BOS 589-1:2014, Electric cables with extruded solid dielectric insulation for fixed installations (300/500 V to 1 900/3 300 V) - Part 1: Packaging and marking - Requirements (5 pages, in English)
This part of BOS 589 covers requirements for packaging and marking, for single-core and multicore extruded solid dielectric insulated cables of rated operating voltage (U0/ U) in the range 300/500 V to 1 900/3 300 V, for use in fixed installations, as covered by BOS 589-2 and SANS 1507-3 to SANS 1507-6.
Specific requirements are given for a number of types of cables in common use. The types are as follows:
a. single-core and multicore cables, armoured and unarmoured;
b. multicore flat cables with and without an earth continuity conductor;
c. multicore round cables with aluminium/PVC laminate and an earth continuity conductor;
d. cables with concentric conductors;
e. cables with split concentric neutral and earth conductors;
f. panel/cubicle cables, excluding flexible cables and cords; and
g. insulated earth conductors.
This specification also covers cables that reduce the overall risk associated with fires.