ANSI/TIA-1005-A: Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises


ANSI/TIA-1005-A “Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises” was developed by the TIA TR‑42.9 Industrial Telecommunications Infrastructure Subcommittee, published in May, 2012, and reaffirmed in March, 2020.

Scope: Structured cabling in industrial premises (e.g., manufacturing facilities, laboratories, refineries, etc.) may be subject to more hostile environmental conditions than commercial building and other premise cabling plants. This Standard provides infrastructure, distance, telecommunications outlet/connector configuration, and topology requirements for cabling deployed in industrial environments.

ANSI/TIA-1005-A-1 “Addendum 1, M12‑8 X‑Coding Connector” published in January, 2015 and modifies TIA‑1005‑A to add electrical and mechanical requirements for an M12‑8 X‑Coding connector with category 6A performance.

Significant changes from the previous edition include:

  • MICE (M‑Mechanical, I‑Ingress, C‑Climatic/Chemical, and, E‑Electromagnetic) classification system moved into the body of the Standard
  • Content of TIA-1005-1 ( Industrial Pathways and Spaces ) incorporated

ANSI/TIA-1005-A Content:

  • Industrial Areas
  • Telecommunications Spaces
  • Telecommunications Pathways
  • Firestopping
  • Backbone Cabling (Cabling Subsystem 2 and 3)
  • Horizontal Cabling (Cabling Subsystem 1)
  • Work Area
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Industrial Cabling Performance Requirements
  • Annexes addressing Requirements and Guidelines for Two-Pair, 100 Ohm Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling, Guidance on Using More Than Four Connections in a Channel, and Extending Fiber Optic Channels

ANSI/TIA-1005-A-1 Content:

  • Industrial Connecting Hardware

ANSI/TIA-1005-A MICE Classification:

Four levels of environmental classifications for mechanical, ingress, climatic/chemical, and electromagnetic robustness are provided to characterize cabling system and component robustness in industrial environments. There are three classifications numbered 1, 2 or 3 for each classification category, which relate to the severity of the environmental parameter. The environmental classification for a commercial building is typically M1I1C1E1. The harshest environmental classification is M3I3C3E3.

ANSI/TIA-568.0-E Functional Elements

NOTE – The parameters shown here are not inclusive of all the MICE elements

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