|CableLAN - the ONLY place for nuclear power plant fiber optic and electrical communication cables|
CableLAN Products supplies Fiber optic, category 5e
and category 6 communication cables
specifically designed for nuclear power plants, built
under a 10CFR50, Appendix B quality assurance program. CableLAN is the exclusive
world-wide distributor of fiber optic cables manufactured by Draka
(formerly Chromatic Technologies) and Category 5e cables made by Champlain
Draka, the world's largest manufacturer of multimode optical fiber and one of the top 3 suppliers of singlemode fiber, is the world's only integrated fiber and cable manufacturer with an Appendix B program. Draka's multimode optical fiber, made by a proprietary plasma chemical vapor deposition (PCVD) process, has outstanding optical performance and superior radiation resistance.
|Fiber Optic Cables|
tight buffer and loose tube cables
with both multimode and singlemode
fibers. Breakout cables, with the most robust design are easily terminated into
almost any connector. Breakout cables are especially popular in nuclear plants,
where easy installation minimizes the cable's total installed cost. For outdoor
installation, loose tube cables are the preferred design.
The cables meet the flame test requirements of IEEE383 and are rated OFNR. The cables are made with low smoke, zero halogen (LSZH) materials and contain no PVC. The cables have been analyzed by Arrhenius techniques for 60-year life and have been tested for exposure to elevated radiation levels.
For installations requiring greater flame resistance, we supply breakout and tight buffer cables that meet not only IEEE383 flame requirements, but also the NFPA 262 (plenum) test. These cables are also PVC-free, making them particularly suitable for nuclear power plant service..
All cables can contain multimode, or singlemode fibers, or combination of each. Radiation resistant fibers have been tested to over 1 megarad gamma radiation exposure, while maintaining outstanding performance optical performance. Built using their proprietary PCVD process, Draka fibers outperform all other multimode fibers during and after exposure to radiation.
|Category 5e and Category 6 cables|
Today's plants are using Ethernet communications
throughout the facility. CableLAN supplies both Ethernet electrical
communication cables that meet the flame test requirements of IEEE383 and are
PVC-free! Using LSZH materials, the cables are made under an Appendix B
Where a plenum rated cable is needed, CableLAN supplies a PVC-free design with FEP insulation and fluoropolymer jackets. Because the cables are manufactured under the Appendix B program, you are assured that these cables will not only meet the standards, but are PVC free.
While these cables have not been evaluated for accident conditions, they are suitable for use in cable trays throughout the plant, and in control rooms.
|Cable Assemblies and Connectors|
CableLAN provides a variety of optical fiber connectors and
pre-terminated optical cable assemblies, using
designs selected specifically for nuclear plant applications. By purchasing your
connectors from us, you're assured that the connectors and cable are compatible.
Pre-terminated cable assemblies eliminate expensive field labor and are tested
for optical performance; therefore, your overall costs are less. We've been supplying connectors and
assemblies to nuclear plants for many years.
We also offer seismically qualified fiber optic cable assemblies.
We also provide Cat 5e LSZH patch cords, using IEEE383 rated cables. Call for more information.