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Varglas S1600 Sleeving

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Varglas S1600 Sleeving is a high-strength, high-temperature sleeving produced from special S-2 Glass® fibers which, in addition to enhanced dielectric and mechanical properties, provide thermal protection beyond the limits of conventional sleeving made from E-glass fibers.Although both S-2 Glass® and E-glass fibers have excellent resistance to all types of nuclear radiation, S-2 Glass®, unlike E-glass, is free of boron and, therefore, in the hostile atmosphere of a reactor, will not decompose to form gaseous products.There are five types of S1600 Sleeving, all of which are noncorrosive, nonflammable and impervious to fungus attack.

Untreated: Not heat cleaned or treated, but containing its original sizing so it is available only in white.
Type H: Heat cleaned only. Since it is not treated with sizing or pigments after heat cleaning, it is available only in the natural (silver) color.
Type HO: Heat cleaned and treated with an acrylic resin binder (natural or pigmented).
Type HM: Heat cleaned and treated with an oleoresinous binder (natural or pigmented).
Type ML: Heat cleaned and treated with Pyre ML® binder (natural or pigmented).

Binders are applied to retard fraying and to hold sleeving round for cutting. Types HO, HM and ML are available in a variety of colors which may be less vivid after exposure to 150°C. All five types are available in various wall thicknesses as well as with multiple walls. All will serve as secondary insulation unaffected indefinitely through a temperature range from -70°C to 482°C and withstand up to 950°C for shorter periods. Since there is no impregnant that will provide dielectric properties at those extremes, these sleevings require heavy or multiple-wall thicknesses if used as primary insulation.

Specifications

Varglas S1600 Sleevings conform to NEMA TF-2 and will not burn and are made from glass fibers conforming to Military Specification MIL-Y-1140H Class C Form 1 (continuous filament yarns).

Applications

Varglas S1600 Sleevings are used for thermal and mechanical protection in applications requiring stability under extreme temperature and corrosive environments.

Sizes

Types H, HO, HM and Untreated - AWG #26 through 2” I.D. Type ML - AWG #24 through 3/8” l.D.

Standard Color

Untreated - White only, Type H - Natural (silver) only, Types HO, HM and ML - Natural. Other colors made to order.

Standard Packaging

Coils - all 5 types. Spools where specified.

Cut pieces are available, subject to cutting charges, in Types HO, HM and ML only.

Varglas s1600 Sleeving Properties


  Property   Performance
Physical
  Specific Gravity, g/cu. cm.   2.48 – 2.49
  Elongation at Break, percent   5.3 – 5.7
  Tensile Strength, psi @ 22°C   650,000 - 700,000
  Water Absorbency @ 22°C, 65% R.H.   None
Chemical
  Resistance to Acids and Alkalies   Good resistance to most acids and alkalies.
  Effect of Bleaches and Solvents   Unaffected
  Resistance to Mildew, Aging and Sunlight   Excellent resistance to sunlight and aging. Not attacked by mildew.
Electrical
  Dielectric Strength   Provides only space factor electrical insulation of approximately 1375 volts for standard wall . No dielectric guarantee.
  Volume Resistivity @ 22°C and 500 volts dc, ohm-cm   1016
  Dielectric Constant @ 22°C, 60 Hz   5.0 – 5.4
  Dissipation Factor @ 22°C, 1 MHz   0.0020
Thermal
  Thermal Endurance   Up to 482°C indefinitely; up to 950°C for shorter periods.
  Cold Bend   -70°C*
  Flame Resistance   Passes NEMA TF-2, Section 6.3. Will not burn.
  * Actual performance should exceed this level since ultimate brittle point has not been determined
Note:
 

Average properties of bulk S Glass as reported in Owens Corning Publication No. 5-TEX-18027, considered to be applicable to bare glass filaments.
Information contained here is precise and reliable. However being unique, each end-use should be evaluated to satisfy its specific requirements.

Standard Sizes

Sleeving sizes in the following table are based on the size of round conductors that will fit snugly into the product without distortion of the sleeving.

Wire Size Inside DIameter Wall Thickness (minimum)
 
(AWD)
  Maximum
Inches
Nominal
inches
Minimum
Inches
MM Size
(to .5mm)
MM - Dec.
Equivalent
  Grade A
Inches
Grade B
Inches
Grade C
Inches
No. 24   0.027 0.022 0.020 .5 0.01969   0.011 0.007 0.006
No. 22   0.032 0.027 0.025       0.013 0.007 0.006
No. 20   0.039 0.034 0.032       0.013 0.007 0.006
No. 19   0.044 0.038 0.036 1.0 0.03937   0.013 0.007 0.006
No. 18   0.049 0.042 0.040       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 17   0.055 0.047 0.045       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 16   0.061 0.053 0.051       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 15   0.066 0.059 0.057 1.5 0.05906   0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 14   0.072 0.066 0.064       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 13   0.080 0.076 0.072 2.0 0.07874   0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 12   0.089 0.085 0.081       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 11   0.101 0.095 0.091 2.5 0.09842   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 10   0.112 0.106 0.102       0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 9   0.124 0.118 0.114 3.0 0.11811   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 8   0.141 0.133 0.129 3.5 0.13780   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 7   0.158 0.148 0.144 4.0 0.15748   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 6   0.178 0.166 0.162 4.5 0.17716   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 5   0.198 0.186 0.182 5.0 0.19685   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 4   0.224 0.208 0.204 5.5 0.21654   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 3   0.249 0.234 0.229 6.0 0.23622   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 2   0.278 0.263 0.258 7.0 0.27559   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 1   0.311 0.294 0.289 7.5 0.29528   0.020 0.011 0.010
5/16"   0.334 0.313 0.313 8.0 0.31496   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 0   0.347 0.330 0.325 8.5 0.33464   0.025 0.011 0.016
3/8"   0.399 0.375 0.375 10.0 0.39370   0.025 0.017 0.016
7/16"   0.462 0.438 0.438 11.5 0.45276   0.025 0.017 0.016
1/2"   0.524 0.500 0.500 13.0 0.51181   0.025 0.017 0.016
5/8"   0.655 0.625 0.625 16.5 0.64960   0.025 0.017 0.016
3/4"   0.786 0.750 0.750 19.5 0.76772   0.025 0.017 0.016
7/8"   0.911 0.875 0.875 22.5 0.88582   0.025 0.017 0.016
1"   1.036 1.000 1.000 25.5 1.00470   0.025 0.017 0.016
Over 1" Upon Request
Government Specification
and Designation
Varflex Product Test or Qualification Reference Status
MIL-I-3190/2, Class 130°C, Type B,
Category b, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varflo, B-A-1 N.Y. 6139-1 On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/2
MIL-I-3190/3, Class 155°C, Type A,
Category a, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Acrylic 343
and 397, F-A-1
Varflex Report No.4203
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/3
MIL-I-3190/5, Class 200°C, Type C,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Silicone
Resin 500, H-A-1
Varflex Report No.4202
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/5
MIL-I-3190/6, Class 200°C, Type D,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Silicone
Rubber, H-A-1
Varfiex Report No.4200
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/6
MIL-I-3190/7, Class 220°C, Type E,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Viton 231,
R-A-1
Varflex Report No.4204 On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/7
MIL-I-3 190/8, Class 220°C, Type D,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas ES-4400
Silicone Rubber, R-A-1
Varflex Report No.4201
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/8
MIL-I-3190/9, Class 240°C, Type D,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas 240 Silicone Rubber,S-A-1 Varflex Report No.4205,
Parts I and II
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/9
MIL-I-631D, Type F, Form U, Grade c*,
Classes I & II, Category 1 (*high temperature)
Vartube SHH-3A and
SHH-6A
U.S. Testing Co.
Report No.51150
On QPL for
MIL-I-631D
MIL-I-631D, Type F, Form U, Grades a & b*,
Classes I & II, Category 1 (*general purpose)
Vartube 120/210 N.Y. 5203-90 On QPL for
MIL-I-631D
 

Definitions

Coated sleeving is a flexible, tubular product braided from cotton, rayon, nylon, glass or other fibers, which is impregnated, coated, or impregnated and coated with an electrical insulating material.


 Nema Grades

A-1

7000* volt average —
5000 volt minimum individual

B-1

4000 volt average —
2500 volt minimum individual

C-1

2500 volt average —
1500 volt minimum individual

C-2

1500 volt average —
800 volt minimum individual

C-3

No dielectric
guarantee
*For sleeving Types 3, 4, and 5, values are 8000 volt average, 6000 volt minimum individual.

For more information, refer to NEMA Standards for Coated Electric Sleeving. Also, ASTM D372.

 

Types & Classes

Coated sleeving is categorized by the type of coating, base fabric material, dielectric breakdown voltage, temperature index, and inside diameter as follows:

Type 2

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material which can be shown by applicable experience or accepted test to have at temperature index of 130 (continuous use at 130°C)

Type 3

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as polyvinyl chloride, which can be shown by applicable experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 105 (continuous use at 105°C).

Type 4

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as silicone resin or polytetrafluoroethylene, which can be shown by applicable experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 200 (continuous use at 200°C).

Type 5

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as silicone elastomer, which can be shown by experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 200 (continuous use at 200°C).

Type 6

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as epoxies, polyesters, or acrylics, which can be shown by experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 155 (continuous use at 155°C).


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