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IEC 60793-1-53:2014 – Optical Fibers – Part 1-53: Measurement Methods and Test Procedures – Water Immersion Tests
05/14/2014

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published IEC 60793-1-53:2014, “Optical Fibers – Part 1-53: Measurement Methods and Test Procedures – Water Immersion Tests.” The new standard is available in the IEC’s webstore here.

“IEC 60793-1-53:2014 provides a practical method for evaluating fiber 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 fibers and class B and C single-mode fibers 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.”

“This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2001, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

  • harmonizing the content with sectional specifications of relevant fiber types;
  • extending the applicability of the standard to Class C single-mode fibers.”
 

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