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    Communications Cabling Manual, Module 2: Communications 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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017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:  01-01-2000

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - HB 29:2000 COMMUNICATIONS CABLING MANUAL - MODULE 2 - COMMUNICATIONS CABLING HANBOOK
    3 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    11 - INTRODUCTION
    12 - SECTION 1 GENERAL
    12 - 1.1 Scope
    12 - 1.2 Cabling system
    13 - 1.3 Safety
    13 - 1.3.1 Earth Potential Rise (EPR)
    14 - 1.3.2 OH& S
    15 - SECTION 2 PLANNING
    15 - 2.1 Overview
    16 - 2.2 Site survey
    17 - 2.3 System design
    17 - 2.3.1 Pathways
    19 - 2.3.2 Termination planning
    28 - 2.3.3 Choosing cable type
    32 - 2.3.4 Segregation-General
    33 - 2.3.5 Indoor cabling
    40 - 2.3.6 Outdoor cabling
    53 - SECTION 3 PATHWAYS
    53 - 3.1 Overview
    53 - 3.2 Cable trays
    54 - 3.2.1 Catenaries
    56 - 3.2.2 Conduit and ducts
    59 - 3.2.3 Telecommunications closet
    59 - 3.2.4 Distributor mounting
    59 - 3.3 Backbone pathways
    59 - 3.3.1 Intra-building
    61 - 3.3.2 Inter-building
    61 - 3.4 Horizontal pathways
    61 - 3.4.1 Infloor pathways
    62 - 3.4.2 Access floor
    63 - 3.4.3 Ceiling pathway
    64 - 3. 5 Workstations
    66 - SECTION 4 INSTALLATION PRACTICES
    66 - 4.1 Overview
    66 - 4.1.1 Copper
    66 - 4.1.2 Fibre
    67 - 4.2 Running cable
    67 - 4.2.1 General
    70 - 4.2.2 Pulling tension
    70 - 4.2.3 Bending radius
    70 - 4.2.4 Cable ties
    71 - 4.2.5 Terminations
    72 - 4.3 Fibre connections
    72 - 4.3.1 Connectors
    73 - 4.3.2 Fusion splicing
    73 - 4.3.3 Mechanical jointing
    73 - 4.3.4 Labelling
    79 - 4.3.5 Outdoor cabling
    80 - 4.4 Earthing requirements
    80 - 4.4.1 Telecommunications Reference Conductor (TRC)
    80 - 4.4.2 General
    80 - 4.4.3 Summary of practices
    81 - 4.4.4 Connecting the main TRC cable to the FD link bar
    81 - 4.4.5 Pre-wired TRC system
    82 - 4.5 Communications Earth System (CES)
    82 - 4.5.1 General
    82 - 4.5.2 Summary of practices
    84 - 4.6 Provision of a TRC or CES at a separate building
    85 - 4.7 Comparison diagrams
    85 - 4.7.1 Telecommunications Reference Conductor (TRC)
    86 - 4.7.2 Communications Earth System (CES)
    87 - 4.7.3 Earth bonding
    88 - 4.8 Earthing of backmounts for surge suppression devices
    88 - 4.8.1 Summary of practices
    89 - 4.9 Resistance of the TRC system
    91 - 4.10 Resistance of the CES
    91 - 4.11 Earthing of cabinets
    92 - 4.12 Earthing of Customer Switching Systems (CSS)
    92 - 4.12.1 Customer Switching Systems Earthing Requirements (AUSTEL Technical Approvals Guide No 7, Issue 11 March 1997)
    95 - 4.13 Safety
    95 - 4.13.1 Safety in summary
    96 - 4.13.2 Fibre safety
    98 - SECTION 5 TESTING AND ADMINISTRATION (Copper Cable)
    98 - 5.1 Overview
    100 - 5.2 Tests to be performed
    100 - 5.2.1 General
    100 - 5.2.2 Wire map
    102 - 5.2.3 Length
    103 - 5.2.4 Attenuation
    104 - 5.2.5 Near-end crosstalk (NEXT)
    106 - 5.2.6 Attenuation to crosstalk ratio (ACR)
    107 - 5.2.7 Propagation delay
    109 - 5.2.8 Delay skew
    110 - 5.2.9 Power sum NEXT (PSNEXT)
    110 - 5.2.10 Power sum ACR (PSACR)
    111 - 5.2.11 Equal level far-end crosstalk (ELFEXT)
    113 - 5.2.12 Power sum ELFEXT (PSELFEXT)
    114 - 5.2.13 Return loss
    115 - 5.3 Administration
    115 - 5.3.1 General
    118 - 5.3.2 Test results
    120 - SECTION 6 TESTING AND ADMINISTRATION (Optical Fibre Cable)
    120 - 6.1 Overview
    120 - 6.2 Light source and power meter
    120 - 6.3 Mode normalization for multi- mode testing (mode stripping)
    121 - 6.4 Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR)
    121 - 6.5 Tests to be performed
    123 - 6.6 Administration
    125 - APPENDIX A - MEASURING RESISTANCE
    125 - A1 Measuring TRC resistance
    127 - A2 Resistance limits
    127 - A3 Accidental bonding
    128 - A3.1 Method of measurement
    128 - A3.2 Using a megger
    129 - A4 Measuring CES resistance
    132 - APPENDIX B - 4-PAIR CABLE COLOUR CODES
    132 - B1 COLOUR CODES-Insulation colours
    133 - APPENDIX C - 100-PAIR INDOOR CABLE COLOUR CODES
    135 - APPENDIX D - 100 PAIR OUTDOOR UNDERGROUND CABLE COLOUR CODES
    137 - APPENDIX E - TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLING ADVICE FORM (TCA1)
    139 - APPENDIX F - PREFERRED DRAFTING SYMBOLS
    144 - APPENDIX G - GLOSSARY
    144 - G1 DEFINITIONS
    144 - G1.1 Administration
    144 - G1.2 Adaptor
    144 - G1.3 Attenuation
    144 - G1.4 Backbone bonding conductor
    144 - G1.5 Backbone cabling
    144 - G1.6 Backbone raceway
    145 - G1.7 Balun
    145 - G1.8 Basic Rate Access (ISDN)
    145 - G1.9 Binder group
    145 - G1.10 Block cabling
    145 - G1.11 Bonding
    145 - G1.12 Building
    145 - G1.13 Building cabling (NZ)
    145 - G1.14 Building distribution frame (NZ)
    146 - G1.15 Building services manager
    146 - G1.16 Building owner
    146 - G1.17 Cabinet or rack
    146 - G1.18 Cable terminal (NZ)
    146 - G1.19 Channel
    146 - G1.20 Characteristic impedance (Zo)
    146 - G1.21 Clear title (NZ)
    146 - G1.22 Closet
    147 - G1.23 Commercial building
    147 - G1.24 Cord
    147 - G1.25 Core area
    147 - G1.26 Crosstalk
    147 - G1.27 Customer premises cabling
    147 - G1.28 Customer
    147 - G1.29 Demarcation frame (DF) (NZ)
    147 - G1.30 Device
    147 - G1.31 Earthing electrode
    147 - G1.32 Emergency power
    148 - G1.33 Equipment interconnect
    148 - G1.34 Equipotential bond
    148 - G1.35 External services
    148 - G1.36 Facility cabling
    148 - G1.37 Far end crosstalk (FEXT)
    148 - G1.38 Final distribution point (FDP) (AUS)
    148 - G1.39 Foil shielded twisted pair (FTP)
    148 - G1.40 Frame
    148 - G1.41 Grounding
    149 - G1.42 Grounding conductor
    149 - G1.43 Horizontal cabling
    149 - G1.44 Hybrid cable
    149 - G1.45 Integral bearer
    149 - G1.46 Intermediate cross-connect
    149 - G1.47 Jointing pit
    149 - G1.48 Main cross-connect
    149 - G1.49 Modular socket/connector
    149 - G1.50 Multimode optical fibre (MMOF)
    150 - G1.51 Near-end crosstalk (NEXT)
    150 - G1.52 Network Boundary (AUS)
    150 - G1.53 Network termination device (NTD)
    150 - G1.54 Occupier
    150 - G1.55 Optical cross-connect
    150 - G1.56 Optical inter-connect
    150 - G1.57 Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR)
    150 - G1.58 Private automatic branch exchange (PABX)
    150 - G1.59 Pigtail
    151 - G1.60 Power sum crosstalk
    151 - G1.61 Primary Rate Access (ISDN)
    151 - G1.62 Public network interface
    151 - G1.63 Record
    151 - G1.64 Record drawing (‘ as built’)
    151 - G1.65 Report
    151 - G1.66 Return loss (RL)
    151 - G1.67 Service cable (NZ)
    152 - G1.68 Service delivery point (SDP)
    152 - G1.69 Service fitting (NZ)
    152 - G1.70 Service provider
    152 - G1.71 Sheath
    152 - G1.72 Shield
    152 - G1.73 Short haul leased circuit (NZ)
    152 - G1.74 Signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio
    152 - G1.75 Single mode optical fibre (SMOF)
    152 - G1.76 Socket
    152 - G1.77 Station/Station equipment
    153 - G1.78 Structured cabling system
    153 - G1.79 Telecom network cable (NZ)
    153 - G1.80 Telecom network frame (NZ)
    153 - G1.81 Telecom network termination (NZ)
    153 - G1.82 Telecom-owned building cable (NZ)
    153 - G1.83 Telecommunications infrastructure
    153 - G1.84 Telecommunication media
    153 - G1.85 Telecommunications service entrance
    154 - G1.86 Telecommunications space
    154 - G1.87 Termination hardware
    154 - G1.88 Time domain reflectometer (TDR)
    154 - G1.89 Topology
    154 - G1.90 Tube
    154 - G1.91 Twist rate
    154 - G1.92 Useable floor space
    154 - G1.93 User code
    154 - G1.94 Utilities
    154 - G1.95 Wiring
    154 - G1.96 Work area (Workstation)
    155 - G2 Abbreviations and acronyms
    158 - APPENDIX H - REFERENCES

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Provides cablers with a practical 'field' guide to allow them to cable premises for voice, data, and video. It guides them through appropriate standard requirements with cross references to the actual Standards, (AUSTEL TS 009 and AS/NZS 3080).

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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 TS 009 or its replacement 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 CT-001
    Document Type Handbook
    Product Note Replaces CCM 04-1998, CCM 05-1998, CCM 06-1998 and CCM 07-1998 which are. Withdrawn
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    First published as HB 29-1998.
    Second edition 2000. First published as HB 29-1998. Second edition 2000.

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

    AS/NZS 3080:2000 Telecommunications installations - Integrated telecommunications cabling systems for commercial premises
    AS 1768-1991 Lightning protection
    AS/NZS 3086:1996 Telecommunications installations - Integrated telecommunications cabling systems for small office/home office premises
    AS 1939-1990 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment (IP Code)
    AS 1345-1995 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts (Reconfirmed 2018)
    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 3015-1993 Electrical installations - Extra-low voltage d.c. power supplies within public telecommunications networks
    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 3594:1994 Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems - Interface connector and contact assignments for ISDN basic access interface located at reference points S and T
    AS/NZS 3087:2000 Telecommunications installations - Generic cabling systems - Specification for the testing of balanced communication cabling in accordance with values set out in AS/NZS 3080:2000
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 3084-1993 Telecommunications installations - Telecommunications pathways and spaces for commercial buildings
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