Uncoated Varflex Electrical Insulating Sleevings

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Silflex Sleeving

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Silflex Sleeving is flexible, secondary insulation made from closely braided, continuous filament fiberglass which, after heat cleaning to remove impurities such as starch, oils and binders, is impregnated with a high-temperature silicone resin.

Specifications

Silflex Sleeving conforms to NEMA TF-2 and is made from glass fibers conforming to Military Specification MIL-Y-1140 (latest revision), Class C, Form 1 (continuous filament yarns). Under the Component Program of Underwriters Laboratories, Silflex sleeving complies with VW-1 flammability requirements under UL File #E53690.

Applications

Silflex Sleeving is used in areas where flexibility as well as resistance to radiation, moisture, high temperature, and flame are essential. It offers space factor electrical insulation of approximately 650 volts with minimum outgassing, particularly after a pre-bake, and readily accepts potting compounds thereby enhancing electrical properties in systems work.

Sizes

AWG #24 through 2” l.D. Other sizes subject to inquiry.

Standard Color

Natural. Other colors made to order.

Standard Packaging

Coils or spools at manufacturer’s option unless otherwise specified.

Varglas Silflex Properties

  Property   Performance
Physical
  Specific Gravity, g/cu. cm.   2.55 – 2.58
  Elongation at Break, percent   4.5 – 4.9
  Tensile Strength, psi @ 22°C   500,000 - 550,000
  Water Absorbency @ 22°C, 65% R.H.   None
Chemical
  Resistance to Acids and Alkalies   Excellent in weak solutions. Fair in concentrated solutions.
  Resistance to Solvents   Fair
  Resistance to the Elementst   Good Sunlight and weathering properties.
  Compatibility   Improved compatibility with most potting compounds and varnishes.
  Moisture Vapor Resistance   Excellence
Electrical
  Dielectric Strength   Provides only space factor electrical insulation of approximately 650 volts.
  Volume Resistivity @ 22°C and 500 volts dc, ohm-cm   1015 – 1016
  Dielectric Constant @ 22°C, 60 Hz   6.5 – 6.8
  Dissipation Factor @ 22°C, 1 MHz   0.001 – 0.005
Thermal
  Thermal Endurance   Up to 200°C indefinitely.
  Brittleness Temperature   - 56°C per ASTM D746
  Flame Resistance   Passes UL 1441 (VW-1). Will not burn.
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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