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Fibre-optic cable for mission-critical areas

29 April 2010

A range of fire survival fibre-optic cable is now available from the AMP NetConnect business unit of Tyco Electronics.

Fibre-optic cable for mission-critical areas
Fibre-optic cable for mission-critical areas

Designed for use in installations such as tunnels, subways and other mission-critical areas where signal continuity during a fire is required, the cable combines rodent-resistant glass yarns with an inner universal low smoke zero halogen (ULSZH) jacket, corrugated steel tape armour (CST) and an outer ULSZH jacket.
The cable is tested in accordance with IEC 60331-25: circuit integrity, and is able to maintain a signal while being subjected to flame temperatures of 750°C for 90 minutes.
The AMP NetConnect fire survival cable is compliant with the following standards:
* IEC 60794 - optical fibre cable
* IEC 60331-25 - circuit integrity: optical fibre cables
* IEC 60332 parts 1 and 3C - tests on optical fibre cables under fire
   conditions
* IEC 61034 - smoke density
* IEC 60754 - halogen acid gas emissions
* ISO 11801 - generic cabling for customer premises.


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