Demand for power continues to increase at an alarming rate, forcing utilities to put greater and greater electrical loads on their existing lines. However, most existing transmission circuits have been designed for operation at or below 93˚C. Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR), the most commonly used conductor, cannot handle the higher temperatures resulting from increased current loads. With the increasing de-regulation pressures, rising construction costs and right-of-way scarcity, another option is needed.
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AFL's SkyWrap® provides an optical fibre bypass to allow replacement of damaged OPGW on high voltage transmission line for one of the largest electricity transmission companies in Europe.
A large electricity transmission company in the Middle East uses AFL SkyWrap® to upgrade their communications network using the overhead power transmission lines.
AFL's AccessWrap™ is installed at the fibre optic network of a large Central Asian oil generation company.
The white paper explores the advantages and typical applications of single-jacket and double-jacket ADSS cable designs.
Video that shows AFL OPGW installation. This type of cable can be installed using typical conductor and shield wire stringing methods.
Alumoweld®'s high strength, excellent conductivity, superior corrosion resistance and compatibility with solid aluminum wire makes AFL’s aluminum clad steel products highly desirable.
Selecting the best bonding assembly configuration is dependent on proximity from the termination or suspension hardware to the support structure, terrain and wind conditions and tower hardware.
For more than 30 years, AFL has provided electric utilities with aerial cable systems that include OPGW and ADSS fiber optic cable plus associated attachment hardware.
AFL provides this Quick Reference Guide to provide highlights of OPGW installation instructions needed in the field.
This video covers the conversion of a first and second generation ATGN Trunnion to a Dual Trunnion tangent support.
This video covers the differences in the cable prepping procedures of stainless steel tube designs and plastic buffer tube designs.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems for the electric utility industry are discussed by Rusty Williams, Director of Business Development at AFL. Visit our website for more information: ht
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Video on AFL's optical ground wire (OPGW) applications and what type might be best for your project.
Adam Harrison, Application Engineer, talks about our all-dielectric self-supporting cable (ADSS). Discussed in the video are ADSS' advantages over other aerial fiber optic cables and the two ADSS desi
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How to install the AFL OPGW Wedge Dead End fiber optic cable hardware.
How to install the AFL OPGW Vibration Damper fiber optic cable hardware.
Installing the AFL AFL OPGW Mechanical Suspension Unit fiber optic cable hardware.
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