Cable Marker Tape - Series 1500 Motorway Communications

Cable Marker Tape

All cables and ducts installed underground shall have their position indicated by the use of detectable cable marker tape. Cable marker tape shall be buried in the cable trench above the cable/duct.

Cable marker tape shall be manufactured form self coloured thermoplastic material not less than 150mm wide : cable marker tape shall have metallic insert or backing which will allow detection by electronic route tracing equipment. The detectable metallic component and the form of cable marker tape construction shall be either :

a) Stainless steel wire or wires with a minimum total cross sectional area of 0.30sqmm laid in a sinusoidal wave form or stainless steel strip with minimum dimensions of 10mm wide and 100 micron thick. The stainless steel wire or strip shall be sandwiched in between two layers of thermoplastic tape with a combined minimum cable marker tape thickness of 150 micron or bonded to one layer of thermoplastic tape with a minimum thickness of 100 micron.

b) Aluminium foil with minimum dimensions of 500m wide and 9 micron thick totally enclosed in between two layers of thermoplastic cable marker tape - the combined thickness of the two tape layers shall be a minimum of 400 micron.

Joints between successive lengths of cable marker tape shall be made using crimps or clamps such that the electrical continuity and tensile strength of the cable marker tape is maintained. The joint shall be protected from corrosion and attack from ground chemicals.

The wording on the cable marker tape shuold read "CAUTION COMMUNICATIONS/POWER CABLES BELOW" - the cable marker tape wording shall occur at intervals up to a maximum of 1 metre apart. The letters of the wording shall be a minimum of 30mm high with a minimum of 5mm line thickness.

Cable marker tape shall be yellow in colour, with wording in black.

T&D UK stock an extensive range of underground cable protection products including concrete and plastic cable covers, tape tile, Stokbord cable protection and cable marker tapes.

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Cable Marker Tape - Series 1500 Motorway Communications