OPGW/Ground Wire

OPGW CA part no.
0162

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

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Optical fiber

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Aluminum-clad stainless steel tube filled with water-blocking gel

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Stranded wires (aluminum-clad steel wires and/or aluminum alloy wires)

Up to 96 fibers in a tube

Enhanced corrosion resistance: ACS wires and aluminum-clad stainless steel tube

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

Aluminum alloy wires provide conductivity for fault current

Crush — from 857 lb/in
Fiber count up to 96
Rated breaking strength (RBS) (without SSLTs), lb 5620 … 47210
Maximum rated design tension (MRDT), lb 3372 … 28101
Cable diameter, in 0.354 … 0.709
Cable weight, lb/ft 0.134 … 0.827
Elasticity modulus (final), ksi 15737 … 35969
Short circuit capacity (initial temp 77°F), kA²•s 5...300
Short circuit current for 0.5 s, kA 3...20
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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