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What is the "P" value?

Here is a typical sag chart from *Alcoa’s Sag10 program for calculating sag/tension values. By taking the design tension value for the conditions desired, and dividing it by the conductor weight per foot the value of “P” is obtained and then used to display the resulting catenary curve with 2DCAT or 3DCAT.

The P-Value can be entered by itself or enter 0 (zero) and you will be prompted for the horizontal tension and weight of conductor to be entered individually.

P = TEN
____
W/ft
= 9136
____
1.568
= 5826.53 or 5826

* Alcoa and Sag10 are registered trademarks of Alcoa Fujikura Ltd.

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