What is Duct Fiber Optic Cable?
Duct fiber optic cable is a fiber optic cable installed in the form of ducting.
This kind of fiber optic cable can be well protected by the pipe after installation and has high safety performance. For different construction site, it can be a non armored fiber cable, armored fiber cable, and micro blown fiber cable.
How Does Duct Fiber Optic Cable Work?
Pipe laying is generally in urban areas, where laying environment is relatively good, so there is no special requirements for optical cable sheathing, cable steel armored is not a condition that must be met.
The material for making the pipeline can be selected according to the geography such as concrete, asbestos cement, steel pipe and plastic pipe. When laying can be used mechanical side guide or manual traction. The traction force of one traction should not exceed the allowable tension of the fiber optic cable.
How Can Duct Fiber Optic Cable Has Great Performance?
The performance of duct fiber cable comes from its cable design, materials quality, production quality, and the laying techniques.
Despite the fiber optic cables are laying in protective ducts, a perfect fiber cable design for a duct fiber cable should consider different conditions in its actual site, such as durability, installation, applications in the network and other site conditions.
The raw materials and production all affect the final quality and performance of a duct fiber optic cable. So a trustworthy brand or manufacturer is very important.
They will solve you all the problem of materials comparison with reliable quality inspection and experienced and advanced production technology.
The protection measures of the duct fiber optic cable should meet the following requirements.
- Fiber optic cables in manholes may be protected by serpentine hoses (or soft plastic tubes) and tied to cable pallets or handled according to the measures required by the design.
- The entrance of the pipe should be taken to plug measures.
- The fiber optic cable in the manhole should have identification markings.
- Severe cold areas should take anti-freezing measures according to the design requirements to prevent damage to the fiber optic cable.
Plastic sub-pipe deployment method is basically the same as the deployment of fiber optic cable, but should also meet more specific requirements.
What are the Applications of Duct Fiber Optic Cable?
Duct fiber optic cable is usually used for access network or user premises network from outdoor into indoor introduction of fiber optic cable, or for integrated cabling in the building into the cable, especially indoor or outdoor overhead introduction of cabling.
What are the Benefits of Duct Fiber Optic Cable?
Most fiber optic cables are installed by aerial, duct and direct buried. And each laying has its pro and cons.
For example, the direct buried is the most easy and fast construction, and aerial fiber optic cable offers convenient management after the network is put into work. As for duct fiber optic cable, it has great protection for the optical fibre within in.
Except the protection performance, the method of duct fiber optic cable laying is that it suits the requirements in metropolitan communications and access network. All duct fiber cable are constructed underground. The duct fiber cable aking the city look neater and the network more accessible.
What is the Difference Between Duct Fiber Optic Cable and Direct Buried Fiber Optic Cable?
Directly buried fiber optic cable is also a way of laying communication fiber optic cable. This kind of fiber optic cable has external steel belt or steel wire armor, and is directly buried in the ground. Therefore, it requires resistance to external mechanical damage performance and prevent soil corrosion performance.
While duct fiber optic cable are placed in ducts, the operation environment is much more protective. So the requirements on the tensile and crush is much less. Fiber optic cable with light armor or without armor is also acceptable. Difference between them also happens when the 2 kinds of fiber cable been installed.
What is the Difference Between Duct Fiber Optic Cable and Aerial Fiber Optic Cable?
Aerial fiber optic cable is a fibre optic cable that is hung on a pole and is required to be able to adapt to various natural environments.
Aerial optical fiber cables can be laid using the original overhead open line poles, saving construction costs and shortening the construction period. It is suitable for areas with flat terrain and small undulations. Aerial fiber optic cable is mainly hung under the steel strand and self-supporting between poles. Its laying method is through the pole hanging line bracket hanging or bundle (winding) erection.
Duct fiber optic cable is generally installed underground in ducts. So it’s often concerned with tensile pressure too. But there is basically no need to worry about crush, weather and animals bites.
What are the Types of Fiber Optic Cable?
According different aspect of fiber optic cable, there are many types of fiber optic cables.
Due to different transmission mode of an optical fiber, there are single mode fiber optic cable and multimode fiber optic cable.
How the fiber optic cable is structured is also an important specification of a fiber cable. There are tight buffer fiber cable, loose tube fiber cable, uni-tube fiber cable (or central loose tube), MLT (multi loose tube) fiber cable.
Different application of a fiber optic cable has different requirements on the cable installation and laying. For instance, there are overhead/aerial fiber optic cable, duct fiber optic cable, direct burial fiber optic cable and underwater fiber optic cable.
Where a fiber optic cable is used affect its specifications too. At a larger scale, we can divide them into the outdoor fiber optic cable type and indoor fiber optic cable type.
For different application and specs to meet, the fiber optic cable armoring also varies. From light armored aluminum tape fiber optic cable, corrugated steel tape armored fiber optic cable, steel wire armored fiber optic cable, and heavy armored fiber optic cable with both steel tape and steel wires.
Besides all mentioned above, some industries and network system has specific type of fiber optic cable, such as mining fiber optic cable, FTTH fiber cable, power line fiber optic cable and so on.
What are the Materials for Duct Fiber Optic Cable?
This is a typical non armored and all dielectric duct fiber optic cable. Like most of the fiber optic cables, duct fiber optic cable are made of optical fibers in loose tubes. All loose tubes are stranded along an dielectric FRP or steel wire central strength member in the inner sheath, sometimes it also somes with water-blocking materials.
For construction with more harsh requirement, there are also layers of corruggated steel tape wrapping the fiber core, to provide extra mechanical performance for the duct fiber cable.
As duct fiber cables are protection in the ducts or conduits, regular armored or direct buried fiber optic cable can be also used in duct environment, to provide more robust and steady performance. There are also micro blown fiber cable also installed by duct.
Does HOC Offers Duct Fiber Optic Cable Services?
Yes, HOC provides you duct fiber optic cable solutions with the most experienced designing and manufacturing with extreme quality, reliability, and robustness.
Moreover, thanks to our vast experience in fiber optic cable production, we know how to optimize to save your costs.
Whether it’s your first purchase or multiple purchases, you can always get super solutions.
Is HOC’s Duct Fiber Optic Cable Expensive?
Not at all. HOC fiber optic cable is affordable and of high performances.
With extensive manufacturing experiences on full range of fiber optic cables, we know every aspect of the required specifications and how to optimize the fiber cable designing and materials costs.
We help wholesalers and brand owners fullfill their fiber potic cable wholesales by top-end turnkey and competitive manufacturing.
How Long Does It Take for HOC’s Duct Fiber Optic Cable to be Delivered?
It is mainly depends on your project.
For regular designs of a non armored fiber cable, it generally takes 2-3 weeks to produce and to be delivered. But if the quantity is large and special fiber cable designs are required, it will take a little bit longer.
You can consult with our technician for a better schedule or plan.
How Did HOC Ship the Duct Fiber Optic Cable to Me?
For duct fiber optic cables, we will ship the fiber cable in drums to your port.
For better coordination of all your purchased goods, we offer mix-loading services and you can also collect it at our warehouse here in China with your local logistics agent.
How to Order?
You can order duct fiber optic cable by sending your detailed requirements to our sale experts, such as specifications, length, customizations and so on.
Our specialists will get back to you with 12 hours with formal offer to move forward on productions and delivery terms. Any questions, feel free to discuss with us at any time.