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RECYCLED PAPER

HIGH TEMPERATURE
LOW SAG
CONDUCTORS ACSS

ALGERIA
Tel: + 213 21 92 70 47/48
info@enicab.dz

ITALY
Tel: + 39 02 660 49494
info@generalcable-it.com

RUSSIA
Tel: + 7 495 617 00 05
info@generalcable-ru.com

ANGOLA
Tel: + 244 917 651 707
gccondel@condel-ao.com

MOROCCO
Tel: + 212 522 86 53 00
info@generalcable-ma.com

SPAIN
Tel: + 34 93 227 97 00
info@generalcable.es

EGYPT
Tel.: + 202 22 580 201
info@generalcable-eg.com

NORWAY
Tel: + 47 64 95 59 00
firmapost@generalcable.no

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


Tel: + 971 26 43 46 66
ogp@generalcable.es

FRANCE
Tel: + 33 1 60 57 30 00
info@generalcable-fr.com

PORTUGAL
Tel: + 351 219 678 500
info@generalcable.pt

UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: + 44 1604 64 65 65
info@generalcable.co.uk

GERMANY
Tel: + 49 6 99 59 32 43 12
info@generalcable-de.com

ROMANIA
Tel: + 40 734 668 520
info@generalcable.ro

GENERAL CABLE Casanova, 150 08036 Barcelona, Spain Tel: +34 93 227 97 00 info@generalcable.es

March 2014. General Cable. All rights reserved.

OHL Department
Tel: + 34 945 261 100
lbaneres@ecn.es jzubizarreta@ecn.es

www.generalcable.es

All information in this catalogue is presented solely as a guide to product selection and is believed to be reliable. All printing errors are subject to correction in subsequent releases of this catalogue.
Although General Cable has taken precautions to ensure the accuracy of the product specifications at the time of publication, the specifications of all products contained are subject to change without notice.

ACSS
ALUMINIUM CONDUCTOR STEEL SUPPORTED CONCENTRIC-LAY-STRANDED
ACC. TO EN 50 540 ASTM B856 ASTM B857

APPLICATIONS

Existing lines: OHL upgrading by reconductoring, facing temporary


overloads and peaks
Designing of new lines: saving in supports, due to the lower sags and longer spans
International interconnection projects
Integration of renewable energy in the network

DESIGN OPTIONS

1- In the steel core


Types of the steel coating: Galvanising, Mischmetal, Aluminium Cladding
Tensile strength: High Resistance (HS), Extra High Resistance (EHS),
Ultra High Resistance (UHS)

TYPICAL STRANDINGS

TRAPEZOIDAL WIRES

OTHER FEATURES vs.


CONVENTIONAL ACSR
CONDUCTORS

SAG vs TEMPERATURE

Continuous operating temperature:


250 C vs. 75 90 C (ACSR)
Lower sags
No creep influence
Higher conductivity of the annealed
aluminium (63% IACS)
Self damping properties
High resistance to aeolian vibration

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2 - Aluminium wire shape


Round or Trapezoidal sections

ADVANTAGES OF THE
TRAPEZOIDAL WIRES DESIGN

ACSS

ACSS/TW

SCOPE OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES

For the same area of the existing conductor:


>10 % reduction in diameter.
For the same diameter of the existing conductor:
>20 25 % increase Al content.

TYPICAL STRANDINGS

ROUND WIRES

Conductors
Fittings
Technical Assistance
Training
Technical assistance
during installation

Conductor temperature (C)

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Drake
ACSR
Conductor Sag (final) (ft)

NOTE:
For high corrosion environmental areas, we recommend the Aluminium Clad Steel
core option

25
20
15
0

25

50

75

100

125

150

175

200

Mallard
ACSS/TW

Drake
ACSS/TW
UHST
(Sag final)

ACSS
ALUMINIUM CONDUCTOR STEEL SUPPORTED CONCENTRIC-LAY-STRANDED
ACC. TO EN 50 540 ASTM B856 ASTM B857

APPLICATIONS

Existing lines: OHL upgrading by reconductoring, facing temporary


overloads and peaks
Designing of new lines: saving in supports, due to the lower sags and longer spans
International interconnection projects
Integration of renewable energy in the network

DESIGN OPTIONS

1- In the steel core


Types of the steel coating: Galvanising, Mischmetal, Aluminium Cladding
Tensile strength: High Resistance (HS), Extra High Resistance (EHS),
Ultra High Resistance (UHS)

TYPICAL STRANDINGS

TRAPEZOIDAL WIRES

OTHER FEATURES vs.


CONVENTIONAL ACSR
CONDUCTORS

SAG vs TEMPERATURE

Continuous operating temperature:


250 C vs. 75 90 C (ACSR)
Lower sags
No creep influence
Higher conductivity of the annealed
aluminium (63% IACS)
Self damping properties
High resistance to aeolian vibration

30

2 - Aluminium wire shape


Round or Trapezoidal sections

ADVANTAGES OF THE
TRAPEZOIDAL WIRES DESIGN

ACSS

ACSS/TW

SCOPE OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES

For the same area of the existing conductor:


>10 % reduction in diameter.
For the same diameter of the existing conductor:
>20 25 % increase Al content.

TYPICAL STRANDINGS

ROUND WIRES

Conductors
Fittings
Technical Assistance
Training
Technical assistance
during installation

Conductor temperature (C)

35

Drake
ACSR
Conductor Sag (final) (ft)

NOTE:
For high corrosion environmental areas, we recommend the Aluminium Clad Steel
core option

25
20
15
0

25

50

75

100

125

150

175

200

Mallard
ACSS/TW

Drake
ACSS/TW
UHST
(Sag final)

RECYCLED PAPER

HIGH TEMPERATURE
LOW SAG
CONDUCTORS ACSS

ALGERIA
Tel: + 213 21 92 70 47/48
info@enicab.dz

ITALY
Tel: + 39 02 660 49494
info@generalcable-it.com

RUSSIA
Tel: + 7 495 617 00 05
info@generalcable-ru.com

ANGOLA
Tel: + 244 917 651 707
gccondel@condel-ao.com

MOROCCO
Tel: + 212 522 86 53 00
info@generalcable-ma.com

SPAIN
Tel: + 34 93 227 97 00
info@generalcable.es

EGYPT
Tel.: + 202 22 580 201
info@generalcable-eg.com

NORWAY
Tel: + 47 64 95 59 00
firmapost@generalcable.no

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


Tel: + 971 26 43 46 66
ogp@generalcable.es

FRANCE
Tel: + 33 1 60 57 30 00
info@generalcable-fr.com

PORTUGAL
Tel: + 351 219 678 500
info@generalcable.pt

UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: + 44 1604 64 65 65
info@generalcable.co.uk

GERMANY
Tel: + 49 6 99 59 32 43 12
info@generalcable-de.com

ROMANIA
Tel: + 40 734 668 520
info@generalcable.ro

GENERAL CABLE Casanova, 150 08036 Barcelona, Spain Tel: +34 93 227 97 00 info@generalcable.es

March 2014. General Cable. All rights reserved.

OHL Department
Tel: + 34 945 261 100
lbaneres@ecn.es jzubizarreta@ecn.es

www.generalcable.es

All information in this catalogue is presented solely as a guide to product selection and is believed to be reliable. All printing errors are subject to correction in subsequent releases of this catalogue.
Although General Cable has taken precautions to ensure the accuracy of the product specifications at the time of publication, the specifications of all products contained are subject to change without notice.