Standard Construction of Composite Fiber Optic Overhead Ground Wire (OPGW) for Use on Electric Utility Power Lines
|Publication Date:||17 March 1994|
This standard covers the construction, mechanical and electrical performance, installation guidelines, acceptance criteria, and test requirements for a composite overhead ground wire with optical fibers commonly known as OPGW. The OPGW has the dual performance functions of a standard ground conductor with telecommunications capabilities.
This standard provides both construction and performance requirements that ensure within the guidelines of this standard that the ground wire function and maintenance of optical fiber integrity and optical transmissions are proper.