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Comparison of Wire and Cable Jacketing Materials
Many specifiers of technical products look for more detailed information on the products they select for their most critical applications. In an effort to help provide data to make more informed decisions, Anixter has amassed common values of important material characteristics and summarized them in the following table. These values are approximate and nominal and are only intended to be representative. Values vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and among product grades. These values are predominantly drawn from industrial tray cable products.
|Tensile Strength (Psi)||2075||2050||1900||1920|
|Aging Characteristics (Air Oven, 121° C,168 Hours)|
|Tensile Strength (% of Original)||97||103||105||98|
|Elongation (% of Original)||75||79||85||70|
|20 Min. at 70,000 BTU/Hour||
|Cable Tray Fire Test|
|Oil Resistance (ASTM #2 Oil)|
|Test Temperature (°C)||121||121||100||70|
|Time of Immersion (Hours)||18||18||18||4|
(% of Original)
(% of Original)
|Low Temperature Properties|
|Cold Bend Test Temperature Passed (ºC)||-40||-40||-40||-25|
|% at 121ºC||7-9||7-10||7-9||20-40|
|Limiting Oxygen Index|
|Percent Oxygen Required to Sustain Combustion
(Atmospheric Air is ~21% Oxygen)
|Acid Gas Content (%)||10||14||14||29%
(12% for low-acid gas PVC)
|Halogen Content (%)||14||14||14||29|
* Hypalon® is no longer available from DuPont.
NOTE: All values typical nominal values.
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