Inspection, testing, and commissioning
All testing shall comply with AS/NZS 3087 in accordance with the values set out in AS/NZS 3080. If test results for existing cabling are not available and it is to be retained, then testing of all cabling should be carried out. The cabling system Contractor shall supply all labour, materials and equipment required for fully testing and commissioning the installation.
Permanent link copper testing shall be performed in all cases. Channel testing shall be utilised for fault location and performance verification only. Testing shall only be performed using calibrated test and simulation equipment. A Level III tester shall be used for Class E testing while a Level IIe tester may be used for Class D testing.
The test results, for all cables, connectors and outlets shall be fully documented and tabulated, identifying each cable and each outlet or interface port by its label. Testing shall not proceed until all labelling and documentation is complete so that the test results accurately reflect the actual cables and connectors. All test results shall be included in the “as-built” document manual.
The Contractor shall include a copy of all relevant specifications and compliance reports for the cables and connecting hardware used in the installation in the “as-built” document manual.
A representative of the ECE Service may inspect installations from time to time to confirm compliance with the specifications and construction drawings.
The manufacturer of the cabling system shall inspect the site to confirm compliance with this specification and their warranty requirements and provide “sign-off”.
Balanced Cabling and Connecting Hardware
Test personnel and the test methodology shall comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 3087.
The acceptance testing and certification report section for balanced cabling shall include the test results for each link. The test report shall be provided in the native file format of the test equipment and include as a minimum the following details and tests results for each link:
Cable and outlet/port identification
Test equipment and test configuration details
Wire map testing
Cabling performance parameters as specified as AS/NZS 3080
Date and time of testing
Name and signature of testing engineer
The Contractor shall fully test the cabling system for wire map (including pin assignment and colour coding), cable length and performance of all cable pairs.
The cable system shall be tested for compliance with AS/NZS 3087 in accordance with the AS/NZS 3080 and certified to Class E Permanent Link and warranted to Class E Channel performance in accordance with Clause 6 of AS/NZS 3080.
Any cable run not meeting the required performance standards shall be replaced at the expense of the Contractor.
The equipment manufacturer shall provide certification in writing indicating full compliance of the balanced cabling connecting hardware (telecommunication outlets and patch panels) with the Class E cabling system. Certification shall include test results as recorded by the appropriate test laboratory.
The cabling system installer shall certify the performance of each channel (horizontal and backbone) to Class E (all frequencies up to and including 250 MHz) for all pairs as detailed in AS/NZS 3080. The overall responsibility for achieving and demonstrating this performance objective shall remain with the contractor.