General Specification : Saudi Telecom Specification MAT 1302 / TS 2225
Conductor : Solid annealed plain copper wire as per ASTM B 3.
Insulation : Each Conductor shall be covered with Solid layer of High Density Polyethylene. Conforming to ASTM D 1248. Insulation color identification shall be as per Table-1.
Assembly : Two Insulated conductors twisted together to form a pair. 2 Pairs or 4 Pairs are stranded and filled with Petroleum Jelly filling compound to form the cable. The Final Assembly is covered with non-hygroscopic tape.
Moisture Barrier : Aluminum Tape, coated on both sides with co-polymer as per ASTM B 736, is applied longitudinally with a suitable overlap to prevent the ingress of water to the cable.
Sheath : Extruded black Linear Low Density Polyethylene, as per ASTM D 1248, continuously bonded to the aluminum tape to prevent of water penetration to the core and the transport of water between the sheath and the tape.