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Water penetrated into splicing boxes, e.g. through damage of the sleeve, imperfect sealing or a defective cable sheath, embrittles the fiber optic cable and causes microcracks. In the long term, this leads to deterioration of the fiber properties or even to an unexpected total loss of signal transmission.
The reliably working LANCIER AquaSensor early-warning system helps to obviate these consequences. It was especially developed for detecting water in splicing boxes of fiber optic cables. If the AquaSensor comes into contact with humidity, the fiber (ITU-T G.652) is bent in a controlled way to generate a measurable increase of attenuation, which can be shown as graphic representation using the LANCIER Monitoring System.
The LANCIER AquaSensor:
The LANCIER AquaSensor can be inserted into all current boxes, and no metallic conductor is required for signalling.
|Attenuation increase at 100 % rel. humidity and surveying wave length of 1625 nm||0,8 dB +0,3 / -0,2|
|Response time||< 5 min.|
|Min. bending radius of the fiber||20 mm|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||46,5 x 36,0 x 6,5 mm|