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AFL adds new gel-free cables to loose tube cable family

February 18, 2015 | By Renée Francoeur

February 18, 2015 – AFL has added three new products qualified for use in industrial environments to its line of loose tube cables.

The new cables include the gel-free extreme low temp LSZH double jacket I/O loose tube cable, the listed gel-free LSZH loose tube cable, and the XLPO LSZH gel-free I/O loose tube cable.

Utilizing dry water blocking technology, these cables now feature fiber counts up to 288 in listed-cable solutions, said AFL.

The outer jacket of the new cables consists of a flame retardant, low smoke, zero halogen material that meets the requirements of IEEE 1202 vertical flame propagation test and UL 1685 limited smoke generation test. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations, the cables also feature an aluminum interlock armoring option for installation in exposed areas.


With the new design, installation can be achieved in cable trays with direct exposure to sunlight, oils and chemicals commonly found in industrial settings like petrochemical processing plants, refineries, wastewater treatment facilities, subway tunnels, mines and factory floor environments, the company said.

The cables meet the requirements of NFPA 130 and NFPA 502, which are the standards for fixed guideway transit systems, road tunnels and bridges.

PHOTO: Gel-free extreme low temp LSZH double jacket I/O loose tube.

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