Covered Line Wire Aluminum Conductor (CLW) is another type of electrical conductor used in overhead power transmission and distribution systems. It consists of a central aluminum conductor surrounded by a layer of insulation material, which is typically made of PVC,PE or XLPE.
Covered line wire aluminum conductor has a wide range of applications in the electrical industry, including overhead power transmission, service entrance, street lighting, temporary power supply, and renewable energy projects.
Covered line wire aluminum conductor is widely used for overhead power transmission and distribution lines in rural areas and other locations where underground cables are not feasible. Its high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion make it an ideal choice for long-distance transmission.
It is also used for service entrance wires that connect the utility’s power lines to the customer’s premises. It is typically installed between the utility pole and the building’s main electrical panel.
Covered line wire aluminum conductor is often used for street lighting applications where it is hung on utility poles and connected to a lighting fixture. It is ideal for this application because it is lightweight and can be easily strung across long distances.
It can be used as a temporary power supply during construction projects, events, or emergencies. It can be strung across a site or location and connected to a portable power source.
Covered line wire aluminum conductor is also used for connecting renewable energy sources such as solar or wind farms to the power grid. It can handle high-voltage power transmission over long distances, making it an ideal choice for renewable energy projects.
The central aluminum conductor is typically made up of several strands of aluminum wire twisted together to form a single conductor. The number and size of the strands can vary depending on the required strength and conductivity.
The insulation layer is usually made of a polymer material such as cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), polyethylene (PE), or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The insulation provides electrical insulation between the conductor and any surrounding objects, as well as protecting the conductor from environmental factors such as moisture and corrosion.
ASTM B-230,B-231,B-232 and B-399
ICEA S-61-402 and S-66-524
NOTE: The Code Words as Given Apply to Conventional Polyethylene Line Wire.
Available in 500 ft coils or long lengths on reels.The data is approximate and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances.
To determine current ampacity by conductor size,please consult The National Electric Code,latest edition.
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