Structured cabling in an industrial environment (e.g, (such as manufacturing facilities, laboratories, refineries, etc.) may be subject to more hostile environmental conditions that commercial building cabling plants.

ANSI/TIA-1005-A “Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises” was developed by the TIA TR-42.9 Industrial Infrastructure Subcommittee and published in May, 2012.  This Standard provides infrastructure, distance, telecommunications outlet/connector configuration, and topology requirements for cabling deployed in industrial environments.

ANSI/TIA-1005-A Content

  • Industrial Areas
  • Telecommunications Spaces
  • Telecommunications Pathways
  • Firestopping
  • Backbone Cabling (Cabling Substem 2 and 3)
  • Horizontal Cabling (Cabling Subsystem 1)
  • Work Area
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Industrial Cabling Performance Requirements
  • Annexes addressing Requirements and Guidelines for Two-Pair, 100 Ohm Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling, Guidance on Using More Than Four Connections in a Channel, and Extending Fiber Optic Channels

MICE Classification

Four levels of environmental classifications for mechanical, ingress, climatic/chemical, and electromagnetic robustness are provide to characterize cabling system and component robustness in industrial environments.  There are three classifications are numbered 1, 2 or 3 for each category, which relate to the severity of the environmental parameter.  The environmental classification for a commercial building is typically M1I1C1E1.  The harshest environmental classification is M3I3C3E3.




NOTE: The parameters listed here do not represent all MICE elements.  Refer to TIA-568-C.0 for a complete listing of parameters.

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