Material Standards

 

 

Standard Title Status UK Replacement Title
Material Standards

BS 801

 

Composition of lead and lead alloy sheaths of
electric cables

Withdrawn 2002
 

BS EN 50307

 

Lead and lead alloys –
Lead and lead alloy sheaths and sleeves of electric cables

BS 1441







 

Specification for galvanized steel wire for
armouring submarine cables






 

Withdrawn 1998






 

BS EN 10257-2







 
Zinc or zinc alloy coated non-alloy steel wire for armouring either power cables or telecommunication cables. Part 2: Submarine cables

BS 1442







 

Specification for galvanized mild steel wire for armouring cables





 

Withdrawn 1998






 

BS EN 10257-1





 
Zinc or zinc alloy coated non-alloy steel wire for armouring either power cables or telecommunication cables. Part 1: Land cables

 

BS 4109








 

Specification for copper for electrical purposes







 
Withdrawn 2002








 
BS EN 13602








 
Copper and copper alloys: Drawn, round copper wire for the manufacture of electrical conductors
 

 

BS 6234






 

Specification for Polyethylene insulation and sheath of electric cables



 
Withdrawn 2009






 
BSEN 50290-2 (series) BS EN 60811-4-2



 

Communications cables – Common design rules and construction (Part 2)Insulating and sheathing materials of electric and optical cables – Common test methods (Part 4-2)

BS 6360



 

Specification for conductors in electric cables and cords

 
Withdrawn December 2007


 
BS EN 60228



 
Conductors of electric cables


 

BS 6746



 

Specification for PVC insulation and sheath of electric cables

 

Withdrawn 2000


 

BS 7655, especially Parts 3 & 4 (Note 4)

 

Insulating and sheathing materials for cables

 

BS 6899


 

Specification for rubber insulation and sheath of electric cables
Withdrawn 2000


 
BS 7655, especially Parts 1 & 2
 
 

BS 7655



 

Insulating and sheathing materials for cables



 
Withdrawn 2006
 

 
BS EN 50363 (Various parts - see Note 4)
 
Insulating, sheathing and covering materials for low voltage energy cables

 

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