Accession Number : ADP005290

Title :   Fiber Optic Cable Flammability Performance,

Corporate Author : GENERAL CABLE CO EDISON NJ

Personal Author(s) : Maack,David R. ; Kachmar,Wayne M. ; Masterson,Joseph B.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Tight buffered fiber optic cables were made using a number of different materials and subjected to flame testing. The results show that different materials and combinations of materials do not perform equally. The best flame resistance was obtained when the outer jacket was a very flame resistant material. It was also found that the contribution of a burning tight buffer material did not significantly affect the results of the tests until the flame resistance of the outer jacket material dropped. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *CABLES, FLAMES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), BUFFERS, RETARDATION

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE