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ANNEXURE- III

SCOPE
This specification covers the minimum technical requirements for the
design, manufacture, testing & supply of 1.1 KV grade armoured control
cables.

1.1

THE CABLES INCLUDED IN THIS SPECIFICATION ARE:


CONTROL CABLES:

1.1

KV

GRADE, MULTICORES OF SOLID COPPER CONDUCTOR, PVC INSULATED,


EXTRUDED PVC INNER SHEATHED, ROUND WIRE ARMOURED, PVC INSULATED AND
EXTRUDED OUTER SHEATHED. THE REQUIRED SIZES ARE:

A) 24

CORES X

2.5

SQ MM:

500

METRES IN SINGLE DRUM LENGTH

B) 19

CORES X

2.5

SQ MM:

800

METRES IN SINGLE DRUM LENGTH

1000

METRES IN SINGLE DRUM LENGTH

C) 3
2

CORES X

2.5

SQ MM:

COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS


Cable shall conform to latest edition of the following relevant Indian
Standard:-

a)
b)

IS 694
IS1554

c)
d)

IS 3961
IS 3975

e)
f)

IS 5831
IS-8130

g)
h)

IS-10418
IS-10810

Specifications for PVC insulated cables


: PVC insulated heavy duty electric cables for working
voltage up to and including 1100 Volts.
: Recommended current ratings for cables.
: Mild steel wires, strips and tapes for armouring of
cables.
: PVC insulation and sheath of electric cables.
: Conductors for insulated electric cables and flexible
cords.
: Drums for Electrical cables
Method of Tests for Electrical Cables

INSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT
3.1
The cable shall be designed and manufactured taking into account
the following ambient conditions.
Sr.
N
1

PARAMETER
Altitude

Data

above Less Than 1000 m

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4

MSL
Ambient
Temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Relative Humidity
Maximum
Minimum
Site environment

50 C
1 C
100%
15%
Aggressive, dusty, pre-dominantly presence
of fibre, coal dust, urea dust, ash, ammonia
gas and SO2 etc.

Cable shall be suitable for continuous operation in the above environment


under following service condition.
a) Directly Burial.
b) Underground in Ducts.
c) Aboveground in trays with cables exposed to direct sunlight.
d) Underground in air filled trenches.

CONSTRUCTION

4.1.1

Conductor

Control cables shall be multi cores of solid copper conductor


4.1.2

Insulation

a)

The insulation shall be PVC compound applied over the conductor by extrusion.

b)

PVC shall be capable of withstanding the voltage grade specified for cables.

c)

PVC insulation shall be of Type-A compound as per IS: 5831. The thickness and tolerance
shall be governed by IS 1554 Part I.

d)

Core identification shall be as follows:


i) 3 Cores - Red, Yellow and Blue.
ii) 6 Cores and above Numbered with same insulation colour of each core.

4.1.3

Inner Sheath

a)

The laid up cores of multi core cables shall be provided with an inner sheath applied by
extrusion. Extrusion compound shall be confirming to the requirements of type ST-1 as per IS 5831.

b)

The minimum thickness shall not fall below the values given IS-1554 (Part-I). Taped inner
sheath is not acceptable.

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4.1.4

Armour:

Armouring shall be of galvanized round steel wire/strip complying the


requirements of IS 3975-1979 and conforming to IS-1554 (Part-I) of 1998.
4.1.5

Outer Sheath

a)

The outer sheath shall be black PVC compound conforming to the requirements of
Type ST-1 compound.

b)

The outer sheath shall be applied over the armouring in case of armoured cable and over
the innersheath in case of unarmoured cable. The thickness of outer PVC sheath & its tolerance
shall be as per IS 1554 (Part-1).

c)

The outer-sheath shall be embossed with Voltage grade, Conductor cross-section & No. of
cores, Year of manufacture, Manufacturers name, ISI mark, type of insulation, armouring, outer
sheath material etc. as identification marks.

d)

Sequential marking of length of the cable in meters shall be provided on the outer-sheath at
every one meter.

e)

The colour of the outer sheath shall be black.

5.0 TESTING
5.1 Routine Test
a)

All routine and acceptance tests shall be carried out on ordered cable as
per relevant IS.

b)

Vendor shall submit the routine test certificates for the ordered cable. All
test results shall be within the limits as per the relevant standards.

5.2

TYPE TEST
Bidder shall submit test reports of all Type tests carried on similar cables
from CPRI or other Govt of India test house along with its bid. The type test
reports shall not be more than 7 years old from date of the bid.

6.0 DOCUMENTS AND TEST CERTIFICATES

Vendor shall furnish the following as a minimum data, drawings &


documents
a)

Duly filled in cable data sheets in performa to be filled by bidder


attached as Annexure-IV.

b)

Type test certificates for similar cables shall be submitted along


with bid.

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7.1

PACKING & FORWARDING

7.2
Cables shall be despatched in separate non returnable wooden drums of
suitable diameter, securely battened with the take-off end fully protected against
mechanical damage. The wood used for construction of the drum shall be
properly seasoned, sound and free from defects.
7.3
Each cable drum shall be clearly marked with the following information.
a) Reference of standard.
b) Manufacturers name.
c) Type of cable and Voltage grade.
d) Number of cores.
e) Nominal cross sectional area of the conductor.
f) Cable code.
g) Length of the cable on the drum.
h) Direction of rotation of drum (by means of an arrow)
i) Approximate gross mass.
j) Running end of cable.
k) Country of manufacture.
l) Year of manufacture
7.4
Both ends of the cable shall be adequately sealed and protected against
damages and ingress of moisture. Ends shall be properly sealed to prevent
ingress of water during transportation. Sufficient number of PVC rubber caps
shall be supplied along with the cables.
7.5
A tolerance of (+) plus 5% maximum shall be permissible for each drum.
Negative tolerance will not be accepted.
7.6
Dimensions of different part of drums shall be as per IS 10418.

8 PRESERVATION AND STORAGE


Cable shall be protected to withstand road transit and extended period of storage
at the jobsite for a minimum period of 12 months. Cables shall be protected to
safeguard against all adverse environments such as humidity, rain, dust, dirt,
mud, salt, etc.