Standard [WITHDRAWN] 2014-10
Process and factory automation are increasingly relying on communication networks and fieldbuses that are inherently designed to cope with the specific environmental conditions of the industrial premises. The correct network installation is an important prerequisite for communications availability, reliability, and performance. This requires proper consideration of environmental aspects such as mechanical, particulate, liquid, chemical, climatic, and electromagnetic interference. This International Standard specifies basic requirements for the installation of media for communication networks in industrial premises and within and between the automation islands, of industrial sites. This standard covers balanced and optical fibre cabling. It also covers the cabling infrastructure for wireless media, but not the wireless media itself. Additional protocol-specific installation rules are specified in the IEC 61784-5 series. The committee responsible for this standard is national Working Committee K 956 "Feldbus" ("Fieldbus") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.