InSky OPGW

InSky OPGW AP Optical Ground Wire Aluminum Pipe (AP)

An excellent design for moderate to high fault current capacities and when ease of splice prep is especially important.

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Central strength member (fiberglass reinforced plastic)

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Water-swellable yarns

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Optical fiber

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PBT loose tubes filled with water-blocking gel

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Water-swellable yarns

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Water-swellable tape

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Thermal barrier

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Aluminum pipe

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Aluminum-clad steel wires and/or aluminum alloy wires

OPGW marking: unique and the only one in the industry to know the exact footage and identify the design type

Convenient splice preparation

Up to 144 fibers

Highly corrosion-resistant: ACS wires and aluminum pipe

Optical ground wire (OPGW) shields high-voltage conductors from lightning strikes

Aluminum alloy wires provide conductivity for fault current

Maximum rated design tension (MRDT) 3372...28101 lb (15...125 kN)
Crush 571 lb/in (1 kN/cm)
Rated breaking strength (RBS), lb 5620...47210
Fiber count, up to 144
Cable diameter, in 0.528...1
Cable weight, lb/ft 0.3...0.9
Elasticity modulus (final), ksi 6962...16679
Short circuit capacity (initial temp 77°F), kA²•s 5...400
Short circuit current for 1s, kA 3...30
Operating temperature -58°F ... +185°F
* -76°F ... +185°F upon request
Installation temperature -22°F ... +122°F
Transportation and storage temperature -58°F ... +185°F
Minimum bending radius 20x cable diameter
Design life 50years

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