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8 MGD Seawater Desalination Project Tender Enquiry Document for 110 kV Switchyard

SECTION – B1.8 POWER, CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION CABLES 1.0.0 INTENT This specification covers the design, manufacture, inspection and testing at manufacturer's works, packing and loading at works and transportation to site of Power and Control Cables. 2.0.0 CODES & STANDARDS The cables shall comply with the latest edition of following standards. i) IS:1554 (Part - I) - 1988 PVC insulated (heavy duty) electric cables for working voltage upto and including 1100 V. Conductors for insulated electric cables and flexible cords PVC insulation and sheath of electric cables Test method for insulation and sheath of electric cables and cords Methods of tests for cables Specification for mild steel wires, formed wires and tapes for armouring of cables (Rev.2) Fictitious calculation method for determination of dimensions of protective coverings of cables Specification for drums for electric cables.

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IS:8130 - 1984 IS:5831 - 1984 IEC 540 & 540 A IS:10810 – 1984 IS:3975 - 1988

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IS:10462 (Part I) - 1983

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IS:10418 – 1982

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS General The cables shall generally be laid on ladder type cable trays or shall be drawn through rigid steel conduits or buried in ground. Armouring shall be of single round wire of galvanized steel for multicore cables and aluminium for single core cable. The outer sheath of all power and control cables shall have Fire Retardant Low Smoke (FRLS) characteristics and shall not propagate flame. The cables shall meet the requirements of additional tests specified for the purpose. The colour of the FRLS PVC outer sheath shall be black.
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3.1. Part-I.2.3.8 MGD Seawater Desalination Project Tender Enquiry Document for 110 kV Switchyard 3.2. FRLS PVC outersheath (Type ST1) shall be provided over the armour.2.1.2 3.2. a. No. The cores of the cables shall be provided with printed numerals as per relevant IS for core identification. armoured cable suitable for use in 240V ± 10%.5 3.0 4. The conductor shall have an electrically and thermally stable PVC insulation around it and extruded PVC inner sheath (Type ST1) over the insulation. Annealing test (for copper) FICHTNER India Doc.3 LV Power Cables The LV power cable shall be 1100V grade.3. FRLS PVC outersheath (Type ST1) shall be provided over the armour.6104-EL-SPC-610-001 Rev. The conductor shall consist of stranded (min 7 strands).5 mm² cross sectional area. heavy duty type.1 Routine and Acceptance Tests The following minimum routine tests shall be conducted on each drum of cable as per IS:1554. 50 Hz ± 5% AC solidly earthed system / 110V DC unearthed system.0. These conductors shall conform to latest edition of IS 8130. 50Hz ± 5% solidly grounded system. suitable for 415V ± 10%. Armouring over the inner sheath shall be of galvanised steel strips for cables with calculated diameter greater than 13 mm and for cables with calculated diameter less than 13 mm shall be of single round GI wire.0 3.1 3. TESTING The cables shall be subject to shop tests in accordance with the relevant standards and as given below : 3. Armouring over the inner sheath shall be of galvanised steel strips for cables with calculated diameter greater than 13 mm and for cables with calculated diameter less than 13 mm shall be of single round GI wire. Single core cables shall be provided with non.2. Control Cables The control cables shall be 1100V grade.3.4 3. : R0 Page : B1 : 34 P2Sec B1-Swyd .5. CABLE DRUM Cable drum shall be non returnable and made of good quality wood.3.1 3.0 5. suitable for 70° C operating temperature.magnetic aluminium round wire armouring.0 3. The conductor shall consist of stranded H4 grade aluminium (for a size above 16 mm²) / copper (for size upto and including 16 mm²) suitable for 70°C operating temperature.0. 3 phase. pressure impregnated against fungal and insect attack. The ends of each length of cable shall be sealed before despatch. 1 phase. annealed copper wire of minimum 2.2.3 3.0 5.4 4. multicore.0 5.0 4.1. The control cables shall have PVC insulation (Type A) capable of withstanding electrical and thermal stresses without deterioration with extruded PVC inner sheath (Type ST1) over it.

type tests shall be furnished separately in the bid.2 5. Tensile strength and elongation at break of insulation. P2Sec B1-Swyd FICHTNER India Doc. Smoke generation by outer sheath under fire as per ASTM D 2843. if any.2. Flammability tests on finished cables as per the requirements of IEEE 383 and IEC 332-1.3 Test for armour wires inclusive of measurement of armour DC resistance of power cables.3 5.6104-EL-SPC-610-001 Rev. g. Oxygen index test as per ASTM D 2863. : R0 Page : B1 : 35 . 5. Any other routine test required as per relevant standard shall also be conducted.3.3. The cables shall meet the requirements of light transmission of minimum 40% after the test.1 Test Certificates Certified reports of all the type.0 5.8 MGD Seawater Desalination Project Tender Enquiry Document for 110 kV Switchyard b. f. Acceptance tests on drums chosen at random for acceptance of the lot.0 Tensile test (for Aluminium) Wrapping test (for Aluminium) Conductor resistance test Test for thickness of insulation and sheath Hot set test for insulation Tensile strength and elongation at break test for insulation and sheath High voltage test Insulation resistance (volume resistivity) test.2.1. h. 5. No. d. acceptance and routine tests carried out at the works shall be furnished in required quantities for approval to Purchaser and Consultant. Type Tests The following type tests shall be conducted on each size of LT power and control cables. namely LT power and control cables.1 5.2.1. the following additional tests shall be conducted at works on any one size of each type of cable. i.5. 5. Acid gas generation by outer sheath under fire as per IEC/754-1 and the maximum acid gas generation shall be less than 20% by weight. e. Additional price.2. Minimum value of oxygen index shall be 30.2 5. To prove the FRLS characteristics. inner and outer sheath. for conducting individual. c.

Cable data/drawings.0 6. DATA & MANUALS Drawings. To Be Submitted With The Bid a. grouping etc. Write up with sketches illustrating manufacturer's recommended method of splicing. data & manuals shall be submitted in quantities and procedures as specified hereunder.2 To Be Furnished By Successful Bidder For Approval and Subsequent Distribution a. DRAWING.1.0 7. b. c. Cable current ratings for different types of installation. jointing.6104-EL-SPC-610-001 Rev.8 MGD Seawater Desalination Project Tender Enquiry Document for 110 kV Switchyard 6.0 7. d.0. termination etc. inclusive of derating factors for ambient temperature. Type test certificates on similar types of cables.0. 7.5.1 SPECIAL MAINTENANCE TOOLS & TACKLES A set of special maintenance tools and tackles which are necessary or convenient for splicing .jointing and termination of different types of cables shall be supplied. : R0 Page : B1 : 36 .1. of the different types of cables. besides the different information asked for. P2Sec B1-Swyd FICHTNER India Doc.1. elsewhere in this specification.1. Manufacture's catalogues giving cable construction details and characteristics.0 7. No.