IEC TR 62470:2011 

Guidance on techniques for the measurement of the coefficient of friction (COF) between cables and ducts


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IEC/TR 62470:2011(E) describes three techniques to measure the coefficient of friction (COF) between cables and ducts. For a given technique, cable construction, installation method (pulling, pushing, or blowing), and duct size, the relative values of the COF can give some indication as to the relative ease of installation. The techniques can be used for traditional cables and ducts (see IEC 60794-3-10) as well as for microduct cables and microducts (see IEC 60794-5). A fibre or fibre unit may be evaluated in place of a cable in all techniques.

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Publication typeTechnical Report
Publication date2011-10-21
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 86/SC 86A - Fibres and cablesrss
ICS33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Stability date  2022
File size1092 KB

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