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SAG10® Updates Improve Accuracy and Reliability

Southwire's SAG10 combines over 75 years of sag and tension data with more than 60 years of conductor design and manufacturing experience.

A new version of Southwire's SAG10, the industry standard software for calculating sag and tension in overhead conductors, is now available on SAG10.com. Here are the featured enhancements in version 3.10.10.


New charts for ACSR/AW conductors

In ACSR/AW conductors, the steel core is protected from corrosion by an aluminum coating. The aluminum-clad core shows more thermal elongation than conventional cores, resulting in different stress-strain characteristics. Earlier versions of SAG10 handled ACSR/AW conductors as an easily overlooked check box under Main Menu\Tools\Options. In v3.10.10, ACSR/AW conductors have a separate radio button.


Offset clipping error corrected
Offsetting insulators from regular or calculated spacing affects mechanical loading. Previous versions of SAG10 intermittently failed to carry forward the correct horizontal tension values from sag and tension calculations. V3.10.10 corrects this issue.


Metric re-opening bug partly corrected

Metric users on occasion have seen values in their problem files converted to metric units for a second time when the file is re-opened at a later date, resulting in a double conversion. This issue has been addressed, but metric users are advised to recheck problem file data each time the file is re-opened, as there are still cases where SAG10 does not correctly control conversion of SI units. Work continues on the metric issues.


Metric weight for twisted-pair conductors bug corrected

V3.10.10 corrects inaccuracies in conversion to metric weight units for twisted-pair conductors.
Southwire’s SAG10 v3 runs on the Windows XP operating system, and many users have successfully installed SAG10 on Windows 7 systems. Additional updates and a Windows 7 compatible version of SAG10 are currently being developed as part of Southwire’s commitment to ongoing quality improvement. For information on SAG10, or for a free product demo, visit www.SAG10.com today.