The Advanced Fibre Splicing and Jointing course OP-492 is suitable for engineers who need to acquire practical splicing and jointing skills. We start by covering the key aspects of fibre technology including applications and benefits. The course then gives an understanding of how fibre works and the losses created by connectors splices and bends. We then outline the key factors when planning and installing a fibre link including how to calculate loss budgets and how to select fibres for particular spans and data rates. It is a great foundation to the practical exercises that follow.
By the end of the course you will be proficient in the following:
Installing a range of fibre joints
Installing and testing a fibre termination joint
Connector Inspection & Cleaning
Measuring Insertion Loss using a Power meter and Source
TRAINING NOTES CONTENT
(1) OPTICAL FIBRES AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
(2) HEALTH & SAFETY
(3) CABLES & CONNECTOR
(5) FIBRE MANAGEMENT & JOINTING
(6) CONNECTOR TERMINATION
PRACTICAL EXERCISES SPLICING:
•Module 1 Splicing Practice
How to operate and maintain a fusion splicer and cleaver
•Module 2 Fibre & Cable Preparation
Preparation of a cable ready for splicing and jointing, including cable sheath removal, buffer tube removal and fibre cleaning
•Module 3 Jointing Cables In-Line
A standard 8 fibre joint is prepared and spliced – this is very useful for people new to fibre work as it gets people accustomed to handling fibre
•Module 4 Jointing – Adding a spur cable
Handling fibre that is already spliced in a joint, adding a spur cable is awkward, this reinforces fibre handling techniques
•Module 5 Making and Testing a Termination Joint and Wall Box connection
You will connect a fibre patch panel to a small wall-mount termination box, and you will test the quality of the link with a source and meter. This demonstrates how to splice pigtails on to a route cable between termination joints and how to test the link
•Module 6 Mechanical Splicing
Where fusion splicers are not available, this offers a good alternative
•Module 21 Terminating an Umbilical cable, (includes connector termination)
A cable is terminated into a gland with fan-out tubes and individual fibres are terminated using a hand polish technique
•Module 30 Making a Multiport mid span Joint
You will remove a section of sheath from a multi-tube cable and loop the tubes into a flexibility joint without breaking the tubes. You will then connect a spur cable and splice a group of fibres into the main cable fibres.
•Module 31 Making a wall mount box ‐ Tyco Budi type
A multifibre cable is terminated and spliced into a configurable wall mount box.
Please contact the office for available dates.