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KUWAIT OIL COMPANY (K.S.C.)

STANDARDS PUBLICATION

KOC RECOMMENDED PRACTICE


FOR
TELECOMMUNICATION AND LOCAL AREA
NETWORK (LAN) INFRASTRUCTURE FOR
BUILDINGS
DOC. NO. KOC-T-001

STANDARDS TEAM

DOC. NO. KOC-T-001

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A SobYhry d K m i t P & W m b-on

KOC RECOMMENDED PRACTICE


FOR
TELECOMMUNICATION AND LOCAL AREA
NETWORK (LAN) INFRASTRUCTURE FOR
BUILDINGS
D0C.N 0. KOC-T-001

ISSUING AUTHORITY:

STANDARDS TEAM

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
FOREWORD

1.O

SCOPE

2.0

APPLICATION

3.0

TERMINOLOGY
3.1
Definitions
3.2
Abbreviations

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5
7

4.0

REFERENCE CODES AND STANDARDS


4.1
List o f Standards and Codes
4.2
Conflicts

8
8
10

5.0

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

11

6.0

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

11

7.0

EQUIPMENT IN HAZARDOUS AREAS

11

8.0

BASIC DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

12

9.0

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
9.1
General
9.2
Generic Cabling and Intelligent Physical Layer
Management System

12
12
13

10.0

MATERIAL AND INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS


10.1 General
10.2 Cable
10.3 Horizontal Cabling
10.4 Cable Pathways and Spaces
10.5 Telecommunication I LAN Outlets
10.6 Metal Boxes
10.7 Conduit
10.8 Floor Mounted Service Outlet Boxes
10.9 Telecommunication I LAN Distribution Frame I
Patch Panels
10.10 Patch Cords
10.1 1 Patch Cord Organizer
10.12 Intelligent Physical Layer Management System
10.13 LAN Cabinet
10.14 Grounding Requirements
10.15 Ducting and Cable Entry t o Building
10.16 U-PVC Pipe Ducts
10.17 Hand Holes
10.18 Telecommunication and LAN Room

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10.19 Installation Pre-Requisites

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WARRANTY A N D CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


1 1 .I Warranty
11.2 Certification Requirements

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12.0

TESTING

31

13.0

PACKING, MARKING AND DOCUMENTATION

32

14.0

QUALITY CONTROL
14.1 General
14.2 Quality Plan

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32
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15.0

QUALITY ASSURANCE

33

16.0

SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

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17.0

APPENDIX - 1:

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

TYPICAL HANDHOLE DETAILS

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FOREWORD
This document "KOC RP for Telecommunication and Local Area Network (LAN)
lnfrastructure for Buildings" (KOC-T-001) is intended t o provide minimum
requirements for the design basis, selection of equipment / materials and installation
of Telecommunication and L A N lnfrastructure for Buildings within KOC Facilities in
Kuwait.
This Recommended Practice has been approved by the Standards Team in
consultation with the Standards Technical Committee (STC) for use throughout the
corporate Engineering and Operational functions of Kuwait Oil Company (K.S.C.).
This RP sets out t o achieve the following objectives:
a)

To provide technical guidance and establish the base document for


developing project documents with a view t o achieve uniformity, safety,
quality, reliability and efficiency in an economical manner.

To assist the designers by providing technical information and engineering


practices for establishing the basis for detailed design of Telecommunication
and Local Area Network lnfrastructure for buildings, taking into consideration
of immediate requirements and the future expansion.

C)

To maintain the KOC requirements of safety and protection t o plant,


personnel and environment established by KOC's Fire & Safety Regulations,
Health, Safety & Environment Management System (HSEMS) and Health and
Environment (H&E) Guidelines.

Feedback as well as any comments or suggestions derived from the application of


this Recommended Practice at any stage of design, installation or operation are
invited and should be directed to:
Team Leader Standards Team
(Chairman, Standards Technical Committee)
Industrial Services Group, K.O.C.
P.O.Box-9758, Ahmadi - 6 1 0 0 8
State of Kuwait.

Task Force responsible for this Recommended Practice


The preparation of this RP w a s entrusted b y Standards Technical Committee t o the
Task Force (TF-TI01) comprising of the following members: Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.

A.Unnikrishnan
Standards Team
TF- Leader
Jamal Moh'd Amin Comm.& Network Team Member
Mohammed AI.Ajmi Technical Systems Team Member
Hamad Al-Subaie Comm.& Network Team Member
K.K. Narayanan
Technical Systems Team Member
K.K Shemej Kumar Design Team
Member
lshaque A. Parker Gen. Proj. Team
Member
Member
Saif Abdul Rehman Construction Team
Anthony Dwyer

Maj. Proj.-PMC (AMEC) Member

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1 .O

SCOPE

1 .I

This RP provides t h e minimum requirements for the design basis and


installation o f Telecommunication and Local Area Network (LAN)
lnfrastructure for Buildings at various KOC Facilities within Kuwait.

1.2

This RP also provides the general requirements for the selection of


equipment / materials for Telecommunication and LAN System for
Buildings.

1.3

The Scope o f this RP is limited t o the internal requirements for


Telecommunication and LAN System within building.

1.4

This RP does not cover any Vendor specific L A N for DCS, PLC, SCADA
System etc.

Note: The requirements covered in this RP (KOC-T-001 R e v - I ) shall


supersede similar requirements covered in "General Specification
for Telephone & Telecommunication Systems" (KOC STD-38 1/24).
2.0

APPLICATION

2.1

The Telecommunication and LAN Infrastructure for buildings shall comply


w i t h all the relevant requirements covered in this RP and the reference
standards / codes mentioned herein.

2.2

A n y exceptions or deviations from this RP, along w i t h their merits and


justifications, shall be brought t o the attention of KOCfs Controlling Team
for their review, consideration and amendment b y Standards Team (if
required).

2.3

Compliance w i t h this KOC RP does not of itself confer immunity from


legal or statutory obligations.

3.0

TERMINOLOGY

3.1

Definitions:
For t h e purpose of this Recommended Practice, the following definitions
apply

3.1 .I

Category 6 A (Augmented)
This designation applies t o 1 0 0 f2 cabling and components whose
transmission characteristics are specified upto 5 0 0 MHz for both internal
and external (alien) parameters.

3.1.2

KOC Controlling Team


A n y KOC Team authorized t o initiate a request for execution of a project
or procurement of materials / equipment for KOC.

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Contractor
The person, persons, firm or company contracted b y KOC t o undertake
the execution of the Work defined by the Contract.

3.1.4

Generic Cabling
Structured telecommunications cabling system, capable of supporting a
wide range of applications.

3.1.5

Horizontal Cabling
The Cabling connecting the floor distributor (distributor used t o connect
the horizontal cable and other cabling subsystems or equipment) t o the
telecommunication / data outlet(s).

3.1.6

Patch Cord

A length o f cable w i t h a "plug" on one or both ends.

3.1.7

Patch Panel
A connecting hardware system that facilitates cable termination and
cabling administration using patch cords.

3.1.8

Pathway

A facility for t h e placement of telecommunications cable.

3.1.9

Star Topology
A topology in which telecommunication cables are distributed from a
central point.

3.1.I0 Telecommunication I LAN Room


Enclosed space for housing telecommunication I LAN equipment, cable
terminations, interconnects and cross-connect.

3.1.I 1

Twisted Pair
Cable element that consists of t w o insulated conductors twisted together
i n a determined fashion t o form a balanced transmission line.

3.1.I 2

Work Area
Building space where the occupants interact w i t h telecommunications
terminal equipment.

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Abbreviations:

ACR

Attenuation t o Crosstalk Ratio

AFEXT

Alien Far End Cross Talk

ANEXT

Alien Near End Cross Talk

AWG

American Wire Gauge

BE

Building Entrance

CClA

Computer Communications Industry Association

DC

Direct Current

DCS

Distributed Control System

EIA

Electronic Industries Alliance

ELFEXT

Equal Level Far End Cross Talk Attenuation (loss)

EMC

Electro Magnetic Compatibility

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FEXT

Far End Cross Talk Attenuation (loss)

H&E

Health & Environment

HH

Hand Hole

HRC

High Rupturing Capacity

HSEMS

Health, Safety & Environment Management System

HS

Hydrogen Sulphide

HVAC

Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning

Hz

Hertz

IDC

Insulation Displacement Connection

IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IS0

International Standardization Organization

IT

Information Technology

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ITU

International Telecommunication Union

KOC

Kuwait Oil Company (K.S.C.)

LAN

Local Area Network

LSZH

L o w Smoke Zero Halogen

MDF

Main Distribution Frame

MOC

Ministry of Communication (State of Kuwait)

NEXT

Near-End Cross Talk

PABX

Public Automatic Branch Exchange

PLC

Programmable Logic Controller

PSACR

Power Sum Attenuation t o Crosstalk Ratio

SCADA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

ScTP

Screened Twisted-Pair

TDB

Telephone Distribution Box

TIA

Telecommunications Industries Association

U-PVC

Un-Plasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride

UTP

Unshielded Twisted Pair

Wi-Fi

Wireless Fidelity

4.0

REFERENCE CODES AND STANDARDS

4.1

List of Standards and Codes

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The design, selection of materials and installation of Telecommunication


and L A N System shall conform, except where otherwise specified, t o the
current issues and amendments of the applicable codes and standards,
including b u t n o t limited t o the following:
4.1 . I

International 1 National Standards


BS 7 6 7 1

Requirements for Electrical Installations. IEE


(Institution o f Electrical Engineers) Wiring
Regulations

BS EN 4 1 003

Particular Safety Requirements for Equipment t o


be connected t o Telecommunication Networks

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BS EN 5 0 1 7 3 Parts 1-3

lnformation Technology. Generic Cabling System

BS EN 5 0 3 1 0

Application
of
Equipotential Bonding and
Earthing
in
Buildings
with
information
Technology Equipment

BS EN 5 5 0 2 2

Information Technology Equipment - Radio


Disturbance Characteristics - Limits and Methods
of Measurement

IEC 6 0 5 2 9

Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP


Code)

IEEE 8 0 2 . 3

Information Technology - Telecommunication and


lnformation Exchange Between Systems - Local
and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific
Requirements-Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple
Access w i t h Collision Detection (CSMAICD).
Access Method and Physical Layer Specification

IS0 9 0 0 0 / 9 0 0 1 / 9 0 0 4

Quality Management Systems

IS0 11801

Information Technology
Customer Premises

NFPA 7 0

National Electrical Code

NFPA 7 6

Standard
for
the
Fire
Telecommunications Facilities

TIA / EIA 5 6 8

Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling


Standards

TIA / EIA 568-B.2-10

Transmission Performance Specification for 4-Pair


1 0 0 Ohm Augmented Category 6 Cabling

TIA / EIA 5 6 9 B

Commercial
Building
Pathways and Spaces

TIA / EIA 6 0 6

Administration
Standard
for
Telecommunications Infrastructure

TIA / EIA 6 0 7 A

Commercial Building Grounding (Earthing) and


Bonding for Telecommunications

Generic Cabling for

Protection

of

Telecommunications

Commercial

Other Organization's Standards / Documents


BABT

British Approvals Board for Telecommunications

CClR

Consultative Committee on International Radio

ITU

International Telecommunication Union (Formerly


CCITT)

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MOC
4.1.3

4.1.4

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Ministry of Communications (Kuwait)

KOC Standards
KOC-E-004

KOC Recommended Practice for Selection,


Installation and Maintenance of Electrical
Equipment in Hazardous Areas (Parts 1-6)

KOC-E-024

KOC Recommended Practice for Earthing and


Bonding

KOC-G-002

KOC
Standard
Classifications

KOC-G-004

KOC Standard
Documentation

KOC-G-007

KO(: Standard for Basic Design Data

KOC-G-009

KOC Standard for Spare Parts and Maintenance


Data

KOC-L-002

KOC Recommended Practice for the Protection


of KOC Services: Clearance Requirements for
Buried Pipelines & Piping, Cables, Underground
Structures and Buildings

KOC-P-001

KOC Standard for PaintingICoating of Metal


Surfaces - N e w Construction

KOC-0-0 1 4

KOC Standard for QA IQC Requirements

KOC STD 3 8 1 124

General Specification for


Telecommunication Systems

for

for

Hazardous

Packing,

Marking

Telephone

Area

and

and

KOC Drawing Practice Code


EG-DOC-00 1

Engineering Drawing Practice Code

4.2

Conflicts

4.2.1

In the event of conflicts between this RP and the latest edition of


standards I codes referred herein, or other purchase or contractual
requirements, t h e most stringent requirement shall apply.

4.2.2

In case, further clarifications are required, the subject shall be brought t o


the attention of KOC Controlling Team. In general, the sequence of
precedence t o be complied w i t h shall be as follows:
a)

Kuwait Government Rules & Regulations

b)

KOC Technical Specifications

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C)

This KOC Recommended Practice for Telecommunication and Local


Area Network (LAN) Infrastructure for Buildings (KOC-T-001)

d)

International Codes and Standards

e)

Contractor's Standards and Specifications

5.0

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

5.1

The environmental conditions in Kuwait are severe and shall be considered


carefully while design, selection of equipment and installation of the
Telecommunication and LAN System. The equipment for outdoor
installation shall be suitable for continuous operation a t a desert location
under high ambient temperature and humidity. The atmosphere shall be
considered t o be dusty and corrosive and may contain traces of H S
2

(hydrogen sulphide).
5.2

Refer t o "KOC Standard for Basic Design Data" (KOC-G-007), which


provides the detailed design information regarding the environmental, site
and utility supply conditions prevailing throughout the KOC Facilities.

6.0

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

6.1

All relevant safety requirements o f KOC's Fire & Safety Regulations,


Health, Safety & Environmental Management System (HSEMS) / Integrity
Management System Procedures and H&E Guidelines shall be adhered t o
while Design / Installation of Telecommunication and LAN Systems in
Buildings.

6.2

Safe working practices in accordance w i t h the above mentioned KOC


documents and t h e relevant MOC rules and regulations shall be applied
during the installation of the Telecommunication and LAN System.

7 .O

EQUIPMENT IN HAZARDOUS AREAS

7.1

The classification of hazardous areas shall be based o n the requirements


of the "KOC Standard for Hazardous Area Classification" (KOC-G-002)
and latest edition of relevant International / National Standards / RPs /
Code of Practices. For Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) of existing
KOC Operating Facilities, refer t o KOC1s HAC drawings of the relevant
Facility.

7.2

The equipment t o be installed in Hazardous Areas shall b e certified for use


in those areas b y a certifying body of international recognition.

7.3

For details o f Certification Bodies acceptable t o KOC, refer t o clause 9.1 5


of "KOC Recommended Practice for Selection, Installation and
Maintenance o f Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas -Flameproof
Enclosure'd' " (KOC-E-004 Part 2, Rev. 2).

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BASIC DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS


The following should be taken into consideration while designing the
Telecommunication and LAN System.
a)

Reliability
Reliability of the System t o continuously perform the intended
functions in t h e specified service conditions is the critical factor t o
be considered while designing, selecting materials and installation
of t h e Telecommunication and LAN System.

b)

Simplicity of Operation
The system shall be designed such that operation should be as
simple as possible t o meet the requirements.

C)

Flexibility
Flexibility of t h e Telecommunication and LAN System t o meet any
future expansion and adaptability t o latest technological
developments shall be ensured.

d)

Maintenance
The Telecommunication and LAN System shall be designed t o allow
easy maintenance, avoiding interruptions t o t h e normal functioning
of the system. Due consideration should be given t o the
accessibility for inspection and repairs of various equipment.

e)

Equipment Selection
All equipment and materials selected shall be n e w and commercially
well known, proven for use in similar application and designed and
manufactured according t o the latest International I National
standards, adopting technological advancements in the field.

9.0

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

9.1

General

9.1 . I

The Design of Telecommunication and LAN System shall be in accordance


w i t h the requirements specified in this RP and conform t o the various
Standards and Codes mentioned in clause 4.0 of this RP. Any project
specific requirements as detailed in the project documents shall also be
complied with.

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9.1 - 2

The Telecommunication and LAN System requirements for n e w buildings


and extensions should be established at the initial building design stage.
There shall be built-in provision for future modifications of the building and
expansion o f services.

9.1.3

The layout drawings shall take into account the location of


Telecommunication and LAN System equipment requirements. The routes
and details of other services proposed in the building viz. Electrical, Fire and
Gas, Security systems etc. shall also be taken into consideration while
preparation o f layout drawings t o avoid interference w i t h such services.

9.1.4

The drawings shall be prepared after detailed survey / study and shall
include, but not limited to;
a)

Internal cabling details consisting of conduits, overhead I floor cable


trays, provision of duct: routes.

b)

Building entry facilities for external multi-pair Telephone / Fibre Optic


Cables.

C)

Telecommunication / L,AN equipment layout etc.

9.1.5

The detailed design drawings relevant t o Telecommunication and LAN


System shall be submitted t o KOC Controlling Team for onward
transmission t o t h e relevant IT-Team for approval, prior t o the execution
of works. The submission shall also include catalogues I brochures and
samples o f materials t o be used for the execution of t h e work.

9.2

Generic Cablinq and lntelliqent Phvsical Laver Manaqement Svstem

9.2.1

While designing t h e Telecommunication and LAN system, it should be


ensured that the generic cabling and connected infrastructure provided
shall be capable of supporting a wide range of applications for current as
well as future requirements.

9.2.2

The cabling and Telecommunication / LAN Outlets and accessories


provided for all buildings shall meet Augmented Category 6
(Category 6 A ) performance requirements, capable of supporting Generic
Cabling solutions for various services as required for current I future
applications, unless otherwise specified in the project documents.

9.2.3

The Generic Cabling system shall have the capability t o cater for all
services in the building including, but not limited t o the following, as
applicable:
a)

Analog, Digital and IP Telephony

b)

Wireless Network

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c)

Direct, Fast and Secured Internet & lntranet

d)

IP Devices such as IP copiers, IP intercom, IP Cameras, etc.

e)

Analog and Digital Video

f)

Surveillance and Access Control System

g)

Building Management System

h)

Video Conferencing

i)

N M S (Network Management System)

Note: The cabling provided shall be compatible t o the various services as


mentioned above and shall provide a comprehensive structured and
integrated cabling solution t o support a multi-product 1 vendor
environment.

9.2.4

Intelligent Physical Layer Management System t o support KOC's voice,


data and video applications shall be provided wherever specified in the
project documents. For detailed description o f the same, refer to
clause 10.12 of this RP.

10.0

MATERIAL AND INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

10.1

General

10.1.I

The t y p e o f equipment I materials for Telecommunication and LAN


System shall be in accordance w i t h the requirements specified in this RP
and relevant National 1 International 1 Ministry of Communications
(Kuwait) standards 1 regulations as applicable.

10.1.2 The installation practice fallowed shall be in accordance w i t h KOC


approved drawings I specification and shall be suitable for tie up w i t h the
existing telecommunication and LAN system in KOC.

10.1.3 The material shall be selected taking into consideration o f the availability of
spare parts and consumables during its operational lifetime.

10.1.4 The selected materials shall be provided w i t h appropriate warranties and


guarantees b y the Manufacturers.

10.1.5 All equipment, materials shall withstand the prevailing climatic conditions
in the State of Kuwait as described in clause 5.0of this RP.
10.1.6 The materials shall be from reputed Manufacturers approved b y KOC and
shall be guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship.
Approval from t h e relevant KOC IT Team shall be taken for all materials
prior t o commencement of Design 1 Installation work.

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10.2

Cable

10.2.1

The cable used for Telecommunication and LAN system infrastructure inside
buildings shall be 4-Pair Augmented Category 6 (Category 6 A ) Unshielded
Twisted Pair (UTP) cable, unless otherwise specified and shall meet the
performance requirements in accordance w i t h TIAIEIA 568-B.2-10.

10.2.2

The cable shall consist of balanced twisted pairs of minimum 2 3 AWG solid
copper conductors insulated w i t h thermoplastic material. The insulated
conductors shall be twisted into individual pairs and four (4) such pairs
twisted together and sheathed in a L o w Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) outer
jacket, designed and constructed for cable sheathing, featuring the
following:
a)

High Flame Retardant

b)

N o Toxic Fumes

C)

L o w Smoke Emission

d)

Halogen Free / Non corrosive

10.2.3

The cables shall be in reel boxes; and shall have marking printed on the
jacket at one ( 1 ) metre interval.

10.2.4

The cables shall be fully colour coded as specified hereunder. The colour
contrast being such that each pair in the cable is easily distinguishable from
every other pair.
Conductor
Identification

Pair 1
Pair 2
Pair 3
Pair 4

Colour Code

Abbreviation

White - Blue
Blue - (White)
White - Orange
Orange - (White)
CVhite - Green
Green - (White)
VVhite - Brown
Brown - (White)

WT-BL
BL
WT-OR
OR
WT-GN
GN
WT-BR
BR

10.3

Horizontal Cabling

10.3.1

The maximum horizontal portion of a cabling from w o r k area outlet t o a


mechanical termination at the Patch Panel / MDF shall not be more than 85
metres. The Cable run shall Ibe free of bridges, taps and splices.

10.3.2

Both ends of t h e cable (Patch Panel and work area outlet) shall be labelled
for identification in accordance w i t h the requirements o f TIAIEIA 606.

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10.3.3

The horizontal cabling systerrl shall be properly designed and the work area
telecommunication / data ou.tlets in each office location shall be correctly
mapped t o the distribution calbinet.

10.3.4

The telephone cables in the Building shall be terminated at the Main


distribution frames
(MDF) or
Patch
Panels
as
applicable at
Telecommunication / LAN Room.

10.3.5

The cabling consisting of the transmission media and mechanical


terminations using Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC) for
interconnection of data outlets shall use the conventional hierarchical star
topology. The star topology shall be applicable t o every individual unit of the
transmission media. There shall be no more than single hierarchical level of
cross connects in the horizontal cabling. This shall be applicable t o each and
every information outlet connection from the corresponding patch panels.

10.3.6

The cabling shall be in accordance w i t h the networking cabling requirements


o f KOC and complying w i t h I S 0 1 1 801, TIAJEIA 568B. The cable system
performance shall be guaranteed t o meet or exceed Category 6 A
requirements.

10.4

Cable Pathwavs and Spaces

10.4.1

The cable distribution pathways and spaces shall be in accordance w i t h the


requirements specified in TIA / EIA 569B.

10.4.2

The pathways shall be designed t o cover the full cabling requirements of the
building. There shall be a minimum of 2 5 % additional capacity in excess of
the space required for the initial cabling installation t o take care of any
subsequent additions / altera1:ions t o cabling.

10.4.3

The cable trays for installation above false ceiling shall be rigid structures
for the containment of cables made out of medium duty hot dip galvanized
steel, return flange type w i t h integral couplings and accessories. The cable
trays shall be of the followir~gsize, unless otherwise specified or approved
by KOC:
Standard length
Tray widths shall not be less than
Flange Height shall not be less than
Slot size

10.4.4

2 . 4 metres
150 m m
50 mm
20 mm x 7 mm

The supports provided for cable trays shall be cantilever brackets 1


individual rod suspension type, depending upon t h e pathways selected.
Supports shall be located such that the connections between sections of
the tray fall between the support point and the quarter section o f the span.

The inside o f t h e cable tray (wire way) shall be free o f burrs, sharp edges or
projections that can damage cable installation. When a cable tray passes
through a partition or wall, it shall be of an unbroken length.
The cable tray installation shall be carried out using proper accessories such
as bends, tees, risers, reducers, couplers and earth continuity connectors.
A minimum of 200 m m clear vertical space shall be provided above the
ceiling tiles for the distribution cabling and pathways.
The cable shall be laid inside Galvanized Iron (G.1) conduit from the cable
tray t o the embedded steel outlet box serving the wall outlets. The cable
shall have minimum of 200 rnm t o 300 m m of excess length than required
for the termination a t the outlet boxes, t o facilitate future maintenance
requirements.
Suitable means and method for supporting the open GI conduits w i t h cables
from the cable tray t o the wall shall be provided. The suspended ceiling or
rod supports shall not be used for this purpose. The cables shall not be laid
directly o n t h e ceiling tiles or rails.
The cable trays shall not be placed near noise sources such as electrical
power cabling, motors and generators, HVAC sources and heaters t o
eliminate any potential coupling/inducement problems. These pathways
shall be routed a minimum of 500 m m away from fluorescent fixtures.
Special attention shall be given t o the routing of pathways away from highintensity discharge devices and power wiring in accordance w i t h the
requirements of TIA 1 EIA 56!3 B.
The details of t h e cable tray w i t h routing and installation drawings shall be
submitted t o KOC for approval.
Telecommunication 1 LAN Outlets
The Telecommunication 1 Data Outlets shall be of R J 4 5 Type and shall
meet the Category 6 A channel performances and application support in
conformance w i t h the requirements specified in this RP and TIAIEIA 568B.
Telecommunication I Data outlets shall be provided at work areas of the
buildings as indicated in the k:OC approved drawings.
The outlets and modular patch cords shall be backward compatible w i t h
lower performing categories (e.g. Category 6 A Outlets should be compatible
w i t h Category 5 e modular cords t o guarantee category 5e system
performance) from t h e respective manufacturers.

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10.5.4

The work area outlets shall be securely mounted on wall surface at


designated locations at a height of 5 0 0 m m above floor level. The exact
location and t h e height of the outlets t o be installed a t office locations/open
area workstations shall be decided based o n the furniture layout drawings at
the time o f carrying out the actual installation works. Each dual data outlet
location, shall be served by t w o (2) Category 6 A 4-pair cables, unless
otherwise specified.

10.5.5

The Data outlets (Dual Category-6A) w i t h corresponding Category 6 A


cables t o support the installation of Wireless Access Points shall be
provided, where specified in the project document. Such outlets shall be
installed as per approved drawings and shall be sufficient in number t o
cover all wireless service areas specified. Necessary cabling shall be
provided from the Telecomm~unication/ LAN room t o t h e outlets at wireless
access points.

10.5.6

The modular outlets shall be designed t o snap into modular faceplate 1 patch
panel or surface-mount box. When the outlet is inserted into the faceplate I
patch panel, it shall lock into place and shall only be released using the dual
purpose wire insertion tool. The mounting and removal system shall allow
easy installation and maintenance. The faceplates shall be of 8 6 m m X 8 6 m m
size w i t h angled sockets (One / T w o Port as applicable) with automatic self
cleaning shutters. It shall include a label w i n d o w for providing the circuit
identification number.

10.5.7

Identification labels shall be provided a t each outlet w i t h clear information


of its connection (Telecomm~unication/ Data distribution cabinet number 1
patch panel number / port number). The labelling should be on the faceplate
of the outlets and shall be in accordance w i t h the requirements specified in
EIA 1 TIA 606.

10.5.8

The modular data outlets shall be of high impact, flame-retardant,


thermoplastic material and be of Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC)
type.

10.5.9

The connector (IDC) shall accept 2 2 - 2 4 A W G solid or 2 0 - 2 4 AWG stranded


copper wire conductors. The connectors shall have multicolour labels
marked w i t h wire terminal nu~mbers,ensuring easy installation.

10.5.10 The connector (IDC) shall be wired using the wire insertion tool (Impact
Tool). Cables shall be dressed and terminated in accordance w i t h the
requirements of I S 0 1 1 8 0 1 a~ndManufacturer's recommendations.

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10.5.1 1 Position Jack Pin/Pair assignments:

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8

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Blue of White

White of Blue
Green of White
White of Brown
Brown of White

Metal Boxes
The metal boxes for the Telecommunication / Data outlets shall be of flush
mounting t y p e of size 72 m m x 72 m m x 35 mm, unless otherwise
specified. The fixing centres shall be suitable for accommodating the Data
Outlet Face Plates. The metal box shall have adequate number of knockouts
required t o install the conduits.
There shall be t w o separate metal boxes for each planned location of work
area outlets and the outlets slhall be positioned a t a height of 5 0 0 m m from
finished floor level.
The metal boxes shall be installed flush t o the walls and shall be in line w i t h
the finished surface of the vualls t o eliminate the use o f extension screws
required t o install the data faceplates into the metal box.
The flush mounted metal boxes shall be installed t o match w i t h the
building's furniture layout drawing, maintaining the interior decoration of the
offices.
The drawing showing the locations of outlet boxes in each area shall be
submitted for t h e approval of KOC prior t o installation of boxes.

Conduit
The Telecommunication / LAN Cables from the overhead cable tray t o work
area outlets a t various locations in the building shall be routed in Galvanized
Iron (G.1) conduits of size 2 5 m m (minimum).
The maximum number of c'ables in any conduit run extending from the
overhead cable tray t o serve the Telecommunication / data outlets shall be
limited t o four (4). I t shall be ensured that no section of conduit used for
cabling is longer than 30 metres or contain more than t w o (2) 90 degree
bends between pull points or pull boxes.

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The portion of the conduit serving the cables from the entry point of the
wall t o the flush mounted metal box shall be embedded in the wall.
The conduits serving the Telecommunication I L A N outlets shall be
connected t o t h e overhead cable tray and flush mounted metal boxes by
suitable means o f couplers and bushes.
All conduits, metal boxes arid service outlet boxes shall be free of dust,
sand and cement and shall be provided w i t h a nylon pull wire inside the
conduit.

Floor Mounted Service Outlet Boxes


Where floor mounted trunking is specified in the project document, three (3)
compartment flush t y p e steel trunking systems w i t h service outlet boxes t o
accommodate t w o (2) dual dlata face plates having standard dimensions of
8 6 m m x 8 6 m m and one (1) dual power supply outlet having standard
dimensions of 8 6 m m x 1 4 6 m m shall be provided. The floor mounted
outlet box shall be w i t h accessory plates having fixing centers suitable t o
accommodate t h e data outlet face plates I power supply outlet.
The floor mounted service outlet boxes shall be constructed from high
pressure zinc alloy die cast base frame, fixed o n t o heavy gauge galvanized
steel base plate I support frames, adequate in strength and protected
against corrosion. The base frame should be cast in one piece without any
joints.
The floor mounted service outlet boxes shall also have the space required t o
install 1 3 A m p Dual A C Mairls Power Outlet having standard dimensions of
8 6 m m x 146 mm.
The boxes shall be construc1:ed w i t h provisions for conduit access at least
on t w o sides for the management of Telecommunication 1 LAN I Power
cables.
The cover for t h e service outlet boxes shall be made o f high pressure zinc
alloy die casting w i t h 6 m m recess t o receive tiles or carpet and provided
w i t h suitable hinges designed t o enable the trap cover t o open through 1 8 0
degrees, providing access t o the outlets. All exposed portion of the boxes
shall be epoxy coated in gray colour.
Adequate segregation shall be provided between service runs within the box
using cross-over bridges and rigid compartments.
The Patch Cords emerging from the service boxes shall be protected against
damage b y suitable cable exit grommets or equivalent.
The outlet boxes shall be firrnly installed in t h e floor trunking system a t the
planned locations and shall be in flush w i t h the finished floor surface.

Telecommunication I LAN Distribution Frame 1 Patch Panels

'Om9
10.9.1

10.9.2

General
a)

The t y p e o f Telecommu~nication/LANDistribution FrameIPatch Panels


t o be provided shall be in accordance w i t h t h e requirements as
specified i n t h e project diocument.

b)

The use o f M D F shall be limited t o projects where modification or


extension of existing MDF based systems are required and are
specifically called for in the project specification.

IDC Modular Patch Panels


a)

Where IDC Modular F'atch Panels (Category 6A, 24 Ports) are


specified, it shall be prolvided t o cover the full cabling requirement of
the building as described in the project document w i t h additional 2 5 %
equipped spare capacity for future use. Each Category 6 A cable
provided for t h e Telecornmunication 1 Data outlets a t work areas shall
be terminated at the patch panels. The patch panels shall be in
accordance w i t h EIAITIA 568-B t o meet Category 6 A requirements.
The patch panels shall Ibe from a reputed manufacturer, approved by
KOC.

b)

The patch panels shall be of 1 9 inch rack mounted panels. The rear of
the panel shall be provided w i t h connecting blocks mounted on a
printed circuit board suitable for terminating category 6 A cables,
equipments, or tie cables. The modular patch panel shall be capable of
supporting up t o 24 jack positions (ports) and shall have the provision
t o write t h e circuit designation details at the front side of each jack.

C)

The continuity between connector (IDC) in t h e patch panel and the 8


pin modular jack in the panel shall be through printed circuit boards t o
enhance t h e features, conforming t o TIA 1 EIA 568-B category 6 A
specifications.

d)

The construction of tht: modular patch panel shall be category 6 A


compliant and shall be capable o f connecting hardware as specified in
TIA 1 EIA 5 6 8 B.

e)

The patch panels shall be tested in accordance w i t h the appropriate


test methods specified in TIA I EIA 568-B for Category 6 A
requirements. The patch panels shall meet t h e worst pair Near End
Cross Talk (NEXT) requirements over the entire frequency ranges up t o
and potentially beyond 2 5 0 MHz on all pair combinations.

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v.

Cable shall be dressed and terminated correctly at crossconnect hardwarle / Patch Panels.
The pair t w i s t of the cables shall be maintained as close t o the
termination a t the patch panel IDC Modular outlet as possible.
Cables shall not be untwisted for more than 12.7 mm. The
cable conductor's entry shall be at the centre of the IDC
Module and the module shall be wired from the centre t o the
sides.
While terminating the cables in the insulating displacement
connector field, it shall be ensured that t h e strip-back is limited
t o maximum 10C) m m ( 4 inches).
The cables shall be secured t o the rack and patch panels w i t h
suitable cable ties.

lntelligent Patch Panels


a)

Where lntelligent Modular Patch Panels are specified, it shall be


provided t o cover the full cabling requirement of the building as
described in the project documents w i t h additional 2 5 % equipped
spare
capacity
for
future
use.
Each
cable
serving
the
telecommunication / LAlV outlets at work areas shall be terminated at
t h e intelligent patch panels. The patch panels shall be in accordance
w i t h the requirements specified in TIAIEIA 5 6 8 B t o meet Category 6 A
requirements. The patch panels shall be from a reputed Manufacturer
approved b y KOC.

b)

The lntelligent patch panels shall support the physical layer


management software system and shall contain Integral SensorILED t o
sense and provide visual feedback for patch cables insertion or removal
and shall be managed by a system analyzer/controller. The Sensors
shall not interfere or alter the transmission characteristics of the
system.

C)

10.9.4

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The cable conductors shall be terminated as described in TIA 1 EIA568-B wiring sequence for Category 6 A cabling using the proper
insertion tool (Impact Tool) ensuring the following:
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The requirements as specified for IDC Modular Patch Panels vide. sub
clauses 10.9.2 (b t o f) of this RP are applicable for lntelligent Modular
Patch Panels also.

Main / Sub Distribution Frame


a)

The Telephone Distribution Frames shall be fully equipped w i t h KOC


approved make discorlnection modules, back mount frames, back
mount adaptors, label holders, dust covers and all other accessories
required t o complete the termination of cables w i t h 2 5 % spare
capacity for future usagle.

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10.10

REV. I

b)

The Main Distribution Frame (MDF) as well as sub distribution frames


shall
be installed at
an appropriate
location
inside the
Telecommunication Roorn at a height of 1.5 metre from floor level.

C)

The Main Distribution Frame (MDF) for terminating the outdoor


Telephone Cables shall be further equipped w i t h Surge Arrestor
Assembly for its full capacity.

Patch Cords

10.10.1 The patch cords o n Patch Panel side as well as o n workstation side shall
meet or exceed Category 6 A performance requirements unless otherwise
specified. The patch cords shall be provided for the total number o f
telecommunication ILAN outlets specified. The cords shall be of 2.0 metre
(6.5 f t ) and 3.5 metre ( 1 0 f t ) length, as applicable w i t h t w o different boot
colours.
10.1 0.2 The patch cords shall be 2 3 AWG stranded 4-pair assemblies terminated t o
8-position RJ-45 Modular Plug on both ends and shall meet the
requirements of relevant part of TIAIEIA-568-B.
10.1 0.3 The patch cords shall be factory assembled b y the Manufacturer using
stranded conductors and shall have a boot and a label t o write the ID
Number of t h e circuit (Port Identification Number).
10.10.4 The patch cords anti-snag boot or connector shall be backward compatible
w i t h Category 5, 5E and 6E.

10.11

Patch Cord Orqanizer

10.1 1 .I Patch cord organizers shall be provided a t the 2 4 port patch panel side as
well as at the equipment side for routing patch cords.
10.1 1.2 The patch cord organizers slhall support the requirements of routing patch
cords in both horizontal ancl vertical pathways sufficient t o cater for the
routing of patch cords a t the patch panels as well as a t the equipment side.

10.12

lntellinent Phvsical Laver Manaqement Svstem

10.12.1 Where an Intelligent Physical Layer Management System is specified, it


shall be a stand-alone system t o facilitate the management of the
Telecommunication 1 LAN System cabling. The Intelligent Physical Layer
Management System shall have features including but not limited t o the
following:
a)

The system shall be able t o document consolidation points, panel-topanel cabling, fibre pa~nelsand cables, network switching equipment
etc.

b)

The system shall allow the user t o select which circuits should
receive alarm and which ones do not.

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Automatically detects connection problems at the patch panel.


Automatically
reports
unauthorized
patch
connections
and
disconnections t o the network administrator.
Provides extensive visual and audible guidance while any changes are
made t o the system.
Administers access privileges by building or physical domain.
Provides centralized dat(abase management and data security.
Allows data import frorr~spreadsheets or other databases.
Provides alerts by pop-up messages, email, or SMS.
Provides Interactive LCD display with navigation buttons at the cabinet
location t o show messalges and instructions.
Real-time reporting t o the Network Management Software (NMS).
Link t o floor plan using ACAD (AutoCAD) software.
Maintains alarm history data for circuits and events.
Allows the documenta1:ion and complete view of the voice and data
networks including panels, faceplates, network equipment and devices.
Allows the users t o trace the complete path from a device t o the
service -providing port using push buttons and LED t o aid tracing.
10.1 2.2 The system shall have the capacity t o cover all current requirements with
provision of 2 5 % equipped spares for future expansion.
10.12.3 The Intelligent Physical Layer Management System including all the necessary
hardware
and
software
shall
be compatible
with
the
existing
telecommunication system in KOC. The details of the system shall be
submitted t o the concerned KOC-IT Team and approval shall be taken before
commencement of Design.

10.13

LAN Cabinet

10.1 3.1 The LAN Cabinet shall be of sheet steel construction and be suitably sized t o
accommodate the high volume of cabling, Patch Panels (19",2 4 Port) & active
network equipment. Unless otherwise specified, the Cabinet dimension shall be
42U, 8 0 0 m m X 8 0 0 m m (nominal width & depth) and shall include but not
limited t o the following:
4 2 U 8 0 0 X 8 0 0 Rack.
42U 8 0 0 Glass Door (On the front).
42U 8 0 0 Steel Door (on the rear).
8 0 0 m m X 8 0 0 m m side vented top cover.
Adjustable feet kit and adjustable feet adapter kit.
Heavy duty braked Castors.
42U Panel mounting an~glekit.
Low noise thermostat controlled fan tray ( w i t h pre-installed 4 fans)
supplied w i t h t w o (2) metre long mains lead and 13 A Plug.
Switched power distribution panel w i t h mounting brackets.
Cable management panel inclusive of accessories such as earthing kit,
screws, washers, grip nuts and a removable shelf capable of taking a
load 6 0 kg.

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10.1 3.2 The cabinet shall be of rugged construction and t h e sheet steel shall be
finished w i t h durable enamel gray paint on both sides. The cabinet shall be
suitable for operation o n a 2 4 0 V I 2 5 0 V A C supply as specified in the
project document.
10.1 3.3 The front door shall be provided w i t h smoked safety glass capable of
resisting a load up t o 1 0 0 kg placed within 2 0 0 m m of the doors center.
The door shall be lockable and shall have a swing handle provided w i t h t w o
(2) keys.
10.13.4 The rear door shall be of rugged steel construction finished w i t h KOC
approved enamel gray paint on both sides.
10.1 3.5 The internal panel mounting angles shall be supplied in pairs t o provide 1 9 "
mounting positions w i t h hole patterns t o accept captive nuts on universal
centres. The centres of each U height shall be notched, t o make easy
positioning o f cage nuts. The panel mounting shall be fitted onto panel
mount angle supports t o allovv adjustment throughout t h e depth of the rack.
10.13.6 The cabinet shall be supplietl w i t h at least one shelf kit unless otherwise
specified. The shelf should carry load of 6 0 k g (minimum) and shall be
provided w i t h holes I slots for facilitating sufficient airflow t o LAN
equipment.
10.13.7 Four steel castors w i t h rubber wheels w i t h a minimum height of 4 0 m m
shall be provided. These calstors shall be mounted at the corners of the
cabinet and be able t o support the total weight of t h e cabinet w i t h all
components Ia load of 1 5 0 kg (minimum).
10.1 3.8 Four steel levelling legs w i t h rubber pads shall be mounted at each corner of
the cabinet, which are capable of supporting the total weight of the cabinet.
10.1 3.9 A power outlet strip shall be provided at the back side in flush w i t h the face
of the door. The strip shall be powered by 3 core extension cords (3 metre
length) w i t h 1 3 A, 2 5 0 volt :3 pin plug w i t h fuse. The A C Mains Distribution
at t h e rear of the cabinet should have at least 8 Nos. switched 1 3 A power
outlets w i t h individual onloff switch and indicator lamp.
10.1 3.10 The catalogues/drawings showing all details of the LAN Cabinet shall be
submitted for KOC approval, prior t o execution of work.

10.14

Groundinq Reauirements

10.14.1 The grounding shall be designed t o protect personnel and equipment from
Electrical Hazard, t o reduce .the effect of electromagnetic interference (EMI)
t o and from the System and achieve satisfactory electromagnetic
performance o f t h e Telecom~nunicationand LAN System.
10.14.2 The Telecommunication and LAN system grounding shall be in accordance
w i t h the requirements as specified in TIA IEIA 6 0 7 A .

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10.14.3 The grounding shall be provided for all metal works including LAN Cabinets,
Conduits, Overhead & Floor cable Trays etc and shall be bonded t o the
grounding bus-bar a t the Telecommunication / L A N Room and further
connected t o t h e earthing system.
10.1 4.4 The number of earth electrodes shall be designed t o ensure that the
maximum grounding resistance is less than 4 ohms.
10.1 4.5 For typical details of Earth Test Bar Assembly and Earth Pit, the following
KOC Standard drawings shall be referred:
Standard Drawing No.
Standard Drawing No.

15-:31-8
1 5-:3 1-9

Earth Test Bar Assembly


Earth Pit

10.14.6 The design details and drawings pertaining t o t h e dedicated grounding


system, in accordance w i t h ithe requirements of TIA / EIA 6 0 7 A shall be
submitted t o KOC for approval prior t o the execution of works.

10.15

Ductinn and Cable Entrv to Buildinq

10.15.1 Unless otherwise specified, (a minimum of Four (4) way, 1 0 0 m m UPVC


ducts shall be provided from the Main Telecommunication / LAN Room t o
the building entrance hand hole adjacent t o the building and shall be further
extended t o a hand hole outside the facility t o route the backbone cables.
Telecommunication rooms in other buildings within the facility, if any, shall
be provided w i t h t w o (2) w a y 1 0 0 m m UPVC ducts (minimum) t o route the
distribution cables from the Nlain Telecommunication / LAN Room.
10.1 5.2 The number of ducts shall be! designed so as t o provide at least 5 0 % spare
ways in each duct.
10.1 5.3 The hand hole outside the facility from where the duct enters the facility t o
the Telecommunication / LAN room shall extend up t o a distance of five (5)
metres from the perimeter fence of the facility.
10.1 5.4 The ducts (pipes) shall be of 1 0 0 m m size UPVC pipes and should be placed
underground a t a depth of 1 0 0 0 mm. The end of the pipes shall be sealed
t o avoid sand and water ingress t o the Telecommunication and LAN room.
Route marker shall be provided t o identify the location of the ducts end.
10.1 5.5 The layout and sectional drawings of ducts, hand hole details etc. shall be
submitted t o KOC for approv'al.

10.16

U-PVC Pipe Ducts

10.16.1 U-PVC pipes shall be of 1 0 0 m m inner diameter w i t h 4 . 5 m m wall thickness


and shall conform t o the relevant MOC specification.

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10.1 6 . 2 The ducts shall be provided as detailed in the approved duct route drawings
and all ducts shall be provided w i t h nylon rope.
10.17

Hand Holes

The hand holes shall be complete in all respect, fitted w i t h cable supports
and hand hole covers w i t h frame and shall comply w i t h the latest revision
of M O C Standard. A typical drawing for Hand Hole as specified by MOC is
attached herewith in Appendix -1 of this RP, for guidance.
10.18

Telecommunication and LAN Room

10.1 8.1 Civil


a)

The minimum size for the Telecommunication and LAN room shall be
as follows:
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b)

C)

2 0 m2 ( 5 m x 4rn) for buildings; where Fiber Optic Systems are


t o be installed (by KOC IT Group), in addition t o the LAN /
Telephone equiprnents.
1 6 m2 ( 4 m x 4rn) for buildings where only the LAN/ Telephone
equipment are t o be installed.

The Telecommunication and LAN room shall not be provided w i t h any


windows.
Walls inside the room shall be capable of supporting wall mounted
equipment and shall be smooth paint finished.

d)

Floors shall be smooth level finished and covered w i t h anti-static tile.

e)

Entrance and exit t o the room shall be through a lockable door


provided w i t h special keys, t o distinguish from any other door keys
in the facility. Suitable warning signs shall be posted o n the doors.

f1

Overhead Cable trays shall be provided at an approx. height of 2.5 m


on all four (4) walls of the telecom room for inter rack cabling. Where
raised floor is provided for the telecom room, the cable routing shall
be through under floor trunking. The under floor trunking shall be
suitably sized t o rneet the current and anticipated future
requirements.

10.1 8.2 Electrical


a) All electrical outlets shall be suitable for 2 5 0 / 2 4 0 V AC, 5 0 Hz supply
as specified in t h e project documents.

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REV. I

The following types of electrical outlets shall be provided as a


minimum, unless otherwise specified in the project document.
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C)

T w o ( 2 ) numbers of 3 0 A circuit breakers for input t o the


rectifier for the Fiber Optic telecommunication system.
T w o (2) numbers of 1 6 A industrial type wall sockets for the
use of UPS for Telecommunication 1 LAN networking
equipment. Electrical power connections provided shall be
isolated from other circuits w i t h individual feeders dedicated
for Telecommunication 1 LAN Equipment.
2 5 0 V AC, 50Hz, 1 3 A dual wall outlets shall be located at
every t w o (2) metre of linear wall space.

Light fittings shall be rlecessed type w i t h adequate illumination levels


for detailed work t o be accomplished o n the telecommunication / LAN
equipment.

10.1 8 . 3 Air Conditioning


a)

Environmental conditions inside the room shall be dust-free and air


conditioned t o maintain a temperature between OC and 20C.

b)

In addition t o the central air conditioning system (HVAC) provided in


the telecommunication^ and LAN room of the building, an independent
split t y p e Air Conditior~ingUnit shall also be provided in the room t o
maintain the required temperature, in t h e event of HVAC System
failure.

10.1 8.4 Smoke Detectors


Smoke detectors shall be provided in the Telecommunication and LAN room
for early detection o f fire.
10.19

Installation Pre-Requisites

10.19.1 General

a)

All works related t o installation of Telecommunication and LAN


system infrastructure :should be carried out in accordance w i t h the
requirements in this RP and in conformance w i t h the various
StandardslCodesl Regulations and instructions issued by KOC.

b)

The works pertinent t o cabling , ducting, cable entry t o the building


and all other civil works shall be closely coordinated w i t h other
agencies viz; Electrical 1 Fire and Safety 1 Security etc.

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While carrying out work adjacent t o and I or within existing KOC


operating areas, regulations and instructions applicable t o such
areas, including compliance t o the "Permit-to-Work" procedures
shall be followed.
All precautions should be taken t o prevent accidental damage 1
inadvertent operation of equipment associated w i t h operating plant.
Care should be taken at all times t o ensure that the finished work
remains in a good presentable condition.
Easy access t o components shall be made available. Before
installation, it shall be ensured that the w o r k does not interfere w i t h
the clearance required for other work. The coordination w i t h civil
w o r k for t h e shape, size and position of any openings as required
shall be provided sufficiently in advance of t h e commencement of
w o r k t o avoid rework 1 delays.
The detailed information from the Manufacturers for the method of
installation and connections shall be obtained prior t o installation of
various equipment. The equipment shall be installed in accordance
w i t h t h e drawings a~nd installation instruction issued by the
Manufacturers of respective equipment and in line w i t h the
procedure approved by KOC.
I t shall be ensured that the installation personnel are in possession
of specialized tools and materials required t o complete the work in a
proper manner.
A n y major items of equipment shall be installed I commissioned or
the installation 1 comnnissioning supervised b y t h e Manufacturer's
personnel, unless otherwise approved b y KOC.
The personnel engaged for the installation works shall be qualified
tradesmen, skilled in the particular field of work in which they are
engaged and have previous experience in executing such works.
There shall b e adequate number of specialist engineers t o supervise
t h e installation and carry out the commissioning and testing at the
Site as required.
The w o r k carried out shall be of good quality and t o the entire
satisfaction of KOC. Modern practices and techniques shall be
adopted throughout, and the installation procedure 1 method
adopted shall be approved b y KOC.
The areas where considerable construction activities take place,
should be kept free of piles of cable ends, cable stripping, and other
accumulations of rubbish. Material shall not be t h r o w n or stored in
cable ducts, above false ceiling or in unoccupied offices.

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m)

After completion of Ithe terminations t o any panel or item of


equipment, such equipment shall be thoroughly cleaned.

n)

Main overhead horizontal cable trays shall be inspected and


arrangements be made for removal of debris, planking, lagging
material etc.

O)

Any rubbish originating1 from construction activities shall not clutter


u p roads, compounds, drains etc. It shall be collected at a
designated central point for frequent disposal as directed b y KOC.

10.1 9.2 Safeguarding Existing Installations


a)

Utmost care should be exercised while working in KOC's existing


installations and facilities.

b)

Damages to the existing installation, if any, shall b e made good to the


original level to the satisfaction of KOC controlling Team.

C)

Equipment suspended or attached t o any building / structure shall


be installed in accordance w i t h t h e approved drawings. No
alteration shall be made t o any building / structure, unless
specifically authorized by KOC.

d)

For fixing into brickwolrk, raw bolts or equal of an appropriate size


shall be used. All fixings shall be made into t h e brickwork and not
into t h e bonding mortar between the bricks. Where this is not
possible, because of the fixing centre of the equipment, then the
upper fixings shall be into the brickwork.

e)

All surfaces of brackets or metalwork shall be wire brushed t o


remove all loose or flaking mill scale, rust or any other foreign
matter until clean bare metal is exposed. The surfaces shall then be
painted i n accordance w i t h "KOC Standard for Painting and Coating
of Metal Surfaces-New Construction" (KOC-P-001).

11.0

WARRANTY AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

11.1

Warranty

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1

The Warranty Period for the Generic Cabling System including the passive
components shall commence from the date of issue of the Acceptance
Certificate. The Contractor shall obtain the relevant extended warranties
from the Material Manufacturers in order t o comply w i t h requirements
stated in t h e Contract. The warranty certificate for t h e Generic Cabling
System including the passive components shall be for a period of fifteen
(15) years from completion of works, unless otherwise specified.

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11 . I . 2

The warranty certificates shall be submitted t o KOC within a period of one


( 1 ) month after completion of all works related t o Generic Cabling System
for the building.

11 . I . 3

The Extended Product Warranty and Application Assurance Certificate


from the respective manufacturers of selected materials shall be furnished
by the Contractor. The extelnded product warranty shall ensure against
product defects for all generic; cabling system components and assurance
of supporting the system for \ ~ h i c hit is designed.

11 . I .4

The performance warranty shall guarantee that cabling systems composed


of Category 6 A components are capable of meeting t h e performance
parameters / levels as defined in relevant Standards. The performance
warranty shall be applicable for premises wiring entry point t o workstation
terminal including t h e backbone and horizontal cabling.

1 1 . I .5

The test reports and performance warranty shall be provided for the entire
system including cabling a~nd hardware composed of category 6 A
components t o meet acceptable values defined in TIA IEIA 568B.

11.2

Certification Requirements

11.2.1

The Telecommunication I LAN equipment shall be provided w i t h Safety


Certificates issued b y KOC alpproved agencies and shall be fully compliant
w i t h all the relevant ITU & MOC recommendations.

11.2.2

I t shall be ensured that all equipment supplied shall have t y p e test approvals
where applicable and conform t o all current regulations, standards and
codes of practices. All relev,ant certificates shall be submitted t o KOC for
review and approval.

12.0

TESTING

12.1

All the cables I equipment / hardware components shall be tested in


accordance w i t h t h e requi~rement specified in the relevant national 1
international standards mentioned in clause 4.1 of this RP.

12.2

All Telecommunication 1 Data outlet points installed shall be tested and


certified. The cable test and certification of cabling system shall comply
w i t h the test procedures as specified in the relevant part of TIAIEIA 568B.

12.3

All the measuring and testing instruments used for the testing of
Telecommunication and LAN System shall be calibrated and tested and the
latest test certificates shall be submitted for the verification and approval of
KOC.

12.4

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The Test data for Cabling Sys'tem t o be submitted t o KOC shall include, but
not limited t o t h e following:

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1

6
7

8
9
10
11

Test

Wire Mao

PS-ACR
Attenuation
Cable length
Propagation Delay
Impedance
Split Pair Detection

PACKING, MARKING AND DOCUMENTATION


All correspondence, instructions, drawings, data sheets, design calculations
or any other written informaltion shall be in the English language. In the
case of dual language, one language shall be English.
All dimensions, units of measurement, physical constants, etc. shall be in SI
units, unless otherwise specifiied.
The document t o be submitted shall include all relevant catalogues of
various equipment, drawings, warranty, certifications etc. T w o (2) sets of
hard copies and electronic filles of As-built documentation, test reports and
drawings shall be submitted in the KOC approved software (MS Word,
Excel, AutoCAD, etc.).
The drawings shall be prepared in accordance w i t h the requirements as
specified i n "KOC Engineering Drawing Practice Code" (Doc. No. EG-DO-C0 0 1 ).
Packing, marking and shipping documentation shall comply w i t h the
requirements of "KOC Stantlard for Packing, Marking and Documentation"
(KOC-G-004).

QUALITY CONTROL
General
The Contractor shall perform at different stages of the work, all the
responsibilities and duties of quality control by verifying, inspecting and
testing through his dedicated quality control system in conformity w i t h
"KOC Standard for Projelcts Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Requirements" (KOC-0-014) and clause 1 5 . 0 of this RP.

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Qualitv Plan
The Contractor shall prepare and submit a detailed quality plan for KOC
approval prior t o implementation. The quality plan shall include, but not
limited t o the following:
a)

Inspection and Test Plan (ITP)


The ITP shall list the sequlence of all verification, inspection and testing
activities o f t h e Site Work. The plan shall detail submittals of all the test
certificates for each material needed for installation work, for records
and approval prior t o comrnencing the work.

b) Pre-inspection Meeting (PIIVI)


PIM shall be held by the Contractor w i t h KOC before commencing the
site work. During the PIM the Contactor and KOC shall review and
finalize t h e mark-up of the ITP, confirm the requirements for witnessing
(W), surveillance ( S ) , mo~nitoring( M ) , reviewing ( R ) , in the plan. The
approved quality plan shall be strictly adhered t o throughout the entire
work, inspection and testing period.

QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Contractor shall operate a quality system preferably based on I S 0 9 0 0 0
series of standards t o satisfy the requirements of this RP. The Contractor
shall demonstrate compliance by providing a copy of the accredited
certificate or its quality manual.
Verification of t h e Contractor quality system is normally part of the prequalification procedure and is, therefore, not detailed i n the core t e x t of this
RP.

SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS


For all relevant requirements refer t o "KOC Standard for Spare Parts and
Maintenance Data" (KOC-G-009).

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This KOC Recommended Practice has been approved by the Standards Technical
Committee (STC) consisting of the following:Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.

Abdul Redha Al-Haddad


Mohd. Emam
S. Kumar
A. Unnikrishnan
Khalaf Hamada
N. Ramanathan
Ali Hassan Al-Failakawi
Abdul Razzaq Al-Shammari
Daniel Pino
Haithem Abogaith
Gopal Murthi
Richard Arthur

(Standards Team)
Chairman
(Insp.& Corr. Team-S)
Deputy Chairman
(Standards Team)
SecretaryIMember
(Standards Team)
Member
(Design Team)
Member
(Export Facilities Team)
Member
(HSE Systems Team)
Member
(Insp. & Corr. Team-N&W) Member
(Utilities Team)
Member
(Gen. Proj. Team)
Member
(0pns.Tech.Svcs.Team-WK) Member
(Info. Systems Plng.Team) Member

The draft of this Recommended Pralctice has been circulated t o the KOC User
Teams for their review and responses were received from the following:-

CORPORATE INFO. TECH. GROUP

WEST KUWAIT DIRECTORATE

Team Leader Comm. & Networks


Team Leader Tech. Systems

Team Leader HSE


Team Leader Opns. Tech. Svcs.
Team Leader Export & Marine Opns.

SOUTH&EAST KUWAIT DIRECTORATE TECHNICAL SUPPORT GROUP


Team Leader HSE (S&EK)

Team Leader Drlg. & W / O Tech. Svcs.-l

ENGINEERING GROUP

SECURITY & FIRE GROUP

Team Leader Design


Team Leader Construction

Team Leader Fire


Team Leader Security (S&EK)
Team Leader Security (Ahmadi)

AHMADI SERVICES GROUP

GAS M G M T . GROUP

Team Leader Proj. Design


Team Leader Utilities

Team Leader Consumer Networks


Team Leader Gas Operations

HSE GROUP

OPNS. GROUP (EAST)

Team Leader HSE Systems


Team Leader H&E
Team Leader Safety

Team Leader Opns. Tech. Svcs.


Team Leader Maintenance

OPNS. GROUP (SOUTH)

SUPPORT SERVICES GROUP (S&EK)

Team Leader Opns. Tech. Svcs.

Team Leader General Projects

DOC.NO.KOC-T-001

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REV. 1

This "KOC RP for Telecommunication and Local Area Network (LAN)


Infrastructure for Buildings" (KOC-T-00 11 has been prepared by the Task Force
(TF-TIOI) comprising of the following members:
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.

A.Unnikrishnan
Standards Team
TF- Leader
Jamal Moh'd Amin Comm.& Network Team Member
Mohammed AI.Ajmi Technical Systems Team Member
Hamad Al-Subaie Comm.& Network Team Member
K.K. Narayanan
Technical Systems Team Member
K.K Shemej Kumar Design Team
Member
lshaque A. Parker Gen. Proj. Tea~m
Member
Saif Abdul Rehman Construction Team
Member
Anthony Dwyer
Maj. Proj.-PMC: (AMEC) Member

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