TIA revising standard on temperature-cycling effects

The ‘B’ revision of TIA-455-3 will consider optical-fiber units, optical cable and other passive fiber-optic components.

The Telecommunications Industry Association’s TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest as the group initiates the “B” revision of the TIA-455-3 standard. The 455-3-B specification’s initial title is “Procedure to Measure Temperature Cycling Effects on Optical Fiber Units, Optical Cable, and Other Passive Fiber Optic Components.”

“This test procedure describes a method for the determination of temperature cycling effects or the temperature dependence of attenuation on optical fiber units, cables, cable assemblies, connectors, and/or other passive fiber-optic devices,” the TIA said when announcing the call for interest. “This procedure tests the ability of the component to withstand changes in temperature of the surrounding atmosphere that may be encountered during operation.”

The TIA said stakeholders may include, but are not limited to, telecommunications optical-fiber manufacturers, developers and users. Anyone with interest in this revision process can get more information by emailing standards@tiaonline.org.

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