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Rules for Network Cabling in Sydney – What we need to know

This is to introduce that there are certain rules set by Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) for network cabling in Sydney The objective of these set standards is to set out the minimum requirements that may ensure safety and integrity of a cabling installation system.

Following below are the set rules for Network Cabling:

  1. Safe and sound practice

All customers cabling installation should be done with principles of Safe and sound practices. That may lead to injury of cabling provider or any other person, such as:

  1. Put visible marking while doing cable installation, that are misleading, or
  2. Physical protrusions in traffic prone areas.

  1. Manufacturer’s Instruction Manual

All cable related equipment should have its installation under the guidelines of its manual including the electrical distribution board approval on it, such as things like cable radius, tension, cable tie pressure colour code etc.

  1. Compliance Labelling

None of the cabling should be installed in any customer premises which are not labelled with accordance of Telecommunication Notice.

  1. Protection against damage

All part of installation should have adequate protection against damage which might be expected to result from mechanical injury, exposure to weather, water retention or any other circumstance to which they will be exposed under the condition of their usage.

  1. Hazardous Voltages

Cabling shall not be used to carry a hazardous voltage especially for underground electric cable installation.

  1. Cable Joints

A cable joint has a vital role to play for all types of cables, using suitable connectors, joiners, compression fittings or other compliant devices. It also includes the physical protection of the joints.

In Sydney, Gm Cabling Solutions is one of the top companies specialized in network cabling system. We provide all kinds of cable installation with in the ACMA Standards. Visit our website to know more about us.

Top Benefits Of Underground Electrical Cable Revealed

Are you still having apprehensions whether to choose underground electrical cable over overhead electrical cable? While both of these cabling systems can provide the same power supply there are a lot of benefits for opting on underground electrical cabling system and here are some of them.

  • Environment-friendly

If you will compare the installation of underground electrical cable and overhead electrical cable the underground cables offer a better view because the cables installed are completely invisible. The power lines are hidden and won’t create an obstruction to any view. Aside from that, the underground electrical cable is good to the environment because they don’t need to use huge poles during the installation unlike the overhead power towering wooden or metal poles are needed to connect electrical lines.

  • Fewer resources needed

The resource materials needed for underground electrical cable are fewer if compared to the quantity of materials that the overhead power lines will require.  With underground power cabling, the need for posts is eliminated. No need to worry about the supply of logs, digging the ground and burying them just to install power lines. The entire process of underground power lines installation will only require pipes or ducts, so the overhead cost for this project is not expensive.

  • Uninterruptible power supplies

Another amazing benefit of underground electrical cable installation is the guaranteed uninterruptible power supplies. Since, the power lines are installed underground any bad weather condition or external element present in our environment (overgrown tree, strong wind) will not disrupt the quality of power supply. Users of underground power cabling system can enjoy stable power connection at all times.

  • Safer

Yes, this is one of the benefits that underground electrical cable promise to deliver to all end-users that opted for this type of power lines installation – safer. Why? First, the electrical power lines are secured underground, so need to fear of direct contact with high voltage power lines. Second, unlike the overhead cabling system where power lines may become loose due to strong winds or fallen trees, the underground power cables aren’t exposed, eliminating the risks of injuries and deaths that downed power lines can cause to any human being.

Will underground electrical power cables applicable anywhere?

There are cases wherein the underground electrical cabling system may not work. A location situated with water source like waterways may not be a suitable place to install underground power cables. It’s crucial that an expert will assess the location prior installation of underground electrical cable.

If you want more information about the best power cabling system that will deliver uninterruptible power supplies, inquire at GM and let their specialist on underground power application come up with a design that will work out for your situation.