PVC INSULATED NON-SHEATHED CABLE
Use in the wiring of switch, control metering, relay and instrument panels of power switchgear, and for such purposes as internal connections of rectifier equipment, motor starters and controllers.
Suitable for: Power station, mass transit underground passenger system, airports, petrochemical plants, hotels, hospitals, and high-rise buildings.
|Standard||According to BS6231|
|Conductor||Plain Annealed Copper, Class 5 stranded Circular or Compacted
According to IEC60228, BS EN60228
|Insulation||PVC of type TI1.
Black, Green/Yellow, Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Brown, Grey or Others
|Voltage||600 / 1kV|
|Temperature Range||Operating Temperature: -15°C to +70°C
Final Short Circuit Temperature: 160°C
|Min. Bending Radius||6 x cable overall diameter|
|Max. Tensile Stress||50 N/mm²|
CU/PVC cables have a core conductor of plain annealed copper, either stranded circular or compacted wires. The copper conductors are not sheathed, and lie within PVC insulation, made from type TI1 type 2. Therefore, CU/PVC cables have a range of characteristics due to their PVC insulation. CU/PVC cables are typically flame retardant because of PVC’s high levels of flame resistance. CU/PVC cables are also resistant to UV rays and emissions and oil. Thus, they can be used in oily environments or in places where UV emissions are strong enough to affect cable performance. CU/PVC cables are also anti-rodent and anti-termite, further proving their remarkable hardiness.
CU/PVC cables are very hardy, which allows them to be used in many applications. Commonly, they are used for the wirings of switches, within control metering units, and even relay and instrument panels of power switchgears. Another common use is for internal connections of equipment, such as motor starters and controllers. CU/PVC cables are usually used for power distribution and transmission, used for energy cables or lightning cables. CU/PVC cables can be used in cable ducts, underground, or even in water. Specially designed CU/PVC cables can even be used in salt-water environments.
PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is a synthetic plastic compound. As it is man-made, producers can adjust its chemical make up for it to possess specific characteristics. It is generally very durable, and manufacturers can decide to make it more brittle or flexible, allowing CU/PVC cables to be very versatile. Furthermore, the large amount of chlorine in PVC ensures it remains extremely resistant to fire. PVC is also very chemically stable, which helps it avoid chemical corrosion and reactions.