HS285 is the most popular high temperature low sag (HTLS) conductor in use today because of its versatility and strength. The multipurpose conductor is up to 21 percent stronger than standard ACSS, reducing sag while allowing for additional line capacity. Developed at Southwire’s D.B. Cofer Technology Center, HS285 has been proven in the field for capacity up to 95 percent higher than ACSR, lowering reconductoring costs. HS285 can be strung tighter to operate with more clearance at higher temperatures. It also allows for easy installation using existing rights of way, structures and methods.
|Codeword||Size (AWG or kcmil)||No. of Strands||Nom. OD (mils) (mm)||Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km)|
|604429||ORIOLE ORIOLE||336.4 KCMIL 336.4 KCMIL||30 30||741 18.83||526 783|
|603950||IBIS IBIS||397.5 KCMIL 397.5 KCMIL||26 26||783 19.89||546 813|
|660683||HEN HEN||477 KCMIL 477 KCMIL||30 30||882 22.42||746 1111|
|600860||DOVE DOVE||556.5 KCMIL 556.5 KCMIL||26 26||926 23.54||765 1139|
|625547||GOLDFINCH GOLDFINCH||636 KCMIL 636 KCMIL||22 22||963 24.47||765 1138|
|616056||DRAKE DRAKE||795 KCMIL 795 KCMIL||26 26||1107 28.13||1093 1627|
|607765||CANVASBACK CANVASBACK||954 KCMIL 954 KCMIL||30 30||1248 31.70||1480 2203|
|619573||CURLEW CURLEW||1033.5 KCMIL 1033.5 KCMIL||54 54||1244 31.62||1329 1978|
|661886||PHEASANT PHEASANT||1272 KCMIL 1272 KCMIL||54 54||1381 35.09||1634 2431|
|619574||MARTIN MARTIN||1351.5 KCMIL 1351.5 KCMIL||54 54||1423 36.16||1735 2582|
Southwire’s ACSS conductor meets or exceeds the following ASTM specifications:
ACSS is a composite concentric-lay-stranded conductor. Steel strands form the central core of the conductor with one or more layers of 63% minimum average conductivity aluminum 1350-0 wire stranded around it. The steel core carries most or all of the mechanical load of the conductor due to the “0” (fully annealed or soft) temper aluminum. Ultra high-strength steel core wires are protected from corrosion by Galfan® , zinc-5% aluminum-mischmetal alloy coating.