Optical fibre cables - Part 2-30: Indoor cables - Family specification for optical fibre ribbon cables for use in terminated cable assemblies

IEC 60794-2-30:2019 is available as IEC 60794-2-30:2019 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition. IEC 60794-2-30:2019 is a family specification which covers indoor optical fibre ribbon cables for use in terminated cable assemblies. The requirements of the sectional specification IEC 60794-2 are applicable to cables covered by this document. The requirements of this document are written to define flat ribbon cables. This document can be applicable to other cable constructions. Parts of IEC 60794-3 which are applicable for ribbon tests are the subject of IEC 60794-1-31. Annex B contains requirements that supersede the normal requirements in case the cables are intended to be used in installation governed by the MICE table of ISO 11801-3.This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision.This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) removal of Annex C; b) reference to the most recent fibre standards; c) reference to IEC 60794-1-21, IEC 60794-1-22, IEC 60794-1-23 and IEC 60794-1-24. This standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60794-1-1, IEC 60794-1-2 and IEC 60794-2. Keywords: indoor optical fibre ribbon cables, flat ribbon cables

Lichtwellenleiter - Teil 2-30: LWL-Innenkabel - Familienspezifikation für Lichtwellenleiter-Bandkabel für den Einsatz in konfektionierten Kabeln

Câbles à fibres optiques - Partie 2-30: Câbles intérieurs - Spécification de famille pour les câbles à rubans de fibres optiques utilisés dans les assemblages de câbles connectorisés

IEC 60794-2-30:2019 est disponible sous forme de IEC 60794-2-30:2019 RLV qui contient la Norme internationale et sa version Redline, illustrant les modifications du contenu technique depuis l'édition précédente. IEC 60794-2-30:2019 est une spécification de famille qui couvre les câbles à rubans de fibres optiques intérieurs pour usage dans les assemblages de câbles connectorisés. Les exigences de la spécification intermédiaire IEC 60794-2 sont applicables aux câbles couverts par le présent document. Les exigences présent document sont écrites pour définir un câble à ruban plat. Le présent document peut être applicable à d’autres constructions de câbles. Les parties de l’IEC 60794-3 qui sont applicables pour les essais de rubans constituent le sujet de l’IEC 60794-1-31. L’Annexe B contient des exigences qui remplacent les exigences normales dans le cas où les câbles sont destinés à être utilisés dans une installation régie par le tableau MICE de l’ISO 11801-3. Cette troisième édition annule et remplace la deuxième édition parue en 2008. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l’édition précédente: a) retrait de l’Annexe C; b) référence aux normes les plus récentes relatives aux fibres; c) référence à l'IEC 60794-1-21, l'IEC 60794-1-22, l'IEC 60794-1-23 et l'IEC 60794-1-24. La présente norme doit être utilisée conjointement avec l’IEC 60794-1-1, l’IEC 60794-1-2 et l’IEC 60794-2. Mots-clés: câbles à rubans de fibres optiques intérieurs, câble à ruban plat

Optični kabli - 2-30. del: Notranji kabli - Skupinska specifikacija za trakaste kable iz optičnih vlaken za zaključene kabelske sestave (IEC 60794-2-30:2019)

Ta del standarda IEC 60794 je skupinska specifikacija, ki zajema notranje trakaste kable iz optičnih vlaken za uporabo v zaključenih kabelskih sestavih. Zahteve področne specifikacije IEC 60794-2 se uporabljajo za kable, ki jih zajema ta dokument.
Zahteve tega dokumenta so napisane za določanje ploskih trakastih kablov. Ta dokument je mogoče uporabiti tudi za druge konstrukcije kablov. Deli standarda IEC 60794-3, ki se uporabljajo za preskušanje kablov, so predmet standarda IEC 60794-1-31.
Dodatek B vsebuje zahteve, ki nadomeščajo običajne zahteve za kable, ki so namenjeni uporabi v napravi, ki jo določa tabela MICE iz standarda ISO 11801-3 [4]1.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN IEC 60794-2-30:2019
01-julij-2019
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 60794-2-30:2009

Optični kabli - 2-30. del: Notranji kabli - Skupinska specifikacija za trakaste kable iz

optičnih vlaken za zaključene kabelske sestave (IEC 60794-2-30:2019)

Optical fibre cables - Part 2-30: Indoor cables - Family specification for optical fibre

ribbon cables for use in terminated cable assemblies (IEC 60794-2-30:2019)

Lichtwellenleiter - Teil 2-30: LWL-Innenkabel - Familienspezifikation für Lichtwellenleiter-

Bandkabel für den Einsatz in konfektionierten Kabeln (IEC 60794-2-30:2019)

Câbles à fibres optiques - Partie 2-30: Câbles intérieurs - Spécification de famille pour

les câbles à rubans de fibres optiques utilisés dans les assemblages de câbles (IEC

60794-2-30:2019)connectorisés
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60794-2-30:2019
ICS:
33.180.10 (Optična) vlakna in kabli Fibres and cables
SIST EN IEC 60794-2-30:2019 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN IEC 60794-2-30
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
May 2019
ICS 33.180.10 Supersedes EN 60794-2-30:2008
English Version
Optical fibre cables - Part 2-30: Indoor cables - Family
specification for optical fibre ribbon cables for use in terminated
cable assemblies
(IEC 60794-2-30:2019)

Câbles à fibres optiques - Partie 2-30: Câbles intérieurs - Lichtwellenleiter - Teil 2-30: LWL-Innenkabel -

Spécification de famille pour les câbles à rubans de fibres Familienspezifikation für Lichtwellenleiter-Bandkabel für den

optiques utilisés dans les assemblages de câbles Einsatz in konfektionierten Kabeln

connectorisés (IEC 60794-2-30:2019)
(IEC 60794-2-30:2019)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2019-04-22. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

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under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the

same status as the official versions.

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Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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EN IEC 60794-2-30:2019 (E)
European foreword

The text of document 86A/1704/CDV, future edition 3 of IEC 60794-2-30, prepared by SC 86A "Fibres

and cables" of IEC/TC 86 "Fibre optics" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and

approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 60794-2-30:2019.
The following dates are fixed:

• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at national (dop) 2020-01-22

level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2022-04-22

document have to be withdrawn
This document supersedes EN 60794-2-30:2008.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60794-2-30:2019 was approved by CENELEC as a

European Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards

indicated:
IEC 60794-1-31 NOTE Harmonized as EN IEC 60794-1-31
IEC 60793-1-21 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60793-1-21
IEC 60794-1-24 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60794-1-24
IEC 60811-501 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60811-501
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)

applies.

NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant

EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available here:

www.cenelec.eu.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60304 - Standard colours for insulation for low- HD 402 S2 -
frequency cables and wires
IEC 60793-1-20 - Optical fibres - Part 1-20: Measurement EN 60793-1-20 -
methods and test procedures - Fibre
geometry
IEC 60793-1-40 - Optical fibres - Part 1-40: Attenuation - -
measurement methods
IEC 60793-1-44 - Optical fibres - Part 1-44: Measurement EN 60793-1-44 -
methods and test procedures - Cut-off
wavelength
IEC 60793-2 - Optical fibres - Part 2: Product EN 60793-2 -
specifications - General
IEC 60793-2-10 - Optical fibres - Part 2-10: Product EN 60793-2-10 -
specifications - Sectional specification for
category A1 multimode fibres
IEC 60793-2-50 - Optical fibres - Part 2-50: Product EN IEC 60793-2-50 -
specifications - Sectional specification for
class B single-mode fibres
IEC 60794-1-1 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-1: Generic EN 60794-1-1 -
specification - General
IEC 60794-1-2 - Optical fibre cables – Part 1-2: Generic EN 60794-1-2 -
specification – Basic optical cable test -
procedures – General guidance
IEC 60794-1-21 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-21: Generic EN 60794-1-21 -
specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Mechanical tests methods
IEC 60794-1-22 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-22: Generic EN IEC 60794-1-22 -
specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Environmental test methods
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EN IEC 60794-2-30:2019 (E)
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60794-1-23 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-23: Generic EN 60794-1-23 -
specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Cable element test methods
IEC 60794-2 2017 Optical fibre cables - Part 2: Indoor cables EN 60794-2 2017
- Sectional specification
IEC 60794-3 - Optical fibre cables - Part 3: Outdoor EN 60794-3 -
cables - Sectional specification
IEC 60811-202 - Electric and optical fibre cables - Test EN 60811-202 -
methods for non-metallic materials - Part
202: General tests - Measurement of
thickness of non-metallic sheath
IEC 60811-203 - Electric and optical fibre cables - Test EN 60811-203 -
methods for non-metallic materials - Part
203: General tests - Measurement of
overall dimensions
IEC 60811-504 - Electric and optical fibre cables - Test EN 60811-504 -
methods for non-metallic materials - Part
504: Mechanical tests - Bending tests at
low temperature for insulation and sheaths
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 7

4 Construction .................................................................................................................... 7

4.1 General ................................................................................................................... 7

4.2 Optical fibres and primary coating ........................................................................... 7

4.3 Buffer ...................................................................................................................... 8

4.4 Ruggedized fibre ..................................................................................................... 8

4.5 Slotted core ............................................................................................................ 8

4.6 Tube ....................................................................................................................... 8

4.7 Stranded loose tube ................................................................................................ 8

4.8 Ribbon structure ..................................................................................................... 8

4.9 Strength and anti-buckling members ....................................................................... 8

4.10 Ripcord ................................................................................................................... 8

4.11 Sheath .................................................................................................................... 8

4.12 Sheath marking ....................................................................................................... 8

4.13 Identification ........................................................................................................... 8

4.14 Example of cable construction ................................................................................ 9

5 Dimensions...................................................................................................................... 9

5.1 Optical fibres and primary coating ........................................................................... 9

5.2 Ribbon structural geometry ..................................................................................... 9

5.3 Optical fibre ribbon cable ........................................................................................ 9

6 Tests ............................................................................................................................. 10

6.1 General ................................................................................................................. 10

6.2 Dimensions ........................................................................................................... 10

6.3 Mechanical requirements ...................................................................................... 10

6.3.1 Cable tensile performance ............................................................................. 10

6.3.2 Cable crush ................................................................................................... 11

6.3.3 Cable impact ................................................................................................. 11

6.3.4 Cable bending ............................................................................................... 11

6.3.5 Cable repeated bending ................................................................................. 11

6.3.6 Cable bending under tension ......................................................................... 11

6.3.7 Cable bending at low temperature ................................................................. 11

6.3.8 Cable flexing ................................................................................................. 12

6.3.9 Cable torsion ................................................................................................. 12

6.3.10 Cable kink ..................................................................................................... 12

6.4 Environmental requirements – Temperature cycling .............................................. 12

6.5 Transmission requirements ................................................................................... 13

6.5.1 General ......................................................................................................... 13

6.5.2 Single mode optical fibres .............................................................................. 13

6.5.3 Single-mode dispersion unshifted optical fibre (B1.1) ..................................... 13

6.5.4 Single-mode dispersion unshifted optical fibre (B1.2) ..................................... 13

6.5.5 Single-mode dispersion unshifted optical fibre (B1.3) ..................................... 14

6.5.6 Single-mode dispersion shifted optical fibre (B2) ........................................... 14

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6.5.7 Single-mode non-zero dispersion optical fibre (B4) ........................................ 14

6.5.8 Single-mode wide band non-zero dispersion optical fibre (B5) ....................... 14

6.5.9 Single-mode bending loss insensitive optical fibre (B6) .................................. 15

6.5.10 Multimode fibres ............................................................................................ 15

6.6 Fire performance .................................................................................................. 15

Annex A (informative) Example of cable construction ........................................................... 16

Annex B (informative) Family specification indoor cables – Optical fibre ribbon cables ......... 17

B.1 Blank detail specification ...................................................................................... 17

B.1.1 Cable description ........................................................................................... 17

B.1.2 Cable element ............................................................................................... 18

B.1.3 Cable construction ......................................................................................... 18

B.1.4 Installation and operating conditions .............................................................. 18

B.1.5 Mechanical, environmental and fire performance tests ................................... 19

B.2 Cables subject to the MICE environmental classification (ISO 11801-3 and

related standards) ................................................................................................. 19

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 21

Figure 1 – Example of identification by means of colour coding and positioning ...................... 9

Figure A.1 – Example of cross-section of a four-fibre ribbon cable ........................................ 16

Table 1 – Dimensions of optical fibre ribbon cables .............................................................. 10

Table 2 – Temperature cycling conditions ............................................................................. 12

Table 3 – Common single-mode fibre requirements .............................................................. 13

Table 4 – Cabled attenuation requirements for B1.1 optical fibre .......................................... 13

Table 5 – Cabled attenuation requirements for B1.2 optical fibre .......................................... 13

Table 6 – Cabled attenuation requirements for B1.3 optical fibre .......................................... 14

Table 7 – Cabled attenuation requirements for B2 optical fibre ............................................. 14

Table 8 – Cabled attenuation requirements for B4 optical fibre ............................................. 14

Table 9 – Cabled attenuation requirements for B5 optical fibre ............................................. 14

Table 10 – Cabled attenuation requirements for B6 optical fibre ........................................... 15

Table 11 – Requirements for multimode optical fibre (A1a and A1b) ..................................... 15

Table B.1 – Cable description ............................................................................................... 17

Table B.2 – Cable element .................................................................................................... 18

Table B.3 – Cable construction ............................................................................................. 18

Table B.4 – Installation and operating conditions .................................................................. 19

Table B.5 – Tests applicable ................................................................................................. 19

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OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES –
Part 2-30: Indoor cables –
Family specification for optical fibre ribbon
cables for use in terminated cable assemblies
FOREWORD

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indispensable for the correct application of this publication.

9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60794-2-30 has been prepared by sub-committee 86A: Fibres and

cables, of IEC technical committee 86: Fibre optics.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008. This edition

constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous

edition:
a) removal of Annex C;
b) reference to the most recent fibre standards;

c) reference to IEC 60794-1-21, IEC 60794-1-22, IEC 60794-1-23 and IEC 60794-1-24.

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This standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60794-1-1, IEC 60794-1-2 and
IEC 60794-2.
The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
CDV Report on voting
86A/1704/CDV 86A/1808/RVC

Full information on the voting for the approval of this International Standard can be found in

the report on voting indicated in the above table.

This document has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

A list of all parts in the IEC 60794 series, published under the general title Optical fibre cables,

can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this document will remain unchanged until the

stability date indicated on the IEC website under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data related to

the specific document. At this date, the document will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.

IMPORTANT – The 'colour inside' logo on the cover page of this publication indicates

that it contains colours which are considered to be useful for the correct

understanding of its contents. Users should therefore print this document using a

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OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES –
Part 2-30: Indoor cables –
Family specification for optical fibre ribbon
cables for use in terminated cable assemblies
1 Scope

This part of IEC 60794 is a family specification which covers indoor optical fibre ribbon cables

for use in terminated cable assemblies. The requirements of the sectional specification

IEC 60794-2 are applicable to cables covered by this document.

The requirements of this document are written to define flat ribbon cables. This document can

be applicable to other cable constructions. Parts of IEC 60794-3 which are applicable for

ribbon tests are the subject of IEC 60794-1-31.

Annex B contains requirements that supersede the normal requirements in case the cables

are intended to be used in installation governed by the MICE table of ISO 11801-3 [4] .

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their

content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition

cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including

any amendments) applies.

NOTE These reference complete the normative references already listed in the generic specifications

(IEC 60794-1-1 and IEC 60794-1-2).
IEC 60304, Standard colours for insulation for low-frequency cables and wires

IEC 60793-1-20, Optical fibres – Part 1-20: Measurement methods and test procedures –

Fibre geometry

IEC 60793-1-40, Optical fibres – Part 1-40: Measurement methods and test procedures –

Attenuation

IEC 60793-1-44, Optical fibres – Part 1-44: Measurement methods and test procedures – Cut-

off wavelength
IEC 60793-2, Optical fibres – Part 2: Product specifications – General

IEC 60793-2-10, Optical fibres – Part 2-10: Product specifications – Sectional specification for

category A1 multimode fibres

IEC 60793-2-50, Optical fibres – Part 2-50: Product specification – Sectional specification for

class B single-mode fibres
IEC 60794-1-1, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-1: Generic specification – General
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Numbers in square brackets refer to the Bibliography.
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IEC 60794-1-2, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-2: Generic specification – Basic optical cable test

procedures – General guidance

IEC 60794-1-21, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-21: Generic specification – Basic optical cable

test procedures – Mechanical test methods

IEC 60794-1-22, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-22: Generic specification – Basic optical cable

test procedures – Environmental test methods

IEC 60794-1-23, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-23: Generic specification – Basic optical cable

test procedures – Cable element test methods

IEC 60794-2:2017, Optical fibre cables – Part 2: Indoor cables – Sectional specification

IEC 60794-3, Optical fibre cables – Part 3: Outdoor cables – Sectional specification

IEC 60811-202, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 202: General tests – Measurement of thickness of non-metallic sheath

IEC 60811-203, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 203: General tests – Measurement of overall dimensions

IEC 60811-504, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 504: Mechanical tests – Bending tests at low temperature for insulation and sheaths

3 Terms and definitions
No terms and definitions are listed in this document.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following

addresses:
• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
4 Construction
4.1 General

In addition to the constructional requirements in IEC 60794-2, the following considerations

apply to ribbon cables for use in terminated cable assemblies.

The cable shall be designed and manufactured for a predicted operating lifetime of at least

15 years. In this context, the attenuation of the installed cable at the operational wavelength(s)

shall not exceed values agreed between the customer and the supplier. The materials in the

cable shall not present a health hazard within its intended use.

There shall be no fibre splice in a delivery length unless otherwise agreed by the customer

and the supplier.

It shall be possible to identify each individual fibre throughout the length of the cable.

4.2 Optical fibres and primary coating

Category A1 multimode fibres which meet the requirements of IEC 60793-2-10 or categories

B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, B2, B4, B5 and B6 single-mode optical fibres which meet the requirements

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of IEC 60793-2-50 shall be used. The linear coefficient of optical fibre attenuation and

attenuation point discontinuity may be affected by the cable manufacturing process. Maximum

values for these optical characteristics shall be agreed between the customer and the supplier.

4.3 Buffer
None.
4.4 Ruggedized fibre
None.
4.5 Slotted core
None.
4.6 Tube
None.
4.7 Stranded loose tube
None.
4.8 Ribbon structure
The ribbon struct
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