Estimated Length: 16 seat hours
Please call to enroll: 866.575.7206
An outage can cost thousands of dollars every hour the system is down — so it is critical to have a recovery program already in place for when problems do occur. Well-trained staff who are able to handle the emergency in a timely and cost-effective manner are an integral part of any restoration plan. This two-day instructor-led course focuses on fault location, troubleshooting, and test equipment with a heavy emphasis on hands-on skills training that simulates actual field restorations for both retrievable and non-retrievable slack scenarios. After attending this class, you will have the tools and skills necessary for your organization to better deal with outages.
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- Courses must be purchased at least two weeks in advance to avoid late fees.
- Discounts may be available for this course, please contact NCTI Customer Care at 866.575.7206 to learn more and/or to enroll.
The estimated completion time for this course is 16 hours (two days).
Optical Network Failures
Digital communications, Failure rates of fiber optic systems, Optical network failure causes, Connectors, Inspection and cleaning, Using an inspection scope, Transmitters, Receivers, Fusion splices, Mechanical splices, Splice closures and cabinets, Macrobending, Microbending, Lightwave transmission, Excessive dispersion, Cable, Types of cable damage, Aerial cable failure modes, Underground cable failures, Indoor cable failures
HANDS-ON: Build a Network
Build a fiber optic system consisting of two panels, one closure, and 200 feet of cable.
ER resources, Internal and external personnel, Equipment, Test tools, OTDRs, Documentation, The network lifecycle, Purchasing and planning, Physical versus logical route diversity, Meshed networks, Installation, The need for slack cable, Cable storage products, Route marking and documentation, GIS data, Commissioning, Provisioning, Maintenance and troubleshooting, Network monitoring systems, Emergency restoration kits, Standard tools for cable restoration
HANDS-ON: Build an Emergency Restoration Kit
Build an emergency restoration kit with a splice closure and 100 feet of cable
Identifying and Locating
Identifying the event, Personnel responsibilities, Sectionalization, Fault location flow charts, Location tools, The OTDR, How the OTDR works, OTDR dynamic range, Pulse width, Location tips, Nonreflective OTDR events, Reflective OTDR events, Nonreflective end of fiber, Fiber roll-off, OTDR deadzone, OTDR accuracy and helix factor, Calculating helix factor, Finding the fault, Improving accuracy in restorations, Visual fault locators, Execute emergency repairs, Outage restoration, OSP emergency restoration, OSP restoration of ducted cable, OSP restoration of direct buried cable, Underground restoration equipment, Aerial restoration issues, Mid-span entries for restorations
HANDS-ON: Test and Repair a Failed Network
Measure span loss with an optical loss test set, Use a visual fault locator to find a stressed or broken fiber, Identify and locate events with an OTDR, Locate and fix the simulated failure with built ERK
Post-restoration recommendations, Update documentation, Restoration reports and records