Warren & Brown’s optical fibre ducting raceway is an Australian made solution for managing, routing and protecting optical fibre cords between termination equipment, patch panels and splicing cabinets or frames in telecommunications exchanges, data centres, universities, hospitals, or anywhere optical fibre cabling is present.
The ducting range has been designed as a robust and versatile solution that supports seamless growth, ensuring that data centres are future-proof. Warren & Brown’s ducting range is made using a special fire- retardant Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) material certified to UL94V-0 specifications, while some other brands on the market are still using PVC. In the case of a fire, LSZH materials significantly reduce the amount of toxic and corrosive gas emissions, minimising harm to personnel, buildings and transmission equipment.
Warren & Brown ducting raceway ensures all the critical points of the fibre cable management are met: bend radius protection, cable access and routing, and physical protection.
The ducting system is currently available in three colours and seven sizes in a solid wall or slotted wall for exiting fibres, it is most important to select a size that allows for expansion and future additions to the ducting system. The most recent addition is the 600 x 100 ducting raceway system, providing maximum capacity of up to 7,500 2mm patch cords, based on a 50% fill rate. The ducting raceway can easily be customised and designed for your facility’s specific requirements.
Components can be joined together using 2 methods: slotted joiners or slotless joiners. Slotted joiners require the use of a slotting tool only when the duct length has been modified, however duct lengths and ducting components are supplied preslotted so they can be installed quickly and easily by clicking into place. To complete the installation where no modifications have been made, only a basic screwdriver is required. Slotless joiners require no additional tooling or for slots to be made on the side of the duct, requiring only a screwdriver for installation of raceway system ends.
The unique design of the ducting system protects the optical fibre patch cords from damage and ensures that the bend radius of the cable is not compromised. All components in the WBTs system are manufactured from Noryl, a very strong engineering plastic, which is self-extinguishing and halogen free (for 100, 220 & 300mm ducting the rating is UL94V-0, for 30 & 50mm ducting is UL94V-1), which means in the case of a fire, the gases emitted will not cause harm to personnel, buildings or transmission equipment, unlike some other brands of ducting.
WBT fibre optic ducting raceway products are manufactured to the highest quality standards (ISO9001), complying with the stringent requirements of ULA2024A & ROHS and carry a 10 year warranty.