OPGW/Ground Wire

OPGW AP part no.
0313

Protection of power lines from lightning overvoltage, construction of optical communication systems.

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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

Convenient splice preparation

Up to 144 fibers in a tube

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

Crush — from 571 lb/in
Fiber count up to 144
Cable diameter, in 0.527 … 1
Cable weight, lb/ft 0.3 … 0.9
Rated breaking strength (RBS), lb 10004 … 45000
Maximum rated design tension (MRDT) (63% RBS), lb 6002 … 45000
Elasticity modulus (final), ksi 6962 … 16679
Short circuit capacity (initial temp 104°F, final temp 410°F), kA²•s 5...400
Short circuit current for 0.5 s, kA 3...30
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Operation temperature -76°F … 185°F
Installation temperature -22°F … 122°F
Transportation and storage temperature -76°F … 158°F
Minimum bending radius 20x cable diameter
Life time 50 years
Warranty as specified in the supply agreement, min 2 years