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Structured Cabling Standards

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ACCL, as a matter of good practice, adheres to European and international Standards for the specification and installation of structured cabling systems as follows:

  • ISO 11801: Information technology – Generic-cabling for customer premises.
  • BS EN 50173-1-2009: Information technology – Generic-cabling systems: General requirements and office areas.
  • BS EN 50174 -1-2009: Information technology – Cabling installation: Specification and quality assurance.
  • BS EN 50174 -2-2009: Information technology – Cabling installation: Installation planning and practices inside buildings.
  • BS EN 50174 -3-2003: Information technology – Cabling installation – Installation planning and practices outside buildings.
  • BS EN 50310: The Standard that governs the application of equipotential bonding and earthing in buildings with information technology equipment.
  • BS EN 50346: Information technology – Cabling installation: Testing of installed cabling.
  • BS 6701-2010: Telecommunication equipment and cabling.

The diagram (below) demonstrates how standards fit within the development of a structured cabling system. For further information of the positive impact of these Standards on the design, installation and commissioning of a structured cabling network infrastructure contact ACCL.

Building Design EN 5031 5.2 Common bonding network (CBN)
6.3 AC distribution system and bonding of protective conductor
Cabling Design EN 50173–1 4. Topology
5. Channel performance
7. Cable requirements
8. Connecting hardware requirements
9. Requirements for cords
A.1 Link performance limits
Planning EN 50174–1


EN 50174–2




EN 50174–3

EN 50310
4. Specification considerations
5. Quality assurance

4. Safety requirements
5. General installation practices for metallic and optical fibre cabling
6. Additional installation practice for optical fibre cabling


(for equipotential bonding)

5.2 CBN
6.3 AC Distribution system and bonding of the protective conductor
Implementation EN 50174–1


EN 50174–2



EN 50174–3

EN 50310


EN 50346
6. Documentation
7. Cabling administration

4. Safety requirements
5. General installation practices for metallic and optical fibre
6. Additional installation practice for optical fibre

(for equipotential bonding)

5.2 CBN
6.3 AC Distribution system and bonding of protective conductor

4. General requirements
5. Test parameters for balanced cabling
6. Test parameters for optical fibre cabling
Operation EN 50174–1 5. Quality assurance
7. Cabling administration
8. Repair and maintenance

 

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