GR-3155-CORE

GR 3155 Testing

Generic Requirements for Microducts for Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber microducts help deploy fiber and cables to the premises (home, office, etc). The general requirements specified in GR-3155 describe testing a group of microducts to ensure it can withstand compression, vibration, temperatre stressing, and other factors it might experience over it’s lifecycle. The document also cover couplers, pull-lines and other related hardware.

Some microduct testing include,

  • Compression – the product shall be subjected to a load of 150 pounds between two metal plates, at 50 degrees celsius. After the test the product shall show no evidence of damage such as rupture and cracking.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) – the product shall be exposed to 1000 or 1500 hours of testing per ASTM G 155 or ASTM G154, respectively. The product shall be inspected after the test and any craze or crack shall be noted.

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