A large electricity transmission company based in the Middle East needed to upgrade their communications network using the overhead power transmission lines. AFL's SkyWrap® cable was used to upgrade older areas of the network to join up with existing OPGW installations already in existence. The SkyWrap solution completed crucial ring networks to provide data communications between substations while also removing the need to replace existing ground wire that is well within its operational life time. The SkyWrap solution has been so successful that there have been further installations since to join up more of the network.
AFL's SkyWrap® provides an optical fibre bypass to allow replacement of damaged OPGW on high voltage transm...
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AccessWrap™ Installation Case Study for E.ON Distribution in Czech Republic.
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AFL provides this Quick Reference Guide to provide highlights of OPGW installation instructions needed in the field.
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Video on AFL's optical ground wire (OPGW) applications and what type might be best for your project.
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How to install the AFL OPGW Wedge Dead End fiber optic cable hardware.