Implementing these fiber cable installation practices will ensure the ideal environment for the adequate functioning of your optic cables. These guidelines will enhance operations by lessening the risk of failure because of incorrect planning, ineffectively handling fiber cabling, unacceptable testing, and minimizing installation time. Read on for more information on preparing for your fiber cable installation with FiberPlus!
FiberPlus Organizes for Your Fiber Cable Installation
Before your fiber cable installation, FiberPlus will compare the inventory of all components received onsite to complement the bill of materials provided with the design. If the installation is detained, they will store the purchased cabling equipment in its initial packaging in a safe area. Moreover, your product warranty usually covers defects provoked during the manufacturing stage.
Also, FiberPlus ensures they have all the tools and materials required for your installation, such as Velcro, scissors to eliminate twist ties, a garbage bag, a fiber cleaner (optional), and cable labeling (optional). When work is ready to start, they will remove all inventory from the cardboard shipping containers before taking them into your data center. The label numbering scheme should complement the TIA-606-C standards for all patch cords and jumpers. This standard will assist the installers working in your data center.
FiberPlus Will Examine and Clean Your Fiber
Furthermore, the most common area for damage is the tip of the fiber connector (where the fiber optic glass sticks out). Protective caps should be left on until before the fiber cable installation. In addition, the installer will examine the surface of the fiber optic glass endpoint with a microscope before plugging it into a patch panel or a port. If needed, the installer will review the surface before cleaning the connector with a one-click cleaner and plugging it in. The contaminants should be removed before connecting, even with a protective cap.
Practice Cable Management
Lastly, FiberPlus will carefully place cables horizontally and vertically and facilitate access to transceivers and ports both in active patch panels and products. Cable management allows for new additional cables and later removes them when they are no longer needed. It also permits the more accessible location of a unique cable.
Moreover, the fiber optic glass below the jacket functions well when running straight. The minimum (bend) radius of a fiber cable will determine the amount in the fiber to safely install necessary bending. Thus, FiberPlus is careful not to bend, twist, or pinch the fiber cables.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid-Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
- UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.