ACSS/AW - Aluminum Conductor Steel Supported/AW Core

Aluminum - ASCR/AW Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced / AW Core

Product Description

ACSS/AW is a composite concentric-lay-stranded conductor. Aluminum-clad steel strands, either AW2 (normal strength) or AW3 (high strength), form the central core of the conductor with one or more layers of aluminum 1350-0 wire stranded around it. The aluminum-clad steel core carries most or all of the mechanical load of the conductor due to the "0" (fully annealed or soft) temper aluminum. The steel core wires are protected from corrosion by an aluminum coating.

Application

ACSS/AW is used for overhead distribution and transmission lines. It is designed to operate continuously at elevated temperatures up to 250˚C without loss of strength; it sags less under emergency electrical loadings than ACSR/AW; it is self-damping if pre-stretched during installation; and its final sags are not affected by long term creep of applications requiring increased current with existing tensions and clearances, new line applications where structures can be economized because of reduced conductor sag, new line applications requiring high emergency loadings, and lines where aeolian vibration is a problem. ACSS/AW offers strength characteristics similar to ACSS, along with slightly greater ampacity and resistance to corrosion due to the aluminum-cladding of the steel core wires.

Specification Data

ASTM B-609Aluminum 1350 round wire, annealed intermediate tempers for electrical purposes
ASTM B-502Aluminum-clad steel core wire for aluminum conductors, aluminum-clad steel reinforced, either AW2 (normal strength) or AW3 (high strength)
ASTM B-856Concentric-lay stranded aluminum conductors, coated steel supported (ACSS)

Product Data

Code WordSize (kcmil)Stranding (Al/St)Diameter (ins.)Weight Per 1000 ft (lb.)Rated Strength (lb.)Resistance OHMS/1000ftAmpacity at 200°C (AMPS)
Individual WiresSteel CoreComplete Cable
ALSteelAlSteelTotalDC @20°cAC @75°C
Junco/ACSS/AW266.830/7.0943.0943.2829.660025214039211200.0589.0723841
Ostrich/ACSS/AW300.026/7.1074.0835.2506.68002831103939360.0534.0656891
Linnet/ACSS/AW336.426/7.1137.0885.2654.720031712344010500.0476.0585960
Oriole/ACSS/AW336.430/7.1059.1059.3177.741031817749414200.0467.0573979
Brant/ACSS/AW397.524/7.1287.0858.2574.772037411649010400.0407.05011061
Ibis/ACSS/AW397.526/7.1236.0962.2885.78337414652012400.0403.04961071
Lark/ACSS/AW397.530/7.1151.1151.3453.806037520958416700.0395.04861092
Flicker/ACSS/AW477.024/7.1410.0940.2819.846044913958912500.0339.04181195
Hawk/ACSS/AW477.026/7.1354.1053.316.858044917562414900.0336.04131207
Hen/ACSS/AW477.030/7.1261.1261.3783.883045025170120100.0329.04051231
Parakeet/ACSS/AW556.524/7.1523.1015.3045.914052416368714600.0291.03591323
Dove/ACSS/AW556.526/7.1463.1138.3413.927052420472817500.0288.03551336
Eagle/ACSS/AW556.530/7.1362.1362.4086.953052529381822900.0282.03481362
Peacock/ACSS/AW605.024/7.1588.1058.3175.953057017774615900.0267.03301397
Squab/ACSS/AW605.026/7.1525.1186.3559.966057022279219000.0265.03271411
Wood Duck/ACSS/AW605.030/7.1420.1420.4260.994057131888924400.0260.03201439
Teal/ACSS/AW605.030/19.1420.0852.4260.994057131188325000.0260.03201438
Rook/ACSS/AW636.024/7.1628.1085.3256.977059918678516700.0255.03141444
Grosbeak/ACSS/AW636.026/7.1564.1216.3649.991059923383219900.0252.03111458
Scoter/ACSS/AW636.030/7.1456.1456.43681.01960033493525100.0247.03051487
Egret/ACSS/AW636.030/19.1456.0874.43681.01960032792826300.0247.03051486
Flamingo/ACSS/AW666.624/7.1667.1111.33331.00062819582317500.0243.03001489
Gannet/ACSS/AW666.626/7.1601.1245.37361.01462824587220900.0240.02971504
Stilt/ACSS/AW715.524/7.1727.1151.34531.03667420988318800.0226.02801559
Starling/ACSS/AW715.526/7.1659.1290.38711.05167426393622000.0224.02771576
Redwing/ACSS/AW715.530/19.1544.0927.46331.081676368104429500.0220.02721605
Cuckoo/ACSS/AW795.024/7.1820.1213.36401.09274923298120900.0204.02521671
Drake/ACSS/AW795.026/7.1749.1360.40801.107749292104024400.0202.02501688
Macaw/ACSS/AW795.042/7.1376.0764.22931.0557499284111400.0209.02601630
Tern/ACSS/AW795.045/7.1329.0886.26581.06374912487313500.0208.02601620
Condor/ACSS/AW795.054/7.1213.1213.36401.09274923298115800.0204.02601639
Mallard/ACSS/AW795.030/19.1628.0977.48841.139751409116032900.0198.02451721
Ruddy/ACSS/AW900.045/7.1414.0943.28281.13184814098815300.0183.02301767
Canary/ACSS/AW900.054/7.1291.1291.38731.162848263111123200.0180.02301779
Rail/ACSS/AW954.045/7.1456.0971.29121.165899149104716200.0173.02181836
Towhee/ACSS/AW954.048/7.1410.1097.32901.175899190108819000.0172.02141858
Cardinal/ACSS/AW954.054/7.1329.1329.39871.196899279117724600.0170.02171848
Canvasback/ACSS/AW954.030/19.1783.1070.53501.248901491139239400.0165.02051939
Snowbird/ACSS/AW1033.542/7.1569.0871.26141.203973120109314800.0161.02021934
Curlew/ACSS/AW1033.554/7.1383.1383.41501.245973302127526100.0157.02011948
Bluejay/ACSS/AW1113.045/7.1573.1048.31451.2581048173122218900.0148.00882031
Finch/ACSS/AW1113.054/19.1436.0861.43071.2921053318137228800.0146.01882040
Bunting/ACSS/AW1192.545/7.1628.1085.32561.3021123186130920300.0138.01762124
Grackle/ACSS/AW1192.554/19.1486.0892.44581.3371129341147030800.0137.01762135
Bittern/ACSS/AW1272.045/7.1681.1121.33621.3451198198139621600.0130.01652215
Pheasant/ACSS/AW1272.054/19.1535.0921.46041.3811204364156832800.0128.01652227
Dipper/ACSS/AW1351.045/7.1733.1155.34651.3861272210148323000.0122.01562304
Martin/ACSS/AW1351.054/19.1582.0949.47451.4241279386166534900.0120.01562307
Bobolink/ACSS/AW1431.045/7.1783.1189.35661.4271348223157124300.0115.01482391
Plover/ACSS/AW1431.054/19.1628.0977.48841.4651354409176436900.0114.01482405
Nuthatch/ACSS/AW1510.045/7.1832.1221.36641.4651422235165725700.0109.01412476
Parrot/ACSS/AW1510.054/19.1672.1003.50171.5051429432186138900.0108.01412491
Lapwing/ACSS/AW1590.045/7.1880.1253.37591.5041498248174527000.0104.01342560
Falcon/ACSS/AW1590.054/19.1716.1030.51481.5441505455196041100.0102.01342576
Chukar/ACSS/AW1780.084/19.1456.0873.43671.6011685327201233600.0093.12002772
Mockingbird/ACSS/AW2034.572/7.1681.1121.33621.6811926198212426500.0082.01092972
Roadrunner/ACSS/AW2057.076/19.1645.0768.38391.7001947253220030300.0081.01083007
Bluebird/ACSS/AW2156.084/19.1602.0961.48061.7622041396243740700.0077.01023130
Kiwi/ACSS/AW2167.072/7.1735.1157.34701.7352051211226228200.0077.01043092
Thrasher/ACSS/AW2312.076/19.1744.0814.40701.8022188284247234100.0072.00973235
Joree/ACSS/AW2515.076/19.1819.0849.42451.8802380309268937100.0066.00913407

+Data based on a nominal cable manufactured in accordance with ASTM B 856.

++Resistance and ampacity based on an aluminum conductivity of 63% IACS at 20°C, and an aluminum-clad steel conductivity of 20.3%

+++Ampacity based on a 200°C conductor temperature, 25°C ambient temperature, 2ft/sec wind, in sun, with emissivity of 0.5 and a coefficient of solar absorption of 0.5 at sea level.

++++Rate strengths based on aluminum-clad steel core wire in accordance with ASTM B 502.

 

*Manufactured with pride in DeKalb, IL USA.