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CHAROONG THAI WIRE & CABLE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

DERATING FACTOR OF CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY


DUE TO GROUP INSTALLATION OF CABLES IN AIR

Current ratings in each table are calculated under the


following basic ambient temperature and cable laying

Method of
Laying

Basic ambient
temperatureoC

Layout of cable
In case of single core cable, three single core cable side
by side at a spacing of 2d

configuration. Maximum permissible conductor


temperature of XLPE cable is 90 oC at continuous

In air

40

Direct burial

25
Soil thermal
resistivity
120oC cm/W

operation and 250 oC at short circuit condition.

Single core cable: Three in parallel Twin & Three core


cable: Single installation

DERATING FACTOR OF CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY DUE TO GROUP INSTALLATION OF CABLES IN AIR.
Number of Cables Horizontally

Spacing

Number Vertically
1

7~20

8~20

S = d

1.00

0.85

0.80

0.70

0.70

0.70

0.60

0.60

0.56

0.53

0.51

0.50

S = 2d

1.00

0.95

0.95

0.90

0.80

0.90

0.90

0.85

0.73

0.72

0.71

0.70

S = 3d

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.95

0.95

0.95

0.90

Number Vertically
Number of Cables Horizontally

Spacing

9~10

11~12

13~15

16~19

20

S = d

0.48

0.41

0.37

0.34

0.32

0.31

0.30

0.30

0.30

0.30

0.30

S = 2d

0.80

0.80

0.68

0.66

0.65

0.65

0.64

0.63

0.62

0.61

0.60

S = 3d

0.85

0.85

CORRECTION FACTOR FOR VARIOUS BASIC AMBIENT TEMPERATURE


Correction Factor
Basic temp. C

Direct burial or in duct

In air

10

1.11

1.26

15

1.07

1.22

20

1.04

1.18

25

1.00

1.14

30

0.96

1.10

35

0.92

1.05

40

0.88

1.00

45

0.83

0.95

50

0.78

0.89

55

0.73

0.84

60

0.68

0.78

Medium & High Voltage Power Cable

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