XLPE/SWA & XLPE/AWA - PVC & LSZH Cables

 

Applications Overview

Eland Cables is a leading supplier of BASEC-approved low and medium voltage armoured cables manufactured in accordance with British Standard BS5467, BS6724, BS6622 and BS7835. This includes single core XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC and multicore XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC with a voltage rating of 0.6/1kV to 19/33 (36)kV. It also includes single core XLPE/LSZH/AWA/LSZH and multicore XLPE/LSZH/SWA/LSZH with the same voltage rating.

The range of hard-wearing steel wire armour (SWA) and aluminium wire armour (AWA) XLPE insulated cables is manufactured in accordance with IEC 60502 and is designed for use in applications where there is a risk of mechanical stress and where protection is required against mechanical damage. It is commonly used for the supply of mains electricity and for auxiliary control cables in diverse environments including aerial power networks, direct burial in free draining soil, outdoors, indoors, underground systems and in cable ducting. These cables are suitable for use clipped directly onto a surface, on a tray, in a basket or in free air.

This range of armoured cables is often referred to as mains power cable, booklet and non-booklet armoured cable. It is available with a single core and an aluminium armour (AWA) due to the non-magnetic properties of this metal which provides additional protection against the magnetic field created by the single core. It is also available in a wide range of cores with a steel wire armour (SWA). This XLPE insulated range is available with a UV-stable PVC outersheath or with an outersheath with low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) properties for applications where the emission of smoke and toxic fumes could create a serious threat to life and sensitive equipment in the event of fire.

CU/XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC cable

XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC cable construction

  British Standard BS5467 British Standard BS6622
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV 3.8/6.6kV , 6.35/11kV , 19/33kV
Conductor Single core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1) Single core: Cu (Class 2), Al (Class 2)
Conductor Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) XLPE
Insulation Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Metallic screen - Cu tape
Bedding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) PVC
Armour AWA AWA
Sheath PVC PVC

This range if available with an MDPE outersheath instead of PVC for greater resistance to abrasion and water, It's construction then becomes XLPE/PVC/AWA/MDPE.

XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC cable construction

  British Standard BS5467 British Standard BS6622
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV 3.8/6.6kV , 6.35/11kV , 19/33kV
Conductor 2 to 48 core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1) 3 core: Cu (Class 2), Al (Class 2)
Conductor Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) XLPE
Insulation Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Metallic screen - Cu tape
Bedding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) PVC
Armour SWA SWA
Sheath PVC PVC

This range is also available with an MDPE outersheath

XLPE/LSZH/AWA/LSZH

  British Standard BS6724 British Standard BS7835
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV 3.8/6.6kV , 6.35/11kV , 19/33kV
Conductor Single core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1) Single core: Cu (Class 2), Al (Class 2)
Conductor Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) XLPE
Insulation Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Metallic screen - Cu tape
Bedding LSZH LSZH
Armour AWA AWA
Sheath LSZH LSZH

When exposed to fire, the LSZH materials emit very low levels of smoke and non-toxic levels of halogen gas (typically under 0.5% HCl emission)

XLPE/LSZH/SWA/LSZH

  British Standard BS5467 British Standard BS6622
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV 3.8/6.6kV , 6.35/11kV , 19/33kV
Conductor 2 to 48 cores: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1) 3 cores: Cu (Class 2), Al (Class 2)
Conductor Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) XLPE
Insulation Screen - Semi-conductive XLPE
Metallic screen - Cu tape
Bedding LSZH LSZH
Armour SWA SWA
Sheath LSZH LSZH

XLPE/SWA & XLPE/AWA - PVC & LSZH cable sizes

The sizes below are the most commonly used booklet, non-booklet and mains cables:
 
 Single core  2 core  3 core  4 core  5 core
 1 x 1.5mm2  2 x 1.5mm2  3 x 1.5mm2  4 x 1.5mm2  5 x 1.5mm2
 1 x 2.5mm2  2 x 2.5mm2  3 x 2.5mm2  4 x 2.5mm2  5 x 2.5mm2
 1 x 4mm2  2 x 4mm2  3 x 4mm2  4 x 4mm2  5 x 4mm2
 1 x 6mm2  2 x 6mm2  3 x 6mm2  4 x 6mm2  5 x 6mm2
 1 x 10mm2  2 x 10mm2  3 x 10mm2  4 x 10mm2  5 x 10mm2
 1 x 16mm2  2 x 16mm2  3 x 16mm2  4 x 16mm2  5 x 16mm2
 1 x 25mm2  2 x 25mm2  3 x 25mm2  4 x 25mm2  5 x 25mm2
 1 x 35mm2  2 x 35mm2  3 x 35mm2  4 x 35mm2  5 x 35mm2
 1 x 50mm2  2 x 50mm2  3 x 50mm2  4 x 50mm2  5 x 50mm2
 1 x 70mm2  2 x 70mm2  3 x 70mm2  4 x 70mm2  
 1 x 95mm2  2 x 95mm2  3 x 95mm2  4 x 95mm2  
 1 x 120mm2   2 x 120mm2  3 x 120mm2  4 x 120mm2  
 1 x 150mm2  2 x 150mm2  3 x 150mm2  4 x 150mm2  
   2 x 185mm2  3 x 185mm2  4 x 185mm2  
     3 x 240mm2  4 x 240mm2  
     3 x 300mm2  4 x 300mm2  

Multi-core auxiliary control cables are also available with seven cores to 48 cores.

XLPE/SWA & XLPE/AWA - PVC & LSZH CABLE ACCESSORIES

Our range of armoured cables AWA and SWA cables is complemented by a range of quality cable accessories including glands, terminations, clips and cleats designed and tested to ensure perfect fit with our cables. Please discuss your application and specific requirements with our technical engineers.
 

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Cable Standards and Approvals

BS 5467 Copper Conductor Single Core AWA PVC BASEC 0.6/1kV Cable

BS 5467 Copper Conductor Multi Core SWA PVC BASEC 0.6/1kV Cable
BS 5467, BS EN/IEC 60502-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2

BS7835 XLPE LSZH 6.35/11 (12)kV Cable
BS 7835, BS EN/IEC 60754-1, BS EN/IEC 60228

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Also Known As

6941x, 6942x, 6943xl, 6944xl, 6945x, 6947x.
Armoured MV cable, British Standard MV cable, 3 core MV cable, 11kV cable, LSZH MV cable, 3 core Armoured cable.

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