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Draka 5308 Polyethylene Insulated Cable



Application

This specification covers multipair cables used in the provision of voice and data services and the interconnection of electrical equipment and instruments, particularly in and around process plants, where transducer generated signals are transmitted through marshalled circuits to panels, controllers and associated devices.

Cables to Part 1 are widely used throughout the petroleum industry, while Part 2 are more common to the chemical and petrochemical industries.

Type 1 unarmoured cables are generally for indoor applications.

Type 2 armoured cables are suitable for burial underground.

Type 3 lead sheathed cables are recommended for burial underground where there is a high concentration of hydrocarbons in the soil.

These cables are designed for use in Group II intrinsically safe systems. However it must be noted that cables used when installing an intrinsically safe system are required to conform to any relevant requirement on the certification documents, either for the system or for the intrinsically safe associated apparatus forming parts of the system.

Cables should also be suitable for the environment in which they are going to be used.

Construction

1

Plain annealed copper wire conductors to BSEN 60228.

2

Polyethylene insulation to BSEN 50290-2-23 (L/MD) or XLPE to BSEN 50290-2-29.

3

Individual pair screen (optional)-
a) Aluminium/polyester tape, metallic side down, in contact with minimum 0.5mm2 tinned copper drain wire.
b) Polyester isolating tape(s) numbered for identification.

4

Polyester binder tape.

5

Collective screen (optional) -
Aluminium/polyester tape, metallic side down, in contact with minimum 0.5mm2 tinned copper drain wire.

6

Type TM51 PVC sheath to BSEN 50290-2-22.


1

Plain annealed copper wire conductors to BSEN 60228.

2

Polyethylene insulation to BSEN 50290-2-23 (L/MD) or XLPE to BSEN 50290-2-29.

3

Individual pair screen (optional)-
a) Aluminium/polyester tape, metallic side down, in contact with minimum 0.5mm2 tinned copper drain wire.
b) Polyester isolating tape(s) numbered for identification

4

Polyester binder tape.

5

Collective screen (optional) -
Aluminium/polyester tape, metallic side down, in contact with minimum 0.5mm2 tinned copper drain wire.

6

Polyethylene bedding conforming to BSEN 50290-2-24 grade LD.

7

Single layer galvanized steel wire armour to BS EN 10257-1.

8

Type TM51 PVC sheath to BSEN 50290-2-22.


1

Plain annealed copper wire conductors to BSEN 60228.

2

Polyethylene insulation to BSEN 50290-2-23 (L/MD) or XLPE to BSEN 50290-2-29.

3

Individual pair screen (optional)-
a) Aluminium/polyester tape, metallic side down, in contact with minimum 0.5mm2 tinned copper drain wire.
b) Polyester isolating tape(s) numbered for identification

4

Polyester binder tape.

5

Collective screen (optional) -
Aluminium/polyester tape, metallic side down, in contact with minimum 0.5mm2 tinned copper drain wire.

6

Type TM51 PVC bedding to BSEN 50290-2-22.

7

Lead alloy sheath to BS 801.

8

Type TM51 PVC bedding to BSEN 50290-2-22.

9

Single layer galvanised steel wire armour to BS EN 10257-1.

10

Type TM51 PVC sheath to BSEN 50290-2-22.



Technical Data

Maximum conductor operating temp:

+ 65°C.

Minimum ambient temp:

-20°C after installation and only when cable is in a fixed position.

Maximum working voltage:

300/500V r.m.s.

Test voltage:

1000V r.m.s. between conductors and between conductors and screen/armour.

Maximum conductor d.c. resistance
Conductor Size Ω/km at 20°C
1/0.80mm (0.5mm2) 36.8
16/0.20mm (0.5mm2) 39.7
1/1.13mm (1.0mm2) 18.4
7/0.53mm (1.5mm2) 12.3
Minimum insulation resistance:

Individual conductors - 5000 MΩ.km at 20°C. Between individual screens - 1 MΩ/km at 20°C

Maximum mutual capacitance at kHz:

Cables without individual pair screens, 0.5mm2 and 1.0mm2 - 75 pF/m, 1.5mm2 - 85 pF/m. All cables with individual pair screens and 1 or 2 pair cables collectively screened, 115 pF/m

Maximum capacitance unbalance

250pF/250m at 1KHz

Maximum L/R ratio:
Conductor Size  
µH/Ω
0.5mm2
25
1.0mm2
25
1.5mm2
40
   
Spread of flame:

Type 1 complies with EN50265, IEC 60332-1.

Type 2 complies as type 1 additionally with EN 50266-2-4, IEC 60332-3C.

Type 3 complies as Type 2

   
Minimum bending radius :

Type 1 - 5 x overall diameter.

Type 2 - 6 x overall diameter.

Type 3 - 15 x overall diameter.


NOTE: These cables are not suitable for direct connection to a low impedance source e.g. the public mains supply.

Availability

Cables in this range are manufactured to customer order. Alternative constructions e.g. other conductor sizes or pair combinations, generally to this specification, can also be produced to order, as can a range of thermocouple, extension and compensating cables. Specifications to suit individual customer requirements, based on the BS 5308 specification, can also be manufactured. Our technical personnel are available to provide information and assistance in designing cables for your specific installation and operating requirements.

RP, RPLHCL.

For applications where flame spread and the emission of acid gas is critical, Draka offer a range of bedding and sheathing compounds with an Oxygen Index between 30 & 35 and, on selected materials acid gas emission of less than 15% by volume at 800°C.

Customers should specify if they require:

RP - LOI greater than 30
RPLHCL - LOI greater than 30, acid gas emission less than 15% by volume at 800°C.
Please state a particular LOI if required.

ZERO HALOGEN, LOW SMOKE (OHLS)

For applications where minimal smoke and acid gas emissions are critical, Draka's proprietary OHLS® compounds are rated Zero Halogen, Low Smoke to BSEN 50267 (IEC 60754) and BSEN 50268 (IEC 61034).

When any of these options are ordered, customers should specify if the compound is required on the bedding (where applicable), the sheath, or both (where applicable).

Draka offer designs utilising these materials that can comply with the appropriate category for the cable size in BSEN 50266 : Part 3 (IEC 60332-3).

Please contact Draka to discuss your particular requirements.

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