ASTM B786/B786M - 08(2018) - Standard Specification for 19 Wire Combination Unilay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors for Subsequent Insulation

ASTM B786/B786M - 08(2018)

Standard Specification for 19 Wire Combination Unilay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors for Subsequent Insulation

Status : Current   Published : March 2018



1.1 This specification covers bare combination unilay-stranded conductors made from round wires of aluminum 1350 and 8000 series of aluminum alloys, for insulated conductors for electrical purposes. Aluminum 1350 wires in tempers -H19 (extra hard), -H16 or -H26 ( 3/ 4 hard), -H14 or -H24 ( 1/ 2 hard), and -H142 or -H242 ( 1/ 2 hard) and 8000 series aluminum alloys wires in tempers “0” and H1X or H2X are permitted. These conductors shall be constructed with a central core wire surrounded by two layers of helically laid wires, resulting in an outer diameter equal to the compressed-stranded equivalent conductors.

Note 1:  For the purpose of this specification, combination unilay conductor is defined as follows: a central core wire surrounded by a layer of six helically laid wires of the same diameter as the core wire with a helically laid outer layer containing six smaller wires alternated between six wires of the same diameter as the wires in the layer underneath. Both layers have a common length and direction of lay (see Fig. 1).

FIG. 1 Cross Section of Conductor

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1.1.1 For the purpose of this specification, normal conductor classification (Class AA, A, B, C) is not applicable, as these conductors are intended for subsequent insulation. The descriptive term combination unilay-stranded shall be used in place of conductor classification ( Note 2 and Note 3).

Note 2:  Prior to 1975, aluminum 1350 was designated as EC aluminum.

Note 3:  The aluminum and temper designations conform to ANSI Standard H35.1. Aluminum 1350 corresponds to Unified Numbering System A91350 in accordance with Practice E527. Unified Numbering System alloy designations for 8000 Series aluminum alloys in accordance with Practice E527 are listed in Table number 1 of Specification B800.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.3  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM B786/B786M - 08(2018)
TitleStandard Specification for 19 Wire Combination Unilay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors for Subsequent Insulation
Publication Date01 March 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Aluminum alloy conductors, aluminum electrical conductor, combination stranded conductor, electrical conductor, electrical conductor-aluminum, insulated electrical conductor, stranded conductor, unilay stranded conductor, 8000-series aluminum alloy conductors
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