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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 Rating
4.4 Material & Fabrication
4.5 Marking

5.0 TESTS

6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

7.0 DATA SCHEDULE




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1.0 SCOPE

This SEC Transmission Material Standard Specification (TMSS) specifies the minimum
technical requirements for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and
performance of following polyethylene insulated & sheathed armoured/un armoured pilot wire
& telephone cable with copper conductors, intended to be used in the system
(telecommunications network and protection system) of the Saudi Electricity Company, Saudi
Arabia.

1.1 Type-A (For Eastern Area)
1.2 Type-B (For Central Area)
1.3 Type-C (For Western Area)


2.0 CROSS REFERENCES

This Material Standard Specification shall always be read in conjunction with SEC 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 SEC Purchase Order or Contract Schedules
for project, as applicable.


3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

The latest revision/amendments 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 ICEA S-61-402 Thermoplastic Insulated Wire and Cable for the Transmission and
Distribution of Electrical Energy.

3.2 ASTM B3 Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire.

3.3 ASTM D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Molding and Extrusion
Materials.

3.4 IEC 60189-1 Testing Methods

3.5 IEC 60189-2 Colour codes

3.6 IEC-60229, 60330, 60502, 60540, 60811




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4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Design Criteria

4.1.1 The pilot wire cable shall be of a proven design and meet or exceed the
requirements of this specification in all respects. The pilot cable shall be
suitable for use with the service conditions mentioned in 01-TMSS-01.

4.1.2 The cable dimensions shall be as specified in Data Schedule.

4.1.3 The cable design shall prevent ingress of water radially and longitudinally.
Manufacturer shall clearly indicate the cable components providing the above
water ingress prevention.

4.1.4 The pilot wire cable shall be certified for continuous operation at 75C in wet
(salt water) or dry locations. Installation can be in aerial, duct and direct
burial.

4.1.5 For Type-A only

Unless otherwise specified, the cable shall be manufactured in accordance with
ICEA S-61-402 and 01-TMSS-01.

4.2 Ratings

The cable ratings shall be as specified in Data Schedule.

4.3 Materials & Fabrication

4.3.1 Conductor

a. For Type A

Multiple pair cable shall have 0.65 mm2 (19 gauge) minimum, solid
uncoated copper wire conductors, conforming to the requirements of ASTM-
B3, except that the requirements for dimensions and permissible variations
shall be waived. The electrical parameters of the conductor shall be as
specified in Data Schedule.

b. For Type-B

Each conductor in the cable shall consist of a solid wire of standard
annealed copper, smoothly drawn, circular in section, of uniform quality,
free from defects having a diameter in accordance with table No. 1.



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Table 1 (For Type-B)
Technical characteristics of plain annealed Copper Conductor


Conductor Diameter
Nominal
(mm)
Maximum
(mm)
Maximum Loop Resistance at
20C /km
(ohms)
0.5 0.51 182
0.63 0.64 116
0.7 0.71 94
0.9 0.91 58.2

The standard pilot cable for protection or telecommunication shall be
1/0.9mm, 12 pairs.This standard pilot cable shall be supplied unless the
accompanying order or contract specifications state differently.

c. For Type-C

The pilot cable used in this area will consist of following 3 types and
each pilot cable shall have plain copper conductor.

i. 5 Twisted Pairs

The 5 twisted pairs pilot cable shall have 1.4 mm wire dia and shall
be used for new cable feeders for protection.

ii. 20 Twisted Pairs

The 20 twisted pairs pilot cable shall have 0.9 mm wire dia and shall
be used for new cable feeders for control/telemetering speech
services.

iii. 7/54 Pairs

For looping with existing system pilot cable of 7/54 type similar to
existing cable shall be used. The pilot cable shall consist of
combined protection/ control cable, which shall comprise of 7 triple
cores for relay protection services and 54 pairs for
control/telemetering speech services.







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4.3.2 Insulation

Each conductor shall be covered with extruded polyethelene. The radial
thickness and colouring of insulation shall be such that all the requirements of
this specification are met.

For Type-A

Primary conductors shall be insulated with an average of 0.64 mm (25 mils) of
extruded polyethylene. The minimum thickness at any point shall not be less
than 90% of the average thickness.

The physical and electrical properties of the insulation shall be as specified in
Data Schedule.

4.3.3 Standard Cable Sizes and Cable Design (For Type-B)

The standard telephone cable designs are unit stranded or concentric stranded.

a. Armoured Cable

1/0.5 mm. 5, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.
1/0.63 mm. 5, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.
1/0.7 mm 5, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.
1/0.9 mm. 5, 7, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.

b. Unarmoured Cables

1/0.5 mm. 5, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.
1/0.63mm 5, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.
1/0.7 mm 5, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.
1/0.9 mm 5, 10, 12, 20, 30, 50, 100 pair cables.

c. Unit Stranding

Pairs may be unit stranded, each pair referred to by number shall be
coloured to comply with Table-2. Units shall preferably be 10 pair units.
Tape lappings identifying units shall be colour coded in accordance with
Table-2, (other pair units in accordance with IEC 60189-2 Appendix-A
will be considered).

d. Concentric Stranding

Pairs may be concentric stranded into a compact and circular cable. Each
pair referred to by number shall be coloured to comply with IEC 60189-2
Appendix-A.


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4.3.4 Twinning And Laying Up

Insulated conductor shall be twisted together to form pairs. To minimize cross
talk, each pair shall be twisted to a length different than any other pair of the
core.
The length of lay shall be such that the two wires forming a pair are not
disassociated by normal handling during jointing.

4.3.5 Binding Tape

A suitable non-hygroscopic, heat resistant/non-combustible binding tape of
appropriate thickness shall be applied over the laid-up multi-pairs as a dielectric
and heat barrier.

Tapes used in the cable shall be polyester or polypropylene or other approved
material. Colours or markings shall be readily identifiable. Neither the tape,
the colour nor the marking shall be affected by the cable constituents.

4.3.6 Individual Screen

ForType-C , each pair shall be individually screened.

4.3.7 Filling

a. For Type-B

The cables shall be filled with a suitable compound which shall remain
stable up to 55C. The compound shall not harm any cable component
and shall not obscure the identification colours of the insulated
conductors. The compound shall be readily removed by wiping the
conductor during jointing, it shall be free from unpleasant odour, shall
present no toxic or dermatitic hazard, nor contain prohibited material.

b. For Type-C

The cable shall be protected against ingress of water in longitudinal and
radial axis and shall be water tight (fully filled) which can be achived by
filling suitable jelly/compound between conductors and between pairs.

4.3.8 Inner Sheath

In case of armoured cables an inner sheath as an armour bedding of extruded
black polyethylene compound in accordance with national or international
specifications shall be provided. The inner polyethylene sheath shall contain
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For Type A, a black polyethylene jacket shall be applied by extrusion over the
cable core. The nominal thickness shall be 1.40 mm (55 mils). The minimum
thickness at any point shall be not less than 90% of the nominal thickness.

4.3.9 Screening

a. For Type-A

Shield shall be copper tape with a minimum thickness of not less than
0.254mm (10 mils). The copper tape shall be smooth when applied on
inner jacket with a positive overlap.

b. For Type-B

Cable shall be supplied with an aluminum foil moisture barrier laminated
with the inner sheath rendering this acceptable as a screen also.

If specified in the order or project specifications, an improved screening
factor shall be provided for both armoured and unarmoured cables, the
cable shall be better screened using aluminum tapes applied in one of the
following 3 ways:

i. A nominal 75 micrometer tape applied with a suitable lay and an
overlap of not less than 30%.

ii. Two nominal 75 micrometer tapes applied with a suitable lay in the
same direction.

iii. A nominal 150 micrometers tape applied longitudinally with an overlap
of not less than 6.5 mm.

c. For Type-C

The cable shall be provided with on overall screen in addition to
individual pair screen.

4.3.10 Armour

a. For Type-B

Armoured cable shall be supplied with galvanized steel wire armouring,
each wire being nominally 1.78 mm diameter, and a sheath laminated
aluminum screen. This type of armouring and screening shall be supplied
on armoured cables unless the accompanying order or Project
Specification specifies differently. In such a case, one of the following 3
methods may be adopted.


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i. Steel tape armour, minimum thickness of tape 0.2 mm. Two such
tapes shall be helically wrapped around the inner polyethelene sheath.
The inner tape shall be open helix covered by an outer overlapping
tape.

ii. Corrugated steel armour.

iii. Aluminum armour wires coated with a waterproof compound.

b. For Type-C

The cable shall be provided with armour. The armour shall be double
galvanized steel wires.

4.3.11 Water Blocking/ Moisture Barrier

The cable shall be protected against ingress of water in longitudinal and radial
axis ( For Type-A & C).
The cable shall be supplied with an aluminum foil moisture barrier laminated
with the inner sheath rendering this as a screen also (For Type-B).

4.3.12 Outer Sheath

Outer sheath of black polyethylene containing an effective termite repellent
and protected against rodents shall be provided. Dimensions of the outer sheath
shall be such that the requirements of voltage withstand are met.

For Type-A

Outer jacket shall have a minimum thickness of not less than 1.52 mm (60
mils). Jacket shall be black polyethylene extruded over the assembly.
The other requirements of the jacket shall be as specified in Data
Schedule.

4.4 Marking

4.4.1 Conductor insulation shall be black and white for pairs.

4.4.2 Each pair shall be individually numbered in multiple conductor cables.

4.4.3 The inner and outer jacket shall be colored black.

4.4.4 The outer jacket for all the cables shall be durably marked at intervals not
exceeding one meter with the following minimum information:



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i. Conductor, no. of pairs, size in mm
2
and material.
ii. Type of insulation.
iii. Insulation thickness, mm
iv. The manufacturer's name or trademark.
v. Year of manufacture.
vi SEC ELECTRIC CABLE - TELEPHONE
vii. 48-TMSS-01


5.0 TESTS

All test results shall be provided for review and approval by SEC.

5.1 Type (Design) Tests

All type (design) tests prescribed in the relevant standards as listed under clause 3.0,
shall be performed on a pilot cable having same design, arrangement and ratings as of
those to be supplied or on the first unit of every new design, rating or size to be supplied
to SEC.

Certified test report of type (design) tests performed on a complete pilot cable having
same design, arrangement and ratings as of those supplied earlier and acceptable to
SEC, may be submitted for review and acceptance in lieu of the required type (design)
tests above.

5.2 Routine (Production) Tests

All routine (production) tests prescribed in the relevant standards as listed under clause
3.0 shall be performed on assemblies and on individual components.

5.3 Electrical Data and Test Voltage

The test voltages shall be specified in Data Schedule.


5.4 Voltage withstand (For Type-B&C)

All cables to this specification shall have a voltage withstand capability of 15 kV which
means that a standard drum length of cable shall tolerate a sinusoidal wave form at a
frequency of 60 Hz applied as follows :

The voltage shall be increased gradually and maintained continuously for one minute at
the RMS values specified below:




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5.4.1 10 kV between each conductor and the remaining conductors connected to
the armour and earthed.

5.4.2 15 kV between all conductors bunched and the armour which shall be earthed
(the voltage shall be maintained for 3 minutes).

No breakdown of insulation shall occur. As a special provision, a DC test voltage 1.5
times the AC test voltage applied for one minute is acceptable.

5.5 Capacitance Unbalance (For Type-B)

The maximum corrected capacitance unbalance between adjacent pairs shall not
exceeded 500 PF per 500m, measured as follows:

5.5.1 Pair to pair capacitance unbalance measurements shall be made at audio
frequency. During measurement all conductors other than those under test and
where present the screen and armour shall be connected to earth.

5.5.2. The measurements shall be corrected as follows, L being the length in metres
of the cable under test. Lengths less than 100 metres shall be considered as
100 metres.

The measured value shall be divided by :

+
500 500 2
1 L L


The measured values of capacitance unbalance shall be supplied with the
cable documentation.

5.6 Mutual capacitance (For Type-B)

5.6.1 The average mutual capacitance of pairs shall not exceed 67 nF/km, except in
the case of 0.9 mm conductor where 71 nF is acceptable.

5.6.2 The mutual capacitance shall be measured at a suitable audio frequency.
During the measurement all conductors other than those under test and where
present the screen and armour shall be connected to earth.

5.6.3 The mean value shall be supplied with the cable documentation.

5.6.4 The method of measurement is described in Sub-Clause 5.4 of IEC Publication
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5.7 Insulation Resistance (For Type-B)

5.7.1 The insulation resistance shall be measured between each conductor and all
other conductors connected together. Where screen and armour are present
they shall also be connected to the other conductors.

5.7.2 After application of 500 V DC for one minute, the measured value shall be not
less than 1000 M/km at 20C.

5.7.3 The value shall be supplied with the cable documentation.

5.8 Attenuation (For Type-B)

Suppliers shall state the expected nominal attenuation figures at 300, 800, 1000, 2000,
2500, 3400 Hz in db/km at 10C. Tables shall be submitted for each size and type of
cable to be supplied

5.9 Insulation Resistance Characteristics (For Type-C)

5.9.1 Insulation resistance between each conductor and remainder connected
together and to the copper screen and armor. The resistance will be measured
after not less than one minute of steady electrification at 1,000 V DC.
Value: Min 20,000 M/km

5.9.2 Insulation resistance between screen and earth under the same conditions as
above.

5.9.3 Value: more than 200 M/km

5.10 Conductor Resistance (For Type-C)

5.10.1 The loop resistance of each conductor of each drum length of cable shall be not
more than 37 /km at 20C.

5.10.2 Resistance unbalance of conductors in a pair shall not be more than 1%.

5.10.3 Resistance unbalance of any two pairs shall not be more than 2%.

5.11 Capacitance Requirements (For Type-C)

5.11.1 Max 50 nF/km for protection and control pairs measured at 800 Hz. The
average effective capacitance of all the pairs in a factory length shall not
differ from rated value by more than 4%.




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5.11.2 Capacitance unbalance between within a two pairs circuit in the cable when
tested at 800 Hz will not exceed 200 pF for 200 m length.

5.12 Cross-talk (For Type-C)

The minimum value for far end and near end cross-talk ratio between any two circuits
will be 60 dB (at 800 Hz) for 1500 m length and shall be tested and proved after
installation.

5.13 Factory Tests (For Type-C)

5.13.1 As per IEC 60229 & 60811 :

a. Dimensional Test.
b. Conductor Resistance Test.
c. Insulation Resistance Test.
d. Capacitance Measurement Test.
e. Capacitance Unbalance Test At 800 Hz.
f. Cross-Talk Attenuation Test: Far End & Near End At 800 Hz

5.13.2 Voltage Test On Cable

i. Protection Core

a. Each Conductor/ All Conductors And Screen 15 kV AC/1 Min
b. Conductor/Armour & Common Screen 15 kV AC/1 Min.

ii. Control Core

a. Core/Core (of each Pair) 2.5 kV AC/1 Min
b. Each Pair/All Pairs 2.5 kV AC/1 Min
c. All Conductors/Armour & Common Screen 15 kV AC/1 Min.
d. DC Sheath Test 25 kV DC/1 Min
e. DC Sheath Test (Sample) 25 kV DC/1 Min
(Test Made After Test Object Kept In Water For 1 Hour)
f. Spark Test 15 kV AC/1 Min



6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

The cable shall be supplied with sealed ends on a non returnable drum. The cable drums shall
be arranged to take a round spindle and be lagged with strong closely fitting battens, so as to
prevent cable damage. The lengths shall be so drummed that the rotation of the pairs at the
running end (in the case of concentric cables) shall be clockwise and marked red. The anti-


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clockwise inner end shall be marked green. Each drum shall bear the following information,
branded, painted or neatly chiseled on one outer flange.

a. Drum number
b. Type of cable
c. Length
d. Conductor size
e. Number of pairs
f. Gross & net weights
g. Year and month of manufacture
h. 48-TMSS-01, Rev. 0

Drum lengths are specified in the accompanying order or project specification where
appropriate. Suppliers shall state the drum spindle hole dimensions at the time of tender.



Table 2 (For Type-B)
Color Scheme of Pairs and Unit Marker Tapes in Unit Stranded Cables


Pair Number Colour
A wire
Colour
B wire
1 White Blue
2 White Orange
3 White Green
4 White Brown
5 White Grey
6 Red Blue
7 Red Orange
8 Red Green
9 Red Brown
10 Red Grey






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UNIT MARKER TAPE COLOURS (For Type-B)


Unit 1 Blue Unit 6 Blue/Red
Unit 2 Orange Unit 7 Orange/Red
Unit 3 Green Unit 8 Green/Red
Unit 4 Brown Unit 9 Brown/Red
Unit 5 Grey Unit 10 Grey/Red











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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE

PILOT WIRE CABLE (TYPE-A)
(Can also be used for Type B&C cables)

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

*

4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Catalog number of cable (If applicable) *

Type number of cable (If applicable) *






'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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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE



PILOT WIRE CABLE


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



4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS


4.1 CONDUCTOR

Conductor pairs (Number) *

Diameter of conductor (mm) *

Conductor DC resistance
measured at, or corrected to
20C, (ohms/km)


28


4.2 INSULATION

Material *

Minimum thickness of
conductor insulation (mm)
*



Nominal outer diameter
of pair (mm)
*

The insulation shall have
the following physical
properties in accordance
with ICEA S-61-402.


Tensile strength, (g/mm) 1758




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PILOT WIRE CABLE


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

Elongation at rupture,
(%)
300

Aging requirements
After air oven test at
100 C 1 C for 48
hours tensile strength
and elongation at rupture,
percentage of unaged
value ( % )
75

The insulation shall have
the following electrical
property according to
ASTM D1248, Table 3,
Type III, Class C, E11.
Dielectric constant





2.85


4.3 BINDING TAPE
Material

*

Thickness (mm) *

4.4 INNER JACKET
Material *
Minimum thickness (mm *








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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE


PILOT WIRE CABLE


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

4.5 METALLIC SHIELD

Minimum cross sectional
area (mm )

*

Minimum thickness (mm) *

4.6 OUTER JACKET

Material *
Minimum thickness (mm) *
Minimum overall diameter
of cable (mm)

*

Maximum overall diameter
of cable (mm)

*

Bending radius (mm) *
Black Polyethylene jacket
requirement shall be
in accordance with ICEA S-61-402



Tensile strength (g/mm
2
) 1758

Elongation or rupture (%) 300

After air oven test at 100 C 1C
for 48 hours, the jacket shall have a
tensile strength and an elongation at
rupture, percentage
of unaged value (%)




75











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PILOT WIRE CABLE


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

Heat distortion
(90 C 1C) (%)

25


Environmental
cracking
NO
CRACKS


Absorption coefficient,
(milli absorbance/meter)

320


4.7 COMPLETED CABLE
a. In a completed cable
the insulation, resistance at
20 C, shall not be less than
(mega ohms/km)



16000


b. The average mutual
capacitance (core to core)
at 1000 Hz



Cable average for 6 and
12 pairs (mF/km)

0.052 .004


Individual pair for 6 and
12 pairs (mF/km)

0.052.007


Individual pair for 6 and
12 pairs (mF/km)

0.052.007


Cable Average for 18 pairs
& larger (mF/km )

0.052 .003






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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE


PILOT WIRE CABLE



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

Individual pair for 18 pairs
& larger (mF/km )

0.052 .004


c. The pair to pair capacitance
unbalance at 1000 Hz
between adjacent pairs in
the same layer and between
the first layer and the center
when the center has six
pairs or less shall not
exceed the following values:


Max. Average Unbalances
(pF/km)

36


Max. Individual unbalances
(pF/km)

145


For lengths other than one
kilometer the pair-to-pair
capacitance unbalance shall
be converted to one
kilometer by dividing the
unbalance for the length
measured by the square root
of the ratio of the measured
length to one kilometer.









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PILOT WIRE CABLE


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

d. Pair-to-ground direct
capacitance unbalance on
the completed cable at 1000 Hz
shall not exceed


Max. Average Unbalance
(pF/km)

600


Max. Individual Unbalance
(pF/km)

3300


The Pair-to-ground direct
capacitance unbalance is
assumed to vary directly with
cable length


e. Dielectric Strength

In each length of completed
cable, the insulation between
conductors shall be capable
of withstanding for three
seconds (Vdc)




4500 Min.


The insulation between the
shield and conductors in the
core for cables with an inner
jacket shall withstand for
three seconds a potential of
(Vdc)





20000






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PILOT WIRE CABLE


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

f. The conductor resistance
unbalance in cables having
25 pairs or more
For cable average
(%)




1.2


For individual pair
(%)

4.0


g. The total number of irregular
pairs that do not conform to the
requirements of 4.7.a through
4.7.f, shall not exceed the
following:



CABLE SIZE ALLOWABLE
(NO. OF PAIRS) IRREGULAR PAIRS

100 and less 1
150 to 300 2
400 3
600 4
900 5


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

5.0 ELECTRICAL DATA& TEST
VOLTAGES


Minimum withstand voltage
for 3 seconds (kV)

*


Minimum withstand voltage
for 1 minute (kV)

*


Minimum withstand voltage
for 10 minutes (kV)

*


Maximum withstand voltage
for 3 seconds (kV)

*


Maximum withstand voltage
for 1 minute (kV


Maximum withstand voltage
for 10 minutes (kV)

*


Maximum withstand voltage
between pair to pair
for 3 sec. (kV)


*


Maximum withstand voltage
between conductor to metallic
shield for 3 sec. (kV)


*


Maximum withstand voltage
between metallic shield to
ground for 3 sec. (kV)


*







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

Conductor DC resistance at
20C per km (ohm/km)

*


Effective capacitance between
conductor of each pair ( F/km)

*


Minimum insulation resistance
20 C (Megohm/km)

*


Maximum attenuation of pair
at 1 kHz (dB/km)

*


Continuous withstand AC voltage
between conductor (kV
rms
)

*


Continuous withstand AC voltage
between pairs (kV
rms
)

*


Continuous withstand AC voltage
between conductor and metallic
shield (kVrms)


*


Impulse withstand voltage between
conductor and metallic shield (kV
ps
)

*














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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE


PILOT WIRE CABLE


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

6.0 DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS


Delivery length per drum(m)

*



Weight of cable (kg/km)

*



Diameter of full drum (m)

*



Width of full drum (m)

*



























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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