Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components performance standard - Part 101-03: Fibre management systems for category OP - Outdoor protected environment

IEC 61753-101-03:2021 contains the minimum tests, test severities and measurement requirements which a fibre management system need to meet in order to be categorised as meeting the IEC standard, category OP – Outdoor Protected environment, as defined in IEC 61753-1. This performance standard for fibre management systems defines the requirements for standard optical performance under a set of specified conditions. It contains a series or a set of tests and measurements with clearly stated conditions, severities and pass/fail criteria. The series of tests, commonly referred to as an operating service environment or performance category, is intended to be a basis to prove the product’s ability to satisfy the requirements of a specific application, market sector or user group.
This first edition cancels and replaces IEC 61753-101-3 the first edition published in 2006. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 61753-101-3 the previous edition:
a) the terms and definitions have been updated according to IEC 61753-1:2018 and IEC 61756-1:2019;
b) the test severities have been updated according to IEC 61753-1:2018;
c) detailed material tests for mould growth (IEC 60068-2-10) and UV light exposure (ISO 4892-3) have been added;
d) the detailed transport performance requirements have been removed;
e) IEC 60793-2-50 subcategory B-657 fibres for test samples in Annex A has been added.

Norme de performance pour les dispositifs d’interconnexion et composants passifs fibroniques - Partie 101-03: Systèmes de gestion de fibres pour la catégorie OP - Environnement extérieur protégé

IEC 61753-101-03:2021 contient les essais minimaux, ainsi que les sévérités d’essai et les exigences de mesure minimales auxquels il est nécessaire qu’un système de gestion de fibres satisfasse afin de pouvoir être classé comme satisfaisant à la norme IEC, Catégorie OP – Environnement extérieur protégé, telle qu’elle est définie dans l’IEC 61753-1. La présente norme de qualité de fonctionnement pour les systèmes de gestion de fibres définit les exigences de qualité de fonctionnement optique normalisée selon un ensemble de conditions spécifiées. Elle contient une série ou un ensemble d'essais et de mesurages avec des conditions, des sévérités et des critères d’acceptation/de rejet clairement définis. Les séries d'essais, auxquelles il est généralement fait référence en tant qu'environnement de service de fonctionnement ou en tant que catégorie de qualité de fonctionnement, sont destinées à constituer une base de démonstration de l'aptitude du produit à satisfaire aux exigences d'une application, d'un secteur de marché ou d'un groupe d'utilisateurs spécifiques.
Cette première édition annule et remplace l’IEC 61753-101-3, la première édition parue en 2006. Cette édition constitue une révision technique.
Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente:
a) les termes et définitions ont été mis à jour conformément à l’IEC 61753-1:2018 et à l’IEC 61756‑1:2019;
b) les sévérités d’essai ont été mis à jour conformément à l’IEC 61753-1:2018;
c) des essais matériels détaillés pour les moisissures (IEC 60068-2-10) et l'exposition à la lumière UV (ISO 4892-3) ont été ajoutés;
d) des exigences détaillées de qualité de fonctionnement du transport ont été supprimées;
e) des fibres de sous-catégorie B-657 (IEC 60793-2-50) pour les échantillons d’essai (Annexe A)ont été ajoutées.

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IEC 61753-101-03
Edition 1.0 2021-09
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components performance
standard –
Part 101-03: Fibre management systems for category OP – Outdoor protected
environment
Norme de performance pour les dispositifs d’interconnexion et composants
passifs fibroniques –
Partie 101-03: Systèmes de gestion de fibres pour la catégorie OP –
Environnement extérieur protégé
IEC 61753-101-03:2021-09(en-fr)
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IEC 61753-101-03
Edition 1.0 2021-09
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components performance
standard –
Part 101-03: Fibre management systems for category OP – Outdoor protected
environment
Norme de performance pour les dispositifs d’interconnexion et composants
passifs fibroniques –
Partie 101-03: Systèmes de gestion de fibres pour la catégorie OP –
Environnement extérieur protégé
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 5

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 6

4 Abbreviated terms ........................................................................................................... 8

5 General requirements ...................................................................................................... 8

5.1 General ................................................................................................................... 8

5.2 Storage, transportation and packaging .................................................................... 9

5.3 Installation and intervention .................................................................................... 9

5.4 Marking and identification ....................................................................................... 9

5.5 Materials ................................................................................................................. 9

5.6 Safety ................................................................................................................... 10

6 Test ............................................................................................................................... 10

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

6.2 Test sample preparation ....................................................................................... 11

6.3 Test and measurement methods ........................................................................... 11

6.4 Sample size .......................................................................................................... 11

6.5 Pass/fail criteria .................................................................................................... 11

6.6 Test report ............................................................................................................ 11

7 Performance requirements............................................................................................. 12

7.1 Pass/fail criteria .................................................................................................... 12

7.2 Performance requirements .................................................................................... 13

Annex A (normative) Sample construction ............................................................................ 16

A.1 Fibre type for test sample ..................................................................................... 16

A.2 FMS test sample configuration .............................................................................. 17

A.2.1 FMS test sample configuration with splices only ............................................ 17

A.2.2 FMS test sample with splices and connectors ................................................ 19

Annex B (normative) Installation test .................................................................................... 21

Annex C (informative) Access and reconfiguration tests ....................................................... 22

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 23

Figure A.1 – Sample configuration with splices only for climatic tests ................................... 17

Figure A.2 – Sample configuration with splices only for mechanical tests .............................. 18

Figure A.3 – Sample configuration with splices and connectors for climatic tests .................. 19

Figure A.4 – Sample configuration with splices and connectors for mechanical tests ............ 20

Figure B.1 – Test sample configuration for the installation test ............................................. 21

Table 1 – Pass/fail requirements ........................................................................................... 12

Table 2 – Performance requirements .................................................................................... 13

Table A.1 – Fibre references for IEC 60793-2-50, subcategory B-652.D ............................... 16

Table A.2 – Fibre references for IEC 60793-2-50, subcategory B-657.A1 .............................. 16

Table A.3 – Fibre references for IEC 60793-2-50, subcategory B-657.A2 .............................. 17

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IEC 61753-101-03:2021 © IEC 2021 – 3 –
INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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FIBRE OPTIC INTERCONNECTING DEVICES AND
PASSIVE COMPONENTS PERFORMANCE STANDARD –
Part 101-03: Fibre management systems for category OP –
Outdoor protected environment
FOREWORD

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IEC 61753-101-03 has been prepared by subcommittee 86B: Fibre optic interconnecting

devices and passive components, of IEC technical committee 86: Fibre optics. It is an

International Standard.

This first edition cancels and replaces IEC 61753-101-3 the first edition published in 2006. This

edition constitutes a technical revision.

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

edition:
a) the terms and definitions have been updated according to IEC 61753-1:2018 and
IEC 61756-1:2019;
b) the test severities have been updated according to IEC 61753-1:2018;

c) detailed material tests for mould growth (IEC 60068-2-10) and UV light exposure (ISO 4892-

3) have been added;
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d) the detailed transport performance requirements have been removed;

e) IEC 60793-2-50 subcategory B-657 fibres for test samples in Annex A has been added.

The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
Draft Report on voting
86B/4497/FDIS 86B/4522/RVD

Full information on the voting for its approval can be found in the report on voting indicated in

the above table.
The language used for the development of this International Standard is English.

This document was drafted in accordance with ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, and developed in

accordance with ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1 and ISO/IEC Directives, IEC Supplement, available

at www.iec.ch/members_experts/refdocs. The main document types developed by IEC are

described in greater detail at www.iec.ch/standardsdev/publications.

A list of all parts in the IEC 61753 series, published under the general title Fibre optic

interconnecting devices and passive components performance standard, 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 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.
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IEC 61753-101-03:2021 © IEC 2021 – 5 –
FIBRE OPTIC INTERCONNECTING DEVICES AND
PASSIVE COMPONENTS PERFORMANCE STANDARD –
Part 101-03: Fibre management systems for category OP –
Outdoor protected environment
1 Scope

This part of IEC 61753 contains the minimum tests, test severities and measurement

requirements which a fibre management system need to meet in order to be categorised as

meeting the IEC standard, category OP – Outdoor Protected environment, as defined in

IEC 61753-1.

This performance standard for fibre management systems defines the requirements for

standard optical performance under a set of specified conditions. It contains a series or a set

of tests and measurements with clearly stated conditions, severities and pass/fail criteria. The

series of tests, commonly referred to as an operating service environment or performance

category, is intended to be a basis to prove the product’s ability to satisfy the requirements of

a specific application, market sector or user group.
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.

IEC 60068-2-10, Environmental testing – Part 2-10: Tests – Test J and guidance: Mould growth

IEC 60721-3-1, Classification of environmental conditions – Part 3-1: Classification of groups

of environmental parameters and their severities – Storage

IEC 60721-3-2, Classification of environmental conditions – Part 3-2: Classification of groups

of environmental parameters and their severities – Transportation and handling

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

class B single-mode fibres

IEC 61300-1, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 1: General and guidance

IEC 61300-2-1, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 2-1: Tests – Vibration (sinusoidal)

IEC 61300-2-4, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 2-4: Tests – Fibre or cable retention

IEC 61300-2-9, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 2-9: Tests – Shock

IEC 61300-2-22, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 2-22: Tests – Change of temperature
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IEC 61300-2-33, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 2-33: Tests – Assembly and disassembly of fibre optic

mechanical splices, fibre management systems and closures

IEC 61300-2-42, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 2-42: Tests – Static side load for strain relief

IEC 61300-2-46, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 2-46: Tests – Damp heat, cyclic

IEC 61300-3-1, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 3-1: Examinations and measurements – Visual examination

IEC 61300-3-3, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 3-3: Examinations and measurements – Active monitoring of

changes in attenuation and return loss

IEC 61300-3-28, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and

measurement procedures – Part 3-28: Examinations and measurements – Transient loss

IEC 61753-1, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Performance

standard – Part 1: General and guidance

IEC 61756-1, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Interface standard

for fibre management systems – Part 1: General and guidance

ISO 4892-3, Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 3: Fluorescent

UV lamps
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

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

addresses:
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• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
excursion loss

change in optical attenuation during the slow variations of environmental parameters

Note 1 to entry: Excursion loss is the ± deviation from the original value of the transmitted power at the start of the

test.
3.2
fibre management system

system to control, protect and store splices, connectors, passive optical components and fibres

from incoming to outgoing cables

Note 1 to entry: A fibre management system is intended for installation within a protective housing.

Note 2 to entry: A fibre management system is often called an "organiser".
[SOURCE: IEC 61756-1:2019, 3.1.2]
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3.3
intervention

gain access to modify, add, remove or repair fibre circuits, splices, connectors or other

components between the incoming and outgoing cables of an existing fibre management system

3.4
installation

activities and handling operations to establish and install a protective housing including the

cables or by adding new circuits, splices, connectors and other components
3.5
installation conditions

circumstances that are fulfilled for an installation, including environmental conditions, size

interface between the protective housing and the fibre management system, optical

performance, additional/special conditions and safety requirements
3.6
multiple element
physical fibre separation level consisting of more than one single element

Note 1 to entry: This separation level has fibres from multiple cable elements on one splice tray and is also called

mass storage. It is the lowest (worst) degree of physical circuit separation.
[SOURCE: IEC 61756-1:2019, 3.1.3]
3.7
multiple ribbon

multiple element consisting of multiple optical fibres (circuits) arranged in ribbons (fibres in

parallel) which are also arranged (for example, in stacks)
[SOURCE: IEC 61756-1:2019, 3.1.5]
3.8
single circuit

physical fibre separation level where the optical circuit consists of one fibre (single fibre), or

more than one fibre, providing all services for one subscriber

Note 1 to entry: This fibre separation level has the fibre(s) of only one customer on one splice tray. It is the highest

(best) degree of physical circuit separation.
[SOURCE: IEC 61756-1:2019, 3.1.7]
3.9
single element

physical fibre separation level in the cable subassembly comprising one or more optical fibres

inside a common covering
Note 1 to entry: A single element provides services to more than one subscriber.

Note 2 to entry: This fibre separation level has all fibres from a cable element (e.g. loose tube) on one splice tray.

It is an intermediate degree of physical circuit separation (between single circuit and multiple element).

Note 3 to entry: Optical fibres in a common covering can be in a tube or inside one groove of a grooved cable

(slotted core cable).

[SOURCE: IEC 61756-1:2019, 3.1.9, modified – The end of the definition has been moved to a

new Note 3 to entry.]
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3.10
single ribbon
single element designed to carry all fibres of one ribbon

Note 1 to entry: Depending on the fibres deployment’, a single ribbon can contain all the fibres of one circuit (single

circuit) or the fibres of more than one circuit (single element).
[SOURCE: IEC 61756-1:2019, 3.1.11]
3.11
splice tray

structure that organises and controls storage of fibre splices in an orderly manner, together with

the associated excess uncabled fibre length
Note 1 to entry: It can be a part of a fibre management system.
[SOURCE: IEC 61756-1:2019, 3.1.12]
3.12
transient loss

short term (ms) reversible change of optical transmission characteristics arising from optical

discontinuity, physical defects and modifications of the attenuation (e.g. bending loss) normally

caused by mechanical stress
4 Abbreviated terms
FMS fibre management system
ME multiple element
MR multiple ribbons
NA not applicable
SC single circuit
SE single element
SR single ribbon
UV ultraviolet
5 General requirements
5.1 General

A product that has been shown to meet all the requirements of this performance standard can

be declared as conforming to this performance standard. Products having the same

classification from one manufacturer that satisfy this performance standard, will operate within

the boundaries set by the performance standard. There is no guarantee that products from

different manufacturers, having the same classification and which conform to the same

performance standard, will provide an equivalent level of performance when they are used

together.

Conformance with to IEC environmental policy according to IEC Guide 109 and concerning the

need to reduce the impacts on the natural environment of fibre management system products

during all phases of their life – from acquiring materials to manufacturing, distribution, use, and

end-of-life treatment (i.e. re-use, recycling and disposal) – is indicated within each product

specification.
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Conformance to a performance standard demonstrates that a product has passed a design

verification test. It is not a guarantee of lifetime assured performance or reliability. Reliability

testing shall be the subject of a separate test schedule, where the tests and severities selected

are such that they are truly representative of the requirements of this reliability test programme.

Consistency of manufacture should be maintained using a recognised quality assurance

programme whilst the reliability of a product should be evaluated using the procedures

recommended in IEC 62005 (all parts).
5.2 Storage, transportation and packaging

The classes of environmental conditions and their severities to which fibre management

products may be exposed during storage and transportation from one place to another after

being made ready for dispatch from the manufacturer's works are defined in IEC 60721-3-1 and

IEC 60721-3-2. Normal transportation time is considered to be 30 days or less.

The product, in its original packaging, shall be suitable for normal public or commercial

transportation and storage in weather-protected non temperature-controlled storage

environments and after installation meet the requirements as specified in Table 1 and Table 2.

5.3 Installation and intervention

The minimum and maximum temperatures at which an FMS may be installed (installation

conditions) or re-entered (intervention), are not necessarily equal to the maximum temperature

excursion of the environment in which it will reside, once installed. Accessing fibres and splices

in the fibre management system is typically done in a more controlled environment. Installation

and intervention of an FMS shall be possible at temperatures between -5 °C and +45 °C.

Typically, the following operations are carried out during an intervention:

– gaining access to fibres and splices (e.g. hinging, pivoting, sliding, removal of splice trays,

or other FMS components);
– breaking a splice, rerouting fibres and connecting to another fibre end;

– cutting one or more uncut fibres, rerouting and connecting to another fibre end;

– disconnecting a connector and mating with another connector (when applicable);
– adding FMS elements like splice trays or components and connecting the fibres;
– closing and secure the FMS.
5.4 Marking and identification
Product marking and identification shall survive the storage and transportation.
Each test sample should contain the following information at the minimum:
– manufacturer’s identification mark or logo;
– product designation, model or type;

– any of the following: lot number, batch number, date (at least month and year) of production

or serial number;

– expiry date (at least the year) if the product contains components with a limited shelf life.

5.5 Materials

For all applied materials, a material safety data sheet shall be made available upon request.

All materials that are likely to come in contact with personnel shall meet appropriate health and

safety regu
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