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June 16, 2010

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Fire-resistant cable – Tyco Electronics

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

Designed for use in installations such as tunnels, subways and other areas where signal continuity during a fire is required, the cable is said to combine rodent-resistant glass yarns with an inner universal low-smoke zero halogen (ULSZH) jacket, corrugated steel tape armour (CST), and an outer ULSZH jacket.

According to Tyco, 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.

Other standards the cable is said to be compliant with include: IEC 60794 – optical fibre cable; IEC 60332 parts 1 and 3C – tests on optical fibre cables under fire conditions; IEC 61034 – smoke density; IEC 60754 – halogen acid gas emissions; and ISO 11801 – generic cabling for customer premises.

For more details, contact Dave Richens at [email protected]

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