Type MC, 1/0 AWG through 900 kcmil, with Triple E™ Aluminum Alloy Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor. 600 Volts. AlumaFlex™ with Triple E™ Aluminum Alloy 8000 series (AA8176) Conductors. THHN/THWN-2 Insulated Singles.
Bare AlumaFlex™ Aluminum Alloy Grounding Conductor.
- Feeder and service power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-residential buildings;
- Power and lighting circuits;
- Fished or embedded in plaster;
- Concealed or exposed installations;
- Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC 300.22 (C);
- Places of Assembly per NEC 518.4 and theaters per NEC 520.5;
- Installation in cable tray and approved raceways;
- Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC 645.5(D) & 645.5(D)(2);
- Class I Div. 2, Class II Div 2, & Class III Div. 1 Hazardous Locations;
Aluminum-based electrical wiring was first used for utility applications in the early 1900s. Use of aluminum wiring grew rapidly after World War II and it has increasingly replaced copper as the conductor of choice in utility grids. The metal has significant cost and weight advantages over copper and is now the preferred material for electricity transmission and distribution uses. AA-8000 series aluminum alloy conductors have more than 40 years of reliable field installations and have been recognized specifically by the National Electrical Code for over three decades. Aluminum electrical wiring is an increasingly popular choice for utilities and builders. The market has grown 20 percent over the past decade. (Taken from The Aluminium Association)