Side Tie
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General recommendations

Side tie are intended to secure bare or jacketed distribution conductors in the side groove of vertically and horizontally mounted insulators. They provide an improved method of securing conductors compared to clamp-top insulators or had binds.

Side Ties with pad are recommended for use with bare conductors. They provide superior abrasion protection for the conductor under all types of motion, including Aeolian vibration, galloping and sway.

The pad component is recommended because is surrounds the conductor with a resilient cushion which eliminates abrasion at the conductor-insulator interface.

Pads are not required with jacket conductors

 

Interchangeable head-style insulator:

To insure proper fit and service life, it is recommended that only insulators corresponding to C-neck, F-neck, J-neck or K-neck be used. These neck-diameter and groove-height dimensions appear on ANSI standards.

Consult the factory for engineering recommendations on non-interchangeable headstyle insulators. A sample of the insulator in question is desirable.

 

Conductor size:

Top Ties can accommodate conductor diameters form 0.190” to 1.585” for F neck insulators and 0.190” t0 1.240” for other size insulators as long as the insulator top groove is large enough. Consult the table in this section for minimum groove radii required for specific tie and conductor diameter range.

 

Line angles

On vertically mounted insulators, Side Ties are recommended for line angles up to 20 degrees. The maximum sag angle is 15 degrees. Larger angle can be obtained under certain conditions.

 

Mechanical Strength

The Side Tie has a slip load exceeding 700 lbs. in unbalance load conditions. The maximum holding strength is usually sufficient to contain a broken conductor to a single span. Side Ties are designed however to relieve the load before severe damage occurs to the pole’s structural components.

The Side Ties is designed to permit controlled movement of an unbroken conductor, reducing cantilever loading at the base of the insulator. The resilience of the Tie permits it to then restore itself.

 

Vibration Dampers

Side Ties maximize the vibration fatigue life of the conductor to the extent that its original endurance is not reduce by vibration, However, on lines subject to long periods of vibration that might approach the fatigue life of the conductor, cause inner wire fretting or scoring of the insulator glaze, the use of spiral Vibration Dampers is recommended.

 

Radio interference

The R.I.V characteristics of Side Ties are equivalent to those of well-made hand binds when originally installed. During service life the pre-contoured Tie assures continued fit, which have better R.I.V than a loosened tie wire.

 

Tapping

Tapping over the applied legs of Side Ties is not recommended. Taps can be made on the conductor beyond the ends of the legs.

 

Application and inspection

Ensure the correct size fitting is used. For detailed method of installation both by hand and with hot sticks, refer to application instruction. The design dimensions of the Top Ties and pads are difference from those supplied without Pads for jacketed conductors. Ensure that correct design is used.

 

Material used

Side Ties are made of material compatible with the conductor to which they are applied.

 

Production Characteristics

  • Color Code: Assist in identification of conductor size
  • Tie pad: for bare conductors, each tie is supplied with a neoprene tie pads that is detached and applied over the conductor centered in the top groove of insulator. For jacketed conductors a tie pad is not provided.
  • Identification label: Shows catalogue number and strand diameter range.
  • Lay direction: Must be same as that of the outer layer of the strand to which it is applied

 

Side Tie with Pad

Side Tie for ACSR, Comp.-ACSR, AAAC, AAC, Comp.-AAC (C-Neck Interchangeable Head-style Insulators)
ANSI 55-2 PIN
ANSI 55-3 PIN                                                                      2-1/4” Neck Diameter

Catalog
Number
Cable Range
(inches)
Applied length
(inches)
Insulator
Identification
Mark
Color
Code
Min Max
KSTC-1550-P .190 .215 16 Black Blue
KSTC-1551-P .216 .244 17 Black Brown
KSTC-1552-P .245 .277 19 Black Orange
KSTC-1553-P .278 .315 21 Black Purple
KSTC-1554-P .316 .357 24 Black Red
KSTC-1555-P .358 .405 26 Black Yellow
KSTC-1556-P .406 .459 28 Black Blue
KSTC-1557-P .460 .520 31 Black Orange
KSTC-1558-P .521 .588 32 Black Red
KSTC-1559-P .589 .665 23 Black Purple
KSTC-1560-P .666 .755 25 Black Brown
KSTC-1561-P .756 .858 26 Black Red
KSTC-1562-P .859 .968 28 Black Blue
KSTC-1563-P .969 1.096 29 Black Green
KSTC-1564-P 1.097 1.240 33 Black Yellow

Right-hand lay direction

 

Side Tie with Pad

Side Tie for ACSR, Comp.-ACSR, AAAC, AAC, Comp.-AAC (F-Neck Interchangeable Head-style Insulators)
ANSI 55-4 PIN
ANSI 55-5 PIN
ANSI 57-1 POST
ANSI 57-2 POST
ANSI 57-3 POST                                                                      2-7/8” Neck diameter

Catalog
Number
Cable Range
(inches)
Applied
length
(inches)
Insulator
Identification
Mark
Color
Code
Min Max
KSTF-1550-P .190 .215 16 Yellow Blue
KSTF-1551-P .216 .244 17 Yellow Brown
KSTF-1552-P .245 .277 19 Yellow Orange
KSTF-1553-P .278 .315 21 Yellow Purple
KSTF-1554-P .316 .357 24 Yellow Red
KSTF-1555-P .358 .405 26 Yellow Yellow
KSTF-1556-P .406 .459 28 Yellow Blue
KSTF-1557-P .460 .520 31 Yellow Orange
KSTF-1558-P .521 .588 32 Yellow Red
KSTF-1559-P .589 .665 23 Yellow Purple
KSTF-1560-P .666 .755 25 Yellow Brown
KSTF-1561-P .756 .858 26 Yellow Red
KSTF-1562-P .859 .968 28 Yellow Blue
KSTF-1563-P .969 1.096 29 Yellow Green
KSTF-1564-P 1.097 1.240 33 Yellow Yellow

Right-hand lay direction

 

Side Tie with Pad

Side Tie for ACSR, Comp.-ACSR, AAAC, AAC, Comp.-AAC (J-Neck Interchangeable Head-style Insulators)
ANSI 55-6 PIN
ANSI 55-7 PIN                                                                      3-1/2” Neck Diameter
ANSI 56-1 PIN

Catalog
Number
Cable Range
(inches)
Applied
length
(inches)
Insulator
Identification
Mark
Color
Code
Min Max
KSTJ-1500-P .190 .215 16 Green Blue
KSTJ-1501-P .216 .244 17 Green Brown
KSTJ-1502-P .245 .277 19 Green Orange
KSTJ-1503-P .278 .315 21 Green Purple
KSTJ-1504-P .316 .357 24 Green Red
KSTJ-1505-P .358 .405 26 Green Yellow
KSTJ-1506-P .406 .459 28 Green Blue
KSTJ-1507-P .460 .520 31 Green Orange
KSTJ-1508-P .521 .588 32 Green Red
KSTJ-1509-P .589 .665 23 Green Purple
KSTJ-1510-P .666 .755 25 Green Brown
KSTJ-1511-P .756 .858 26 Green Red
KSTJ-1512-P .859 .968 28 Green Blue
KSTJ-1513-P .969 1.096 29 Green Green
KSTJ-1514-P 1.097 1.240 33 Green Yellow

Right-hand lay direction

 

Side Tie without Pad

Side Tie for Plastic Jacketed Conductor or Bare Aluminum Conductor where abrasion not experienced
(C-Neck Interchangeable Head-style Insulators)
ANSI 55-2 PIN
ANSI 55-3 PIN                                                                      2-1/4” Neck Diameter

Catalog
Number
Cable Range
(inches)
Applied
length
(inches)
Insulator
Identification
Mark
Color
Code
Min Max
KSTC-1550-T .190 .215 16 Black Blue
KSTC-1551-T .216 .244 17 Black Brown
KSTC-1552-T .245 .277 19 Black Orange
KSTC-1553-T .278 .315 21 Black Purple
KSTC-1554-T .316 .357 24 Black Red
KSTC-1555-T .358 .405 26 Black Yellow
KSTC-1556-T .406 .459 28 Black Blue
KSTC-1557-T .460 .520 31 Black Orange
KSTC-1558-T .521 .588 32 Black Red
KSTC-1559-T .589 .665 23 Black Purple
KSTC-1560-T .666 .755 25 Black Brown
KSTC-1561-T .756 .858 26 Black Red
KSTC-1562-T .859 .968 28 Black Blue
KSTC-1563-T .969 1.096 29 Black Green
KSTC-1564-T 1.097 1.240 33 Black Yellow

Right-hand lay direction

 

Side Tie without Pad

Side Tie for Plastic Jacketed Conductor or Bare Aluminum Conductor where abrasion not experienced (F-Neck Interchangeable Head-style Insulators)
ANSI 55-4 PIN
ANSI 55-5 PIN
ANSI 57-1 POST
ANSI 57-2 POST
ANSI 57-3 POST                                                            2-7/8” Neck diameter

Catalog
Number
Cable Range
(inches)
Applied length
(inches)
Insulator
Identification
Mark
Color
Code
Min Max
KSTF-1550-T .190 .215 16 Yellow Blue
KSTF-1551-T .216 .244 17 Yellow Brown
KSTF-1552-T .245 .277 19 Yellow Orange
KSTF-1553-T .278 .315 21 Yellow Purple
KSTF-1554-T .316 .357 24 Yellow Red
KSTF-1555-T .358 .405 26 Yellow Yellow
KSTF-1556-T .406 .459 28 Yellow Blue
KSTF-1557-T .460 .520 31 Yellow Orange
KSTF-1558-T .521 .588 32 Yellow Red
KSTF-1559-T .589 .665 23 Yellow Purple
KSTF-1560-T .666 .755 25 Yellow Brown
KSTF-1561-T .756 .858 26 Yellow Red
KSTF-1562-T .859 .968 28 Yellow Blue
KSTF-1563-T .969 1.096 29 Yellow Green
KSTF-1564-T 1.097 1.240 33 Yellow Yellow

Right-hand lay direction

 

Side Tie without Pad

Side Tie for Plastic Jacketed Conductor or Bare Aluminum Conductor where abrasion not experienced (J-Neck Interchangeable Head-style Insulators)
ANSI 55-6 PIN
ANSI 55-7 PIN                                                                      3-1/2” Neck Diameter
ANSI 56-1 PIN

Catalog
Number
Cable Range (inches) Applied
length
(inches)
Insulator
Identification
Mark
Color
Code
Min Max
KSTJ-1500-T .190 .215 16 Green Blue
KSTJ-1501-T .216 .244 17 Green Brown
KSTJ-1502-T .245 .277 19 Green Orange
KSTJ-1503-T .278 .315 21 Green Purple
KSTJ-1504-T .316 .357 24 Green Red
KSTJ-1505-T .358 .405 26 Green Yellow
KSTJ-1506-T .406 .459 28 Green Blue
KSTJ-1507-T .460 .520 31 Green Orange
KSTJ-1508-T .521 .588 32 Green Red
KSTJ-1509-T .589 .665 23 Green Purple
KSTJ-1510-T .666 .755 25 Green Brown
KSTJ-1511-T .756 .858 26 Green Red
KSTJ-1512-T .859 .968 28 Green Blue
KSTJ-1513-T .969 1.096 29 Green Green
KSTJ-1514-T 1.097 1.240 33 Green Yellow

Right-hand lay direction