Subcommittee D – Generating Station and Industrial Cable


Subcommittee D is tasked with cable systems for power, control, signal, data, communication, and Fiber optic applications for use in generating stations, substations, industrial facilities, shipboards, military installations, submarines, mining, and transit/locomotive cars. These cables are direct buried, pulled in duct banks, conduits, ducts or wire ways, or installed in trays, air handling plenums, cabinets, enclosures and other non-T&D applications of insulated conductors. Testing and installation guidance for these applications is also within the scope of this group. The group develops standards and guidelines and provides opportunity for technical discussion. Specifically excluded are T&D cables for use on land applications.


Discussion / Working Groups:

D1D – Shipboard Cables (Inactive)
Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Vacant
Provides the means for updating ICC members on the developments and recent activities with national and international standards involving marine shipboard cables. Reporting format includes updates on U.S. Navy cables. Changes in acceptance criteria for shipboard cables by national and international regulatory bodies are also reported.

D2D – Industrial and Commercial Cables
Chair: Austin Wetherell, Underwriters Laboratories,
Vice Chair: Vacant
Provides a forum for updating ICC members on recent activities involving UL wire and cable standards. Proposed and adopted revisions are discussed. Recent changes and proposed changes to the NEC are also discussed.

D3W – Guide for Selecting and Specifying Cables for Petrochemical Plants (IEEE 1242)[Joint with IAS/PCIC] (P1242)
Chair: Art Maldonado, A&M Technology Group,
Vice Chair: Ken Bow, Kable Consult LLC,
The purpose of this guide is to provide the user with cable designs, applications, and test procedures that are common to the petroleum, chemical, or similar type of industry. It is intended as an informational tool for the new as well as the more seasoned engineer. In this capacity, it contains an extensive single-point reference and cross-reference list of standards as they apply to the wire and cable industry, including U.S. and Canadian standards. It provides application guidelines for the type of installations found in petroleum and chemical plants as they relate to electrical, mechanical, physical, thermal, and environmental properties of the cable. The use of this guide should help to eliminate premature cable failure due to improper specification, selection, and application of cable in petroleum and chemical plants.

D4D – Smoke, Toxicity and Corrosive Products of Cable Combustion
Chair: Chris Durland, Tappan Wire and Cable,
Vice Chair: Vacant
Define test methods to measure smoke and toxic and corrosive products from the combustion of wire and cable constructions and materials. These methods will be generally relevant to wire and cable applications. The end user must decide the significance of each parameter measured.

D5W – Station Cable Installation Criteria (IEEE1185) (P1185)
Chair: John E. Merando, Bechtel,
Vice Chair: Larry Cunningham, General Cable,
Installation methods to improve cable installation practices in generating stations are provided. These include cable lubrication methods, conduit-cable pulling charts, pull rope selection criteria, pulling attachment methods, and alternative methods to traditional cable pulling tension monitoring. This guide supplements IEEE Std 422-1986 and IEEE Std 690-1984, which provide specific cable installation limits. This guide may also be of benefit to cable pulling crews in commercial and industrial facilities when similar cable types and raceways are used.

D6W – Fiber Optic Cables (IEEE 1428) (Inactive)
Chair: Robert L. Konnik, Rockbestos-Suprenant Cable Co, 
Vice Chair: Vacant
The selection and installation of Fiber optic cable for use in electric power generating stations or other industrial facilities, is not currently addressed within IEEE documents. This guide will provide assistance in these areas by identifying limitations, precautions, cable construction considerations, and installation criteria, unique to or associated with Fiber optic cables.  SCOPE:  Fiber optic cable intended to operate in electrical power generating stations and in other industrial facilities

D7W – Evaluation of Installed Cable Systems (P1186)
Chair: Stephanie Watson, NIST
Vice Chair:Drew Mantey, EPRI
Discussion of techniques for the evaluation of installed cable systems for Class 1E circuits in nuclear power generating stations.

D8W – Cable Penetration Fire Stop Qualification Test (IEEE 634)
Chair: Gabe Taylor, NRC
Vice Chair: Herb Stansberry, ETL Intertek
The purpose of this standard is to establish a type test to assure that penetration fire stop assemblies meet the requirements to obtain a fire rating by passing a standardized fire test under laboratory conditions. The requirements include the principles and procedures for testing.  SCOPE: This standard provides direction for establishing a type test for qualifying the fire performance of penetration fire stops when mounted in fire resistive wall and floor assemblies. Update the standard with addition of positive pressure testing, method for criteria, and add appendix for usage of test.

D9D – ampacity derating Factors for Installed Cable Configurations (Inactive)
Chair: Rechad Zafar, Virginia Power
Vice Chair: Vacant
Develop and/or compile ampacity derating factors to assist designers in the proper sizing of cables through the use of appropriate derating factors.

D10W – Class 1E Cables for Nuclear Plants (IEEE 383) [Joint with NPEC/SC2]
Chair: Robert L. Konnik, Rockbestos-Suprenant Cable Co, 
Vice Chair: Ajit K Gwal, Defense Safety Board,
This Working Group maintains the standard which provides general requirements, direction and methods for qualifying Class 1E electric cables and field splices for service in nuclear power generating stations. Categories of cables covered are those used for power, control, and instrumentation services, including signal and communication cables. Field cables, wires and splices are within the scope of this Group.

D11W – Guide on Shielding Practice for Low Voltage Cables (P1143)
Chair: Ken Bow, Kable Consult LLC,
Vice Chair: Mick Bayer, STV Energy Services,
This working group maintains standard, IEEE 1143, which provides guidance for the shielding of low voltage cables. The working group is presently reviewing the standard for potential revision

D12D – Plant Life Extension
Chair: Abbas Zaidi, Exelon Nuclear
Vice Chair: Eric Rasmussen, RSCC

D13W – ampacity derating of Fire Protected Cable (P848)
Chair: Ajit Gwal, Nuclear Defense Safety Board,
Vice Chair: Bert Spear, Duke Energy,
This working group maintains the standard, IEEE 848, which provides direction for establishing ampacity deratings for cables installed in fire protective barriers and coatings. It is presently reviewing the standard for potential revision. 

D14W – Guide for the Design of Cable Systems (P422) [Joint with PGC]
Chair: John E Merando, Bechtel Power Corp.,
Vice Chair: William G. Bloethe, Sargent & Lundy, LLC ,
This working group plans to revise the withdrawn IEEE-422 which provides guidance for the design and installation of cable systems in power generating stations.

D15W – Vertical Tray Flame Test Protocol (IEEE 1202)
Chair: Charles Hills, TE Connectivity,
Vice Chair: Gabe Taylor, U.S. Nuclear Reglatory Commission,
WG D15W is responsible for the revision of IEEE 1202, “Standard for Flame Propagation Testing of Wire & Cable”.

D16W – Qualification of Fiber Optic Cable (IEEE P1682)[Joint with NPEC/SC2]
Chair: Jan Pirrong, CableLAN,
Vice Chair: Vacant
This newly formed discussion group is a joint effort between NPEC SC2 and ICC to develop a standard for the environmental qualification of Fiber optic cables, splices and Fiber connectors for use in nuclear power plants and other facilities requiring documentation that the cable and its accessories can maintain functionality during and after a DBE event. The scope and purpose of this standard is to provide guidance and direction in how to implement the requirements of IEEE 323 and IEEE 383 for Fiber optic cables and components.

D17W – Standard for Testing Circuit Integrity Cables Using the Hydrocarbon Pool Fire Test Protocol (IEEE 1717)
Chair: Art Maldonado, A&M Technology Group,
Vice Chair: Robert Schmidt, RSCCROBERT.SCHMIDT@R-SCC.COM
WG D17W is developing a standard to provide wire and cable system requirements and methods for performing circuit integrity tests on energized low voltage power, control and instrumentation cables at temperatures simulating a hydrocarbon fire.

D18W – Guide for the Selection and Installation of Fire-Rated, Circuit Integrity Cables for Safety, Critical, and Emergency Shutdown Systems in Petroleum and Chemical Industries (P1810)
Chair: Gil Shoshani, RSSC Wire and Cable LLC,
Vice Chair: Mick Bayer, STV Energy Services,
The purpose of the document is to provide a guide for the installation of fire-rated circuit integrity cables and performance requirements for these cables and/or cable systems, which may be subjected to a hydrocarbon pool fire. This guide may be useful when installing cables for applications where circuit integrity is critical to plant safety shutdown systems under hydrocarbon fire conditions.

D19W – Standard for Testing Fire Resistive Cables For Use in Nuclear Facilities (P1844)
Chair: Gabe Taylor, U.S. Nuclear Reglatory Commission,
Vice Chair: Eric Rasmussen, RSCC Wire and Cable LLC,

D20W – Guide for Specifying and Selecting Cables for Nuclear Faculties (P2776)
Chair: Raihan Khondker, South Texas Nuclear,
Vice Chair: Robert E. Fleming, Marmon Innovation & Technology,
The purpose is to provide a definition or rating for various cable constructions where the presence of water does not constitute an adverse environment.

D21W – Standard Test Procedures for Determining Circuit Integrity Performance of Fire Resistive Cable in Tunnels and Safety Critical Transit Applications (P2412)
Chair: James Conrad, RSCC,
Vice Chair: Herbert Stansberry, Intertek,
To develop standard test procedures for determining circuit integrity performance of fire resistive cables used in tunnels and safety critical transit applications.

D22W – IEEE Guide for the Selection and Installation of Flexible Electrical Cables and Systems in Hazardous (Classified) Locations on Land Drilling Rigs (P2740)
Chair: Phil Laudicina, Nexans AmerCable,
Vice Chair: Mick Bayer, STV Energy Services,
This guide covers the appropriate selection, performance requirements and procedures for flexible electrical cable systems installed in Hazardous (Classified) Locations on Land Drilling Rigs.  This guide will address gaps in cable system selection, performance and installation of cables and cable systems for Hazardous (Classified) locations on Oil & Gas Land Drilling Rigs not adequately addressed in present standards, recommended practices, and guides. The key drivers are flexibility, allowance for innovation, and expanded use of cables and systems utilized in other industries.