BS EN 60794-3:2015 - Optical fibre cables. Sectional specification. Outdoor cables

BS EN 60794-3:2015

Optical fibre cables. Sectional specification. Outdoor cables

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : January 2015



This part of IEC 60794 specifies the requirements for optical fibre cables and cable elements which are intended to be used externally in communications networks. Other types of applications requiring similar types of cables can be considered.

Requirements for cables to be used in ducts, for directly buried applications, aerial cables and cables for lake and river crossings are included in this standard. Also included are cables for specialized use in sewers and in water and gas pipes.

For aerial application, this standard does not cover all functional aspects of cables installed in the vicinity of overhead power lines. For such applications, additional requirements and test methods may be necessary. Moreover, this standard excludes optical ground wires and cables attached to the phase or earth conductors of overhead power lines.

For cables for lake and river crossings, this standard does not cover methods of cable repair, nor repair capability, nor does it cover cables for use with underwater line amplifiers.


IEC TR 62839‑11 gives rules to built an environmental declaration if needed.

Standard NumberBS EN 60794-3:2015
TitleOptical fibre cables. Sectional specification. Outdoor cables
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60708, IEC 60811-203, IEC 60793-1-44, IEC 60793-1-32, FprEN 60794-1-21, IEC 60793-1-40, EN 60708, EN 60811-607, EN 60793-1-40, EN 60794-1-23, EN 60793-1-40+AA, EN 60793-1-32, IEC 60811-604:2012, EN 60811-202, EN IEC 60794-1-22:2018, HD 402 S2, IEC 60794-1-22:2017, IEC 60793-2, IEC 60811-406, EN 60793-1-44, IEC TR 62691, IEC 60811-202, IEC 60811-401, EN 60811-604, EN 60811-203, IEC 60794-1-1, IEC 60793-1-21, IEC TR 62690, EN 60793-2, EN 60811-406, IEC 60304, IEC 60794-1-23, EN 60793-1-21, IEC 60811-501, IEC 60794-1-21, EN 60794-1-1, EN 60811-501, EN 60811-401, IEC 60811-607
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC TR 61282-3, IEC TR 62839-1
ReplacesBS EN 60794-3:2002, IEC 60794-3:2001
International RelationshipsEN 60794-3:2015,EN 61249-4-14:2009,IEC 60794-3:2014
Draft Superseded By13/30286069 DC
DescriptorsTelecommunication systems, Ducts (building services), Underground, Communication networks, Communication cables, Aerial equipment, Fibre optic cables, External, Optical communication systems, Optical fibres, Fibre optics
Title in FrenchCâbles à fibres optiques. Câbles extérieurs. Spécification intermédiaire
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiterkabel. LWL-Außenkabel. Rahmenspezifikation
ISBN978 0 580 83522 3
File Size1.186 MB

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