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The following outline describes the OPGW cable information required to select proper cable attachment hardware and accessories. Most of the cable information can be found in the cable manufacturer's specification – it is recommended that this information be gathered along with the information about the customer’s cable system. Submit this information to technical support to verify proper application.
In addition to the outline above, other products for OPGW applications require further information as listed below.
The IEEE 1138 Test Standard for OPGW includes a series of tests that require suitable hardware to demonstrate system performance. System tests include Tensile Strength, Vibration Test, and Galloping Tests among others. System tests require dead-ends and suspensions that can survive the test parameters and prove cable/hardware compatibility. For multi-layer strand cable construction, special recommendations may be required after review.