Product information of the U-1000 ARVFV
The U-1000 ARVFV armoured aluminium cables can be used in all low voltage power installations. This product is used in photovoltaic applications. These cables are suitable for direct burial without additional protection , for installation on cable trays or in conducts where mechanical protection is necessary.
- Lightweight / Aluminium
- Double Steel Tape Armour (DSTA)
Applicable in ATEX zones
Cables used in ATEX zones need to comply with certain (construction) requirements. The U-1000 ARVFV meets these requirements. We will give you two examples. Empty spaces between the cores are not allowed as this makes the transportation of flammable liquids and gasses possible. Therefore, the bedding or the inner sheath of the cable needs to be pressed. Another requirement is that the outer sheath of the cable must be made of an elastomer, a thermoplastic or a thermoset material.
Advantages of the U-1000 ARVFV
The conductors of the U-1000 ARVFV are made of aluminium. An aluminium cable is 20% to 50% less expensive than its copper variant, without reducing its quality and lifespan.
Lightweight / Aluminium
This cable is lightweight because the conductors of the U-1000 ARVFV are made of aluminium. Compared to a similar cable with copper conductors it can weigh up to 50% less. First of all, this is ideal during installation, installing the cable will be easier and more efficient. Secondly, a lightweight cable reduces transport costs and decreases the weight put on supporting and load-bearing constructions.
Double Steel Tape Armour (DSTA)
The interior of the cable is completely sealed because of a double layer of galvanized steel tape. The second layer of tape covers the seams of the first layer of tape. This protects the U-1000 ARVFV from sharp objects. Another advantage is that the armouring serves as a shield against electromagnetic fields.
Cables that are not UV resistant will be affected when they are exposed to direct sunlight. The U-1000 ARVFV is UV resistant and can therefore be used above ground in the open air. The outer sheath of the cable will not be harmed by the ultra-violet light which normally dries out a cable or causes cracks or bursts in the sheath. This will preserve the functionality of the cable.
Cables used to be responsible for spreading fire. The U-1000 ARVFV is flame retardant. This means that this cable is designed in a way that it will not spread fire. Cables with these advantages are often used in buildings and at locations where people live, work and travel / move.