fiber optic test procedure

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Joined Jul 11, 2006
can any one please,guide me to the best way in order to test fiber optics cables in the site to be assuring that at operation it will work properly.Also,the proper way in order to earth wteel wire armoured cable for single and multicore
thanks in advance
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Joined Mar 1, 2008
Fiber optic splicing is a specialized process.

When a cable is pulled, a quick test can be done by using a laser diode (a special tool that we bought from a fiber cable supplier) and do a visual optical test. Once the splicing is done, the company that does the splicing should supply you with a test certificate that shows the db loss over the length of the cable. Unfortunately there's no "quick and dirty" solution for this.