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Revision A, May 26, 1992

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FOTP-85 Fiber Optic Cable Twist Test

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , August 2, 2013

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Intent.1 The intent of this test is to establish the ability of a fiber optic cable (or fiber optic cable component, when appropriate) to mechanically withstand twisting.

Measurements. The following parameters may be measured or observed:

(a) The number of broken fibers caused by twisting.

(b) Any change in the outer covering.

(c) The change in optical measurement results caused by twisting.

1For a similar test for fiber optic connecting devices, see FOTP- 3 6.