Splicing | Fibre Break

By: Fibre Break  11-11-2011

Splicing is a “permanent” connection between two fibre cores, and is the preferred method for terminating. There are two types of splices, fusion and mechanical.

Fusion Splices are made by “welding” the two fibers together by an electric arc. Field fusion splicing is usually done above ground in a truck or trailer set up for the purpose.

Mechanical Splices are alignment gadgets that hold the ends of two fibers together with some index matching gel or glue between them. There are a number of types of mechanical splices, like little glass tubes or V-shaped metal clamps.

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All splicing and testing equipment has calibration certification and certificates available on request. With our existing equipment we have successfully completed all our projects to the required standards. All our equipment is of optimum quality to ensure a high standard of workmanship and ease of work. Additional equipment would be purchase-dependent on the requirements of the project.