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SCECO MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION

11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

SPECIFICATIONS
FOR
POWER CABLE, XLPE INSULATED,
COPPER OR ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR, SINGLE CORE,
34.5 KV RATING

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11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0

SCOPE

2.0

CROSS REFERENCES

3.0

APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

4.0

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS


4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5

5.0

TESTS
5.1
5.2

6.0

General
Design Criteria
Materials
Fabrication
Marking

Routine and Type Tests


Production Sampling Tests

PACKING AND SHIPPING

Figure 1:

Cross-Section of XLPE Insulated, 34.5 kV Power Cable (Typical)

Figure 2:

Reel Marking Locations

7.0

DATA SCHEDULE

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SCECO MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION


1.0

11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

SCOPE
This SCECO-East Material Standard Specification (SMSS) specifies the minimum
technical requirements for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and
performance of XLPE Insulated, single core, copper or aluminum power cable, rated
34.5 kV, suitable for direct burial or installation in ducts to be used in the system of
Saudi Consolidated Electric Company in the Eastern Province (SCECO-East), Saudi
Arabia.

2.0

CROSS REFERENCES
This Material Standard Specification shall be read in conjunction with the SCECOEast General Specification No. 01-SMSS-01 titled "General Requirements for All
Equipment/ Materials", which shall be considered as an integral part of this SMSS.
This SMSS shall also be read in conjunction with SCECO-East Purchase Order or
Contract Schedules for project, as applicable.

3.0

APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS


The latest revision of the following Codes and Standards shall be applicable for the
equipment/material covered in this SMSS.
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 SMSS.
3.1

IEC 60228

Conductors of Insulated Cables

3.2

IEC 60502

Extruded Solid Dielectric Insulated Power Cables for Rated


Voltages from 1 kV upto 30 kV

3.3

AEIC CS5

Specifications for Thermoplastic and Cross-linked


Polyethylene Insulated Shielded Power Cables rated 5 kV
through 35 kV

3.4

ICEA S-66-524

Cross-link Thermosetting Polyethylene Insulated Wire and


Cable for the transmission and Distribution of Electrical
Energy

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ICEA P-45-482

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11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

Short Circuit Performance of Metallic Shields and Sheaths


of Insulated cable.

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS


4.1

General
4.1.1 The power cable shall meet or exceed the requirements of this
Specification in all respects.
4.1.2

4.2

4.3

Manufacturer's drawings, as required by 01-SMSS-01, shall show the


outline of the power cable, together with all pertinent dimensions. Any
variations in these dimensions due to manufacturing tolerances shall be
indicated.

Design Criteria
4.2.1

Unless otherwise specified, the cable shall be manufactured and tested


in accordance with AEIC CS5.

4.2.2

The power cable shall be designed for ambient temperature conditions


specified in 01-SMSS-01.

4.2.3

The cable shall be designed to withstand a conductor temperature of


130C without any detrimental effects on any of its components.
However, the cable sizing shall be based on a maximum permissible
continuous temperature of 90C and emergency loading temperature of
105C.

4.2.4

The construction of the cable shall be essentially as shown in Figure 1.


The ratings and dimensions shall be as indicated in Data Schedule.

Materials
4.3.1

Conductor
The conductor shall be circular, compacted, stranded copper or
aluminum, class 2 per IEC 60228.

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SCECO MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION

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The conductor size and material shall be as specified in Data Schedule


and shall be as shown in table I below :
Table I
Conductor Size(mm)
70, 95, 185, 240, 500
120, 400
4.3.2

Material
Copper
Aluminum

Conductor Shield
The conductor shield shall consist of an extruded black thermosetting
semiconducting material compatible with the conductor and the
insulation. A suitable semi-conducting tape may be applied between
the conductor and the specified extruded semi-conducting layer.
The average thickness and minimum thickness of the conductor shield
shall be as indicated in Data Schedule.
The minimum thickness of the conductor shield shall not be less than
80% of the average thickness.

4.3.3

Insulation
The insulation shall be cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE).
The average thickness and minimum thickness of the insulation shall be
as indicated in Data Schedule.
The minimum thickness of the insulation shall not be less than 90% of
the average thickness.

4.3.4

Insulation Shield
The insulation shield shall consist of an extruded black thermosetting
semi-conducting material compatible with the XLPE insulation.
The average thickness, maximum thickness and minimum thickness of
the insulation shield shall be as indicated in Data Schedule.

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The average thickness of the insulation shield shall not be less than
l25% of the minimum point thickness.
4.3.5

Metallic Shield
a.

Helically applied soft drawn copper wires or tapes may be used


as metallic shield, with prior approval from SCECO-East.

b.

When copper tape is used as a metallic shield, the tape shall


have a minimum thickness of 0.178mm applied at 25% overlap.
The minimum short circuit current rating of the above metallic
shield for one second duration shall be as specified in Data
Schedule.
ICEA Publication P-45-482 shall be used by the manufacturer to
determine the effective cross-sectional area of the metallic
shield and its short circuit current carrying capability.

4.3.6

Moisture Impervious Layer


The moisture impervious layer shall be applied over the metallic shield
to stop ingress of moisture.
The average thickness of the moisture impervious layer shall be as
indicated in Data Schedule.
Aluminum coated with ethylene acrylic acid copolymer, copper coated
with chlorinated polyethylene and cross-linked synthetic super
absorbent polymer water blocking tapes are acceptable materials for the
moisture impervious layer.

4.3.7

Jacket
a.

The jacket material shall be black PVC, Type ST2 per IEC60502. A suitable binder tape may be applied between the
moisture impervious layer and the outer jacket.
The average thickness and the minimum thickness of the jacket
shall be as indicated in Data Schedule.

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SCECO MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION

4.3.8

11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

b.

For services wherein power cable will be continuously exposed


to saline water, the jacket material shall be linear low density
polyethylene (LLDPE). The LLDPE jacket shall be ultra violet
ray resistant.

c.

The required jacket material will be specified in Data Schedule.

Graphite Coating
A graphite coating shall be applied over the jacket to serve as an
electrode for testing the integrity of the jacket.
The average thickness of the graphite coating shall be as indicated in
Data Schedule.

4.3.9

Overall Diameter
The power cable shall have a maximum overall diameter as provided
below in the table II and III.
a.

For power cables with Copper tape metallic shield :


Table II
Conductor Size
(mm)
70
95
120
185
240
400
500

Overall Diameter
(mm)
40
41
43
47
49
56
59

The above overall diameter is applicable to both aluminum and copper


conductors.

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b.

For power cables with Copper wire metallic shield :

Conductor Size
(mm)
70 Cu
95 Cu
185 Cu
240 Cu
500 Cu
120 Al
400 Al
4.4

11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

Table III
Overall Diameter
(mm)
43
45
51
54
66
47
59

Fabrication
4.4.1

The conductor shield, cross-linked polyethylene insulation and


insulation shield shall be extruded by the double tandem or triple
extrusion method to assure homogeneity between the insulation and the
semi-conducting shields.
The insulation shield shall be strippable type.

4.5

4.4.2

The cross-linking process shall be by the dry cure method.

4.4.3

The power cable shall be free of material and manufacturing defects


which would prevent it from meeting the requirements of this
Specification.

Marking
4.5.1

The jacket for all the cables shall be marked by embossing in English at
intervals not exceeding one meter with the following minimum
information:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

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Electric Cable
Voltage designation, 34.5 kV
Type of insulation, XLPE
Insulation thickness, mm
Conductor cross section, mm and material

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f.
g.
h.

11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

The manufacturer's name or trademark


Year of manufacture
Cumulative length at every one meter with the highest length
mark on the outer end of the cable.

4.5.2 Marking by matrix print is not acceptable.

5.0

TESTS
All test results shall be provided for review and acceptance by SCECO-East.
5.1

Routine and Type Tests


5.1.1

Routine and type tests shall be as per AEIC CS5.

5.1.2 The completed reeled cable partial discharge test data required in
sections E and F of AEIC CS5 shall be submitted on a printout sheet of
an X-Y recorder showing the partial discharge curve of each cable.
5.2

Production Sampling Tests


5.2.1

6.0

Production sampling tests shall be conducted on the cable in


accordance with the requirements of AEIC CS5

PACKING AND SHIPPING


In addition to the applicable items per 01-SMSS-01, packing and shipping of the cable
shall conform to the following :
6.1

The cable ends shall be sealed with a waterproof, heat shrinkable plastic or
elastomeric end cap with adhesive type sealing compound. Cable ends shall be
properly secured to the reel.

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6.2

The cable shall be delivered without splices, on standard sized non-returnable


wooden or steel reels of sturdy construction properly packed and lagged
externally to prevent possible damage to the cable during transportation. Wood
lagging shall also be secured with steel straps to provide physical protection for
the cables during transit and during customary storage and handling operations.

6.3

The arbor hole for wooden reel shall be reinforced with galvanizing steel
plates.
The minimum diameter of the drum of the shipping reel shall not be less than
the minimum bending diameter of the power cable.

6.4

Reel Markings
6.4.1

Cable reels/drums shall be marked in legible and indelible letters giving


the following particulars:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
l.

Cable voltage and conductor material and size


Type of cable
Length and weight of cable on reel
Gross weight
Dimensions of reel
Manufacturer's name and country of origin
SCECO-East address and purchase order number
J.O. number/Contract number (if applicable)
Serial number of reel
SCECO-East stock number in 10 cm high bold numerals.
Direction of rolling of reel
11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

Reel markings locations shall be as shown in Figure 2.


6.4.2

All markings shall appear on both sides of the reel.

6.4.3

Cable reel identification shall include any additional information as


required by SCECO-East shipping instructions.

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11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

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11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

FIGURE 2
REEL MARKING LOCATIONS

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SCECO MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION

11-SMSS-3, Rev.3

7.0 DATA SCHEDULE


34.5 kV XLPE POWER CABLE
SCECO-East Inquiry No.

Date :

SCECO-East Purchase Order No.


or Contract No.

Date :

SCECO-East PTS No./Project Title with J. O. No.

REFERENCE
SECTION NO.
4.0

DESCRIPTION

'A'

'B'

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS


4.2

Design Criteria/Ratings
a.

Reference Manufacturing Standard

b.

System short circuit current


for 1 sec, kA

c.

Maximum permissible continuous


Conductor temperature, C

90

Maximum short circuit current


temperature, C

250

d.

AEIC

'A' - SCECO-EAST SPECIFIED DATA/PARAMETERS


'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


34.5 kV XLPE POWER CABLE
REFERENCE
SECTION NO.
e.

DESCRIPTION

Maximum emergency
conductor loading temp.,(C)

105

Permissible Load in Amps, A

Allowable loading duration; hrs


i) During any 12 months
ii) During the life of the cable

g.

'B'

Emergency Loading

f.

'A'

Minimum insulation resistance per


km at 20C, m
Is cable continuously exposed to
saline water

4.3

Materials

4.3.1

Conductor
Material (Al or Cu)
Size, mm
No. of strands
Dia. of strand prior to compaction, mm
Cross-sectional area, mm
Diameter, mm
Resistivity at 20C, -m
Temp. coefficient at 20C, /C
Skin effect loss factor (ks)

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72
1500

Yes/No

*
*
*
*
*
*
*

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34.5 kV XLPE POWER CABLE
REFERENCE
SECTION NO.

4.3.2

DESCRIPTION

'A'

Proximity effect loss factor (kp)


Short circuit capability of
conductor in kA for 1 second
starting with 90C conductor
temperature upto max. short
circuit current temp.

Conductor shield
Material

4.3.3

'B'

Extruded
SEMICON

Average thickness, mm
(70 and 95 mm)
(120 to 240 mm)
(400 and 500 mm)

*
0.38
0.51
0.63

Minimum thickness, mm
(70 and 95 mm)
(120 to 240 mm)
(400 and 500 mm)

0.304
0.408
0.504

Diameter over conductor shield, mm


Thermal resistivity, k-m/w

*
*

Insulation
Material
Average thickness, mm
Minimum thickness, mm
Diameter over insulation, mm
Thermal resistivity, k-m/W
Dielectric constant ()
Loss factor ()

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XLPE
8.76
7.884
*
*
*
*

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REFERENCE
SECTION NO.
4.3.4

DESCRIPTION

'B'

Insulation shield
Material
Min./max. thickness, mm
(70 to 240 mm)
(400 to 500 mm)

4.3.5

'A'

SEMICON

1.02/2.16
1.40/2.54

Average thickness, mm
(70 to 240 mm)
(400 to 500 mm)

1.275
1.75

Diameter over insulation shield, mm


Thermal resistivity, k.m/w

*
*

Metallic shield
Material
Wires/tapes
Tape thickness, mm
*
Tape width, mm
*
No. of tapes
*
Percent overlap, %
*
Wire size, mm
*
No. of wires
*
Effective cross-sectional area, mm
*
Diameter over metallic shield, mm
*
Resistivity at 20C, -m
*
Temp. coefficient at 20C, /C
*

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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE


34.5 kV XLPE POWER CABLE
REFERENCE
SECTION NO.

DESCRIPTION

'A'

'B'

Short circuit capability in kA for


1 second of the metallic shield
computed per ICEA Publication
P-45-482, starting with 90C
conductor temperature
4.3.6

Moisture Impervious layer


Material
Min. average thickness, mm
Diameter over impervious
layer, mm

4.3.7

*
0.12
*

Jacket
Material
(PVC or LLDPE )
Average thickness, mm
Minimum thickness, mm
Overall cable diameter, mm
Thermal resistivity, k-m/w
Max. permissible continuous temp.(C)

4.3.8

3.36
3.02
*
*
*

Graphite coating
Average thickness, mm

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0.01

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REFERENCE
SECTION NO.
6.0

DESCRIPTION

'A'

'B'

PACKING AND SHIPPING


a.

Required quantity per reel

b.

Total quantity required

c.

Are matched sets of cable reel


length required ?

Yes/No

d.

If "Yes" how may reels are


required per set ?

e.

Tolerance in cable of matched


reel sets

f.

Conductor weight per km, kg

g.

Cable weight per km, kg

h.

Reel and cable weight, kg

i.

Cable length per reel, m

j.

Cable reel diameter, mm

k.

Cable reel width, mm

l.

Maximum pulling tension, kN

m. Maximum side wall pressure, kN/m

n.

Maximum bending radius, mm

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REFERENCE
SECTION NO.

DESCRIPTION

'A'

'B'

OTHER REQUIRED INFORMATION


a.

Conductor dc resistance/km
at 90C,

Conductor ac resistance/km
at 90C,

Shield dc resistance/km
at 25C,

Shield ac resistance/km
at 25C,

e.

Shield self inductance/km, mH

f.

DC test voltage for 15 minutes


after installation, kV

g.

3-phase inductance in trefoil


formation/km, mH

h.

3-phase capacitance in trefoil


formation, f

i.

Max. dielectric power factor, %

b.

c.

d.

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REFERENCE
SECTION NO.
j.

DESCRIPTION

'A'

'B'

Maximum permissible overload in


underground cable duct trefoil
formation, at 40C soil temperature,
for 1/2/3 hours starting with prior
loading of :
50%
*
75%
*
100%
*

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7.0 DATA SCHEDULE


34.5 kV XLPE POWER CABLE

A.

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION OR FEATURES TO BE SPECIFIED


BY SCECO-EAST

B.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY DATA OR FEATURES PROPOSED BY


BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/CONTRACTOR :

C.

OTHER PARTICULARS TO BE FILLED UP BY BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/


CONTRACTOR :

Actual Manufacturer
of 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

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