ASTM International - ASTM D4731-93(1998)
Standard Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
|Publication Date:||10 February 1998|
|ICS Code (Coaxial cables. Waveguides):||33.120.10|
1.1 This specification covers a variety of petroleum-based and other compounds used for filling the air spaces in telecommunications wires and cables (both electrical and fiber optic) for the purpose of preventing water and other undesirable fluids from entering or migrating through the cable structure. (For related standards see Specifications D4730 and D4732).
1.2 A hot-application compound is a material that requires melting in order to be applied as a liquid and its melting point may affect its performance in the finished cable product.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are the standard.