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Proficiency in Optical Groundwire (OPGW) Design and Engineering

6 May @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

PROFICIENCY IN OPTICAL GROUNDWIRE (OPGW) DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

DATE: MONDAY 6 MAY 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Price: Early Bird $195 USD, Regular $240 USD; Student Early Bird $50 USD, Student Regular $75 USD  
InstructorMike Riddle, Incab America LLC

Description:
This tutorial will cover: The three basic design types of OPGW used, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and best practices in design and manufacturing. Accessories used with OPGW plus the associated advantages and disadvantages of the different types used. How to calculate the required fault current capacity for a transmission line and match that with the calculated fault current capacity of a particular OPGW cable design. (Plus, why many traditional ground wires are no longer appropriate for today’s power grid). The characteristics of lightning and how to factor lightning performance into OPGW cable design and selection.

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