Tracer Wire

Covered Copper Conductors

Description

Suitable for direct burial to facilitate the detection and tracing of underground utility systems. Tracer Wire is a solid copper conductor insulated with a linear low density polythylene (LLDPE), classified as high molecular weight polythylene (HMPE). Insulation provides excellent abrasion, crush, chemical, oil and moisture resistance. A single conductor tracer wire is intended to carry a radio signal to aid in the location of buried utility lines. The wire may be identified by surface printing, indicating manufacturer, conductor size. Custom Legends available. UL listed.

Standards & Specifications

  • Solid copper per ASTM B-3
  • Insulation yellow & blue (other colors subject to minimum run)
  • High Molecular Weight Polythylene (HMPWE)
  • Insulation meets ASTM D-1248, Type I, Category 4, Grade E4 & E5
  • ARRA 2009 Section 1605 “Buy American” Compliant
Conductor Nominals (Inches) Standard Lengths Product Weight
Size (AWG) Stranding Insulation O.D. Put-Up (Lbs./MFt)
14 Solid 0.030 0.124 2500 ft. 17.4
14 Solid 0.045 0.154 2500 ft. 20.0
12 Solid 0.030 0.141 2500 ft. 24.5
12 Solid 0.045 0.171 2500 ft. 30.0
10 Solid 0.030 0.162 2500 ft. 39.3
10 Solid 0.045 0.192 2500 ft. 43.0