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Development of a Totally Dry Aerial Dielectric Self Support Cable Family

Speaker Bio: Dr. Timothy Goddard, Director of Global Cable R&D, OFS (Georgia, USA)

Abstract: The past decade has seen the industry-wide development of fully dry general purpose loose tube cables, also known as “dry-dry” cables. These cable utilize methods for blocking moisture ingress into a cable using superabsorbent powder in lieu of legacy oil-based filling and flooding compounds. This presentation describes the development and commercial deployment of a totally dry ADSS loose tube cable family. It will touch on the key design factors considered in development and cover the comprehensive testing performed to insure fitness for use in the field.

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