Industry terms used in describing cable construction and application.


Term Abbreviation
AWG American Wire Gage
CSP Hypalon – DuPont trademark for chlorosulphenated polyethylene
EPR Ethylene Propylene Rubber
GSWB Galvanized Steel Wire Braid
HOFR Heat & Oil Resistant, Flame Retardant
HDPE High Density Polyethylene
ITC Instrument Tray Cable
LSF Low Smoke & Fume
LSZH Low Smoke Zero Halogen
MT or MGT Mica Glass Tape
PE Polyethylene
PLTC Power limited Tray Cable
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
STA Steel Tape Armor
SWA Steel Wire Armor
TAC Tinned Annealed Copper
TC or TAC Tinned Copper Conductors
TC Tray Cable
TCWB Tinned Copper Wire Braid
XLPE Cross-linked Polyethylene


These are more terms we use to describe cable;IEC 60332 Flame Retardant Specification
IEC 60331 Flame Resistant Specification