Used by electric utilities on transmission lines with the voltage of 35 kV and higher for creating optical communication lines and protecting the power lines from lightning strikes.
Applied for aerial installation on distribution and power transmission lines for building long distance optical communication systems.
Used for distributed fiber optic sensing in different applications.
Used for indoor and outdoor applications where fire resistance is a must. Remain functional under direct flame for at least 180 minutes.
Applied in ducts, conduits and trays with no risk of rodent attacks. Can also be lashed.
Designed for high reliability in harsh environments with potential mechanical impact. Applied in all ground types, swamps, and harsh rivers.
Designed for air blowing in ducts and microducts for building reliable underground communication networks.
Designed for underwater application with increased crush and tensile loads.
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Used for cost-effective one-step aerial installation mostly in rural areas where the spans between poles are not long .
Applied in substations for control purposes.
Used to create communication lines between the common distribution box and a location inside the building (including vertical runs), between entrances or corridors in office buildings.
Applied for aerial installation on transmission towers, lightning poles, between buildings and structures for communication networks in rural areas.
The optical ground wire cable, or OPGW, is a type of cable used by the electric utility industry in the construction of electric power transmission and distribution lines. OPGW fiber optic cable combines the functions of:
— grounding: the overhead ground wire shields the high-voltage conductors from lightning strikes and secures current flow in case of fault currents;
— communication: the incorporated optical fibers allow long distance transmission of data at high speed.
The fiber optic ground wire design typically consists of aluminum-clad steel wire and/or aluminum alloy wire protective layers with up to 432 fibers within the cable. This type of cable is suspended on power transmission lines with the voltage of 35 kV and higher.
OPGW cable must withstand harsh environments. Incab cables, including OPGW, work in the full range of climate zones: from areas where there is no icing at all, up to the harshest conditions where icing can reach 1 inch or more. Incab also offers cables that can monitor temperature and even icing itself.
Incab OPGW cables have a great benefit: unique and the only one in the industry marking that helps to identify different OPGW designs easier as well as know the exact footage of the OPGW left on a reel without having to OTDR test it.
Explore the full range of OPGW and other InSky group cables manufactured by Incab:
InSky OPGW C — Optical Ground Wire Central Loose Tube
InSky OPGW CA — Optical Ground Wire Central Aluminum-Clad Loose Tube
InSky OPGW AP — Optical Ground Wire Aluminum Pipe
InSky OPGW S — Optical Ground Wire Stranded
InSky MASS — Metallic Aerial Self-Supporting
InSky ACS Ground Wire — Aluminum-Clad Steel Ground Wire
InPhase OPPC — Optical Phase Conductor
You can also select the optimal OPGW design for your project using our Configurator ACES: Advanced Cable Engineering System (choose OPGW complete system or OPGW cable selection only).
Take a moment to watch our short educational videos:
— Lightning strike detection using OPGW
— Monitoring of suspicious activity near power lines using OPGW