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This page contains technical information on Riyadh Cables low voltage cables including PVC and XLPE insulations of Copper/Aluminium, armoured and un-armoured designs, single and multicore constructions along with a different range of sheathing options. Cables are categorized by insulation and armouring. Each section contains technical details and contructional data.

Product Specifications

Low Voltage Cable designs use constructions covered by IEC 60502, BS 6346 and BS 5467. Please note, however, that RCGC can also supply a range of alternative designs to meet more specialized customer needs including enhanced fire performance and added environmental protection. Cables can also be supplied with alternative sheathing materials and colours, or can be made to individual customer specifications or other recognized standards both National and International. In particular, cables can be manufactures to meet specific requirements for the elimination of smoke and toxic gases using low smoke and non halogen materials.

Cable Selection

It is essential that the type of cable ordered is suitable for its intended use. Cable choice will be based on a whole range of factors including installation specifications, relevant local regulations and the performance of appropriate cable types. It is therefore impossible to provide a conclusive guide to cable selection and we would advise you to contact us for our specialist advice on suitable designs to meet you specific cable needs.

Conductors

Conductors shall be of Copper or Aluminium, circular standed(Non-compacted or Compacted) or Shaped, Class 2 to IEC 60228, BS EN 60228. For smaller sizes, a solid circular conductor, Class 1 as per IEC 60228, BS EN 60228 can also be supplied upon request.

Insulation

  • XLPE material and thickness shall be as per IEC 60502 or BS 5467 rated for 90°C continuous operation.
  • PVC material and thickness shall be as per IEC 60502 or BS 6346. PVC insulation Material-Type A as per IEC 60502 or TI1 as per BS EN 50363.
  • PVC insulation as per SASO 1694 rated for 85°C continuous operation is also available on request.

 

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Assembly

Two, Three or Four insulated conductors are laid-up together with non-hygroscopic fillers compatible with the insulation material and the assembly is bedded with an extruded layer of PVC. In case of non-armoured cables, this layer may be omitted if the outer shape of the cable remains practically circular.

Colour Code

    Colour code (1) is followed by all utilities in the Middle East and colour of insulation is as mentioned below. However, cables as per colour code (2) mentioned below is also provided based on customer request.

    Colour code ( 1 )
    1 Core : Red or Black
    2 Cores : Red, Black
    3 Cores : Red, Yellow, Blue
    4 Cores : Red, Yellow, Blue, Black
    5 Cores : Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, Green
    Above 5 Cores : Black Cores with White numerals
    Colour code ( 2 )
    1 Core : Brown or Blue
    2 Cores : Brown, Blue
    3 Cores : Brown, Black, Grey
    4 Cores : Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
    5 Cores : Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
    Above 5 Cores : Black Cores with White numerals

Armour

Galvanized Steel Wires applied helically over the bedding as per IEC 60502 or as per BS 5467, BS 6346. (Single core cables shall be Aluminium wire armoured) Double Steel Tapes applied helically over the bedding of multi-core cables as per IEC 60502.

Outer Sheath

Outer sheath will be extruded PVC type ST2 as per IEC 60502-1, Type 9 as per BS 7655. Special type of PVC sheathing material such as fire retardant PVC, anti-termite and anti-rodent PVC, ultraviolet PVC, Oil resistant PVC, etc. are available on request also other special sheathing materials such as LLDPE, MDPE, HDPE, LSF, CPE etc are available.

Fire Performance of Cable Sheaths

Cables can be supplied with special flame retardant PVC outer sheath to comply with the flame test requirements of IEC 60332-3-22, IEC 60332-3-23 and IEC 60332-3-24, can also supply cables with Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) material according to IEC 60502-1, BS 7211, BS 6724 or other equivalent standards.

Quality Assured

Effective Quality Assurance procedures are essential to ensure Riyadh Cables of the consistency and long term reliability and perfomance of all products. RCGC has always recognized the importance of Quality Assurance and this commitment is reflected in the company's accreditation. At RCGC Quality Assurance is an integral part of production and supply process and maintained at all stages from order entry and manufacture through testing, packaging and shipping. All Quality Assurance procedures, and systems are regularly audited against International Standards.

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