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Materials System Specification

34-SAMSS-913 Instrumentation and Thermocouple Cable Instrumentation Standards Committee Members


Al-Juaib, Mohammed Khalifah, Chairman Tuin, Rienk , Vice Chairman Fadley, Gary Lowell Falkenberg, Anton Raymond Grainger, John Francis Jumah, Yousif Ahmed Khalifa, Ali Hussain Qarni, Mahdi Ali Qaffas, Saleh Abdal Wahab Trembley, Robert James Mahmood, Balal Chetia, Manoj Mathew, Vinod Sahan, Fawaz Adnan Faer Al Sharif, Hisham Mohammed Saleem, Hesham Salem Harbi, Ahmed Saad Dakhil, Tareq Khalil Ell, Steven Tal

7 September 2009

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Scope............................................................. 2 Conflicts and Deviations................................ 2 References..................................................... 2 Engineering Units........................................... 4 Definitions...................................................... 4 Cable Specifications....................................... 5 Marking........................................................ 19 Testing......................................................... 20 Other Miscellaneous Requirements............ 21

Previous Issue: 16 February 2009 Next Planned Update: 16 February 2012 Revised paragraphs are indicated in the right margin Primary contact: Balhareth, Hamad Salem on 966-3-8736389
CopyrightSaudi Aramco 2009. All rights reserved.

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Scope This specification defines the minimum requirements for instrumentation and thermocouple extension cable for signaling and control purposes. Cables for data highway applications are outside the scope of this Specification.

Conflicts and Deviations 2.1 Any conflicts between this specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Engineering Standards (SAESs), Standard Drawings, (SASDs), or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the Manager, Process and Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302 and forward such requests to the Manager, Process and Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. It is recognized that continuing improvements and developments in the areas of insulation materials and cable construction may impact this Specification. Materials and construction methods considered by the manufacturer to be equivalent to or superior to that which is specified in this document may be proposed by the supplier to the Company or Buyer Representative, who shall forward such proposals to the Supervisor, Instrumentation Unit, Process Instrumentation Division, P&CSD for further processing.

2.2

2.3

References Materials or equipment supplied to this specification shall comply with the latest edition of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted. 3.1 Saudi Aramco References Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement

Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements Form 175-347600 Instrumentation and Thermocouple Cable

Saudi Aramco Forms and Data Sheets Form NMR-7930 Nonmaterial Requirements
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Form 8020-913-ENG 3.2 Industry Codes and Standards

ISS-Instrumentation and Thermocouple Cables

American National Standards Institute ANSI MC96.1 Temperature Measurement Thermocouples

American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM B3 ASTM B33 Fieldbus Foundation FF-844 British Standard BS 6387 Performance Requirements for Cables Required to Maintain Circuit Integrity under Fire Conditions H1 CableTest Specification Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire Standard Specification for Tinned Soft or Annealed Copper Wire for Electrical Purposes

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE 383 Type Test of Class IE Electric Cables, Field Splices, and Connections for Nuclear Power Generating Stations

Insulated Cable Engineers Association ICEA S-95-658 Standard for Nonshielded Power Cables Rated 2000 Volts or Less For The Distribution Of Electrical Energy

International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 61158 - 2 Fieldbus Standard for Use in Industrial Control Systems - Part 2: Physical Layer Specification and Service Definition

Military Specification MIL-W-25038 General Specification for High Temp, Fire Resistant, and Flight Critical Electrical Wire

National Fire Protection Association

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NFPA 70

National Electrical Code (NEC)

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. UL 13 UL 1277 UL 1709 UL 2250 4 Engineering Units All dimensions and measurements shall be in the International System of Units (SI), and may be followed by the equivalent value in English units bracketed in parentheses ( ). When not critical, the equivalent dimensions and measurements may be rounded off to their nearest practical value. 5 Definitions Crosslink: A process in which chemical bonds are established between long chain polymer molecules. When applied to polyolefin materials, the material properties change from thermoplastic to thermoset plastic. ITC: Instrumentation tray cable, per NFPA 70, NEC Article 727. PLTC: Power-limited tray cable, per NFPA 70, NEC Article 725. Polyolefin: In terms of wire insulation, a plastic formulation consisting of polyethylene and additives such as flame retardants, antioxidants, stabilizers and crosslinking enhancers. PVC: Polyvinyl chloride. TC: Tray cable, per NFPA 70, NEC Article 340. XPLE: Crosslinked polyethylene. This term is generically used to describe a crosslinked blend of polyethylene and performance enhancing additives, irrespective of the polyethylene content (refer to Polyolefin, above). XLPO: Crosslinked polyolefin. This name is technically given to a crosslinked polyethylene/additive blend where the polyethylene content is less than 50%. Power Limited Circuit Cables and Power Limited Fire Protective Signalling Cables Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables with Optional Optical Fiber Members Protection for Resistance to Rapid-TemperatureRise Fires Instrumentation Tray Cable

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Cable Specifications 6.1 General Instrumentation and thermocouple cable covered by this Specification comprise six general groups as follows: Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Single twisted pair/triad, unshielded Single twisted pair/triad, shielded Multipair/triad, unshielded with or without overall shield Multipair/triad, individual and overall shields Thermocouple extension wire Fireproof cable FOUNDATION Fieldbus (FF) cables.

Due to differences in manufacturing and design, some cables will require fillers, binders and separator tapes. These components shall be provided whenever they comprise an integral part of the standard design of the cable. The utilization of these components shall not constitute a deviation from this Specification. 6.2 Group 1 - Single Twisted Pair/Triad, Unshielded 6.2.1 Conductor Stranded, circular copper, per ASTM B3, 7 strands minimum; tinned, per ASTM B33, if primary insulation may corrode unprotected copper (e.g., unstabilized XLPO/XLPE) or if otherwise specified. 6.2.2 Conductor Size 16 AWG or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 13. 6.2.3 Primary Insulation Material Flame retardant PVC, nylon- jacketed PVC (For Type TC cables only) or thermoset crosslinked polyolefin (XLPO or XLPE), minimum temperature rating 90C. 6.2.4 Primary Insulation Voltage Rating 300 V for Type PLTC and Type ITC Cable. 600 V for Type TC Cable. 6.2.5 Primary Insulation Thickness 0.38 mm (15 mils) minimum average thickness for Types PLTC and ITC Cables.
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0.76 mm (30 mils) minimum average thickness for PVC or XLPO/XLPE Type TC Cable 0.50 mm (20 mils) minimum average thickness for Nylon-jacketed PVC Type TC Cable. 6.2.6 Assembly Two insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a pair or three insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a triad. 6.2.7 Lay of Twist 40 to 60 mm. 6.2.8 Color Code One black wire, one white wire for pairs; one black wire, one white wire, one red wire for triads; or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 14. 6.2.9 Jacket Material Flame retardant PVC, minimum temperature rating 90C. 6.2.10 Jacket Thickness 6.2.11 Minimum thickness per UL 13, paragraph 13.1 for Type PLTC Minimum thickness per UL 1277, paragraph 11.3 for Type TC Minimum thickness per UL 2250, paragraph 16.3 for Type ITC.

Jacket Application Extruded over conductor assembly.

6.2.12

Jacket Color Non-intrinsically safe applications: Manufacturer's standard other than blue. Intrinsically safe applications: Blue

6.3

Group 2 - Single Twisted Pair/Triad, Shielded 6.3.1 Conductor


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Stranded, circular copper, per ASTM B3, 7 strands minimum; tinned, per ASTM B33, if primary insulation may corrode unprotected copper (e.g., unstabilized XLPO/XLPE) or if otherwise specified. 6.3.2 Conductor Size 16 AWG or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 13. 6.3.3 Primary Insulation Material Flame retardant PVC, nylon- jacketed PVC (For Type TC cables only) or thermoset crosslinked polyolefin (XLPO or XLPE), minimum temperature rating 90C. 6.3.4 Primary Insulation Voltage Rating 300 V for Type PLTC and Type ITC Cable. 600 V for Type TC Cable. 6.3.5 Primary Insulation Thickness 0.38 mm (15 mils) minimum average thickness for Types PLTC and ITC Cables. 0.76 mm (30 mils) minimum average thickness for PVC or XLPO/XLPE Type TC Cable. 0.50 mm (20 mils) minimum average thickness for Nylon-jacketed PVC Type TC Cable. 6.3.6 Assembly Two insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a pair or three insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a triad. 6.3.7 Lay of Twist 40 to 60 mm. 6.3.8 Color Code One black wire, one white wire for pairs; one black wire, one white wire, one red wire for triads; or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 14.

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6.3.9

Shield Material Aluminum foil bonded to non-hygroscopic polyester (Mylar) tape, either foil free edge or equal-width foil and tape, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.3.10

Shield Thickness 0.022 mm (0.85 mil) minimum.

6.3.11

Shield Application Helical, minimum 25% overlap, to provide 100% coverage and electrical isolation from conductors.

6.3.12

Shield Drain Wire Conductor Stranded, circular tinned copper, per ASTM B33, 7 strands minimum.

6.3.13

Shield Drain Wire Size Manufacturer's standard, with minimum size one even gauge size smaller than conductor size.

6.3.14

Shield Drain Wire Application In continuous contact with shield foil.

6.3.15

Jacket Material Flame retardant PVC, minimum temperature rating 90C.

6.3.16

Jacket Thickness Minimum thickness per UL 13, paragraph 13.1 for Type PLTC Minimum thickness per UL 1277, paragraph 11.3 for Type TC Minimum thickness per UL 2250, paragraph 16.3 for Type ITC.

6.3.17

Jacket Application Extruded over conductor assembly.

6.3.18

Jacket Color Non-intrinsically safe applications: Manufacturer's standard other than blue.
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Intrinsically safe applications: Blue 6.4 Group 3 - Multipair/triad, Unshielded, with or without Overall Shield 6.4.1 Conductor Stranded, circular copper, per ASTM B3, 7 strands minimum; tinned, per ASTM B33, if primary insulation may corrode unprotected copper (e.g., unstabilized XLPO/XLPE) or if otherwise specified. 6.4.2 Conductor Size 18 AWG or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 13. 6.4.3 Primary Insulation Material Flame retardant PVC, nylon- jacketed PVC (For Type TC cables only) or thermoset crosslinked polyolefin (XLPO or XLPE), minimum temperature rating 90C. 6.4.4 Primary Insulation Voltage Rating 300 V for Type PLTC and Type ITC Cable. 600 V for Type TC Cable. 6.4.5 Primary Insulation Thickness 0.38 mm (15 mils) minimum average thickness for Types PLTC and ITC Cables. 0.76 mm (30 mils) minimum average thickness for PVC or XLPO/XLPE Type TC Cable. 0.50 mm (20 mils) minimum average thickness for Nylon-jacketed PVC Type TC Cable. 6.4.6 Assembly Two insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a pair or three insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a triad. 6.4.7 Lay of Twist 40 to 60 mm.

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6.4.8

Color Code One black wire, one white wire for pairs; one black wire, one white wire, one red wire for triads; or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 14.

6.4.9

Number of Pairs or Triads Refer to Form 8020-913-ENG, line item 12. Manufacturer's standard products, meeting or exceeding this number is acceptable upon approval of Buyer.

6.4.10

Pair/triad Identification Number designation continuously stamped on white conductor.

6.4.11

Cable Assembly Single grouped assembly, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.4.12

Communication Wire Not required. If provided, shall be Manufacturer's standard size; insulation same as primary insulation; orange color.

6.4.13

Overall Shield Material When offered as Manufacturer's standard construction, aluminum foil bonded to non-hygroscopic polyester (Mylar) tape, either: foil freeedge or equal-width foil and tape, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.4.14

Overall Shield Thickness 0.022 mm (0.85 mil) minimum.

6.4.15

Overall Shield Application Helical, minimum 25% overlap, to provide 100% coverage and electrical isolation from conductors.

6.4.16

Overall Shield Drain Wire Conductor Stranded, circular tinned copper, per ASTM B33, 7 strands minimum.

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6.4.17

Overall Shield Drain Wire Size Manufacturer's standard, with minimum size one even gauge size smaller than conductor size.

6.4.18

Overall Shield Drain Wire Application In continuous contact with shield foil.

6.4.19

Jacket Material Flame retardant PVC, minimum temperature rating 90C.

6.4.20

Jacket Thickness Minimum thickness per UL 13, paragraph 13.1 for Type PLTC Minimum thickness per UL 1277, paragraph 11.3 for Type TC Minimum thickness per UL 2250, paragraph 16.3 for Type ITC.

6.4.21

Jacket Application Extruded over assembly.

6.4.22

Jacket Color Non-intrinsically safe applications: Manufacturer's standard other than blue. Intrinsically safe applications: Blue

6.5

Group 4 - Multipair/triad, Individual and Overall Shields 6.5.1 Conductor Stranded, circular copper, per ASTM B3, 7 strands minimum; tinned, per ASTM B33, if primary insulation may corrode unprotected copper (e.g., unstabilized XLPO/XLPE) or if otherwise specified. 6.5.2 Conductor Size 18 AWG or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 13.

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6.5.3

Primary Insulation Material Flame retardant PVC, nylon- jacketed PVC (For Type TC cables only) or thermoset crosslinked polyolefin (XLPO or XLPE), minimum temperature rating 90C.

6.5.4

Primary Insulation Voltage Rating 300 V for Type PLTC and Type ITC Cable. 600 V for Type TC Cable.

6.5.5

Primary Insulation Thickness 0.38 mm (15 mils) minimum average thickness for Types PLTC and ITC Cables. 0.76 mm (30 mils) minimum average thickness for PVC or XLPO/XLPE Type TC Cable. 0.50 mm (20 mils) minimum average thickness for Nylon-jacketed PVC Type TC Cable.

6.5.6

Assembly Two insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a pair or three insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a triad.

6.5.7

Lay of Twist 40 to 60 mm.

6.5.8

Color Code One black wire, one white wire for pairs; one black wire, one white wire, one red wire for triads; or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 14.

6.5.9

Number of Pairs or Triads Refer to Form 8020-913-ENG, line item 12. Manufacturer's standard products, meeting or exceeding this number is acceptable upon approval of Buyer.

6.5.10

Pair/triad Identification Number designation continuously stamped on white conductor

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6.5.11

Cable Assembly Single grouped assembly, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.5.12

Communication Wire Not required. If provided, shall be Manufacturer's standard size; insulation same as primary insulation; orange color.

6.5.13

Individual Shield Material Aluminum foil bonded to non-hygroscopic polyester (Mylar) tape, either: foil free-edge or equal-width foil and tape, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.5.14

Individual Shield Thickness 0.022 mm (0.85 mil) minimum.

6.5.15

Individual Shield Application Helical, minimum 25% overlap, to provide 100% coverage and electrical isolation from other shields and conductors.

6.5.16

Individual Shield Drain Wire Conductor Stranded, circular tinned copper, per ASTM B33, 7 strands minimum.

6.5.17

Individual Shield Drain Wire Size Manufacturer's standard, with minimum size one even gauge size smaller than conductor size.

6.5.18

Individual Shield Drain Wire Application In continuous contact with shield foil.

6.5.19

Overall Shield Material Aluminum foil bonded to non-hygroscopic polyester (Mylar) tape, either: foil free-edge or equal-width foil and tape, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.5.20

Overall Shield Thickness 0.022 mm (0.85 mil) minimum.

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6.5.21

Overall Shield Application Helical, minimum 25% overlap, to provide 100% coverage and electrical isolation from conductors and other shields.

6.5.22

Overall Shield Drain Wire Conductor Stranded, circular tinned copper, per ASTM B33, 7 strands minimum.

6.5.23

Overall Shield Drain Wire Size Manufacturer's standard, with minimum size one even gauge size smaller than conductor size.

6.5.24

Overall Shield Drain Wire Application In continuous contact with shield foil.

6.5.25

Jacket Material Flame retardant PVC, minimum temperature rating 90C.

6.5.26

Jacket Thickness Minimum thickness per UL 13, paragraph 13.1 for Type PLTC Minimum thickness per UL 1277, paragraph 11.3 for Type TC Minimum thickness per UL 2250, paragraph 16.3 for Type ITC.

6.5.27

Jacket Application Extruded over conductor assembly.

6.5.28

Jacket Color Non-intrinsically safe applications: Manufacturer's standard other than blue. Intrinsically safe applications: Blue

6.6

Group 5 - Thermocouple Extension Wire 6.6.1 Conductor Solid thermocouple extension wire per ANSI MC96.1.

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6.6.2

Conductor Size 16 AWG for single pair; 18 AWG for multiple pair; or as specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 13.

6.6.3

Primary Insulation Material Flame retardant PVC or thermoset crosslinked polyolefin (XLPO or XLPE), minimum temperature rating 90C.

6.6.4

Primary Insulation Voltage Rating 300 V.

6.6.5

Primary Insulation Thickness 0.38 mm (15 mils) minimum average thickness.

6.6.6

Assembly Two insulated conductors uniformly twisted into a pair.

6.6.7

Lay of Twist 40 to 60 mm.

6.6.8

Color Code Per ANSI MC96.1.

6.6.9

Number of Pairs Refer to Form 8020-913-ENG, line item 12. Manufacturer's standard products, meeting or exceeding this number is acceptable upon approval of Buyer.

6.6.10

Pair Identification Number designation continuously stamped on conductor (Multiple pair only).

6.6.11

Cable Assembly Single grouped assembly, per Manufacturer's standard.

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6.6.12

Communication Wire Not required. If provided, shall be Manufacturer's standard size; insulation same as primary insulation; orange color.

6.6.13

Individual Shield Material Aluminum foil bonded to non-hygroscopic polyester (Mylar) tape, either: foil free-edge or equal-width foil and tape, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.6.14

Individual Shield Thickness 0.022 mm (0.85 mil) minimum.

6.6.15

Individual Shield Application Helical, minimum 25% overlap, to provide 100% coverage and electrical isolation from other shields and conductors.

6.6.16

Individual Shield Drain Wire Conductor Solid or stranded (7 strands minimum), circular tinned copper, per ASTM B33.

6.6.17

Individual Shield Drain Wire Size Manufacturer's standard, with minimum size one even gauge size smaller than conductor size.

6.6.18

Individual Shield Drain Wire Application In continuous contact with shield foil.

6.6.19

Overall Shield Material Aluminum foil bonded to non-hygroscopic polyester (Mylar) tape, either: foil free-edge or equal-width foil and tape, per Manufacturer's standard.

6.6.20

Overall Shield Thickness 0.022 mm (0.85 mil) minimum.

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6.6.21

Overall Shield Application Helical, minimum 25% overlap, to provide 100% coverage and electrical isolation from conductors and other shields.

6.6.22

Overall Shield Drain Wire Conductor Stranded, circular tinned copper, per ASTM B33, 7 strands minimum.

6.6.23

Overall Shield Drain Wire Size Manufacturer's standard, with minimum size one even gauge size smaller than conductor size.

6.6.24

Overall Shield Drain Wire Application In continuous contact with shield foil.

6.6.25

Jacket Material Flame retardant PVC, minimum temperature rating 90C.

6.6.26

Jacket Thickness Minimum thickness per UL 13, paragraph 13.1 for Type PLTC.

6.6.27

Jacket Application Extruded over conductor assembly.

6.6.28

Jacket Color Per ANSI MC96.1.

6.7

Group 6 - Fireproof Cable When the instrument installation is required to be fireproofed, cables which maintain signal integrity for a duration of 20 minutes when tested in accordance with UL 1709 may be specified in lieu of externally fireproofing conventional cables. Silicon dioxide- and magnesium oxide-insulated cables, as well as fire resistant polymer-alloy jacketed cables meeting the above test criteria may be considered. Fireproof cable shall be specified on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 23.
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6.8

Group 7 - FOUNDATION Fieldbus Cables 6.8.1 Trunk ( Homerun ) Cables 6.8.1.1 6.8.1.2 6.8.1.3 6.8.2 The trunk cables shall conform to parameters specified in IEC 61158 - 2 section 12.8.2. All the applicable sections in Group 4 shall also be met except the color coding shall be as specified in section 6.8.3. All FF cables shall be compliant to FF-844, H1 Cable Test Specification and shall be registered by Fieldbus Foundation.

Spur Cables 6.8.2.1 6.8.2.2 Spur cables shall meet sections 6.8.1.1 and 6.8.1.3 above. Spur cables shall also meet the applicable cable specifications in Group 2 above.
Exception: 1) 2) The color coding shall be as specified in section 6.8.3. The spur conductor size shall be 18 AWG as specified in IEC-61158-2.

6.8.3

Color Coding 6.8.3.1 6.8.3.2 6.8.3.3 For all FF cables, spur and trunk, the outer jacket color shall be orange. For all armored FF cables, spur and trunk, the inner and outer jacket color of the armored cable shall be orange. For all FF cables, spur and trunk, the conductor color code shall be black and white with bare tinned copper conductor for the drain/shield arrangement.

6.9

Options The following options, when required, will be shown on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Items 27 through 36. 6.9.1 Direct Burial Cable Cable intended for direct burial service shall be so designated on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 27. The Manufacturer shall certify that the
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cable is suitable for direct burial service and is moisture and abrasion resistant. 6.9.2 Oil Resistant Cable Cable intended for applications where it may be exposed to hydrocarbon oil shall be so designated on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Item 28. The manufacturer shall certify that the cable is resistant to hydrocarbon oil or as indicated on the specification sheet. 6.9.3 Armored Cable Armored cable shall have served steel wire or interlocked steel armor under an extruded PVC outer jacket. Steel armor shall be galvanized.
Exception: UL listed Type MC cable with corrugated aluminum armor may be used in offshore applications. The aluminum armor shall be covered with an outer PVC jacket.

6.9.4

Capacitance, Inductance, Resistance, L/R Ratio Cables for applications which require mutual capacitance, conductorto-ground capacitance, resistance and/or L/R (inductance-to-resistance) ratio to be within specified limits shall comply with the values listed on Form 8020-913-ENG, Line Items 31 through 36.

Marking 7.1 Outer Jacket Marking The following information shall be clearly marked on the outer jacket of the cable, in no specific order: a) b) c) d) e) f) Manufacturer's name, trade name, catalog or type number Number of pairs/triads Conductor size in mm or AWG Voltage rating (300 or 600 V) Type of cable (PLTC, TC or equivalent) Approval mark of listing authority (UL, IEC, BS, DIN, or equivalent)

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g) h) i) j)

Sunlight resistant designation, in Manufacturer's standard nomenclature, for Type TC cable (Optional for Type PLTC cable) Direct burial designation, if applicable per UL 13 or UL 1277, in Manufacturer's standard nomenclature Oil resistant designation, in manufacturer's standard nomenclature, for Type TC Cable (preferred for Types ITC and PLTC Cable) For FOUNDATION Fieldbus cables, TYPE A shall be marked. In addition, all FF cables shall be listed as PLTC or ITC and shall bear any other mandatory marking specified in FF-844.

7.2

Cable Reel Marking Each reel shall have a weatherproof (metal or plastic) tag, securely attached to a flange of the reel and plainly stating: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) Manufacturer's trade name Date of manufacture Conductor size Cable rating Type of cable Temperature designation Minimum bend radius Maximum pulling tension Shipping length and diameter of cable Saudi Aramco Purchase Order number

Testing Type Tests: Each cable type shall be type tested, with the test conducted and certified by an approved third party testing authority. 8.1 Physical Type Tests a) Physical Properties Test for aged and unaged samples per UL 13, section 7; UL 1277, section 11, UL 2250, section 20, or equivalent.
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b) c) d) 8.2

Cold Bend Test per UL 13, section 19; UL 1277, section 15, UL 2250, section 23, or equivalent. Flame Retardance Vertical Tray Test of 20.5 kW (70,000 Btu/h) per IEEE 383, UL 13, UL 1277, UL 2250, or equivalent. Crushing and water absorption tests for cables marked for direct burial per UL 13, UL 1277, UL 2250, or equivalent.

Electrical Performance Tests 8.2.1 Spark Test The insulation on cable conductors shall be spark tested in accordance with UL 13 or equivalent for power limited tray cable (type PLTC), or UL 1277 or equivalent for tray cable (type TC), or UL 2250 or equivalent for instrumentation tray cable (type ITC). 8.2.2 Insulation Resistance Insulation resistance of finished cables shall be tested in accordance with dielectric withstand tests in UL 13, UL 1277, UL 2250, or equivalent. 8.2.3 Conductor Resistance Nominal DC resistance of copper conductor instrumentation cable shall be in accordance with UL 13, ICEA S-95-658 or equivalent. Thermocouple extension cable is excluded from this test. 8.2.4 All Foundation Fieldbus (FF) cables shall be tested to ensure full compliance to IEC 61158-2 Section 12.8.2 and FF-844 and shall be registered by Fieldbus Foundation.

Other Miscellaneous Requirements 9.1 Inspection Items manufactured to this Specification are subject to the minimum inspection requirements as specified in Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements Form 175-347600. 9.2 Nonmaterial Requirements The supplier shall provide nonmaterial items as shown on Form NMR-7930.

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16 February 2009

7 September 2009

Revision Summary Revised the "Next Planned Update". Reaffirmed the contents of the document, and reissued with minor changes. Streamline this document with the UL requirements for TC cables and allow Type MC cables with aluminum armor for offshore applications due to its light weight. Minor revision to meet the triennial revision and to streamline with SAES-J-904 which recently went through a major revision.

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