IEC 60794-1-23:2019 

Optical fibre cables - Part 1-23: Generic specification - Basic optical cable test procedures - Cable element test methods

Note: a redline version of this publication exists
IEC 60794-1-23:2019 RLV

Note: this publication has been partially replaced by IEC 60794-1-310:2022 IEC 60794-1-301:2023 IEC 60794-1-305:2023 IEC 60794-1-311:2024 IEC 60794-1-312:2024 IEC 60794-1-309:2023 IEC 60794-1-303:2023 IEC 60794-1-306:2023 IEC 60794-1-308:2023


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IEC 60794-1-23:2019 is available as IEC 60794-1-23:2019 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 60794-1-23:2019 describes test procedures to be used in establishing uniform requirements for the geometrical, material, mechanical, environmental properties of optical fibre cable elements. This document applies to optical fibre cables for use with telecommunication equipment and devices employing similar techniques, and to cables having a combination of both optical fibres and electrical conductors. Throughout the document, the wording "optical cable" can also include optical fibre units, microduct fibre units, etc. See IEC 60794-1-2 for a reference guide to test methods of all types and for general requirements and definitions. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2012. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- addition of a new test Method G9: Bleeding and evaporation (formerly known as Method E15 in IEC 60794-1-21:2015);
- addition of a new test Method G10A: Stripping force stability of cabled optical fibres (formerly known as Method E5A in IEC 60794-1-21:2015);
- addition of a new test Method G10B: Strippability of optical fibre ribbons (formerly known as Method E5B in IEC 60794-1-21:2015);
- addition of a new test Method G10C: Strippability of buffered optical fibres (formerly known as Method E5C in IEC 60794-1-21:2015);
- addition of a new test Method G11: Tensile strength and elongation of buffer tubes (included in IEC 60811-501);
- addition of a new test Method G12: Elongation of buffer tubes at low temperature (included in IEC 60811-505);
- clarification of the sample preparation procedure in Method G5: Ribbon tear (separability);
Keywords: optical fibre cable, optical cable test procedures

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2019-10-09
Available language(s)English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 86/SC 86A - Fibres and cablesrss
ICS33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Stability date  2025
File size3454 KB

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