Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials – Part 408: Miscellaneous tests – Long-term stability test of polyethylene and polypropylene compounds
|Publication Date:||1 March 2012|
|ICS Code (Cables):||29.060.20|
|ICS Code (Insulating materials in general):||29.035.01|
This Part 408 of IEC 60811 gives the procedure to establish as to whether or not the quality of a cable's components will be satisfactory over the proposed life of a communication cable.
This test is considered only as a material selection test to ensure that the chosen materials are satisfactory for the intended life of the cable. The test duration makes the test unsuitable for routine quality control testing; one method found suitable for monitoring raw materials is given in IEC 60811-410.