Optical fibres – Part 1-53: Measurement methods and test procedures – Water immersion tests
|Publication Date:||1 February 2014|
|ICS Code (Fibres and cables):||33.180.10|
This part of IEC 60793 provides a practical method for evaluating fibre performance in a defined environment.
The purpose of this standard is to define a test that determines the suitability of sub-category A1a to A1d multimode fibres and class B and C single-mode fibres to withstand the environmental condition of immersion in distilled or demineralized water which may occur in actual use, storage and/or transport. The test is primarily intended to permit the observation of effects of immersion in water over a given period. This procedure is conducted in accordance with IEC 60068-2-18, Test R.
NOTE The applicability of this test to other fibre categories is under study.