The EN50173 standard specifies the structure and configuration of primary, secondary and tertiary sub-systems of the cabling of a telecommunication cabling system.
EN 50173: Information Technology - Generic Cabling Systems
Part 1: General requirements
Part 2: Office premises
Part 3: Industrial premises
Part 4: Home
Part 5: Data centres
Part 6: Distributed building services
The following standards apply to the installation of generic structured cabling systems:
In practice, the most important standards concerning the assembly of structured cabling systems are EN 50174 and EN 50346. They describe the issues which need to be taken into account when installing and testing a structured cabling system.
EN 50174: Information technology - Cabling installation
Part 1: Specification and Quality Assurance
Part 2: Installation planning and practices inside buildings
Part 3: Installation planning and practices outside buildings
EN 50346: Information technology - Cabling installation - Testing of installed cabling
Issues such as EMC, potential equalisation and earthing are gaining in importance with ever larger limit frequencies. The relevant standards are:
EN 50310: Application of equipotential bonding and earthing in buildings with information technology equipment.
EN 55022: Information technology equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement
EN 61000: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 6-1: Generic immunity standards - Residential, commercial and light industry
Part 6-2: Generic immunity standards - Industrial applications
Part 6-3: Generic emission standards - Residential, commercial and light industry
Part 6-4: Generic emission standards - Industrial applications