Fire Resistance Criteria – Ignitability Requirements for Equipment Assemblies, Ancillary Non-Metallic Apparatus, and Fire Spread Requirements for Wire and Cable
|Publication Date:||1 May 2018|
This standard is intended to cover the fire resistance characteristics of equipment assemblies and selected products and materials used within service provider's telecommunications networks, including OSP enclosures and battery systems.
The criteria within this standard are not applicable to electrically powered auxiliary equipment - such as oscilloscopes, personal computers, meters, etc. - that are not integral to the telecommunications equipment. AC Power distribution equipment is not covered by this standard, as the requirements are dictated by NFPA 70 and the appropriate safety Listing.
This American National Standard provides fire resistance requirements for new telecommunications equipment assemblies, electronic components, interconnection wire, and cable used in telecommunications networks. Test procedures and criteria are provided to determine the ignitability of components used in equipment subassemblies and the fire spread of wire and cable assemblies.
This standard provides fire resistance criteria that should be used to determine if the covered products and materials are appropriate for use in the service providers' telecommunications networks. Where appropriate, test procedures and performance criteria are provided to assist with product and materials evaluations.