BS EN IEC 60793-1-32:2018 Optical fibres. Measurement methods and test procedures. Coating strippability

BS EN IEC 60793-1-32:2018

Optical fibres. Measurement methods and test procedures. Coating strippability

Status : Current   Published : January 2019



What is this standard about?

This part of IEC 60793 is intended primarily for testing either fibres as produced by a fibre manufacturer or subsequently overcoated (tight buffered) using various polymers. The test can be performed either on fibres as produced, or after exposure to various environments.

This test applies to A1, A2, A3, B and C fibres with a nominal glass dimension of 125 µm.

The object of this document is to establish uniform requirements for the mechanical characteristic – coating strippability. This test quantifies the force required to mechanically remove the protective coating from optical fibres along their longitudinal axis.

This test is not intended as a means to maximize fibre strength after the coating is removed nor is it intended to specify the best conditions for field stripping of optical fibres.

This test is designed for optical fibres having polymeric coatings with nominal outer diameters in the range of 200 µm to 900 µm.

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 60793-1-32:2018
TitleOptical fibres. Measurement methods and test procedures. Coating strippability
Publication Date11 January 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60793-1-1, EN 60793-1-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60793-2-50, EN 60793-2-60, IEC 60793-2-30, EN 60793-2-10, IEC 60793-2-20, IEC 60793-2-50, EN 60793-2-20, EN 60793-2-30, IEC 60793-2-10, IEC 60793-2-60
ReplacesBS EN 60793-1-32:2010
International RelationshipsEN IEC 60793-1-32:2018,IEC 60793-1-32:2018
Draft Superseded By17/30365109 DC
DescriptorsProtective coatings, Test methods, Force measurement, Optical measurement, Environmental testing, Stripping, Electronic equipment and components, Coatings, Optical communication systems, Optical fibres, Fibre optics, Specimen preparation, Fibre optic cables, Mechanical testing
Title in FrenchFibres optiques Méthodes de mesure et procédures d'essai. Dénudabilité du revêtement
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiter Messmethoden und Prüfverfahren. Absetzbarkeit der Beschichtung
ISBN978 0 580 51087 8
File Size719 KB

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