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Jacket materials selection chart
Relative performance data

Mechanical

PVC

Polyethylene

Neoprene

Chlorosulphonated
Polyethylene

Thermoplastic CPE

Abrasion Resistance
Tensile Strength
Elongation
Compression Resistance
Flexibility

Good
Excellent
Good
Good
Good

Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Fair

Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent

Good
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent

Excellent
Good
Good
Good
Fair

Environmental

         

Flame
Moisture
        Fresh or salt water
Petroleum oils
        Motor oil
        Fuel oil
        Crude oil
        Creosote
Paraffinic Hydrocarbons
        Gasoline
        Kerosene
Alcohols
        Isopropyl
       Wood
        Grain
Mineral Acids
        Sulfuric
        Nitric
        Hydrochloric
Fixed Alkalis Sodium hydroxide (lye)
        Potassium hydroxide (potash)
        Calcium hydroxide (lime)
Ketones
        Acetone
        Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
Esters
        Ethyl Acetate
        Most lacquer thinners
Halogenated Hydrocarbons
        Chloroform
        Carbon Tetrachloride
        Methyl Chloride

Good
.
Good
.
.
Good
.
Poor
.
Good
.
.
.
Fair
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
.
Good
.
.
Poor
.
.
Poor
.
.
.
Poor

Poor
.
Exceptional

.
.
Excellent
(Slight swelling
above 60C)
Good

.
.
Excellent
(Slight swelling at
higher temperatures)
.
.
Good
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
Good
.
.
.
Good
..
.
.
.
Poor

Excellent
.
Good
.
.
Good
.
Fair
.
Poor
.
.
.
Fair
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
.
Good
.
.
Poor
.
.
Poor
.
.
.
Poor

Excellent
.
Excellent
.
.
Good
.
Fair
.
Poor
.
.
.
Good
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
Fair
.
.
Fair
.
.
.
Poor

Good
.
Excellent

.
.
Good
(Poor above 110C)
.
Good

.
.
Excellent
(Slight swelling at
higher temperatures)

.
.
Good
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
.
Excellent
.
.
Good
.
.
.
Good
..
.
.
.
Poor

General

 

Leaves protective residue
        after combustion

Oxygen Index (ASTM D-2863)
Halogen content - % Wt.
Minimum installation temperature
Dimensional stability under hear
Maximum operating temperature

Yes
.
.
23-30%
26
14F (-10C)
Fair
75C (167F)

No
.
17-18%
0
-40F (-40C)
Fair
75C (167F)

Yes
.
31-39%
18
-4F (-20C)
Excellent
90C (194F)

Yes
.
30-36%
14
-4F (-20C)
Excellent
90C (194F)

Yes
.
30-34%
18-20
-40F (-40C)
Fair
75C (167F)

Note: When cables are to be installed in cold weather, they should be kept in heated storage for at least 24 hrs. before installation.

 


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