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September 09, 2014

Renewables Optimized OPGW

AFL’s Renewables Optimized Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) is an aerial fiber optic cable designed specifically for the renewables market that allows for greater ease and flexibility in installation timelines while providing excellent electrical and mechanical properties. Taking advantage of AFL’s CentraCore OPGW features, the cable’s compact and robust design houses 48 single-mode optical fibers in gel-filled, laser-welded, hermetically-sealed stainless steel tubes that protect the vulnerable fibers from environmental stresses and electrical faults. Additionally, thick outer layers of aluminum clad steel wire and aluminum pipe provide excellent crush resistance and enhance fault current rating capability.