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Jacket Material Selection Chart

  PVC Polyethylene Neoprene Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene Thermoplastic
CP
Mechanical
Abrasion Resistance Good Excellent Good Good Excellent
Tensile Strength Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Good
Elongation Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Good
Compression Resistance Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Good
Flexibility Good Fair Excellent Excellent Fair
Environmental
Flame Good Poor Excellent Excellent Good
Fresh Water Good Exceptional Excellent Excellent Excellent
Salt Water Good Exceptional Excellent Excellent Excellent
Motor Oil Good Excellent Good Good Good
Fuel Oil Good Slight swelling above 60°C Good Good Poor above 110°C
Crude Oil Good Slight swelling above 60°C Good Good Poor above 110°C
Creosote Poor Good Fair Fair Good
Gasoline Good Excellent Poor Poor Excellent
Kerosene Good Slight swelling at higher temperature Poor Poor Slight swelling at higher temperature
Isopropyl Alcohol Fair Good Fair Good Good
Wood Alcohol Fair Good Fair Good Good
Grain Alcohol Fair Good Fair Good Good
Sulfuric Acid Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nitric Acid Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hydrochloric Acid Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) Good Excellent Good Excellent Excellent
Potassium Hydroxide (Potash) Good Excellent Good Excellent Excellent
Calcium Hydroxide (Lime) Good Excellent Poor Fair Excellent
Acetone Poor Excellent Poor Fair Good
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Poor Good Poor Fair Good
Ethyl Acetate Poor Good Poor Fair Good
Lacquer Thinner Poor Good Poor Fair Good
Chloroform Poor Good Poor Fair Good
Carbon Tetrachloride Poor Good Poor Fair Good
Methyl Chloride Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor
General
Leaves protective residue after combustion Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Oxygen index (ASTMD-2863) 23-30% 17-18% 31-39% 30-36% 30-34%
Halogen content - % weight 26 0 18 14 18-20
Minimum installation temperature -10°C -40°C -20°C -20°C -40°C
Dimensional stability underheat Fair Fair Excellent Excellent Fair
Maximum operating temperature 75°C 75°C 90°C 90°C 75°C

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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