Armoured cable - everything you need to know
Armoured Cable - everything you need to know
What is Armoured Cable
The armour sits under the cable sheath to protect the driver and isolate the layers.
For use outside or in direct burial projects, the electrical cables must have mechanical protection. Such protection is provided by aluminium wire armour or AWA and steel wire armour or SWA, as well as by cable with higher pulling loads.
Armored cables divided into steel wire armored cables. steel tape armored cable. aluminum or aluminum alloy wire armored cable.
Steel wire armored cables are often abbreviated as SWA( Steel Wire Armour).
Steel tape armored cables are often abbreviated as STA( Steel Tape Armor ).
Aluminum or aluminum wire armored cables are often abbreviated as AWA( Aluminum Wire Armoring
Steel Wire Armoured Cable is designed to have mechanical protection, which is why the cable is often used for external use. The armour is used to reduce any risk of the cable getting pinched or damaged; the steel is used to protect the armoured cable. SWA Cables are heavy, which makes them extremely difficult to bend;therefore they are most suited to underground cabling or fixed to outdoor walls using cable cleats.
Conductor: mainly acts as conductive, transmits power, the copper conductor is more conductive, and the aluminum conductor is weaker.
Insulation: either Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC )
XLPE Cable is have higher current rating and longer service life compared to PVC cables, PVC cable is 70 Centigrade while XLPE is 90 Centigrade.
on price, the XLPE insulated price is higher than PVC insulated.
|Conductor:||Class 2 stranded plain copper conductor to BS EN 60228:2005|
|Insulation:||XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)|
|Armouring:||SWA (Steel Wire Armour)|
|Sheath Color:||Black(Carbon loaded for UV stability)|
SWA Cable Multi Core (Steel Wired Armoured Cables)
A multi core swa cable, is a cable with two or more cores, steel wire armour is only used on multi core cables.
2 Core SWA Armoured Cable
For insulated equipment that does not need to be grounded, the two-core steel wire armored cable or SWA cable is charged and neutral.
3 Core SWA Armoured Cable
Three core SWA Cables are live, neutral and earth.
4 Core SWA Armoured Cable
TANO CABLE provides you with many different types of SWA armoured cables. as following
- 2 Core SWA Armoured Cable
- 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable
- 4 Core SWA Armoured Cable
- 5 Core SWA Armoured Cable
- 7 Core SWA Armoured Cable
Single Core Armoured Cable
Steel wire armour is only used on multicore versions of the cable. When a cable has only one core, aluminium wire armour (commonly known AWA) is used instead of steel wire. This is because the aluminium is non-magnetic. A magnetic field is produced by the current in a single core cable. This would induce an electric current in the steel wire, which could cause overheating. British Standard BS5467 cable specification covers the requirements for low voltage armoured cables, both of SWA Cable Multi Core and Single Core Armoured Cable. BS5467 armoured power cables are widely used in the UK as well as international projects using British standards. These SWA Cable Multi Core cables and Single Core Armoured Cable have mechanical protection provided by waterproof, UV-resistant and armored sheath, so can be used outdoors without additional protection. For applications requiring Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) sheathing, please
refer to British Standard BS6724 for an LSZH equivalent to BS5467.
The Armounred Cable corss section area include 1.5mm2,2.5mm2, 4mm2, 6mm2, 10mm2, 16mm2, 25mm2, 35mm2, 50mm2, 70mm2, 95mm2, 120mm2, 150mm2, 185mm2, 240mm2, 300mm2, 400mm2,500mm2, 630mm2. According to the cable operating environment, cable operating temperature, voltage, load capacity, budget and other requirements, we provide the most suitable cable for you. Also produce different models cables according to your requirements.
Armored cable offers a number of unique advantages. If you choose to use this cable, armored cable has these benefits.
First, Armored cables can withstand a lot of wear. The armoring material is often hard enough to protect the inner cable from damage.
Second, Armored cables have good power transmission stability.
Third, Armored power cables have advanced mechanical properties.
So armored cables can be used in environments such as places with extreme weather, places where cables are easily damaged by machinery,
and places where the number of radio frequencies is high. Finally, after you know the advantages of armoured cable, you can feel free to buy it.
Steel wire armor is divided into SWA, STA, AWA, etc. You need a manufacturer like TANO CABLE to provide you the lastest
products. We will provide you with quotation and structure. Get right product for the right application. The price of armored cable is affected by the international copper price and aluminum price. The price changes every day.
Contact us get the most reasonable price.
Armoured cable is installed in locations exposed to mechanical damage, such as on the outsides of walls, as an alternative to conduit. Armoured cable usually has a small metal ribbon to ensure electrical continuity of the safety ground. Unarmoured cable is mainly used for control systems.
The steel wire armored cable is designed for mechanical protection, which is why the cable is often used for external purposes. SWA cables are heavy and therefore difficult to bend. Therefore, they are most suitable for underground wiring or fixed on outdoor walls using cable clamps. Armored cables are most commonly used for fixed power installations in industrial applications, such as power distribution in computer rooms,
Used in Underground systems
Outdoor and indoor applications
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