Arctic Grade Fiber Optic cable QFCI SHF2

Up to 48 cores, metallic armoured, -65°C, SHF2, Fire Resistant & Fire Retardant
OQFCIA_2, 15.05.2014/AP rev.4


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Store at : -40 to +70 °C
Install at : -10 to +50 °CBend minimum : 20 times O.D.
Operate at : -65 to +80 °CBend minimum : 15 times O.D.
Pull maximum : 2000N
Crush maximum : 3000N/100mm
Impact maximum : 30J
Cable weight : 25




Bare fiber : 250µm
Buffer : Loose tube (Ø2.2mm) filled with jelly, housing up to 12 fibers
Colour code : See table
Fire protection : A fire barrier is applied over every single tube housing fibers
Central member : Steel rope with LSZH sheath
Cable core : Loose tubes and fillers (when necessary) are stranded around the central member. The core is wrapped by a tape.
Inner sheath : Black SHF1 material 1.0mm thick. Nominal outer diameter 10.1mm.
Armour : Galvanized steel, bronze or tinned copper wire braid. Coverage ≥85%.
Outer jacket : black Fire Retardant and UV Resistant SHF2 material, LSZH (nominal O.D. 14.0mm) .
Marking : APS Finland ww/mm – ARCTIC GRADE Fiber Optic Cable QFCI “fiber count and type” – SHF2 IEC60332-3-22 Cat A – TK/lot + meter



Environmental properties and Fire Performances

Degree of acidity of gases : IEC 60754-1, IEC 60754-2 (pH value ≥ 4,3 and Conductivity ≤10µS/mm)
Halogen acid gas : IEC 60754-1, IEC 60754-2 (Halogen acid gas emission ≤ 0.5%)
Smoke Emission : IEC 61034-2, EN 50268-2 (Transmittance) ≥ 60%)
Toxicity of evolved gas : EN 50305 9.2
Flame retardant : IEC 60332-1-2
Fire retardant : IEC 60332-3-22 Cat.A
Fire resistant : IEC 60331-25
Ozone resistant : IEC 60811-2-1
LSZH SHF2 : IEC 60092-360
Oil resistant : IEC 60811, IRM 903
MUD resistant : upon request
Water penetration: IEC 60794-1-2-F5-B (loose tubes)
Water absorption: IEC60811-402 (70°C, 240hrs, increase of weight <7.5mg/cm²)

UV resistant : IEC60811-2-1, ASTM-D-2565-92A
Cold Bend : CSA C22.2 (-65°C)
Cold Impact : CSA C22.2 (-55°C)



Colour code of fibers 

BlueOrangeGreenBrownGreyWhiteRed BlackYellow VioletPinkAqua


Colour code of tubes

BlueOrangeGreenBrownGreyWhiteRed BlackYellow VioletPinkAquaBlack



Ordering and delivery information

  Fiber count SM OM1 OM2 OM3 OM4 Packaging 
OQFCIA02S22 OQFCIA02M12 OQFCIA02M22 OQFCIA02M32 OQFCIA02M42 drum 2000m (+/-5%) 
OQFCIA04S22 OQFCIA04M12 OQFCIA04M22 OQFCIA04M32 OQFCIA04M42 drum 2000m (+/-5%) 
OQFCIA08S22 OQFCIA08M12 OQFCIA08M22 OQFCIA08M32 OQFCIA08M42 drum 2000m (+/-5%) 
12 OQFCIA12S22 OQFCIA12M12 OQFCIA12M22 OQFCIA12M32 OQFCIA12M42 drum 2000m (+/-5%) 
24 OQFCIA24S22 OQFCIA24M12 OQFCIA24M22 OQFCIA24M32 OQFCIA24M42 drum 2000m (+/-5%) 
48 OQFCIA48S22 OQFCIA48M12 OQFCIA48M22 OQFCIA48M32 OQFCIA48M42 drum 2000m (+/-5%) 

Note : for bronze braid add “B” at the end of the P/N, for bronze braid add “T” at the end of the P/N.


Other standards of reference

IEC 60092-370Electrical installations in ships: Guidance on the selection of cables for telecommunication and data.
DNV TAP 827.50/1Type Approval Program - Optical Fibre Cables
ABS SVRRules for building and classing. Steel Vessels.
ABS SMRRules for building and classing. Steel vessels under 90 meters.
IEC 60793General specifications for both multimode and single-mode optical fibres
IEC 60794general specifications for optical fibres cables

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