FIREGUARD Flame Retardant Cables

Flame Retardant Fiber Optic Cables

Flame Retardant Central Loose Tube Fiber Optic cables

APPLICATION

These cables are characterized by light weight and small diameter, suitable for both aerial and duct installation.

They are mainly installed inside buildings, tunnels,subways or closed areas in general, specially designed to

guarantee the signal transmission even in case of fire. The cable can also be used for direct burial for armoured

version.

STANDARDS

Basic design adapted to Telcordia GR-20 / RUS 7 CFR 1755.900 (REA PE-90) / ICEA S 87-640

FIRE PERFORMANCE

Flame Retardance

(Single Vertical

Wire Test)**

EN 60332-1-2; IEC 60332-1-2; BS EN 60332-1-2; VDE

0482-332-1 ; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F1); NF C32-070-2.1(C2); CEI 20-35/1-2; EN 50265-2-

1*; DIN VDE 0482-265-2-1*

Reduced Fire

Propagation

(Vertically-mounted

bundled wires

& cable test)**

EN 60332-3-24 (cat. C); IEC 60332-3-24; BS EN 60332-3-24; VDE 0482-332-3; NBN C 30-

004 (cat. F2); NF C32-070-2.2(C1); CEI 20-22/3-4; EN 50266-2-4*; DIN VDE 0482-266-2-

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Note: Asterisk ** denotes that the standard compliance is optional, depending on the oxygen index of the PVC

compound and the cable design.

CABLE CONSTRUCTION

Fibers: Singlemode and multimode fibers, with loose tube technology.

Structure: Central loose tube cable contains one tube with 2-24 single or multimode fibers, which are filled with

water blocking gel.

Water blocking: The jelly filled tube is waterblocked by using swellable tape and thread.

Reinforcement: Either aramid yarn or fiber glass is wound around the tube to provide physical protection and

tensile strength, with added fire protection.

Inner sheath (optional): The cable can be jacketed with either PE or thermoplastic PVC inner sheath. PE is the

preferred option in outdoor environment for water protection purpose.

Moisture Barrier Tape (optional): An aluminum moisture tape can be incorporated under the sheath for water

blocking and shielding purpose.

Armouring(optional):

For diect burial, either galvanized steel wire braid, corrugated steel tape armour or galvanized steel wire armour

is applied over an inner polyethylene or PVC sheath. For steel tape armour, the 0.15mm thick steel tape is

coated with a copolymer and applied with an overlap. For steel wire braid or armour, single layer of galvanized

steel wire braid or armour is applied.

Ripcord (optional): An optional ripcord can be located under the jacket to facilitate jacket removal. Outer

Sheath: Thermoplastic PVC compound. UV resistance, hydrocarbon resistance, oil resistance, anti rodent and

anti termite properties can be offered as option. Compliance to fire performance standard (IEC 60332-1, IEC

60332-3, UL 1581, UL 1666 etc) depends on the oxygen index of the PVC compound and the overall cable

design. LSPVC can also be provided upon request.

Fiber colour code

Fiber colour code 1 Red 7 Brown
  2 Green 8 Violet
  3 Blue 9 Turquoise
  4 Yellow 10 Black
  5 White 11 Orange
  6 Grey 12 Pink

CONSTRUCTION
Unarmoured type

Flame Retardant Central Loose Tube Fiber Optic cables

CONSTRUCTION PARAMETERS

Cable Code Fiber
Count
Tube
Diameter
Nominal Overall Diameter Approx. Weight Tension load Crush
  (n°) mm mm kg/km N N/100mm
CLA-B-C-Y-J 02-06 2.7 8.0 70 1000 1500
CLA-B-C-Y-J 08-16 3.5 9.0 90 1200 1500
CLA-B-C-Y-J 18-24 4.2 10.0 100 1500 1500

Steel Wire Braid

Flame Retardant Central Loose Tube Fiber Optic cables

CONSTRUCTION PARAMETERS

Cable Code Fiber
Count
Tube
Diameter
Nominal Overall Diameter Approx. Weight Tension load Crush
  (n°) mm mm kg/km N N/100mm
CLA-B-C-2Y(SWB)Y-J 02-06 2.7 11.5 160 1000 2000
CLA-B-C-2Y(SWB)Y-J 08-16 3.5 12.0 180 1200 2000
CLA-B-C-2Y(SWB)Y-J 18-24 4.2 13.0 200 1500 2000

Corrugated Steel Tape ArmourFlame Retardant Central Loose Tube Fiber Optic cables

CONSTRUCTION PARAMETERS

Cable Code Fiber
Count
Tube
Diameter
Diameter Approx. Weight Tension load Crush
  (n°) mm mm kg/km N N/100mm
CLA-B-C-2Y(STA)Y-J 02-06 2.7 13.0 200 1000 2500
CLA-B-C-2Y(STA)Y-J 08-16 3.5 14.0 220 1200 2500
CLA-B-C-2Y(STA)Y-J 18-24 4.2 14.5 250 1500 2500

Steel Wire armour

Flame Retardant Central Loose Tube Fiber Optic cables

CONSTRUCTION PARAMETERS

Cable Code Fiber
Count
Tube
Diameter
Nominal Overall Diameter Approx. Weight Tension load Crush
  (n°) mm mm kg/km N N/100mm
CLA-B-C-2Y(SWA)Y-J 02-12 2.7 10.5 180 2500 4000
CLA-B-C-2Y(SWA)Y-J 16-24 3.5 11.0 210 2500 4000

Physical AND THERMAL PROPERTIES

Temperature range during operation (fixed state): -20°C - +60°C

Temperature range during installation (mobile state): 0°C - +50°C

Minimum operation Bending Radius: 10 times the outer diameter for unarmoured cables

20 times the outer diameter for armoured cables

Minimum Installation Bending Radius: 20 times the outer diameter

MechanIcal PROPERTIES

Maximum Compressive Load 4000N for unarmoured cables
5000N for armoured cables
Repeated Impact: 4.4 N.m (J)
Twist (Torsion): 180×10 times, 125×OD
Cyclic Flexing: 25 cycles for armoured cables;
100 cycles for unarmoured cables.
Crush Resistance: 263N/cm (150lb/in)

Fiber Compliance

Temperature Cycling IEC60794-1-2-F2
Tensile Strength IEC60794-1-2-E1A
Crush IEC60794-1-2-E3
Impact IEC60794-1-2-E4
Repeated Bending IEC60794-1-2-E6
Torsion IEC60794-1-2-E7
Kink IEC60794-1-2-E10
Cable Bend IEC60794-1-2-E11
Cool Bend IEC60794-1-2-E11