QFCI type, loose tube, armoured, SHF1, fire resistant IEC60331, fire retardant IEC60332-3-22 Cat.A

Up to 48 cores, metallic armoured SHF1, Fire Resistant & Fire Retardant
OQFCI_1, 15.05.2014/AP rev.9
Type Approval: DNV-GL TAE00002VD 



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Store at : -40 to +70 °C
Install at : -10 to +50 °CBend minimum : 20 times O.D.
Operate at : -40 to +70 °CBend minimum : 15 times O.D.
Pull maximum : 2000N
Crush maximum : 3000N/100mm
Impact maximum : 20J
Cable weight : 240 kg/km




Bare fiber : 9/125/250 Single Mode or 50/125/250 OM2, OM3, OM4, OM5 or 62.5/125/250 OM1
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 SHF1 material 1.2mm thick. Nominal outer diameter 13.5mm.
Marking : APS Finland ww/mm – Fiber Optic Cable QF_I “fiber count and type” – SHF1 IEC60332-3-22 Cat A IEC60331-25 – 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 (750°C, 3 hours – 1000°C, 3 hours)
Oil resistant : intermittent splash – permanent resistance available 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


Ordering and delivery information

Fiber countSMOM1OM1+OM2OM3OM4Packaging
2OQFCI02S21OQFCI02M11OQFCI02ME1OQFCI02M21OQFCI02M31OQFCI02M41drum 2000m (+/-5%)
4OQFCI04S21OQFCI04M11OQFCI04ME1OQFCI04M21OQFCI04M31OQFCI04M41drum 2000m (+/-5%)
6OQFCI06S21OQFCI06M11OQFCI06ME1OQFCI06M21OQFCI06M31OQFCI06M41drum 2000m (+/-5%)
8OQFCI08S21OQFCI08M11OQFCI08ME1OQFCI08M21OQFCI08M31OQFCI08M41drum 2000m (+/-5%)
12OQFCI12S21OQFCI12M11OQFCI12ME1OQFCI12M21OQFCI12M31OQFCI12M41drum 2000m (+/-5%)
24OQFCI24S21OQFCI24M11OQFCI24ME1OQFCI24M21OQFCI24M31OQFCI24M41drum 2000m (+/-5%)
48OQFCI48S21OQFCI48M11OQFCI48ME1OQFCI48M21OQFCI48M31OQFCI48M41drum 2000m (+/-5%)

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



Colour code of fibers 

BlueOrangeGreenBrownGreyWhiteRed BlackYellow VioletPinkAqua


Colour code of tubes

BlueOrangeGreenBrownGreyWhiteRed BlackYellow VioletPinkAquaBlack


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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