AS/NZS 3008

AS/NZS 3008

Australian/New Zealand Standard 3008

Cable capacity and sizing calculations based on AS/NZS 3008: Electrical installations - Selection of cables, Part 1.1: Typical Australian installation conditions and Part 1.2: Typical New Zealand conditions
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Australian/New Zealand Standard 3008 based "electrical installations and selection of cables" is listed as "AS 3008" and "NZS 3008". AS 3008 is for Part 1.1: Cables of alternating voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV - Typical Australian installation conditions. NZS 3008 is for Part1.2: Cables of alternating voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV - Typical New Zealand conditions

AS/NZS 3008 Key Features

  • User selectable Standard for either Australian installation conditions (AS 3008) or New Zealand installation conditions (NZS 3008).
  • Current carrying capability and correction factors from standard tables.
  • Detailed installation types and sub types based on schedule of installation methods.
  • Consideration of ambient temperature, installation layout, grouping, soil, and other conditions.
  • Consideration of loading, voltage drop, overload protection, short circuit, and harmonic conditions for selection of cables.
  • Automatically update load flow studies.
  • Automatically update short circuit fault studies.
  • Calculation results report.
  • Reviewing input data, calculation results, and alerts from Cable Manager.

Cable Raceway Installations

ETAP’s cable capacity calculation handles both above ground (A/G) and underground (U/G in duct and buried) installations:

  • A/G Conduit (thermally insulated wall, attached to wall, masonry, unventilated or ventilated channel)
  • A/G Trays (perforated, unperforated)
  • Air Drop (suspended, on insulators)
  • Brackets
  • Embedded Direct (thermally insulated wall, mouldings, masonry)
  • Ladder
  • Wire Mesh
  • Open & Clipped Direct (on wall, under ceiling, spaced from ceiling)
  • Trunking (on wall, suspended, flush floor, skirting)
  • U/G Duct
  • U/G Buried (direct, conduit)
  • Masonry (cable ducting)



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