Procurement specification is principally for defining protection sleeves on a cable or group of electrical/fiber optic wires (wiring bundle). Single wire protection depends on the minimum diameter of the wire. Sleeve may be used to protect a wire bundle for a platform installation or for repair of installed damaged jacket or jacket/shielded wire bundles. Refer to AS50881 for aerospace wire bundle protection installations.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) shall be limited to information about a specific corrosion mechanism of silver-plated conductors that produces cuprous/cupric oxide deposits (Red Plague). It examines some possible causes and some recommendations to minimize the possibility of its occurrence. It also provides a number of reference documents that describe the corrosion in detail, methods to determine conductor damage, methods to produce the corrosion, and other investigative reports of this phenomena and their conclusions.
The definition of the preferred methods of splicing single core wires and multi-conductor cables supplied on reels by vendors to facilitate their automated processing on wire processing systems to allow continued uninterrupted machine operation without requiring operator intervention.