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Internal Telephone Network (Part VII-2)

M I N I S T RY O F C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
T E L E C O M M U N I C AT I O N S S E C T O R

PA R T ( V I I - 2 )

INTERNAL TELEPHONE NETWORK

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7.1

PART (VII-2): INTERNAL TELEPHONE NETWORK

General
This Specification details the requirements for the Internal Telephone Network and shall be followed by all Building
Owners and Contractors in all Residential, Commercial and Government Buildings either newly constructed or
reconstructed. MOC reserves the right to amend and update this specification to incorporate new technology and
developments. Amended pages will be issued at that time.
7.1.1

Architects, contractors and building owners are advised to consult and coordinate with MOC Engineering Dept.
as early as the planning stage of their projects.

7.1.2

Two sets of building plans showing the various proposed telephone facilities and Building location plan must be
submitted for study and approval by MOC.

7.1.3

All correspondence relating to the project to and from MOC shall be directed through the building owner or his
representative.

7.1.4

All materials to be used in any installation must conform to MOC specifications. All shall be brand new well
protected from weather during storage, handling and transportation. All must be free from physical and other
defects or damages.

7.1.5

MOC has the right to conduct test on the internal wirings and installation to ascertain whether these are in
conformity with MOC specifications.

7.1.6

PABX equipment & building installations which do not meet MOC specifications shall be rejected. MOC shall
hold in abeyance connections to its exchange cable network until such time the deficiencies are corrected and
MOC specifications are complied with.

7.1.7

In general, the relevant recommendations of CCITT are to be complied with including other available specific
regulations of MOC.

7.2

Responsibilities MOC and Building Owner


As shown in Appendix B of a typical commercial or residential building, the limit of MOC conduit pipe
responsibility is only up to the private property line or wall. The building owner has to provide internal cables, all
boxes and conduits, etc. including leading in ducts within his property and for connecting the leading in duct /pipe to
the MOC duct. MOC however, will provide (and install) the exchange cable at the owner provided distribution point
box.

7.3

Existing Kuwait Telephone Switching Specifications


The existing MOC local telephone switching equipment in Kuwait has the following specification
a. Operating voltage
43-54 VDC
43-54 VDC
b. Current feed circuit
2 250
2 250
c. Maximum external plant resistance
1800 (Digital)
1500 (Analogue)
d. Minimum leakage resistance
20 K
20 K
e. Ringing current
25 Hz 75 V
1 sec ON
4 sec OFF
f. Dial tone
425 Hz
continuous
g. Busy tone
425 Hz
0.5 sec ON
0.5 sec OFF
h. Ring back tone
425 Hz
1 sec ON
4 sec OFF

7.4

Definition Of Terms
The following aims to acquaint building construction architects, engineers, contractors and building owners to the
terminology as used in this write-up.
Telephone Exchange
A building housing the switching equipment, which facilitates connection of subscriber calls to other subscribers.
Cables connecting telephone subscribers are converged and terminated inside this building.
Exchange Area
The area being served by a particular telephone exchange
External Cable Network
All MOC outside cable facilities from a particular or local exchange MDF to the DPs.

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Internal Cable Network
All building cable facilities from the DP or building MDF on the ground floor to the Telephone sockets within the
premises.
DP (Distribution Point)
Termination inside the building where the Distribution cable pairs from The Telephone Exchange and the internal
cable pairs to the telephone outlets within the building are directly connected or cross connected. It constitutes of a
box (cover) and Terminal Blocks.
TP (Termination Point)
The internal cable termination where cable pairs from the subscriber Telephone sockets are connected to the internal
cable pairs from the DP. It constitutes of a box (cover) and Terminal Blocks.
Terminal Blocks
The terminal strips in DP, TP etc., where the external and internal cable pairs are terminated.
DP Box And TP Box
Are metallic/ synthetic boxes (cabinets) that accommodate the Terminal Blocks installed inside buildings.
Draw Box
A sheet metal or synthetic box mounted along a conduit route usually where there is a change of direction to
facilitate pulling in of cables. Draw boxes do not accommodate terminal blocks.
PABX
(Private Automatic Branch Exchange) an independent telephone, system normally serving an organization through
extensions that have access to the MOC public telephone system via trunk connections.
Extension
The telephone set or apparatus connected to and served by a PABX system or key telephones.
Trunks /Junctions
The telephone cable lines which connects the PABX to the MOC public telephone system.
MDF
(Main Distribution Frame)- an ironwork installation at Telephone Exchange or PBX, where terminal blocks for the
external and internal cables are mounted vertically. An MDF is used instead of a DP box if the total cable termination
is more than 600 pairs.
Lead-In Ducts
The MOC ducts from HH/ MH to the subscribers boundary wall.
Lead-In Subscribers Duct
The portion of the duct from the subscribers boundary to the internal DP.
Lead-In Cable
The Exchange cable from HH/ MH to the DP.
7.5

Material Requirements
7.5.1

Distribution Points And Termination Points


Thickness of steel or light metal alloy for boxes shall not be less than the following:
Area
Thickness
Less than 1 m2
2 2.0 mm
More than 1 m2
2 2.6 mm
Front panel for semi flush cabinets (boxes) shall consist of a one-piece sheet metal frame and a hinged door that
provide maximum size opening to the box interiors with locking device; see Appendix (F). Synthetic materials
when used shall be durable and impact resistant. Doors shall be closed against rubber
gaskets placed around the inside edge of the frame with the close fitting joint between door and frame. It shall
be provided, with a cardholder inside. Distribution boxes and telephone outlets shall be installed with a
minimum 45 cm above the finished floor level.
It shall be provided with suitable means of mounting terminal blocks, fixing cable clamps and attaching wire
rings.
DP & Terminal boxes shall be trim and free from grease, oil, rust, scratches, tool marks and any surface
irregularities. The front panel shall be carefully ground smooth and all steel surfaces shall receive a coat of
priming with zinc chromate paint. In addition to the galvanizing or priming coat, all inside and outside surfaces
of steel boxes, and door shall be given a factory finish coat of approved colour paint preferably, grey except that
finish paint may be omitted from outside surfaces of synthetic boxes and fully recessed galvanized boxes only.
All telephone DPs & boxes shall be totally enclosed, dust protected and vermin proof. The cabinet or terminal
box shall accommodate the number of pairs prescribed in the drawing.
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A minimum of two holes shall be provided with grommets of flexible synthetic material. Unused holes shall be
properly sealed.
Boxes shall be fabricated with ample interior dimensions permitting easy maintenance and provided with wire
rings so that jumper wires may be arranged neatly.
The cover shall be hinged to the body. It shall be easy to open and close. When the cover is opened, it shall be
possible to carry out the wiring effectively.
A locking device such as shown in Appendix F shall be provided on the boxes.
Dimensions and capacities
The minimum sizes of DP boxes and floor termination boxes shall be as follows:
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Capacity
Up to 10 pairs
From 11 to 20 pairs
From 21 to 40 pairs
From 41 to 80 pairs
From 81 to 120 pairs
From 121 to 160 pairs
From 161 to 240 pairs
From 241 to 300 pairs
From 301 to 400 pairs
From 401 to 500 pairs
From 501 to 600 pairs

Minimum Size (cm)


15 15 10
20 25 10
30 45 10
45 45 10
45 70 10
45 95 15
70 80 15
80 90 15
80 100 15
100 100 15
120 100 15

Note:
Above 600 pairs an MOC approved rack type MDF shall be provided by the building owner.
For DP boxes of capacity 20 Pairs and above pair capacity includes the total number of external entrance
cable pair plus the internal cable pairs.
The internal cable pairs are normally more than the incoming MOC cable pairs and the size shall be suitably
modified to accommodate all the terminal blocks.
7.5.2

Internal Terminal Blocks


7.5.2.1
Terminal blocks shall be provided by the building owner for terminating leading-in external
cables from Telephone Exchange and Subscriber internal telephone cables. Matching type of
terminal blocks shall be provided at DPs and TPS with suitable quick connecting type (see
MOC Std G20: 10:001:25).
7.5.2.2
For DP capacity 20 Pairs and more, terminal blocks shall be provided separately for terminating
MOC external cable and subscriber internal cable. The connections between these blocks are
made by jumper wires on quick connect terminals. Typical internal DP and TP Box
arrangements are shown in Appendices C and D.
7.5.2.3
For DP capacity of less than 20 pairs, the external MOC leading-in cable termination shall be
on quick connect type and the connection is extended metallically.
7.5.2.4
For PBX extension lines of less than 20 pairs separate terminal blocks for PBX side as well as
Telephone Internal side shall be provided at the TPS with the circuits connected through
jumpers, in Commercial and Government buildings.
7.5.2.5
Terminal blocks to be used shall be of 10 pair capacities or multiples, which are approved for
use by MOC.are of quick connect. It shall have plastic wire guides on both sides (see MOC Std.
G 20:10:001:25).
7.5.2.6
The terminal block shall be made of high insulating material and be provided with accessories
to mount it inside the box. It shall be free from any cracks, flaws, burrs, wrap or any other
imperfections (see MOC Std. G 20:10:001:25).
7.5.2.7 The quick connect type termination modules shall be of an approved type by MOC.
7.5.2.8 Electrical Specifications
7.5.2.8.1
Insulation Resistance
The insulation resistance of the block measured with a 500 Volt DC Megger shall be more than
the following values at temperature between 5 and 55, deg. C. and humidity between 35 and 95%
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7.5.3

Between terminals
1000 M
Between terminals and body of the box 1000 M
7.5.2.8.2
Dielectric Strength
The terminal block shall be able to withstand application of 500 VAC for one minute under the
same climatic conditions as above.
Conduits And Fittings
7.5.3.1
All cable routes shall be prepared by the installation of either galvanized steel (GI) or PVC
pipes. Depending on the sizes of cables to be installed; Refer to Appendix (E), the pipe sizes
are:
GI Or PVC pipes
Internal Diameters
20 mm
(3/4)
25 mm
(1)
40 mm
(1-1/2)
50 mm
(2)
100 mm
(4)
Pipe sizes mentioned hereafter refer to internal pipe diameter.
7.5.3.2
The GI pipes shall conform to BS 31 including the latest amendments. PVC covered flexible
metallic conduits conforming to BS 731 may also be used.
7.5.3.3
Un-plasticised PVC pipes shall conform to BS 3505 and its latest amendments.

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7.5.3.4

7.5.4

Lead in ducts from the exchange manhole or hand hole to the buildings shall be of size 50 mm
if the entrance cable is 50 pairs or less; 100 mm if entrance cable is more than 50 pairs. The
leading in duct, and jointing method used by the building owner within his compound shall
conform with the MOC specification for such materials. Draw wire of 5mm (Vinyl) shall be
provided in the internal pipe upto the DP box.
7.5.3.5
For internal conduit runs refer to Appendix (E).
7.5.3.6
Connections between lengths of conduits shall be by means of couplings, boxes or other
fittings. The internal surfaces of all pipes and fitting shall be smooth, free from burrs and other
defects. All joints shall be drawn up tight. Where running joints are required, circular or
hexagonal heavy locknuts shall be used at all joint positions.
Internal Cables
7.5.4.1
The self-extinguishing characteristic of the PVC compound in case of fires makes it suitable as
a sheathing material for internal cables. PVC cables in grey colour are to be used for internal
cabling.
7.5.4.2
Each conductor shall consist of a solid wire of annealed copper smoothly drawn and circular in
section, uniform in quality, free from all defects having electrical characteristics as shown in
Appendix (H).
The individual copper conductor shall have a diameter of 0.5 mm each of which is insulated with colour
coded PVC and shall have a minimum thickness of 0.2 mm.
7.5.4.3
The requirement of PVC sheathing and insulation shall be in accordance with Table 1 & 2.
No.

Property and Unit

Specified

Minimum Tensile Strength Kg/mm2

1.3

Minimum Elongation %

150

Cold Bend Test Temperature C

-15

Maximum Loss in weight On Aging mg/cm2

Maximum Hot Deformation %

40

Hot Test Temperature C

150

Testing Method Value


BS 6746:1976
Appendix A, B
BS 6746:1976
Appendix A, B
BS - 6746:1976
Appendix C1, C2
BS - 6746:1976
Appendix E2, E3
BS - 6746:1976
Appendix F4
BS- 6746:1976
Appendix G1, 2

Table 1
Requirements For Sheathing PVC
7.5.4.4

Two PVC insulated un tinned conductors are twisted together to form a pair in cables below 10
pairs. 2,4,and 6 such pairs are stranded together to form 2, 4, and 6 pair cables respectively.
Four PVC insulated un tinned conductors are twisted together to form a quad in cables 10 pairs and above.
Five quads are stranded together to form a 10 pair unit and over the unit, coloured binders of polyethylene
tape are wrapped. The units are stranded together to form the 20, 30, 50, 100 and 200 pair cables.
7.5.4.5
Core wrappings of plastic tapes are applied over, the stranded cable core and are enclosed by
the PVC sheath. A suitable separating material shall be applied before extrusion of PVC sheath
over the core for easy separation of the sheath from the core.
7.5.4.6
A Ripcord that may incorporate the, Manufacturers identification colours shall be laid under the
sheath. The minimum breaking force of the ripcord shall be as follows:
80 N
for sheath thickness
up to
1.25 mm
120 N
for sheath thickness
over
1.25 mm

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7.5.4.7

The following tables and figures are the specification of the physical make up of the PVC cable:

No.

Property and Unit

Specified

Minimum Tensile Strength Kg/mm2

1.25

Minimum Elongation %

150

Cold Bend Test Temperature C

-15

Maximum Loss in weight On Aging mg/cm2

Maximum Hot Deformation %

40

Hot Test Temperature C

150

Testing Method Value


BS 6746:1976
Appendix A, B
BS 6746:1976
Appendix A, B
BS - 6746:1976
Appendix C1, C2
BS - 6746:1976
Appendix E2, E3
BS - 6746:1976
Appendix F4
BS- 6746:1976
Appendix G1, 2

Table 2
Requirements For Insulation PVC
7.5.4.7.1

Quad Formation
A
O
CO

OD
O
B
Note: Diagonally opposite conductors constitute a pair.
7.5.4.7.2

Conductor Insulation Colour Within Unit


Quad
No.
1
2
3
4
5

7.5.4.7.3
7.5.4.7.4
Unit No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

A Wire
Blue
Yellow
Green
Red
Violet

Colour Of Insulation
B Wire
C Wire
White
Brown
White
Brown
White
Brown
White
Brown
White
Brown

D Wire
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black

Unit Formation
Binder Colour of 10 Pair unit
Colour of Binder
Blue
Yellow
Green
Red
Violet
Blue White
Yellow White
Green White
Red White
Violet White

Unit No.
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

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Colour of Binder
Blue - Brown
Yellow - Brown
Green - Brown
Red - Brown
Violet Brown
Blue - Black
Yellow - Black
Green Black
Red - Black
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7.5.4.7.5

Dimension of 0.5 mm PVC Cables


Number Of
Pairs
2
4
6
10
20
30
50
100
200

Min. Thickness Of
Sheath
(mm)
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6

Approx. Overall
Diameter
(mm)
6
8
9
12
14
16
19
24
31

7.5.4.8
Electrical Specification (At base temperature of 20 C)
The maximum resistance of each conductor shall not exceed 93.5 /Km. Each conductor in the cable
should be able to withstand 2000 VDC with all the other conductors connected to ground for 2 sec or 1000
VAC for 1 minute without breakdown.
The insulation resistance shall not be less than 500 M.Km, measured at 500 VDC after steady
electrification for 1 minute between each conductor in the cable and all the other conductors connected
together.
The average mutual capacitance of a pair in each factory length of cable measured at a frequency of 800
Hz shall not exceed 0.077 F/Km.
Pair to pair capacitance unbalance measured at a frequency of 800 Hz shall not exceed 300 pF per 200 m.
The measurements shall be corrected as follows, lengths less than 100 m being considered as 100 m.
The measured values shall be:

1
L
L
2

200
200
Where L is the length of the cable under test.
7.5.5

Plugs and Sockets:


Plugs and sockets to be used, may be the small 3 round pin, 6 amps type of good quality. Telephone instruments
if provided by the subscriber, shall conform to MOC latest specifications. These plugs and sockets used shall be
of different size and type from those used for electrical wiring and shall require prior approval from MOC.
The plug and sockets may be of modular type (American type), in which case detailed specification and sample
of the same is to be submitted for approval. The building owner / contractor shall provide the means to modify
the plugs supplied on MOC Telephone Instruments at his cost.

7.5.6

Cable Trays and Trunkings


Cable Trays and Trunkings shall be of such dimensions as to accommodate all the cables planned including
future needs. These shall be made of galvanized steel or other strong synthetic material. When steel is used it
shall have a minimum wall thickness 1 mm. Appropriate bends shall also be provided with the trays and
trunkings.

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7.5.7

The PABX
7.5.7.1

Developments and innovations in electronic technology continue to reduce the physical


dimensions of consumer machines and apparatuses. PABXs in particular have now shrunk
considerably that there is now a greater choice or flexibility of locational placement for this
equipment. In most instances a PABX operator with as much as 5 trunks by 50 extensions
usually doubles up as the companys receptionist.
7.5.7.2
As the electrical characteristics of a particular brand of PABX must be compatible to the
existing Kuwait local telephone switching specifications (paragraph 3.), it shall be mandatory
for the PABX user to submit to the MOC for approval, the specification of the PABX it intends
to use.
7.5.7.3
Space Requirements
For PABXs of up to size 5 + 50 lines an operator room or an equipment room is not mandatory but is left
to the discretion of the user. However, if future expansion is anticipated it is advisable to house the initial
equipment in a PABX room. A battery room provided with an exhaust fan is a necessity for safety
precaution against acidic fumes.
The following shall be the minimum size requirements for the rooms:
No.
1
2
3
4
5

6
7

Capacity of
Equipment
Operators
Battery
PABX
Room* (m)
Room (m)
Room (m )
3 + 20 or
Optional
Optional
3 + 30 or
(2 2)
(3 2)
(3 2)
5 + 50 Lines
10 + 100
(3 3)
(3 2)
(2 2)
20 + 200
(4 3)
(3 3)
(2 3)
30 + 300
(4.5 3.5)
(3 3)
(2 3)
40 + 400
To
(5 3.5)
(3 3)
(2 3)
60 + 600
80 + 800
To
(6 4)
(4 3)
(3 3)
100 + 1000
Lines
More than 1,000 lines or extensions consult the MOC Engineer

* Above equipment room dimensions do not include MDF structure.


7.5.7.3.1

The PABX room, equipment room and battery room shall be preferably located adjacent to
each other
7.5.7.3.2 Earthing facilities shall be provided in each rooms.
7.5.7.3.3 Equipment Room Requirements:
The room shall be located preferably on the ground floor.
The ceiling height from the finished floor level shall not be less than 2.7 meters.
The floor structural design dead load required shall not be less than 100 Kg/m2
Air-conditioning with adequate air filters shall be provided to protect the delicate electronic
switching circuits from heat and dust. (i.e. 25 C 2 C all year round).
The room shall be provided with sufficient electric lighting, 60 A power outlets and tiled preferably
with PVC materials.
7.5.7.3.4
Battery Room Requirements:
An exhaust fan and an anti-acid drainage facility sink shall be provided.
The floor and walls up to one metre height shall be ceramic tiled.
7.5.7.4
The Main Distribution Frame (MDF)
An MDF ironwork structure shall be provided by the building owner for terminations of 600 pairs or more
(total for MOC cable plus internal cable).

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7.5.7.4.1 Space Requirement Guidelines
The area of the MDF primarily depends on the number of the vertical frames, its height, which in
turn is governed by the size or types of terminal blocks to be used.
A minimum working space of 1 m around the frame shall be provided free from any equipment or
obstruction. ,
Depending on the height of the verticals, a ladder shall be provided by the building owner for the
use of MOC installation and maintenance personnel. Ample space for future expansion shall be
provided.
7.5.7.4.2 The MDF structural materials, beams, verticals, cable trays, cable racks, etc shall meet the
requirements on climatic and mechanical environments as per IEC regulations (Publication
68).
The structural frames shall be properly earthed to the common telecommunication earthing
system.
Each of the telecommunication system shall be terminated in such a way they occupy separate
and well-defined areas (i.e. verticals, block) on the MDF structure.
Accessories such as fuses, over voltage protection devices are to be provided as per MOC
specifications and in accordance to CCITT regulations for Central office lines. Various plugs
according to functional use such as fuse, insertion, and disconnection, marking tests are to be
adequately provided.
7.6

Installation
The telephone internal network which includes pipes, cables, DPs and Boxes must be used for circuits and services
provided by or specifically approved by the Ministry of Communications only. Under no circumstances these
network or fittings shall be used for any other services such as power lines, fire alarm, audio/video lines, TV aerials
doorbells etc.
7.6.1

Installation Of Conduits And Fittings


7.6.1.1
No conduit run shall exceed 10 m between adjacent draw-in points unless prior approval has
been obtained.
7.6.1.2
The radius of any conduit bend shall be such as to fulfil the regulations and/or this specification
for the bending of cables. Bending radius of telephone cables shall be not less than 6 times the
cable diameter.
7.6.1.3
Commercially available 90 long bends conforming to above specifications may be used.
7.6.1.4
The number of right angle bends on a lateral conduit run between boxes shall not exceed two
(2).
7.6.1.5
For the riser cable route no 90 bends shall be used in 40 mm, 50 mm and 100 mm runs. Draw
boxes are to be installed to change directions.
7.6.1.6
For 25 mm runs only 2 bends of not less than 90 each shall be allowed.
7.6.1.7
Each box has to be provided with only the conduit openings necessary to accommodate the
required number and sizes of conduits. Boxes shall be provided with circular spots, which are
threaded internally to accept the threaded end of the conduit. Where conduit and/or conduit
fittings are attached to boxes having no spots, the conduit shall be connected to these boxes by
means of flanged couplings and smoothbore (male) brass bushings.
Junction boxes and draw-in boxes must not be placed in inaccessible positions, i.e. voids between ceiling
slab and false ceiling. The draw-in and junction boxes must be so installed that suitable access box plates
shall be provided at these locations on the false ceiling. Where cables run in plastered wall, they can be
embedded into the wall so as to allow a minimum plaster cover of 12.7 mm ( inch).
Where conduits are run buried in the wall of the building, all socket outlets, etc. shall be housed in
galvanized or PVC boxes.
7.6.1.8
Except where conduit is embedded in concrete or architectural features of the building, all runs
of conduit shall be vertical or horizontal Conduit should be fixed to the structure of the building
within 15 cm of each box, bend, or other conduit fitting and at intervals not greater than 1.5 m.
Coupling shall be counted as part of a straight conduit run.
Exposed conduits shall be run parallel to or at right angles to the lines of the building.
For large conduit sizes exceeding 25 mm, mode bends shall be employed.
Exposed horizontal runs shall be installed close to the surface of the structural beams and above water,
steam or other piping, wherever possible.
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7.6.1.9

7.6.2

Conduits connected to wall boxes shall be run in such a manner that they must not cross water,
steam or waste pipes, wherever possible, and shall be kept at least 50 cm (20 inch) distance and
parallel to such pipes.
Where exposed to water, rain or weather, steel conduits, conduit fittings and accessories shall .be
galvanized and painted with black bituminous paint.
Where indicated on the drawings and exposed to water or corrosive atmosphere, flexible metallic conduits
covered with PVC are to be used. .
7.6.1.10 Where false ceiling do not exist, the owner has to arrange to run all conduits embedded in the
main structural slab and drop to loop-in boxes at false ceiling level. In special locations where
conduits cannot be embedded and voids between ceiling slabs to the false ceiling exceed 1.00 m
they may be fixed to the surface of the slab over the false ceiling and/ or may be run in the
voids between ceiling slab and false ceiling in an approved manner to be fixed to the
appropriate supports securely.
Under no circumstances, will it be permitted to run conduits on supports intended to carry false ceiling
tiles.
7.6.1.11 Where conduit and fittings are not fastened directly to the structure of the building, exposed
conduit, including conduit run in voids between ceiling slabs and false ceilings shall be securely
and independently supported so that no strain will be transmitted to the box supports. Supports
must be rigid enough to prevent distortion of conduits during cable pulling. Individual
horizontal conduits not larger than 25mm in size should be supported means of approved spring
steel fastener, clips or clamps specifically designed for supporting such pipes which run in
voids between ceiling slabs and false ceiling. These may be used instead of pipe straps or pipe
hanger.
Individual horizontal conduit exceeding 25 mm in size shall be supported by approved individual pipe
hangers. Hanger rods used in connection with spring steel fasteners, clip and clamps shall be either 20mm
diameter or larger galvanized steel rods. No wire shall be used with or without spring steel fastener, clips
or clamps for the support of any conduit.
Sizes of spring steel fasteners, clips, clamps, hanger rods etc., for all suspended loads shall be as approved
by MOC engineer. The contractor shall submit for approval all applicable load and routing data. When two
or more horizontal conduits run parallel and at the same elevation, they shall be supported on multiple
pipe hanger. Each Conduit shall be secured to the horizontal hanger member by a U-bolt, one whole strap
or other specially designed and approved fastener. Supports for horizontal conduits shall be spaced not
more than 2.4 m apart, with not less than, two supports for each 3.0 m straight length and one support near
each bend or box.
Vertical conduits not larger than 25 mm shall be supported by approved riser clamps at each floor or by
approved one hole strap not over 2.4 m apart vertical conduits exceeding 0.25 mm shall be supported by
approved riser clamps at each floor and by approved one hole straps not over 2.4 m apart.
7.6.1.12 All thread wire marks, tool marks and breaks in the protective coating on steel conduit and/ or
conduit fittings shall be painted with a steel preserving paint immediately after erection. All
boxes bends and other accessories shall be of the same material as the conduit and shall have
the same protective coating
7.6.1.13 Draw wire/Ropes shall be placed inside conduits preparatory to cable installation
7.6.1.14 The installation of metallic or plastic channelling systems shall be with the prior approval of
MOC. As with the foregoing conduit system, these shall be exclusively used for the
telecommunication needs of the building. Under no circumstances shall AC mains be run in
these facilities.
Cable Installation
Telephone services shall be provided only after MOC has tested the cable installations and confirms its
electrical conformity to the specifications. Test sheet for this matter is attached hereto as Appendix G.
The installation of the internal telephone cables shall start from the DP where the MOC external cable from the
Telephone Exchange are terminated on the owner supplied terminal blocks. For leading in cables of 20 pairs and
above, the internal riser and/or lateral cables are terminated on separate blocks of the same type.
The terminal blocks are arranged in vertical columns, the blocks terminating the external cables on the left and
blocks with the internal cables on the right, Appendix C & D show wiring and cabling arrangements in typical
DP and TP Boxes. For exchange cables of less than 20 pairs the leading in cable pairs are terminated on the left
side of the tag block and the internal cables can be terminated on the right side of the same tag blocks.
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From the termination boxes at different places lateral cables shall be installed to the different points where
telephone instruments or equipment are to be placed.
7.6.2.1
Jumpering
In the DP of 20 pairs and above which is normally situated in the ground floor, jumper wires shall crossconnect the terminal block to the appropriate pair on the floor terminal block. Jumpering shall be done by
MOC installation personnel.
7.6.2.2
Cable Pair Allocation
For design purposes two cable pairs shall be allotted for each residential tenants socket. In the case of
commercial and government buildings, the minimum of three pairs per socket location shall be provided,
the number or sockets to be agreed with the MOC Planning Engineer. After determining the number of
pairs required in a proposed internal cable route the nearest bigger standard size cable shall be installed.

OR

OR

A cable pair shall have only one far end termination except for earthing leads. No cable multiplying
(Parallel or T jointing) is allowed. Each cable pair shall be continuous (without joints) from the
termination blocks to the telephone outlet point. Jointing materials and work methods shall be in
accordance with MOC standards. Consultations with MOC is essential.
7.6.2.3
Test Results
Internal cable acceptance test result shall be available to MOC and posted at the back cover of the DP for
ready reference by MOC installation and maintenance personnel. MOC shall have the right to conduct its
own cable tests and confirm acceptability of the installations.
7.6.2.4
Terminating
In residential buildings, the 4-Wire tenant cables shall be terminated, on the face of the termination blocks
on each appropriate floor. Inside the tenants premises the 4wire cable shall be brought into a terminal wall
socket. The first pair shall be terminated on the live and neutral while the second pair shall be coiled up
inside the mounting box.
7.6.3

7.6.4

7.6.5

Earthing Requirements
7.6.3.1
The building owner shall provide earthing connections in the DP box, to all floor termination
boxes, PABX rooms and the MDF room. This earthing facility shall be exclusively used for
telecommunication purposes only. It shall not be electrically connected to any AC mains
earthing system of the building.
7.6.3.2
Maximum allowable earth resistance shall be 10 and for MDFs the maximum allowance
earth resistance shall be 2 .
Cable Trays And Trunkings
The installation of trays and trunkings shall be neat in appearance, strong, and executed in such a manner that
replacement or addition of any cables in the future shall not pose any problem. The trays shall have no sharp
edges.
Special care shall be taken regarding protection of cables on the cable trays and trunkings. Cable trays and
trunkings shall not be used for any other service. Prior approval from MOC has to be obtained otherwise.
Safety Protection And Precautions
Under no circumstances shall telephone cables and AC mains cable be allowed together in the same pipe, tray,
channel and trunkings. Sufficient clearances shall separate telephone cables from AC mains especially those
with high voltages.
Adequate protection and shielding shall be provided for cable runs near equipment and machines emitting
strong electromagnetic transmissions.
Consultation with the MOC Engineer on these matters in essential.
Appendix A
Appendix B
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Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H
APPENDIX A

Guide lines for submittal and approval of Drawings and Documents.


General guidelines for submittal and approval of drawings and documents for Internal wiring for newly constructed
buildings.
1.
The approval of Drawings for Internal wiring is handled by a special section (Supervision Section) attached to the
office of Director, Telephone Network Department in the Ministry of Communication.
2.
Two copies of the proposal drawings should be submitted to the section mentioned above.
3.
The completed application form should be duly signed by the owner of the building, the Civil Engineer and the
Electrical Engineer before submittal for private buildings.
4.
The Electrical Engineer submitting the drawing should be a member of the Kuwait Society of Engineers and
should have been approved by the Ministry of Electricity and Water and registered with the M.O.C. His specimen
signature should be available in the Special Section.
5.
Drawing submitted for approval will be stamped and a registration number will be assigned to it. Approval of
drawings will be taken up only after the External Planning Department approves the external Intake.
6.
Drawings not fulfilling the MOC specifications will be rejected. They can be approved only after modification for
compliance with specifications.
7.
In the case of changes in Design, Construction or expansion of an existing building, a new approval is necessary.
8.
For the Government Projects, the drawings and documents will be submitted through M.P.W. or owner and
Consultants. For such projects, the MOC Engineer should be consulted at all stages of Design as well as Execution.
9.
The materials used should be approved by MOC.
10.
Two copies of distribution schedules be given to MOC at end of the project.

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APPENDIX B

TYPICAL MULTI-STOREY CONDUCT AND CABLE INSTALLATION

CONDUCT DIAGRAM

CABLE SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM

NOTES:
1) Entrance cable upto the D.P. Box shall be provided by MOC.
2) Pipes, termination boxes, internal cables and all termination blocks shall be provide and installed by the building
owner.
3) Internal cable pairs are cross-connected to the MOC cable pairs at the D.P. by jumper wire.
4) Pipe sizes refer to internal pipe diameter.
5) Total internal cable pairs are normally designed to be more than the entrance cable pairs.

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APPENDIX C

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APPENDIX D

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APPENDIX E
GI / PVC PIPE CAPACITY
7.6.5.1.1.1 MAXIMUM NO. OF (0.5mm) PVC CABLES PER PIPE

INTERNAL
PIPE
DIAMETER

10 prs

20 prs.

30 prs.

50 prs.

100 prs.

200 prs.

* 25mm

* * 40mm

* * 50 mm

* * 100 mm

50

34

28

16

10

Notes.;
* 1.
The 25mm pipe shall be used only for 4-wire cables.
**2.
The 40, 50 and 100mm pipes are to be used as riser pipes or subscribers pipes.
3. Lead-in pipes shall be 50mm for entrance cables of up to 50 pairs and 100mm for bigger cables.
4. Exposed portions of lead-in pipe shall be of GI steel pipe.
5.
All pipe sizes mentioned in this specification refers to internal pipe diameters.

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APPENDIX F

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APPENDIX G

TEST SHEET FOR INTERNAL CABLE INSTALLATION : {TO BE SUBMITTED BY OWNER}

Owners Name
Contractors Name
Building Location
Kind of Cable
Length of Cable

:
:
:
:
:

Quad
No.

Pair
No.

Insulation Resist. M
Ohms
L1 E L2 E L1 L2

Pair
No.

1
2

11

21
22

3
4

12

23
24

5
6

13

25
26

7
8

14

27
28

9
10

15

29
30

11
12

16

31
32

13
14

17

33
34

15
16
17
18
19
20

18

35
36
37
38
39
40

10

Insulation Resist. M
Ohms
L1 E L2 E
L3 E

:
:
:

Quad
No.

Loop
Resist.
Ohms

Temperature
Tested by
Tested Date

19
20

Insulation Resistance
Maximum per Km.
Minimum per Km.

:
:

Particulars of defective pairs

Signature of Tester

:
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APPENDIX H

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUCTORS

Each conductor shall consist of a solid wire of annealed copper, smoothly drawn circular in section uniform in quality, free
from all defects, having a diameter and resistance in accordance with Table below. The resistance given in the table is
measured at a Temperature of 20 degree C.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Conductor Diameter
Resistance at
Minimum
(mm)
20 degree C.
Elongation
(ohm/km)
(%)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0.5
88.7 4.8
15
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The minimum conductivity of the copper shall be equal to the value specified by the International Electro-Technical
Commission for Standard Annealed Copper.
At a temperature of 20 degree C, the resistance of standard annealed copper wire 1 meter in length and of a uniform section
of one square milimetre is 1/58 ohm (0.017241 ohm).
At a temperature of 20 degree C, the density of standard annealed copper is 8.89 grammes per cubic centimetre.
At a temperature of 20 degree C, the "constant mass" temperature co-efficient of resistance of standard annealed copper,
measured between two potential points rigidly fixed to the wire, is 0.00393 = 1/254.45 per degree centigrade.
Consequently, it follows from above claused that a temperature of 20 degree C, the resistance of wire of standard annealed
copper of a uniform section one metre in length and weighing one gramme is (1/58) x 8.89 = 0.15328 ohms.
The resistance unbalance of the two conductors of a pair expressed as a percentage of the loop resistance of that pair shall
not be greater than 2%.
No joint shall be made in the conductor except that of an accidental break during insulating, twinning, quadding or
stranding. Such a break may only be repaired by a method approved by the inspector and fulfilling the following conditions
The tensile strength and elongation of a 250 mm length of a conductor containing a joint shall be not less than 90 percent of
that of a similar sample of conductor not containing a joint.
The electrical resistance of 150 mm length of conductor containing a joint shall be not greater than 105 per cent of that of a
similar sample of conductor not containing a joint.

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7.6.6

Inspection & Acceptance.


The inspection and acceptance tests specified herein shall be made after the physical completion of internal plant.
All inspection and acceptance test specified herein shall be performed by the contractor at his cost under the
Supervision of MOC Engineer.

Sl.
No.
1

Item
No.
1085

2
3

1086

1087

1305

1088
1089
1173 to
1176
1090

7
8

Inspection item
Internal pipe from Boundary
wall to inside DP
Draw wire (Vinyl) 5mm in the
pipe
Internal DP Box
Terminal block (quick
connection type)
Inside Conduit pipe
Internal Cable
Termination of Internal Cable

Reason for rejection


(1) Size not correct.
(2 ) Provided only one pipe
Not provided
(1) Size not according to MOC Standard.
(2) Cover not hinged type.
(1) Not according to MOC Standard.
(1) Size and type of conduit pipe not
according to MOC Standard
(1) Colour of cable.
(2) Size of Conductor.
(1) Termination of cable not proper.

(1) Not modular type


(2) No. of plug & socket not as per
Standard (Commercial & Residential)
9
1001
Cable trays & Trunking
(1) Not provided
(2) Size not according to approved drawing.
10
1075
Earthing facility in PABX room (1) Not provided.
11
1091
MDF in PABX room
(1) Not provided.
(2) Not approval.
NOTE:- Check the Equipment room, operator room, battery room and ventilation in PABX to be
according to MOC Standard and specification.

7.6.7

Plug and Sockets

The contractor should repair all defects in the plant and re-offer for second inspection within 21 days from the date
of first inspection. If the work is again rejected in the second inspection or if the contractor fails to repair the
defects within 21 days, MOC reserves the right to accept the work with due compensation from the contractor to
the Ministry for the repairing defects. If third inspection is required MOC may charge the contractor an inspection
fee which will be decided by MOC. These compensation and other charges are without prejudice to any provision
contained in the contract or penalty for delay etc.

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