Copper Instrumentation Cable | PVC Insulated Wire – TEW&C UP/ALM/ALPTWK


– Continuous use up to 221F (105C) 300 Volt
– Flame Retardant
– Good Moisture, Chemical and Solvent Resistance
– 100% Continuous Drain/Shield Contact
– Excellent Mechanical Strength
– Moisture-proof Barrier
– Passes IEEE 383 Flame Test
– Passes VW-1 Flame Test
– Sunlight Resistant


Overall Shield or Individual and Overall Shield with Metal Bond Armor

TE Wire & Cable Copper Instrumentation Cables are designed for use in NEC Article 725 Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Location and comply with NEC 725 for use in Class 2 and Class 2 Circuits. Cables with up to 50 pairs and continuous lengths of 5,000-10,000 FT are possible. TE Wire & Cable conductor sizes, insulations, and jackets can be mixed and matched to custom design a cable for your specific application. Metal Bond armor or as some know it Zetabon is added to enhance moisture resistance and provide excellent mechanical strength.

PVC twisted/overall shielded instrumentation cable is ideal for systems sensitive to induced voltage and electrical noise. The twisting of the conductor and the aluminum/polyester taper shield provides protection against cross talk, static and magnetic noise in instrumentation circuits. Conductors are insulated with color-coded PVC, then twisted with a tin/copper drain wire. Next, an Aluminum Mylar tape is wrapped around the wires, followed by an inner layer of overall PVC. Metal Bond aka Zeta Bond is applied and cable is finished with an overall Flame Retardant PVC jacket. The cable is UL listed Subject 13 for Power Limited Tray Cable (PLTC) 300V applications.


  • New Plant Constructions
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Utilities and Industrial Plants
  • Testing Rig set up
  • Instrumentation Circuits
  • Suitable for Direct Burial and Suspension Application
  • For use in NEC Article 725 Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Locations
  • Complies with NEC 725 for use in Class 2 and Class 3 Circuits

Available Options

  • Metal Overbraid
  • Available as type ITC
  • CPE Constructions are also available
  • Special Color Codes


Conductors Solid or stranded, bare or tinned copper
Insulation Nominal .016″ (.40mm) flame retardant PVC
Color Code Pairs-black & white, numbered. Triads-black, white & red, numbered (other colors available)
Construction Twisted pairs or triads
Individual Shield (Optional) 00135″ (.03mm) aluminum/polyester tape, 25% overlap
Individual Drain Wire (Optional) 22 AWG (.61MM) 7-strand tinned copper
Communication Wire (Optional) 22 AWG (.61mm) 7-strand copper insulated with nominal .015″ (.38mm) orange PVC ( used in constructions 4 pair/triad and larger)
Cable Shield 002″(.05mm) aluminum/polyester tape, 25% overlap
Cable Drain Wire 7-strand tinned copper, 2 AWG sizes smaller than conductor
Inner Jacket Flame retardant extruded PVC with nylon ripcord under jacket
Armor Continuously bonded .012″ (.30mm) aluminum/composite tape
Outer Jacket Flame retardant CPE (chlorinated polyethylene) bonded to tape with nylon ripcord under tape
Operating Temperature -15F (-26C) to +221F (+105C) continuous


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