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    Telecommunications cabling handbook

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1998

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - SAA HB29-1998 TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLING HANDBOOK
    3 - PREFACE
    4 - TABLE OF CONTENTS
    5 - INTRODUCTION
    6 - SECTION 1 GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 Contents
    7 - 1.2 Scope
    7 - 1.3 Cabling system
    8 - SECTION 2 PLANNING
    8 - 2.1 Contents
    9 - 2.2 Overview
    10 - 2.3 Site survey
    11 - 2.4 System design
    23 - SECTION 3 PATHWAYS
    23 - 3.1 Contents
    25 - 3.1.1 Overview
    25 - 3.1.2 Cable trays
    26 - 3.1.3 Catenaries
    28 - 3.1.4 Conduit and ducts
    31 - 3.1.5 Telecommunications closet
    32 - 3.1.6 Distributor mounting
    38 - 3.2 Backbone pathways
    38 - 3.2.1 Intra-building
    38 - 3.2.2 Inter-building
    38 - 3.3 Horizontal pathways
    38 - 3.3.1 Infloor pathways
    40 - 3.3.2 Access floor
    41 - 3.3.3 Ceiling pathway
    41 - 3.4 Workstations
    43 - SECTION 4 COPPER CABLE INSTALLATION
    43 - 4.1 Contents
    45 - 4.2 Overview
    45 - 4.3 Running cable
    45 - 4.3.1 General
    47 - 4.3.2 Pulling tension
    47 - 4.3.3 Bending radius
    47 - 4.3.4 Cable ties
    49 - 4.3.5 Terminations
    49 - 4.3.6 Identification labelling (see under Administration)
    51 - 4.3.7 Indoor cabling
    59 - 4.3.8 Outdoor cabling
    68 - 4.4 Earthing requirements
    68 - 4.4.1 Earth potential rise (EPR)
    69 - 4.4.2 Protective earth
    70 - 4.4.3 Telecommunications reference conductor (TRC)
    74 - 4.5 Safety
    77 - SECTION 5 OPTICAL FIBRE CABLE INSTALLATION
    77 - 5.1 Contents
    79 - 5.2 Overview
    79 - 5.3 Running cable
    80 - 5.3.1 Pulling tension
    81 - 5.3.2 Bending radius
    81 - 5.3.3 Cableties
    81 - 5.4 Fibre connections
    82 - 5.4.1 Connectors
    82 - 5.4.2 Fusion splicing
    82 - 5.4.3 Mechanical jointing
    83 - 5.4.4 Labelling
    84 - 5.5 Segregation
    84 - 5.5.1 General
    84 - 5.5.2 Indoor cabling segregation
    89 - 5.5.3 Outdoor cabling underground segregation
    95 - 5.5.4 Aerial segregation
    97 - 5.6 Safety
    97 - 5.6.1 General
    98 - 5.6.2 Fibre safety
    100 - SECTION 6 TESTING AND ADMINISTRATION (COPPER CABLE)
    100 - 6.1 Contents
    101 - 6.2 Overview
    103 - 6.3 Tests to be performed
    103 - 6.3.1 General
    103 - 6.3.2 Wire map
    105 - 6.3.3 Length
    106 - 6.3.4 Attenuation
    108 - 6.3.5 Near end crosstalk (NEXT)
    110 - 6.3.6 Attenuation to crosstalk ratio (ACR)
    111 - 6.4 Administration
    111 - 6.4.1 General
    116 - 6.4.2 Test results
    119 - SECTION 7 TESTING AND ADMINISTRATION (Optical Fibre Cable)
    119 - 7.1 Contents
    120 - 7.2 Overview
    120 - 7.3 Light source and power meter
    121 - 7.4 Mode normalization for multi-mode testing (mode stripping)
    122 - 7.5 Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR)
    122 - 7.6 Tests to be performed
    123 - 7.7 Administration
    126 - APPENDIX A - 4-PAIR CABLE COLOUR CODES
    127 - APPENDIX B - 100-PAIR INDOOR CABLE COLOUR CODES
    130 - APPENDIX C - 100 PAIR OUTDOOR UNDERGROUND CABLE COLOUR CODES
    132 - APPENDIX D - TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLING ADVICE FORM
    133 - APPENDIX E - PREFERRED DRAFTING SYMBOLS
    139 - APPENDIX F - GLOSSARY
    139 - DEFINITIONS
    150 - ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
    155 - REFERENCES

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    Provides guidance on cabling practices to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 3080 and relevant AUSTEL/ACA Standards. It focuses on the use of Category 5 unshielded twisted pair and multimode optical fibre cabling, together with recommended connecting hardware. It applies primarily to the cabling of buildings for organizations that are office oriented, but would also be of assistance in small office/home office, industrial and commercial installations, which are covered by AS/NZS 3086. It supplements the information in AS/NZS 3080 and AS/NZS 3086 with explanatory material, practical details and generally useful information to assist installers and others in the field.

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    International Standard ISO/IEC 11801 specifies generic cabling for use within commercial premises which may comprise single buildings or multiple buildings (on a campus). The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3080 incorporates ISO/IEC 11801, with amendments where appropriate. The Austel Technical Standard TS 009 defines the wiring rules for customer premises cabling locations, equipment and hazards. This Handbook provides cablers with a 'field' document to allow them to cable premises for voice, data, image, video, and similar, guiding them through appropriate standard requirements with cross references to the actual Standards, should that become necessary for clarification.

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    Committee IT-017
    Document Type Handbook
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    First published as HB 29-1998.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1939-1990 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment (IP Code)
    AS 1768-1991 Lightning protection
    AS/NZS 2211.2:1997 Laser safety Safety of optical fibre communication systems
    AS/NZS 3085.1:1995 Telecommunications installations - Administration of communications cabling systems Basic requirements
    AS/NZS 3086:1996 Telecommunications installations - Integrated telecommunications cabling systems for small office/home office premises
    AS 3080-1992 Telecommunications installations - Integrated communications cabling systems for commercial premises
    AS 3260-1988 Approval and test specification - Safety of information technology equipment including electrical business equipment
    AS/NZS 2211.1:1997 Laser safety Equipment classification, requirements and user’s guide
    AS 3084-1993 Telecommunications installations - Telecommunications pathways and spaces for commercial buildings
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