BS EN 60794-4-10:2014 - Optical fibre cables. Family specification. Optical ground wires (OPGW) along electrical power lines

BS EN 60794-4-10:2014

Optical fibre cables. Family specification. Optical ground wires (OPGW) along electrical power lines

Status : Current   Published : January 2015



This part of IEC 60794‑4, which is a family specification, covers cable construction, test methods and optical, mechanical, environmental and electrical performance requirements for OPGW (optical ground wire) which is used for the protection of electrical power lines against atmospheric discharges or short-circuits and, at the same time, as a high bandwidth transport media for communications-and-control optical signals. The corresponding environmental declaration may be built according to IEC TR 62839‑1.

The OPGW is a substitute for a conventional ground-/shield-wire containing optical fibres for control and/or telecommunication purposes. Usually the fibres are embedded loosely in protective buffer tubes. To fulfil mechanical and electrical requirements; an armouring of one or more layers with aluminium, aluminium alloy, and aluminium clad steel, galvanized steel or a mixture of them is helically stranded. If the construction contains an aluminium tube or an aluminium slotted core, this cross section is considered as a conductive part.

Standard NumberBS EN 60794-4-10:2014
TitleOptical fibre cables. Family specification. Optical ground wires (OPGW) along electrical power lines
Publication Date31 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61394, EN 60794-4:2003, IEC 60793-1-48, IEC 60889, IEC 61232, EN 60889, IEC 60793, HD 402 S2, IEC 61089:1991, IEC 61395, EN 61395, IEC 60793-2-50, EN 60793-1-40, IEC 60794-1-1, EN 60793-2-50, IEC 60794-1-21, IEC 60793-1-40, IEC 60888, FprEN 60794-1-21, IEC 60794-4:2003, EN 60793-1-48, EN 60794-1-22:2012, EN 60793-1-44, IEC 60304, EN 60793, EN 60794-1-24:2014, EN 60794-1-1, EN 61232, IEC 60104, IEC 60793-1-44, IEC 60794-1-22:2012, IEC 61394, IEC 60794-1-24:2014
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC TR 62839-1, ISO 9001, IEC 60794-1-20, EN ISO 9001, EN 60794-1-20, EN 60794-1-23, IEC 60794-1-23
ReplacesBS EN 60794-4-10:2007
International RelationshipsEN 60255-26:2009,EN 60794-4-10:2014,IEC 60794-4-10:2014
Draft Superseded By13/30292534 DC
DescriptorsAcceptance (approval), Communication transmission lines, Electric cables, Optical communication systems, Communication cables, Performance, Fibre optic cables, Specification (approval), Test methods, Electric power transmission lines, Quality control, Optical fibres, Fibre optics
Title in FrenchCâbles à fibres optiques. Spécification de famille. Câbles de garde à fibres optiques (OPGW - Optical Ground Wires) le long des lignes électriques de puissance
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiterkabel. Familienspezifikation. OPWG (Optical Ground Wires) Lichtwellenleiter-Erdseile auf Starkstromleitungen
ISBN978 0 580 84822 3
File Size1.246 MB

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