• CSA C22.2 No. 2556 : 2015

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    WIRE AND CABLE TEST METHODS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  02-11-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2015

    Publisher:  Canadian Standards Association

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    PREFACE
    1 Scope
    2 General
    3 Conductor tests
    4 Insulation, overall covering, and jacket materials tests
    5 Components tests
    6 Electrical tests for finished wire and cable
    7 Mechanical tests for finished wire and cable
    8 Environmental tests for finished wire and cable
    9 Burning characteristics tests
    Annex A (informative) - Conductor removal from
            insulation for tubular specimens
    Annex B (informative) - Determination of density
    Annex C (informative) - Sample calculation for the
            determination of ultimate elongation or tensile
            strength at 300 d
    Annex D (normative) - Establishment of parameters
            and requirements for short-term air oven aging test
    Annex E (normative) - Determination of temperature
            correction factor
    Annex F (normative) - Procedure and calculations for
            determining the degree of coverage of fibrous
            coverings
    Annex G (normative) - Calculation of coverage of
            shielding (wraps and braids)
    Annex H (normative) - Test enclosure and exhaust duct
    Annex I (informative) - Conversion of pH to acid gas
            (as % HCl) and acid gas (as % HCl) to pH
    Annex J (informative) - Correlation of NMX wire and
            cable test method standards with
            UL 2556/CSA C22.2 No. 2556

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    Specifies the apparatus, test methods, and formulas to be used in carrying out the tests and calculations required by wire and cable standards.

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    Development Note Also numbered as ANCE NMX-J-556 and UL 2556. (11/2005)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Canadian Standards Association
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    CSA C68.8 : 2011 OVERHEAD ALUMINUM SECONDARY AND SERVICE-ENTRANCE CABLES AND CONDUCTORS FOR ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
    CSA C68.10 : 2014 SHIELDED POWER CABLE FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, 5-46 KV
    CSA C22.2 No. 198.4 : 2014 EXPANDABLE SLEEVING FOR WIRE AND CABLE
    CSA C22.2 No. 124 : 2016 MINERAL-INSULATED CABLE
    CSA C22.2 No. 271 : 2011 : INC : UPD 1 : 2013 PHOTOVOLTAIC CABLES
    C22.2 NO. 127-18 Equipment and lead wires
    C22.2 NO. 232-17 Optical fiber cables
    C22.2 NO. 233-17 Cords and cord sets for communication systems
    IEEE 532 : 2007 SELECTING AND TESTING JACKETS FOR POWER, INSTRUMENTATION, AND CONTROL CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 123 : 2016 METAL SHEATHED CABLES
    C22.2 NO. 331-17 Flat cable systems
    CSA C68.9 : 2009(R2014) COVERED OVERHEAD DISTRIBUTION LINE WIRE
    CSA C68.9:09 (R2018) Covered overhead distribution line wire
    CSA C22.2 No. 271 : 2011 PHOTOVOLTAIC CABLES
    CSA C61089 : 2011 : INC : UPD 3 : 2016 : R201500 ROUND WIRE CONCENTRIC LAY OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL STRANDED CONDUCTORS
    CSA C22.2 No. 0.3 :2009 TEST METHODS FOR ELECTRICAL WIRES AND CABLES
    CSA C61089 : 2011 : R2015 ROUND WIRE CONCENTRIC LAY OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL STRANDED CONDUCTORS
    C22.2 NO. 230-17 Tray cables
    CSA C61089 : 2011 : FR ROUND WIRE CONCENTRIC LAY OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL STRANDED CONDUCTORS
    CSA C68.7 : 2011 : R2015 UNDERGROUND SECONDARY AND SERVICE-ENTRANCE CABLE FOR ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
    CSA C22.2 No. 179 : 2009 : R2014 AIRPORT SERIES LIGHTING CABLES
    CSA C61089 : 2011 ROUND WIRE CONCENTRIC LAY OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL STRANDED CONDUCTORS
    CSA C68.5 : 2013 SHIELDED AND CONCENTRIC NEUTRAL POWER CABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
    C22.2 NO. 214-17 Communications cables (Bi-national standard, with UL 444)
    C22.2 NO. 174-18 Cables and cable glands for use in hazardous locations
    CSA C22.2 No. 21 : 2014 CORD SETS AND POWER-SUPPLY CORDS
    CSA C22.2 No. 48 : 2015 NONMETALLIC SHEATHED CABLE
    CSA C68.7 : 2011 UNDERGROUND SECONDARY AND SERVICE-ENTRANCE CABLE FOR ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
    CSA C61089 : 2011 : INC : UPD 1 : 2014 ROUND WIRE CONCENTRIC LAY OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL STRANDED CONDUCTORS
    C22.2 NO. 38-18 THERMOSET-INSULATED WIRES AND CABLES
    C22.2 NO. 40-17 Junction and pull boxes
    IEEE 1242 : 1999 GUIDE FOR SPECIFYING AND SELECTING POWER, CONTROL AND SPECIAL-PURPOSE CABLE FOR PETROLEUM AND CHEMICAL PLANTS
    C22.2 NO. 96.2-18 Flexible power cables for wind turbine applications rated up to 35 kV
    CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60079-30-1:17 Explosive atmospheres - Part 30-1: Electrical resistance trace heating - General and testing requirements (Adopted IEC/IEEE 60079-30-1:2015, first edition, 2015-09, with Canadian deviations)
    CSA C22.2 No. 293.1 : 2017 SKIN EFFECT TRACE HEATING OF PIPELINES, VESSELS, EQUIPMENT, AND STRUCTURES - GENERAL, TESTING, MARKING, AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
    CSA C68.9 : 2009 : INC : UPD 2 : 2012 COVERED OVERHEAD DISTRIBUTION LINE WIRE
    CSA C22.2 No. 96.1 : 2016 MINE POWER FEEDER CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 150 : 2016 MICROWAVE OVENS
    CSA C22.2 No. 210 : 2015 APPLIANCE WIRING MATERIAL PRODUCTS
    CSA C22.2 No. 0.3 : 2009 : R2014 TEST METHODS FOR ELECTRICAL WIRES AND CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 208 : 2014 FIRE ALARM AND SIGNAL CABLE
    CSA C22.2 NO No. 51:14 (R2018) ARMOURED CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 35 : 2009 : R2014 EXTRA-LOW-VOLTAGE CONTROL CIRCUIT CABLE, LOW-ENERGY CONTROL CABLE, AND EXTRA-LOW-VOLTAGE CONTROL CABLE
    CSA C22.2 NO No. 298 : 2016 HIGH VOLTAGE COUPLERS
    CSA C22.2 NO. 129:10 (R2019) Neutral-supported cables
    C22.2 NO. 52-17 Underground secondary and service-entrance cables
    CSA C22.2 No. 239 : 2017 CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION CABLES
    C22.2 NO. 245-17 Marine shipboard cable
    CSA C22.2 No. 49 : 2014 FLEXIBLE CORDS AND CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 271 : 2011 : R2016 PHOTOVOLTAIC CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 179 : 2009 : INC : UPD 1 : 2015 : R201400 AIRPORT SERIES LIGHTING CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 35:2009 EXTRA-LOW-VOLTAGE CONTROL CIRCUIT CABLE, LOW-ENERGY CONTROL CABLE, AND EXTRA-LOW-VOLTAGE CONTROL CABLE
    CSA C22.2 No. 131 : 2014 TYPE TECK 90 CABLE
    CSA C68.9 : 2009 : INC : UPD 1 : 2011 COVERED OVERHEAD DISTRIBUTION LINE WIRE
    CSA C22.2 No. 179 : 2009 AIRPORT SERIES LIGHTING CABLES
    CSA C22.2 No. 130 : 2016 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE TRACE HEATING AND HEATING DEVICE SETS
    CSA C22.2 No. 179 : 2 AIRPORT SERIES LIGHTING CABLES
    C22.2 NO. 56-17 Flexible metal conduit and liquid-tight flexible metal conduit
    CSA C22.2 No. 113 : 2015 FANS AND VENTILATORS
    CSA C22.2 No. 35 : 2009 : INC : UPD 2 : 2014 EXTRA-LOW-VOLTAGE CONTROL CIRCUIT CABLE, LOW-ENERGY CONTROL CABLE, AND EXTRA-LOW-VOLTAGE CONTROL CABLE
    IEEE 844.1 : 2017 SKIN EFFECT TRACE HEATING OF PIPELINES, VESSELS, EQUIPMENT, AND STRUCTURES - GENERAL, TESTING, MARKING, AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
    C22.2 NO. 75-17 Thermoplastic insulated wires and cables (Trinational standard with UL 83 and NMX-J-010-ANCE-2017)
    UL 83 : 2017 THERMOPLASTIC-INSULATED WIRES AND CABLES
    CSA N293 : 2012 : INC : UPD 1 : 2017 : R201700 FIRE PROTECTION FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
    CSA C22.2 No. 112 : 2015 ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYERS
    UL 444 : 5 COMMUNICATIONS CABLES
    CSA M421 : 2011 : R2016 USE OF ELECTRICITY IN MINES
    CSA N293 : 2012(R2018) FIRE PROTECTION FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
    CSA C22.2 No. 272 : 2014 WIND TURBINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
    UL 44:2019 THERMOSET-INSULATED WIRES AND CABLES
    CSA N293 : 2012 FIRE PROTECTION FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
    N293-12 (R2017) Fire protection for nuclear power plants
    CSA M421 : 2011 USE OF ELECTRICITY IN MINES

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    C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (23rd Edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations
    ASTM G 153 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
    ASTM D 5374 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Test Methods for Forced-Convection Laboratory Ovens for Evaluation of Electrical Insulation
    ASTM A 29/A29M : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for General Requirements for Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought
    GPA 2140 : 2017 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SPECIFICATIONS AND TEST METHODS
    ASTM D 5207 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Confirmation of 20–mm (50–W) and 125–mm (500–W) Test Flames for Small-Scale Burning Tests on Plastic Materials
    NEMA VE 1 : 2017 METAL CABLE TRAY SYSTEMS
    ASTM D 1603 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics
    IEC 60695-11-3:2012 Fire hazard testing - Part 11-3: Test flames - 500 W flames - Apparatus and confirmational test methods
    ASTM E 662 : 2017-02 TEST METHOD FOR SPECIFIC OPTICAL DENSITY OF SMOKE GENERATED BY SOLID MATERIALS
    ASTM G 155 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
    C22.2 NO. 126.1-17 Metal cable tray systems (Binational standard with NEMA VE 1-2017)
    ASTM D 471 : 2016-02 TEST METHOD FOR RUBBER PROPERTY - EFFECT OF LIQUIDS
    ASTM D 470 : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Test Methods for Crosslinked Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable
    ASTM E 8/E8M : 2016-09 TEST METHODS FOR TENSION TESTING OF METALLIC MATERIALS
    ASTM D 5423 : 2014 Standard Specification for Forced-Convection Laboratory Ovens for Evaluation of Electrical Insulation
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