
4.9 Markings

5.0 TESTS

6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

7.0 DATA SCHEDULE


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1.0 SCOPE

This Transmission Material Standard Specification (TMSS) specifies the minimum
technical requirements for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and
performance of the Bare conductors for use in the overhead transmission line system
of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia.

The conductors shall be of the following types:

1.1 ACSR: Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced.

1.2 ACAR: Aluminum Conductor, Alloy Reinforced.

1.3 AAAC: All Aluminum Alloy Conductor.

1.4 ACSR/AW: Aluminum Conductor, Aluminum Clad Steel Reinforced.


2.0 CROSS-REFERENCES

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

This TMSS shall also be read in conjunction with SEC Purchase Order or Contract
Schedules for project, as applicable.


3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

The latest revisions of the following Codes and Standards shall be applicable for the
material covered in this TMSS. The vendor/manufacturer may propose
equipment/material conforming to equivalent Industry Codes and Standards other than
those quoted hereunder without jeopardizing the requirements of this TMSS, in which
case he shall submit a copy of the proposed standards and shall submit a written proof
that the proposed standards are equivalent in all significant respects to the standards
specified. Acceptability of any alternate code or standard is at the discretion of SEC.



3.1 ASTM B 232 Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum
Conductors, Coated-Steel Reinforced (ACSR)


3.2 ASTM B524M Specification for Concentric-Lay Aluminum Conductors,
Aluminum alloy Reinforced (ACAR 1350/6201).




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3.3 ASTM B399 Specification for Concentric-Lay All Aluminum alloy
Conductors (AAAC).


3.4 ASTM B549 Specification for Concentric-Lay Stranded Aluminum
Conductors, Aluminum-Clad Steel Reinforced(ACSR/AW)


3.5 ASTM B 230M Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for
Electrical Purposes


3.6 ASTM B 398M Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 Wire
for Electrical Purposes


3.7 ASTM B 502 Standard Specification for Aluminum-Clad Steel Core Wire
for Aluminum Conductors, Aluminum-Clad Steel reinforced
3.8 ASTM B498 Standard Specification for Zinc- Coated (Galvanized) Steel
Core Wire for Aluminum Conductors Steel Reinforced
. (ACSR)


3.9 BS 1559 Reels and Drums for Bare Wires


3.10 IEC -1089 Round Wire Concentric Lay Overhead Electrical
.. Stranded Conductors.


3.11 IEC -60888 Zinc-Coated Steel Wires for Stranded Conductors.


3.12 IEC -60889 Hard-Drawn Aluminium Wire for Overhead Line .
. . Conductors.


3.13 IEC-60104 Aluminium-Magnesium-Silicon Alloy Wire for Overhead
. Line Conductors.

3.14 IEC -208 Aluminium conductors for overhead transmission purposes.



3.15 ASTM D-217 Grease.





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4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS


4.1 General


4.1.1 The bare overhead ACSR, ACAR, AAAC and ACSR/AW conductors
shall be of manufacturer's standard design but shall meet or exceed the
requirements of this Specification in all respects.


4.1.2 Manufacturer's drawings, as required in 01-TMSS-01, shall show the
cross-section of the bare overhead line conductor, together with all
pertinent dimensions.


4.2 Design Criteria


4.2.1 The maximum ambient outdoor temperature specified in 01-TMSS-01
shall be regarded as the basic temperature.


4.2.2 The bare overhead line conductor shall be classified as Class AA, bare
conductors.


4.3 Ratings


4.3.1 The bare overhead ACSR, ACAR, AAAC and ACSR/AW conductors
rating data shall be as specified in Data Schedule.


4.3.2 The ratings and characteristics of bare overhead line conductors
covered by this Specification are given in Tables 1,2 and 3.


4.3.3 The rated strength of a composite ACAR type conductor shall be taken
as the aggregate sum of the strengths of the Aluminum 1350 and
Aluminum-alloy 6201 components, calculated in accordance with the
procedure described in ASTM B 524M.


4.3.4 The rated strength of a composite ACSR/AW type conductor shall be
taken as the aggregate sum of the strengths of the Aluminum 1350 and
Aluminum-clad steel components, calculated in accordance with the
procedure described in ASTM B 549.



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4.3.5 The rated strength of a composite ACSR type conductor shall be taken
as the aggregate sum of the strengths of the Aluminum 1350 and zinc
coated steel components, calculated in accordance with the procedure
described in ASTM B 232.

4.3.6 The electrical volume conductivity of the individual Aluminum,
Aluminum alloy and Aluminum-clad steel wires before stranding shall
not be less than 61.2%, 52.5% and 20.3% of IACS (Internationally
Annealed Copper Standard) respectively.





Table 1 : Ratings and Characteristics of ACAR and ACSR/AW Bare Overhead Line Conductors

Type of Conductor
and Code Word
ACAR
ACSR/AW
DRAKE
ACSR/AW
ORIOLE
ACSR/AW
MERLIN
ACSR/AW
PENGUIN
ACSR/AW
QUAIL
kcmil 1080.6 795 336.4 336.4 211.6 133.1
Nominal
Aluminum
Area (mm
2
)
547.4 402.83 170.45 170.45 107.22 67.44
C
o
n
d
u
c
t
o
r

S
i
z
e

Total
Cross-
Section
(mm
2
)
547.4 468 210.23 179.92 125.1 78.67
Aluminum 18/4.344 26/4.4425 30/2.6899 18/3.4722 6/4.7701 6/3.7821
S
t
r
a
n
d
i
n
g

(
N
o
s
.
/
m
m
)

Aluminum
Alloy or
Aluminum-
Clad Steel
19/4.344 7/3.454 7/2.6899 1/3.4722 1/4.7701 1/3.7281
Rated Strength (kN) 121 135.7 74.3 38 34.2 22.8
Nominal 0.0566 0.0679 0.1571 0.1652 0.253 0.401
Calculated
DC
Resistance
at 20
o
C
( / km)
Maximu
m
0.0577 0.0693 0.1606 0.1688 0.258 0.409
Nominal Conductor
Mass (kg/km)
1509 1549 737 531 412 259
*Ampacity(A)

860 850 500 480 370 270

* - Conductor Ampacity is a typical value and is based on conductor temperature of 85
o
C (ACAR)
and 93
o
C (ACSR/AW), ambient temperature 50
o
C , emissivity 0.5, cross wind 0.61 m/sec, in sun








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Table 2 : Ratings and Characteristics of ACSR Overhead Line Conductors

Type of Conductor
and Code Word
Curlew Drake Condor Grosbeak Hawk Oriole Wolf
kcmil

1033
795

795
636 477 337 312
Nominal
Aluminum
Area (mm
2
)

522.5 402.83 402.83 322.26 241.68 170.45 158
C
o
n
d
u
c
t
o
r

S
i
z
e

Total Cross-
Section
(mm
2
)

590.32 468.45

455.03

374.78 281.03 210.26 194.9
Aluminum

54/3.51
26/4.44

54/3.08
26/3.97 26/3.44 30/2.69 30/2.59
S
t
r
a
n
d
i
n
g

(
N
o
s
.
/
m
m
)

Steel

7/3.51
7/3.45

7/3.08
7/3.09 7/2.68 7/2.69 7/2.59
Nominal Overall
Diameter (mm)
31.62

28.11
27.03

25.15
21.81 18.83 18.13
Rated Strength
(kN)
125.4

140.2
125.5

111.8
87 77.2 69.2
Calculated
DC Resistance at
20C ( /km)
Maximum
.05531


.07192


.07192
.08989 .01119 .1704 .1828
Nominal
Conductor Mass
(kg/km)
1929

1628 1524

1302 977 784 726
*Ampacity(A)

808 705 688 609 528 415 315

* - Conductor Ampacity is a typical value and is based on conductor temperature of 80
o
C, ambient
temperature 50
o
C , emissivity 0.5, cross wind 0.61 m/sec, in sun













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Table 3: Ratings and Characteristics of AAAC Overhead Line Conductors

Type of Conductor
and Code Word
Cosmos Orchid Arbutus
German
Standard
kcmil 548 732 954 998
C
o
n
d
u
c
t
o
r

S
i
z
e

Nominal
Area
(mm
2
)
278 371 483.8 506
S
t
r
a
n
d
i
n
g

(
N
o
s
.
/
m
m
)

Aluminum
Alloy
19/4.32


37/3.57
37/3.99 61/3.25
Nominal Overall
Diameter (mm)
21.59 25.01

27.98

29.3
Rated Strength
(KN)
84.8 113.1

141.4

147
Calculated
DC Resistance at
20C ( /km)
Maximum
0.01190


0.08949

0.07180 0.066
Nominal
Conductor Mass
(kg/km)
783.2 1020

1275

1402
*Ampacity(A)

518 604 693 790

* - Conductor Ampacity is a typical value and is based on conductor
temperature of 80
o
C, ambient temperature 50
o
C , emissivity 0.5, cross wind
0.61 m/sec, in sun

4.4 Materials

4.4.1 The bare overhead line ACSR type conductor shall consist of
concentric-lay-stranded conductor made from round Aluminum 1350-
H19 (extra hard) wires and zinc coated steel core wire(s). The steel
core may consist of a single wire or stranded depending upon the size
of the conductor.

4.4.2 The bare overhead line ACAR type conductor shall consist of
concentric-lay-stranded conductor made from round Aluminum 1350-
H19 wires and round Aluminum-alloy 6201-T81 core wires.


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4.4.3 The Bare overhead line AAAC type conductor shall consist of
concentric-lay-stranded conductor made from wires of Aluminum-alloy
6201 produced by the thermal treatment, with or without supplementary
strain-hardening, for stable temper T81, drawn and then artificially aged.
Before stranding, the Aluminum alloy wires used in the construction of
conductors shall meet the requirements of ASTM B 398M.

4.4.4 The Aluminum wires shall be made from Aluminum 1350 drawing
stock 9.52 mm to 25.40 mm in diameter, in the H19 temper and drawn
into wire. Before stranding, the Aluminum wires used in the
construction of conductors shall meet the requirements of ASTM B
230M.

4.4.5 The bare overhead line ACSR/AW type conductor shall consist of
concentric-lay-stranded conductor made from round Aluminum 1350-
H19 (extra hard) wires and round Aluminum-clad steel core wire(s).
The steel core may consist of a single wire or stranded depending upon
the size of the conductor.

4.4.6 The base metal of the Aluminum-clad steel core wire or galvanized steel
core shall be steel produced by the open-hearth, electric furnace or basic
oxygen process and the finished clad wire shall meet the requirements of
ASTM B 502.

4.4.7 The Aluminum used for cladding at any point have a purity and quantity
sufficient to meet the required thickness of not less than 10 percent of
the nominal wire radius.

4.4.8 The zinc coatings for steel core wire for ACSR conductors shall
conform to class A zinc coated steel wire in accordance with
specification ASTM B498.

4.4.9 All wires used in manufacture of conductor shall be free from
protrusions , sharp edges, abrasions and any other imperfections
which would tend to increase corona losses and cause radio
inteference problems.

4.4.10 If specifically ordered in a particular bidding document, the steel core
wires of ACSR conductors shall be uniformly covered with a neutral
grease approved by SEC. The method of application shall be by
grease filling at the rate specified in the relevant data schedules. The
grease shall have a drop point of not less than specified in the relevant
data schedule.

a. The supplier/contractor shall guarantee that the grease shall not
immigrate towards outside the conductor before, during and
after stringing in a maximum conductor working temperature
conditions.


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b. The grease shall protect the conductor from corrosion in service
which may include operation in atmospheres containing salt
spray or industrial pollution.

c. The grease shall not corrode steel or Aluminum wires. At a
temperature of up to 95 degree centigrade the grease shall
neither flow within nor extrude from the conductor. The
specified characteristics of the grease shall be unimpaired after
heating to 15 degree centigrade above the drop point for 150
hours.


d. The grease shall have adequate resistance to oxidization. The
grease shall retain its properties including flexibility,
reversibility, resistance to oxidisation and chemical stability, at
all service temperature between 0 and 40 degree centigrade.

e. The minimum drop point of grease shall not be less than 110
degree centigrade measured to ASTM-designation: D-566.

f. The nominal mass of grease to be applied on the steel core shall
be in accordance with IEC- 1089 ( Annex C)




4.5 Fabrication

4.5.1 The bare overhead line conductor shall be constructed in conventional
concentric-lay conductor type. The direction of lay of the outer layer
shall be right hand and shall be reversed in successive layers.

4.5.2 The preferred lay of a layer of wires is 13.5 times the outside diameter
of that layer but shall not be less than 10 nor more than 16 times this
diameter.

4.5.3 The lay ratio of any layer shall not be geater than the lay ratio of the
layer immediately beneath it.

4.5.4 The conductor shall be stranded in one pass. If this cannot be done, the
conductor shall be stranded in a maximum of two passes.

4.5.5 For ACSR conductor, steel wire from various manufacturers may be
used. However, all conductor for a given destination shall be
manufactured from the steel core wire from one manufacturer. If steel
wire from more than one source is being used, this should be indicated
on the reels.

4.5.6 In ACAR conductor composed of 37 wires or more, the welded joints
in the Aluminum wires shall not be closer than 7.5 m to another or to
either end of the wire. In ACAR or ACSR/AW conductor composed of

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wires less than 37, the welded joints in the Aluminum wires shall not be
closer than 15 m to another or to either end of the wire. No more than
two such joints shall be present in any reel length of the conductor.

4.5.7 In ACSR conductors no two joints in the completed conductor shall
occur within 15m of each other and no two joints in any individual
Aluminum wire are less than 150 m apart. The Aluminum wire near
each resistance welded joint shall be annealed over a distance of at least
200 m each side to such an extent that on testing the whole conductor to
destruction the unjointed strands break first. The jointing should be
done in a neat and workman like manner. The finished joint shall be
smooth and at no point shall the crossectional area be less than that of
the unjointed wire.

4.5.8 No joints shall be made in the Aluminum-alloy wires during the final
drawing or in the finished wires. Joints may be made in the drawing
stock, and in the wire after heat treatment and prior to final drawing.
No such joints shall be closer than 7.5m to another or to either end of
the wire and not more than two such joints shall be present in any reel
length of the conductor.

4.5.9 No joints of any kind shall be made in the finished Aluminum-clad
steel wires and Zinc coated steel wires. Joints may be made in the rods
or semi-finished wires prior to drawing to final size.

4.5.10 The surface of the wire shall be smooth and free from imperfections not
consistent with good manufacturing practice.


4.5.11 The conductors shall be manufactured so that twisting is as small as
possible when they are subject to axial loads i-e when unrolling and
stringing.

4.5.12 The manufacturing of all conductors shall be such that the strands shall
remain inert and shall not untwist when the conductor is cut.

4.6 Mass and Electrical Resistance

4.6.1 The approximate mass and electrical DC resistance at 20C may be
determined using the standard increments specified in ASTM B524M
for ACAR conductors and ASTM B549 for ACSR/AW conductors.

4.6.2 The approximate mass and electrical DC resistance at 20C may be
determined using the standard increments specified in ASTM B232 for
ACSR conductors and ASTM B399 for AAAC conductors.

4.6.3 In the calculation of the electrical resistance of ACAR conductor, the
resistance of both the Aluminum 1350 and the Aluminum-alloy 6201
wires must be taken into consideration. The resistivity of Aluminum
and Aluminum alloy wires shall be taken as 0.028172 .mm
2
/m and
0.032841 .mm
2
/m at 20C respectively.

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4.6.4 In the calculation of the electrical resistance of AAAC conductor, the
resistivity of Aluminum alloy wires shall be taken as 0.032841
.mm
2
/m at 20C.

4.6.5 In the calculation of the electrical resistance of ACSR and ACSR/AW
conductors, the resistivity of the Aluminum wire and Aluminum-clad
steel core wire shall be taken as 0.028172 .mm
2
/m and 0.08480
.mm/m at 20C respectively.

4.7 Area and Diameter

4.7.1 The area of cross section of the conductors shall not be less than 98%
of the area of the cross section of conductor sizes specified in Tables 1,
2 and 3.

4.7.2 For Aluminum wires with diameters 3 mm and over, the diameter shall
not vary from the specified by more than 1%. For Aluminum wires
with diameters 1 mm to 2.99 mm, the diameter shall not vary from the
specified by more than 0.030 mm.

4.7.3 For Aluminum-alloy wires with diameters 3 mm to 4.75 mm, the
diameter shall not vary from the specified by more than 1%.

4.7.4 For Aluminum-clad steel wires with diameters 2.538 mm to 4.775 mm,
the diameter shall not vary from the specified by more than 1.5%.

4.7.5 The area and diameter of bare overhead line conductors covered by this
specification are specified in Tables 1,2 and 3.


4.8 Reel Design

4.8.1 Reels may be of wood or steel construction capable of withstanding
overseas shipment, normal service incident during shipping and hauling
and field installatioin of conductor.

4.8.2 All wooden drums shall be fitted with steel hubs having a minimum
inside diameter of 80 mm. The ratio of the diameter of the inside barrel
and the diameter of the flange must not be less than 0.48.

4.8.3 Drawings of the drum shall be submitted for approval of SEC. The
drums should be close lagged after filling. Wooden battens shall be
nailed at each end to the drum flange and also secured by two steel
starps.

4.8.4 The timber to be used shall be new , dry, properly seasoned and
suitably treated to withstand changes in temperature and humidity
without deterioration or shrinkage. The timber must be treated with
fungicidal and germicidal termite and white ant proof preservative prior
to painting.

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4.8.5 All drums shall be painted inside and outside with Aluminum paint.

4.8.6 Nails shall be fitted with proper care to avoid any contact with the
conductor. Nailing shall be executed from the inside towards the
outside. The nail heads shall be embeded into the flange for
approximately 6mm, while their points shall be sufficiently long to
allow a proper revetting of about 15mm. The spacing of the nails shall
be approximately 70 mm. Before punching the nails into the timber they
should be vetted with Ammonia to facilitate the gripping.

4.8.7 The threaded spindles should be bolted in such a way that the washers
are embeded into the flanges a few millimeters. Moreover, the spindle
nuts should be properly locked to avoid their lossening as a cosequence
of expansion and subsequent timber shrinkage due to thermal effects
and/or humidity. The threaded end of the spindle shall not protrude
above the nut with more than one thread. The nuts shall always be
locked by rivetting the threaded end. The flanges shall be fitted with
reinforcing steel nuts bushings.


4.8.8 The inner wrapping of the drum shall be made with a double layer of
water proof paper and another layer shall be placed over the conductor
under the lagging. One layer of waterproof paper must be inserted
underneath the last layer of conductor on the drum to avoid sliding
against the inner layer. Moreover, the conductor shall be tied at the
beginning of the last outer turn to one flange with a suitable string and
the outer end stapled to the outer flange to avoid the conductor moving
from the correct positon.

4.8.9 A piece of conductor ,450mm long, shall be left sticking out of the
flange hole. The extreme end of the conductor shall be tied, then 250
mm left free and then the remaining 150 to 200 mm shall be tied and
tapped and covered with cloth ( no jute allowed). The untied section
shall be bent as much as possible towards the centre of the drum and
nailed. Four staples strong enough to withstand transport stresses shall
be used, the two outside must clamp the whole conductor, whilst the
two inside are fixed through the conductor in order to prevent its
sliding.

4.8.10 The length of overhead line conductor per reel shall be preferably in the
range of 3000 to 3500 meters unless otherwise different lengths are
required as per actual site requirements or as agreed between SEC and
the manufacturer. The reel length shall not vary more than 5% of the
specified length. If matched reels are required, the lengths of the
conductor in each reel shall not vary by more than 50 m.

4.9 Markings

4.9.1 Each end of line conductor in the reel shall bear a non-corroding tag,
written in English language, identifying the following:

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a. Type of Conductor and code word
b. Size of Conductor
c. Weight of conductor
d. Length of Conductor
e. Stranding
f. Cross-sectional Area

4.9.2 Each reel shall be stenciled or provided with metal plates to show all
information under paragraph 4.9.1 plus additional information as
follows:

a. Manufacturer's Name and Country of Origin
b. Year of Manufacture
c. Serial Number
d. Size of Reel
e. Gross Weight
f. SEC Item Number
g. SEC Purchase Order Number/Contract Number
h. Consignee Address
i. Direction of Rolling with instructions ROLL THIS WAY
j. 10-TMSS-1, Rev. 0
k. Innstructions DO NOT LAY FLAT

5.0 TESTS

5.1 All conductors shall be tested at the suppliers expense in accordance with the
latest additions of relavent Standards referenced to in this Specification.
Following completion of the tests, two certified copies of the test reports shall
be submitted to SEC for approval. No conductors shall be shipped until the test
reports have been approved by SEC.

5.2 SEC representative may wish to witness tests or to visit the factory during
manufacturing of any or all items covered by this specification. Accordingly ,
the supplier/ contractor shall give adequate notice of manufacturing schedule
and at least one months notice of test schedule

5.3 Tests for mechanical and electrical properties of component wires shall also be
made before stranding

5.4 All Aluminum and Aluminum-alloy wires removed from the conductor shall be
capable of meeting the bending properties stated in ASTM B 230M and ASTM
B 398M respectively after stranding.

5.5 Torsion tests shall be made on Aluminum-clad steel wires. The wire shall
withstand without fracture not less than 20 twists in a length equivalent to 100
times the nominal diameter of the wire.

5.6 Tests for determining the breaking strength of composite conductor shall be
required under this specification. The breaking strength of a conductor shall not
be less than the rated strength if failure occurs in the free length at least 25 mm

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beyond the end of either gripping device, or shall be not less than 95 % of the
rated strength if failure occurs inside, or within 25 mm of the end of, either
gripping device.

5.7 Ultimate strength and longitudinal smoothness tests shall be carried out on a
minimum length of 12 meters of conductor cut off from no more than one reel
out of every 100. However, SEC reserves the right to test one sample from each
production run of less than 100 reels. The longitudinal smoothness of the
conductor shall be checked with a straight edge of length equal to 30 times the
conductor diameter laid parallel to the conductor under the tensile load of 50%
of the ultimate breaking strength. Under these conditions the maximum
variation from the straight edge shall not exceed o.4mm.

5.8 Stress-strain tests shall be performed on the conductors in accordance with the
method given in annex B of I EC-1089.

5.9 The tests mentioned in clauses 5.6 and5.7 above are Type Tests and shall be
carried out at an approved independent international test laboratory or at the
manufacturers laboratory and be witnessed by a representative of SEC or other
representative acceptable to SEC. Type test certificates in lieu of the tests may
be accepted provided that the tests have been carried out within the last five
years.

5.10 In additions to the tests specified in ASTM standards and any other tests
specified elsewhere in this specification, the following characteristics of the
finished conductors should be checked by taking samples from every 10
th
reel.

5.10.1 Overall Diameter.
5.10.2 Length, ratio and direction of lay.
5.10.3 Weight per unit length.
5.10.4 D.C. resistance of each Aluminum strand.
5.10.5 Cracks, scores, undue cross-over marks indentations, cagging etc of
each layer.

5.11 The zinc coated steel strands for ACSR conductors shall pass the preece test in
accordance with the latest edition of ASTM A 239.

5.12 Records for all joints made in the conductor wires shall be submitted to SEC.

5.13 If on testing the sample from any drum fails to conform to the requirements of
the specification two additional samples shall be taken from the same drum and
tested. Both these samples shall conform to the requirements otherwise the
drum shall be rejected. Samples shall then be taken from all the drums offered
for acceptance and tested. If the sample from any drum does not meet the
requirements, that drum shall be rejected. If the number of drums rejected
exceed 20% of the offered lot, the complete lot shall be rejected.






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6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

In addition to the packing and shipping requirements specified in 01-TMSS-01, the
following shall be fulfilled:

6.1 The overhead line conductor shall be furnished on non-returnable wooden
reels, protected by wood lagging or other suitable method against damage
during shipment and to facilitate field handling and long-term outdoor storage.
However, the manufacturer may at his own option furnish the conductor on
returnable steel reels at no additional cost to SEC.

6.2 The method of packing shall be strong enough to withstand wear and tear
during sea/inland transportation and handling at site.

6.3 Methods of packaging, marking and shipping shall be submitted to SEC for
review and acceptance.

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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE

BARE OVERHEAD LINE CONDUCTOR

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

Applicable Industry Standards



4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Conductor type
(ACSR, AAAC, ACAR or ACSR/AW

4.2 Rated strength (kN

4.5 Direction of lay (outer layer) Right Hand

4.6 Electrical Resistivity of Aluminum wire
at 20C (. mm
2
/m)
0.028172

Electrical Resistivity of Aluminum alloy
wire at 20C (. mm
2
/m)
0.032841

Electrical Resistivity of Aluminum-clad
steel wire at 20C (. mm2/m)
0.08480

Electrical Volume Conductivity of
Aluminum wire at 20C (% IACS)
61.2


'A'- SEC SPECIFIED DATA/PARAMETER.
'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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REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

Electrical Volume Conductivity of
Aluminum alloy wire at 20C (% IACS)
52.5

Electrical Volume Conductivity of
of Aluminumclad steel wire at 20C
(% IACS)
20.3




Calculated nominal dc resistance
at 20C (/km)
*


Calculated maximum dc resistance at 20C
(/km)
*

4.7 Nominal area of Aluminum wires (mm
2
)

Total cross sectional area (mm)

Number of 1350-H19 Aluminum wires

Diameter of 1350-H19 Aluminum wires
(mm)


Diameter of 6201-T81 Aluminum-alloy
wires (mm)



Number of Aluminum-clad steel wires

Diameter of Aluminum-clad steel wires
(mm)


Number of galvanized steel wires

Diameter of galvanized steel wires

Nominal Overall diameter (mm)

Nominal Overall Mass (kg/km) *





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



4.8 Type of reel (Steel or Wood) *

Matched reels required? Yes/No

Number of matched reels per set

Length of conductor per reel (m)

Weight of conductor per reel (kg)

If not matched reels, tolerance in
conductor length per reel (%)

Steel Core Greasing ( If ordered)

Name of manufacturer

Standard of test


Minimum Drop Point Temperature




5.0 TESTS

Optional or Special Test Requirements (if any)














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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE

BARE OVERHEAD LINE CONDUCTOR

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:
C.





Actual Manufacturer
of Equipment/Material
Vendor/Supplier/
Contractor

Name of the Company
Location and address



Name and Signature of
authorized
representative

and date


Official Seal/Stamp
of the Company &
Date