MTFH Fire Resistant Single SWA Armoured LSZH

Up to 48 cores, single layer metal armour LSZH, Fire Resistant & Fire Retardant
MTFH, 15.11.2017/AP


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Suitable for duct and underground installation
Rodent protected
Dry core
Fire resistant
Flame retardant
Halogen free and Low smoke emission
UV stabilized


Storage and handling 

Store at : -40 to +80 °C
Install at : -10 to +60 °C, Bend minimum : 20 times O.D.
Operate at : -40 to +80 °C, Bend minimum : 10 times O.D.
Pull maximum : 2500N (installation), 800N (permanent)
Crush maximum : 3500N/100mm
Impact maximum : 10J
Cable nominal weight : 370 kg/km



Bare fiber : 250µm
Colour code : See table
Buffer : Loose tube 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 : Thermoplastic resin coated single strand
Cable core : Loose tubes and fillers (when necessary) assembled around the central member.
Peripheral strength member : swellable glass yarns.
Wrapping :  water blocking tape.
Inner sheath : Black LSZH material.
Armour : single layer of galvanized steel wires. Coverage ≥80%.
Outer jacket : Black LSZH UV-Resistant material. Nominal outer diameter 14.5mm.
Marking : APS Finland ww/mm – Fiber Optic Cable MTFH “fiber count and type” – LSZH IEC60331-25 IEC60332-3-24 Cat.C – lot + meter



Environmental properties and Fire Performances

Degree of acidity of gases : IEC 60754-1, IEC 60754-2 
Halogen acid gas : IEC 60754-1, IEC 60754-2
Smoke Emission : IEC 61034-2, EN 50268-2
Toxicity of evolved gas : EN 50305 9.2
Flame retardant : IEC 60332-1-2
Fire retardant : IEC 60332-3-24 Cat.C
Fire resistant : IEC 60331-25
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


Colour code of fibers

  01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 
Natural Red Green Yellow Brown Blue Violet Orange Grey White Black Pink 

Other colour code available upon request.


Colour code of tubes

  Tube 4-12 fibers 24 fibers 36 fibers 48 fibers 
Red (4-12 fibers) Red (12 fibers) Red (12 fibers) Red (12 fibers) 
Filler Green (12 fibers) Green (12 fibers) Green (12 fibers) 
Filler Filler Natural (12 fibers) Natural (12 fibers) 
Filler Filler Filler Natural (12 fibers) 

Other colour code available upon request.

Ordering and delivery information

  Fiber count P/NPackaging 
MTFH04xx drum 2000m (+/-5%) 
MTFH08xxdrum 2000m (+/-5%) 
12 MTFH12xxdrum 2000m (+/-5%) 
24 MTFH24xxdrum 2000m (+/-5%) 
36 MTFH36xxdrum 2000m (+/-5%) 
48 MTFH48xxdrum 2000m (+/-5%) 

xx = fiber type : OS2=S2, OM1=M1, OM2=M2, OM3=M3, OM4=M4, OM5=M5


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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