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Fiber Optic Cables

Multi Ribbon Fiber Cable

Application

This cable can provide excellent transmission performance and protection of fibers in a variety of field environments. It is usually used in long haul communication system, subscriber network system, distribution, feeder network system and local area network system.

Description

The cable consists of 12 to 648 fi bers containing tubes or fi llers stranded in up to 3 layers around a central strength member and bound under a PE jacket. Each tube contains 4 -12 ribbon fi bers. Solid or stranded steel wire coated with polyethylene is usually used as central strength member. Fiber glass reinforced plastics (FRP) will be used as central strength member if non metallic construction is required. Either aramid yarn or fi ber glass is wound around the tube to provide physical protection and tensile strength. The cable can be jacketed with either PE, PVC or LSZH though PE is the preferred option for water protection purpose. For direct burial, steel wire armour or corrugated steel tape armour is applied with an optional inner jacket of either PVC or PE. An optional Aluminium moisture tape can be incorporated under the jacket for water blocking and shielding purpose. An optional ripcord is located under the jacket to facilitate jacket removal.

Construction

Physical Properties

Fiber Count Nominal Weight(kg/km) Nominal Weight(lb/kft) Nominal Outer Diameter(mm) Nominal Outer Diameter(in) Maximum Pulling Load
Installation(N/Ib) In Service(N/Ib)
12-96 195.0 130.87 18.5 0.727 2670/600 890/200
108-228 320.0 214.77 22.0 0.865 2670/600 890/200
288-648 400.0 268.46 24.5 0.963 2670/600 890/200

Construction

Physical Properties

Fiber Count Nominal Weight(kg/km) Nominal Weight(lb/kft) Nominal Outer Diameter(mm) Nominal Outer Diameter(in) Maximum Pulling Load
Installation(N/Ib) In Service(N/Ib)
12-96 280.0 187.92 22.5 0.885 2670/600 890/200
108-288 400.0 268.46 25.0 0.983 2670/600 890/200
288-648 500.0 335.57 29.0 1.141 2670/600 890/200

Mechanical Properties

Minimum Bending Radius:   Maximum Compressive Load: 4000N for unarmored cables;
Under installation: 20×OD   6000N for armoured cables
During operation 10×OD for unarmoured cables Repeated Impact: 4.4 N.m (J)
  20×OD for armoured cables Twist (Torsion): 180×10 times, 125×OD
Temperature Range:   Cyclic Flexing: 25 cycles for armoured cables.
Operating Temperature Range: -40℃(-40℉) to +70℃(+158℉)   100 cycles for unarmoured cables.
Storage Temperature Range: -50℃(-58℉) to +70℃(+158℉) Crush Resistance: 220N/cm (125lb/in)

Fiber Compliance

Temperature Cycling
Tensile Strength
Crush
Impact
Repeated Bending
Torsion
Kink
Cable Bend
Cool Bend

IEC60794-1-2-F2
IEC60794-1-2-E1A
IEC60794-1-2-E3
IEC60794-1-2-E4
IEC60794-1-2-E6
IEC60794-1-2-E7
IEC60794-1-2-E10
IEC60794-1-2-E11
IEC60794-1-2-E11

Safety Compliance

General Purpose Grade Flammability Test: OFN (UL1581)
Riser Grade Flammability Test: OFNR/FT4 (UL1666)
Plenum Grade Flammability Test: OFNP/FT6 (UL 910)
FRPVC Grade Flammability Test: IEC60332-1
LSZH Grade Halogen Content Test: IEC 60754-1
Acidity Test: IEC 60754;
Smoke Emission Test: IEC61034-1/2
LSFROH Grade  Halogen Content Test: IEC 60754-1
Acidity Test: IEC 60754;
Smoke Emission Test: IEC61034-1/2
Flammability Test: IEC60332-1 & IEC 60332-3C/A
FR Grade Fire Resistance Test : IEC 60331 / BS 6387 CWZ

Standard Compliance

        Telcordia GR-20          RUS 7 CFR 1755.900 (REA PE-90)                         ICEA S 87-640

Features

Large fiber counts with small cable diameter.
Highly adaptable to mass splicing.
Suitable for installation in pipeline.
High quality jelly filled loose tube provides the ribbon fiber satisfactory mechanical and environmental protection.
Ripcord allows easy jacket removal.
UV or moisture resistant for outdoor application.
Dry water blocking core design for ease of handling.