Do you know these points about fiber optic testing


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The main purpose of testing is to evaluate how the cables are working, and to eliminate the faults, if perceived. Thus via this way quality of standards, as well as overall functioning of system gets improved.

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Do you know these points about fiber optic testing

  1. 1. Do you know these points about fiber optictesting?Be it a school, college, institution, or MNC’s; fiberoptic cables play a crucial role in almost everyindustry. Made out of thin strands of glass, it isgrouped together to form cables which is thenused to transmit signals from one end toanother. These signals carry data in form of lightways over thousands of miles.
  2. 2. Fiber optic testing
  3. 3. As we all know that with time things to getwearied-down thus likewise fiber cables alsoget damaged as the time passes by. Thus it’sof prior need to get them tested on regularlybasis, so that possibilities of hindering datatransmission efficiency can be lowered downor eliminated. This is where a crucial aspectof fiber optic testing is needed to beconducted.
  4. 4. Basically, the main purpose of testing is toevaluate how the cables are working, and toeliminate the faults, if perceived. Thus via thisway quality of standards, as well as overallfunctioning of system gets improved. Usually,the components that are needed to be testedare: connectors, receiver, light source or LED,detectors and splices etc.
  5. 5. However, to conduct the testing process,various types of equipment are required. Toname a few are:Cable trace or fault locatorCleaning wipesOptical fiber kit and power meterOptical loss testing set (OLTS)Alcohol for cleaningCoupling adapters
  6. 6. Though, before using any of the abovementioned fiber optic test equipment youmust know how to use it. Read the followinginstructions that would give you an idearegarding the same.
  7. 7. Firstly, before starting with the testing processyou need to make sure that the equipmentare working properly. This is because ifdevices are not working properly, then youwon’t be able to judge where the problemoccurs in the cable. However, some peoplethink of performing it by themselves, if theyare aware of its working, but if not then it’sadvisable to call professional fiber optic tester.
  8. 8. Next comes the understanding of networklayout. A person should be aware of thenetwork design, structure and layout, so thattroubleshooting can be performed accurately.Various inspections made under it are:
  9. 9. Fiber inspection: In order to make outfault in the cable, it’s important to firstof all inspect the fiber cable carefully.During this process, a tester needs tofirst of all isolate the cables from eachother without breaking the link.
  10. 10. Loss point: After isolating the cables next stepis to see where the loss point in the cable is?There may be break, crack, tight bend etc.which would be hindering the process of datatransmission in the cables.Connector verification: Likewise faults areinspected in the cables, it’s also important toverify the connectors, as well, so that overallfunctioning of the cables can be maintained.