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HMWPE Cable for Cathodic Protection

High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMW-PE) Cathodic Protection Cables: 600 Volts, Single Conductor, Stranded Copper

Application

A direct burial DC cable for use in cathodic protection applications such as anode lead wires, header cables, structure connections, test leads and more.  The product can also be used for submerged installations in water tanks, offshore structures and other similar applications.

The polyethylene insulation is durable, abrasion resistant and flexible but has temperature and chemical limitations.

This cable insulation color is usually black (standard). However, other custom colors are available depending the quantity purchased.

Standards

  1. Conductor
    Stranded copper conductor conforms to ASTM Specification B-8.
     
  2. Insulation
    Insulation is high molecular weight polyethylene conforming to ASTM D-1248, Type 1, Class A, Category 5, Grades E4 & E5. Tensile Strengths Jl, J3. Available with high density polyethylene (Types II, III, IV) Class B & C (all colors).


Construction

Annealed, uncoated, stranded copper conductor, HMW polyethylene black insulation. Surface or indent printed. Custom printing available.

Size No. of 
Strands
Circular
Mils
AWG
Diameter
Inches
Insulation
Thickness
Inches
Nominal
Diameter
Inches
Weight
Lbs per
1000 ft
DC Ohms per Mft
at 20 C
#14 7 4,110 .0726 .110 .293 38 2.57
#12 7 6,530 .0915 .110 .311 48 1.62
#10 7 10,380 .116 .110 .340 62 1.02
#8 7 16,510 .146 .110 .370 87 .640
#6 7 26,240 .184 .110 .408 122 .403
#4 7 41,740 .232 .110 .456 175 .254
#2 7 66,360 .283 .110 .510 260 .159
#1 19 83,690 .322 .125 .580 330 .129
#1/0 19 105,600 .362 .125 .620 401 .102
#2/0 19 133,100 .406 .125 .660 492 .081
#4/0 19 211,600 .512 .125 .770 750 .051
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