Glossary

 

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PLTC Power-Limited Tray Cable for use in Class 2 or 3 power-limited circuits; instrumentation, supervisory control, and thermocouple extension.
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride insulating and jacketing material which is usually flame retardant and resistant to many chemicals.
SCREEN A semiconducting non-metallic layer used under and over the insulation of power cables rated over 2kV to reduce electrical stresses and corona
SEMICONDUCTING An extruded layer or tape of such resistance that when applied between two elements of a cable the adjacent surfaces of the two elements will maintain substantially the same potential
THERMOCOUPLE CABLE A cable consisting of two dissimilar metals or alloys that, when electrically joined at one end can be used to measure temperature. These cables have no voltage rating
ABS 

American Bureau of Shipping

ANSI

American National Standards Institute.

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Materials.

ICEA

Insulated Cable Engineers Association (formerly IPCEA)

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission.

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

NEC

National Electrical Code

NEMA

National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

NUPIC

Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee