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Procedures To Be Followed In Fibre Optic Cable Installation

By Deanne Shepard

Fibre optic cable consists of bundles of extremely pure glass threads that is used to transmit data modulated onto beam of light waves. The cable can be easily damaged if it is improperly handled or installed. Special care is therefore required during fibre optic cable installation to ensure reliable operation.

Fixing wires in whichever location adheres to certain restrictions that ought to be adhered to for appropriate deployment, better handling, efficient operation and probable maintenance in future. It should always be conducted cautiously.

Before wire installation, one should ensure the site of placement is suitable. This makes sure that any probable difficulty that may be experienced is well taken care of. Impediments such as climatic conditions or machinery operation ought to be taken into consideration for appropriate placement of the wire route. In case of any inquiries regarding the laws or the building regulations, they ought to be directed to the authoritative bodies

Thereafter a comprehensive design is done before the deployment. This thus entails certain procedures whose basic foundation depends on the communication paths needed, determined hardware requirements, length of wires and lastly compiling a list of various components and hardware needed and the exact points they are used.

Devise a fibre optic pulling technique. This should communicate the considerations identified while conducting site study by the deployment team. This includes the logistics of cable let-off/pulling equipment, the location of intermediate access points, splice locations and the specific responsibilities of each member of the deployment team.

Right guidelines should be adhered to. Due to sensitivity of it to moisture, its end needs to be covered always in either end cap or heavy tape. Attending to its indentations must be a norm during a pull since extra or difficult pulls, back feeding or center-pull techniques may be used.

Ensure that the optic fibres minimum bend radius is never surpassed. During cable placement, it is important that it is not bent to either increase or decrease radius than its normal radius value. After it has been installed, and the pulling tension removed, the fibre may only be bent to the normal radius. The shape of fibre optic cable can be distorted at will to suit your needs as long as there is no violation of the constraints of minimum bend radius.

When doing installation make sure that at any stage, highest recommended load is not surpassed. Since every wire has its own strength rating, the remaining tension on the wire after deployment need no be greater than this value.

Always ensure you place an extra wire at strategic points for better operation. Though, its a good exercise to leave that extra one at either the beginning or end of the wire run.

In order to make sure that the fibre plant is properly deployed, and any future trouble shooting and improvement is made easy, you need to document guidelines followed during deployment in a simplified order.

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