QFOU type, TCWB armoured, SHF2, fire resistant IEC60331, fire retardant IEC60332-3-22 Cat.A

Loose tube design, up to 72 cores, tinned copper wire braid armoured, SHF2, Fire Resistant & Fire Retardant
OQFOU, 07.03.2020/AP rev.1
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 +90 °CBend minimum : 15 times O.D.
Pull maximum : 2000N
Crush maximum : 3000N/100mm
Impact maximum : 20J
Cable weight : 250 kg/km




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 10.0mm.
Armour : tinned copper wire braid. Coverage ≥85%.
Outer jacket : Black SHF2 material 1.2mm thick. Nominal outer diameter 13.5mm.
Marking : APS Finland – QFOU – FIBER OPTIC CABLE [Fibre count and type] – IEC 60331-25 [1000°C 180 min] – IEC 60332-3-22 – Lot no + meter marking – [A]

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 3hrs < 1 dB/fiber, @1000°C 3hours < 1,5 dB/fiber)
Ozone resistant :
 IEC 60811-403

Oil, fuel and hydrocarbon resistant :  IEC60811
Water penetration: IEC 60794-1-2-F5-B (loose tubes)
Water absorption: IEC60811-402 (70°C, 240hrs, increase of weight <7.5mg/cm²)
SHF2 : IEC 60092-360 (IEC 60092-359:1987-03)

UV resistant : ASTM-D-2565-16 (720 hrs, max elongation change +/-40%)
Cold bend : CSA 22/2 No.0.3-01 210.2M90 @ -40°C


Ordering and delivery information

Fiber countSMOM1OM1+OM2OM3OM4Packaging
12OQFOU12S2OQFOU12M1OQFOU12MEOQFOU12M2OQFOU12M3OQFOU12M4drum 2000m (+/-5%)
24OQFOU24S2OQFOU24M1OQFOU24MEOQFOU24M2OQFOU24M3OQFOU24M4drum 2000m (+/-5%)
48OQFOU48S2OQFOU48M1OQFOU48MEOQFOU48M2OQFOU48M3OQFOU48M4drum 2000m (+/-5%)
72OQFOU72S2OQFOU72M1OQFOU72MEOQFOU72M2OQFOU72M3OQFOU72M4drum 2000m (+/-5%)




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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