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Amendment Slip “General Amendments to CEB Specification”

Effective from 05-10-2005

REVISED TEXT

1. Tender form, Schedule of Prices, Letter of Authorization, Power of


Attorney documents shall be signed in Blue Ink. Name of the persons
signing shall be clearly indicated and their official stamp has to be put in.

2. Bidders shall include with their offer the Type Tests Report/Certificates in
accordance with the Standard specified, obtained from an accredited
independent test laboratory acceptable to the CEB.

Proof of accreditation by a national/international authority shall also be


forwarded with the offer.

Test Reports shall be complete including all the pages as issued by the
Testing Authority. Parts of the Test Report shall not be acceptable.

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005 : 2005
CEB
STANDARD

FABRICATION OF PVC INSULATED ALUMINIUM


SERVICE MAIN WIRE

CEYLON ELECTRICITY BOARD


SRI LANKA
Specification

for

FABRICATION OF PVC INSULATED ALUMINIUM SERVICE MAIN WIRE

CEB Standard 005 : 2005

CEYLON ELECTRICITY BOARD

No. 50, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardener Mawatha, Colombo 2.


Sri Lanka

Telephone: 94-1-430471, 421720 Facsimile: 94-1-430473


E-mail : cebdp@mega.lk
CONTENTS

Page

1. Scope 1

2. System Parameters 1

3. Service Conditions 1

4. Applicable Standards 1

5. Basic Feature 2

6. Supply of Raw Materials 3

7. Technical Requirements 3

8. Information to be furnished with the offer 5

9. Inspection & Testing 5

10. Sample 5

11. Annex – A 5
Annex – B
CEB STANDARD 005 : 2005

SPECIFICATION FOR FABRICATION OF P.V.C. INSULATED


ALUMINUM SERVICE MAIN WIRE.

1.0 SCOPE

This specification covers design manufacture and testing of the following PVC Insulated
Aluminum Service Wires.

a) Twin Service Main Wire

i) One core insulated, other core bare and both sheathed


ii) Both cores insulated and sheathed

2.0 SYSTEM PARAMETERS

a) Nominal System Voltage - 400/230V 3ph & Neutral

b) System Highest Voltage - 440/250V 3ph & Neutral

c) System Frequency - 50 Hz.

d) Method of Earthling - Solidly earthed neutral


at substations

e) System Fault Level - 16 kA

3.0 SERVICE CONDITIONS

a) Annual average ambient temperature - 30o C

b) Maximum ambient temperature - 40o C

c) Maximum relative humidity - 90%

d) Environmental Condition - Humid tropical climate with


Polluted atmosphere

e) Operational Altitude - From M.S.L. to 1900 metres


above M.S.L.

4.0 APPLICABLE STANDARDS

The items and components supplied shall be in accordance with the latest edition of the
standard specified below and amendments thereof.

i) BS 2627 (1985) Wrought Aluminum for electrical purposes, wire


ii) BS 6004 (2000) PVC insulated cables (non-amoured) for electric power
and lighting.
iii) BS 7655 (1997) PVC insulating compound.
iv) BS 7655 (1997) Party – PVC sheathing compound.

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5.0 BASIC FEATURES

5.1 General

The Service Main wires shall be 300/500 Volt Grade and shall generally comply with BS
6004(2000) in regard to thickness of the Insulation and the Sheath. The formation of
insulation and overall sheathing shall be as per Drawing No, COD/DO/2005/40.

The Core for the wires stipulated under Clause 5.2.1. and 5.2.2 shall be ¾ Hard Drawn
Aluminum (H6).

The Insulation shall be of extruded PVC Type T11 complying with BS 7655 part 3.

The Sheath shall be of extruded PVC Type TM 1 as per BS 7655 part 4. It shall fit closely
to avoid ingress of moisture while in service but shall not adhere to the Insulation or to
the bare conductor so that it shall be possible to remove the Sheath easily without
damage to the insulation.

5.2 Manufacture

5.2.1 Twin Service Main Wire both cores Insulated and Sheathed

The Service Main Wire shall be twin type, the colours of the PVC insulation shall be as
indicated in the schedule of prices and both laid in parallel and sheathed with Black PVC
overall.

The Sheath shall separate the insulated conductors by a minimum thickness of 3.5mm to
provide additional Phase to Neutral/Phase Insulation. In addition to this, a grove of width
not less than 1mm shall be provided on the sheath between phase and the Neutral/Phase
so that both could be separated easily without bearing the Neutral as per drawing no
COD/DO/2005/40.

Cross sectional area of the cores shall be (10mm2 /16mm2 ) as indicated in he schedule of
Prices.

5.2.2 Twin Service Main Wire one core Insulated, other core bare and both Sheathed.

The Service Main Wire shall be of twin type, one Core shall be Red colored PVC Insulated,
the other core bare, laid parallel and both cores sheathed with Black PVC overall.

The Sheath shall separate the bear neutral conductor from the Red PVC Insulation by a
minimum thickness of 3.5mm to provide additional Phase to Neutral Insulation. In
addition to this, a grove of width not less than 1mm shall be provided on the sheath
between phase and the Neutral so that both could be separated easily without bearing the
Neutral as per drawing no COD/DO/2005/40.

Cross sectional area of the core shall be (10mm/16mm) as indicated in the schedule of
Prices.

5.3 Marking

The outer sheath, of the Wire shall be embossed with letter “CEB” followed by the
Manufacturer’s identification at every 500mm. Or less along the length of the Wire.

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5.4 Packing

The Wire shall be delivered in 100-250 Metre Coils wrapped in polythene (as stipulated in
the schedule of prices).

Each coil shall bear a tag under the polythene wrappings showing the Manufacture’s
Name or TradeMark, Type of Wire, Length of Wire and Insulation Colour.

6.0 SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIALS

The Purchaser shall supply Aluminum Re -draw Roads of E.C. Grade 9, 5mm diameter in
Coil of 1.5 MT approximately to the Manufacturer.

The Manufacturer shall supply all other Raw Materials.

For the manufacture of Service Main Wire following quantities of Aluminum Re -draw
Rods shall be supplied.

a) 59.0Kg. - for the manufacture of each Kilometer of finished 10mm2


(7/1.35mm2 ) twin Service Main Wire

b) 94.0Kg. - for the manufacture of each Kilometer of finished 16mm2


(7/1.70mm2 ) twin Service Main Wire

If any additional quantity of Aluminum Re -draw Rods are require d the Manufacturer
Shall provide the same at his cost.

The scrap aluminum shall remain the property of the Manufacturer. The Manufacturer
Shall collect the Aluminum Re -Rods from the Purchaser’s Stores.

7.0 TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The test report shall conform to the relevant standards specified (BS2627 for
aluminum conductors, BS 7655 part 3 & 4 for insulation and sheathing and BS
6004 for cable).

i) General

a) Types of service main wire - As per Clause 1.0

b) Nominal cross section area - 10mm2 & 16mm2

c) NO. of wire & nominal dia. - 7/1.35mm (10 mm2 )


7/1.70mm (16 mm2 )

d) Number of cores - Twin.

e) Colour of sheath - Black

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ii) Conductor

a) Conductor material - Aluminum (EC Grade)

b) Conductor Diameter - 5.10 mm for 16mm2


4.05 mm for 10mm2

c) Conductor Resistance at 20 ºC - 16mm2 = < 1.87 ohm/km


10mm2 = < 3.02 ohm/km

d) Tensile Strength - 125 – 165 N/mm

e) Wrapping Test - No crack

iii) Insulation

a) Insulation Type - PVC Type 11 as per BS 7655

b) Thickness (minimum) - 1 mm

c) Smallest measure of Thickness - 0.8 mm

d) Tensile Strength of Non aged - N/mm 12.5 min.

e) Tensile Strength of Aged - N/mm 12.5 min.

f) Elongation at break of Non aged - % 125


g) Elongation at break of aged - % 125
h) Heat shock test - Non crack
i) Shrinkage Test - % 3

iv) Sheath
a) Sheath type - PVC type 6 as per 7655
b) Thickness - mm 1
c) Smallest measure of Thickness - mm 0.75
d) Tensile Strength of non aged - N/mm 6
e) Tensile Strength of aged - N/mm 6
f) Elongation at break of non aged - % 125
g) Elongation at break of aged - % 125
h) Heat shock test - No crack

v) Test on Unsheathed Cable


a) Spark test - kV 10
b) Voltage test - kV 2

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vi) Test on Completed Cable


a) Fire Resistance - within 30 second

8.0 INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED WITH THE OFFER


The following shall be furnished with the offer

i) Duly filed Schedule of Particulars (Annex – A)

ii) Test reports from independent testing authority with the information/test results
requested in the schedule of particulars (Annex –A) pertaining to recent manufacture of
Aluminium Service Wire specified herein.

Failure to furnish the above particulars in full and the sample as per Clause 11.0 will result in
the offer being rejected.

9.0 INSPECTION & TESTING

Routing Test

The manufacturer shall make necessary arrangements for inspection by am Engineer or


inspector as appointed by the CEB during Manufacture and before di spatch and also to carry out
in his presence the tests stated in Clause 7.0

10.0 SAMPLE

A sample piece of Aluminum Service Main Wire of length 2.0 m manufactured to


the Specifications stipulated in this standard shall accompany the offer, bidder’s
ide ntity shall be indelibly marked on the sample.

11.0 ANNEX – A - Schedule of Particulars


ANNEX – B - Drawing

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ANNEX - A
SCHEDULE OF PARTICULARS
(To be filed by the manufacturer for each type of wire)

i) GENERAL

a) Name of Manufacturer -
b) Type of service main wire -
c) Nominal cross sectional area -
d) Number of wires & nominal diameter-
e) Number of cores -
f) Color of insulation -
g) Color of sheath -
f) Elongation at break of aged - %
g) Heat shock test -
h) Shrinkage Test -

ii) TEST ON SHEATH

a) Thickness - mm
b) Smallest measure of Thickness - mm
c) T.S. of non aged - N/mm
d) T.S. of aged - N/mm
e) Elongation at break non aged - %
f) Elongation at break of aged - %
g) H at shock test -

iii) TEST ON UNSHEATHED CABLE

a) Spark test - kV
b) Voltage test - kV

iv) TEST ON COMPLETED CABLE

a) Fire Resistance -

I/we do hereby certify that the above particulars are true and correct.

……………………………………………………………………….
SEAL & SIGNATURE OF THE MANUFACTURER AND DATE

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Annex A

FLAT TWIN SERVICE MAIN WIRE

TWIN SERVICE MAIN WIRE

DISTRIBUTION STANDARDS & SPECIFICATION SCALE : NOT TO SCALE

CEYLON DRAWN : LALANI


PVC INSULATED ALUMINIUM SERVICE MAIN WIRE
ELECTRICITY
DATE : March, 2005
BOARD DESIGNED BY APPROVED BY
DRG. NO : DS&S/2005/05

DIST. PLANNING BRANCH E.E. (DS & S) CHAIRMAN, SPECIFICATION COMMITTEE CAD NO :