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Join Date: May 2012
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Underground Cable Laying

08/28/2012 7:47 AM

Dear all.

we are involved in a project of laying underground cables. we planned to lay trefoil arrangement. we have to lay two cables in the same trench. can anyone give me a clue whether any minimum distance requirements in laying trenches.??

if so kindly let me know where i can get the data.

I referred to IS 1255 & 62087 but i couldn't find any data which can solve my issue.

Thank you

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#1

Re: Underground Cable Laying

08/29/2012 12:32 AM

It should be available in IS 1255. The minimum horizontal distance (axial spacing)between two trefoil formations should be 150 mm.

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#2

Re: Underground Cable Laying

08/29/2012 4:07 AM

In most construction areas, the horizontal distance between trefoils is equal to the diameter of the cable.

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#4

Re: Underground Cable Laying

08/31/2012 1:06 AM

aup mate...thanks very much.. is there any theoretical way of proving the same..??

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#3

Re: Underground Cable Laying

08/29/2012 9:40 AM

Have you read IS 1255 thoroughly? It is very much given in IS 1255. Please refer to the figure (in page 28) below Clause 8.8.5. It very clearly shows that there shall be a horizontal distance of not less than 2D between two trefoil fomations of three single core cables. It also recommends the transposed arrangement in such a case. Please do read Standards thoroughly.

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Re: Underground Cable Laying

08/31/2012 2:01 AM