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How To Perform Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 06, 2019
ElecComm - Telecommunication Network Installation, Boston, MA

When expanding an existing network or installing a new one, fiber optic splicing is done to fuse optic cables. It must be properly performed to avoid any interference in the network. There are two methods of fiber optic splicing -- mechanical and fusion splicing.

Mechanical splicing is ideal for quick or temporary fixes, but not for permanent solutions. Although mechanical splicing is easy to perform because fibers are held together by connectors, the process inherently increase the chance of insertion loss or loss of signal power. Fusion splicing, on the other hand, is commonly used for permanent splicing since it can provide the lowest insertion loss, minimal reflectance and tougher joint between the fibers.

Fusion splicing requires professional certified technicians because it's a very delicate process. When cables are not properly connected during fusion splicing, you may experience issues on the signal. Here are the steps that your certified technician employs when splicing:

  1. Strip the polymer coating around the optical fiber using a mechanical stripping device.
  2. Clean the fiber using a 99.9% isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and lint-free wipes to keep the glass free of any contaminants.
  3. Cleave the fiber. The cleaver notches the fiber and pulls or bend it to create a neat split rather then cut the fiber, this makes the end-face flat and perpendicular to the axis of the fiber.
  4. Fuse the cleaved fibers together using a fusion splicer. Align the ends of the fiber within the splice. Then, melt the fibers with an electric arc to permanently solder the ends together.
  5. Protect the bare fiber by re-applying a coating using a splice protector.
  6. Test your fiber after the fusing process using an optical time domain reflectometer to detect any splice loss or fault in the spliced fiber.

Fiber cables are fragile and require proper handling. Only highly skilled technicians can do this properly. So when you require expansion or new installation of telecommunication networks, contact ElecComm. We have the ability to engineer, manage and perform the construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.

High Quality Golf Netting For Durable Protection

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
ElecComm Golf driving range netting

Golf netting system is considered one of the major liability protections for golf course owners. It makes fiscal sense to invest in high quality golf poles and netting. Your legal liability as a course owner operator regarding personal injury and property damage associated with errant golf balls makes high quality golf netting one of your most sound investments.

Settling for cheap low-quality safety golf netting system will cost you more money in the end. Cheap netting often last only a couple of seasons so you will end up spending more in just a matter of few years. The reliability of your golf netting system not only depends on the quality of the materials used but the installation process as well. The installation must be properly done to ensure both longevity and safety. It takes seasoned professionals to properly conduct the installation.

To ensure your golf netting system is secure and dependable, contact ElecComm.

Reinforce Electrical Infrastructures For The Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 23, 2019
ElecComm - Storm Response, Boston, MA

As we are now into hurricane threat season, we can't help but to be alarmed and forewarned as we look back at the disasters that transpired in recent years. Multiple power lines were downed and vast areas were affected with extended power outages.

We serve the industrial and commercial sectors to prepare for the worst case scenarios. Failure in the grid is inevitable when furious storms hits the electrical infrastructure. We need to accept the fact that there are elements that are beyond our control. But we can do something to somehow lessen its impact to your businesses. We urge customers to reinforce obsolete infrastructures or totally replace it when seen necessary for it to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Rest assured ElecComm team will continue to provide assistance to major public utilities throughout the Northeast. We can help you get ready for the worst case scenario and you can rely on our emergency response team in quick power restoration efforts. Contact ElecComm for everyday installation, removal, maintenance of overhead lines and even during emergency cases.

Proper Crimping Technique is Crucial in Fiber Termination Process

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 16, 2019
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

In fiber optic cable assemblies, proper crimping technique must be done with precision or else you may encounter difficulties in the next phase of the work. To attain a reliable fiber optic cable connection, proper crimping method is crucial throughout fiber termination process. At the end of the termination procedure, the cable must be pulled without detaching from the connector. The maximum pull force for each fiber optic cable connection depends on industry requirements or customer's stipulation.

When cables are properly crimped the cable assembly is strong enough to endure feasible amount of pulling that occurs during installation process. It needs to tolerate a defined degree of mechanical force even after installation. Proper crimping protects the delicate glass fiber by ensuring the force is transferred to the connection and not in the former.

Regardless how advance the tool is, it is in the crimping technique that defines the reliability and long-term performance of the optical connection. It is a skill and only a certified personnel with years of training can accurately perform the technique. In order to ensure the quality of your fiber optic assembly, hire only reputable and proven service professionals.

ElecComm engineers are expert in this field. Our workforce is highly skilled and cross trained in order to perform every aspect of telecommunication network jobs. Contact ElecComm for construction, splicing, testing maintenance and restoration of fiber, copper, and hybrid fiber-coax telecommunications networks.

Quality Golf Range Nets Prevent Errant Golf Ball Accidents

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 07, 2019
ElecComm golf driving range netting in Boston, MA

With the golf season is in full swing, there's a growing concern of the safety of those situated in close proximity to the fairways. Errant golf balls cause personal injury and damage to property. Golf club operators are legally liable when this unfortunate scenarios crop up. In order to prevent accidents in and out the golf course, operators rely upon durable golf range netting.

When driving range poles and netting becomes your need, ElecComm is at your service. We provide you the highest quality golf nets that will serve as protective barrier to secure your golf course and prevent accidents to neighboring facilities as well. We have served golf course owners for years now and have the advanced knowledge along with right equipment to guide you through the process of installing and repairing your golf netting system.

Our golf nets are made of premium quality material and we guarantee our installation services. Contact ElecComm for rough estimates of your golf net requirement.

ElecComm Help Prepare Your Business For Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 28, 2019
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Last year's nor'easter disaster in Massachusetts was devastating. It rummaged innumerable properties and affected numerous businesses. Significant power outages lasted for over two weeks as countless power lines were downed.

More than 360,000 customers in MA were without electricity. ElecComm dispatched 24 people to help with the restoration procedure as quickly as possible.

As hurricane season kicks in once again, we can't help but look back upon what occurred last year. We’re prepared for repeat unfortunate events and compel us to constantly improve our contingency management plans. We highly recommend our customers do the same to improve and insure their business continuation in the event of repeat disasters. We encourage them to upgrade obsolete infrastructures so it won't easily break down in extreme weather condition.

Rest assured ElecComm is here to assist our customers at all times in any electrical issue they may encounter. You can rely on our quick response team to repair damaged lines and restore power immediately. Contact ElecComm for power infrastructure maintenance, repairs and emergency situations.

Repairing Downed Power Lines ASAP

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 21, 2019
ElecComm - Power Line Storm Response, MA

Public safety is everyone's concern and responsibility. There are many when people whose main responsibility is to ensure public safety are faced with difficult challenges. One of those challenges is downed power lines. Downed power lines are not only a safety threat but power outages radically effect the entire populous. Municipalities and power companies often turn to the professionals of ElecComm to rapidly address downed power lines.

Downed or damaged power lines pose serious threats to the public. As soon as a downed power line is seen, companies repairing downed power lines should be called right away so that expert electricians can come over and see what they can do about the situation.

There are several reasons as to why and how electric power could be knocked down. It is commonly due to severe weather conditions such as storms and hurricanes which result in broken utility poles and broken power lines lying on the ground. These downed lines may still be live and can cause electrocution to any passerby. That is immediate power line storm response service is imperative. They can prevent these threats from happening and these cases from worsening.

The earlier the remedy, the better. Immediate restoration of power in the affected area is vital. Businesses resume normal operations thereby sparing them from any further financial and opportunity loss. Having poorly maintained electric poles and power lines is definitely a recurring threat to the continuity of power service.

It is equally important for municipalities and businesses to conduct regular repair and maintenance to overhead power lines in Wilmington, MA as part of safety procedures of power utilities. Doing so will help ensure that the power lines are a hundred percent up to standards and so related accidents will be kept at bay.

To find out more about the importance of repairing downed power lines for public safety, contact ElecComm.

Fiber Optic Splicing Delivers Cutting Edge Competitive Advantage

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 14, 2019
ElecComm - fiber optic splicing, Boston, MA

Since the dawn of the internet, the technology has become a staple for every business. Strong and stable internet connection is foundational to gaining cutting edge competitive advantage. Because of this, the business telecommunication network engineers in Plymouth, MA are continuously finding ways to develop and improve their systems. These networks are not just all about having reliable service but also deliver upon the ever increasing need for increased band width. Recent innovations empower telecommunication engineers to employ fiber optic splicing for both new and network enhancement configurations.

Given the growing number of businesses that have become highly dependent on the internet, fiber optic splicing was developed as a solution to such increasing need and demand for a better connection and transmission. Switching from copper wires to fiber optic cables guarantees better bandwidth without jeopardizing the speed of transmission. With the help of these fiber optic cables, increasing bandwidth and keeping the connection stable have become a breeze.

Incorporating fiber optic splicing during telecommunication network design installations is imperative when one wants to achieve faster and higher bandwidth. It is important to note that when switching to fiber optic cables, the assistance and service by the experts in the industry are as equally important. This method is new and should only therefore be performed by a professional. This is to ensure that the cables are perfectly spliced according to the configuration unique to your application. Otherwise, these fiber optic cables or the telecommunication networks as a whole will not serve their purpose.

To find out more about how businesses can benefit from fiber optic splicing in telecommunication network design installation, contact ElecComm.

Underground High Voltage Cable Installation

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 07, 2019
ElecComm Underground High Voltage Systems in Boston, MA

Increasing municipalities are implementing underground high voltage cables because they are ultimately more practical and cost effective when compared to overhead power lines. The predominance of underground high voltage lines’ value corresponds to dramatically reduced maintenance costs. Given the innovative techniques in detecting and repairing faulty underground high voltage cable networks (UHVC networks), repair and maintenance can be accomplished efficiently by experts which means less downtime is only needed for any of these services to be done.

Our underground power line solutions never stop improving over time. Major utility companies, communication service providers, and others find it more practical to run high voltage cables underground due to the improved safety of the assets vs overhead line installation. The professionals at ElecCom excel at underground high voltage cable installation across all of Boston, MA. We serve the smallest of Boston companies to the largest to include NSTAR Electric, Western Mass Electric, National Grid, and many others.

To find out more about cost-effective, safe, and reasonable solutions to underground high voltage systems, contact ElecComm.

Mechanical Fiber Optic Splicing Services

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 28, 2019
ElecComm Fiber optic splicing in Boston, MA

Fiber optic splicing is a high-demand telecommunication network systems support service. Data communication network degradation simply can’t be tolerated in today’s competitive business environment. For a host of reasons, sub-sections of a data networks become problematic which require professionals to quickly isolate and apply mechanical fiber optic splicing.

Our mechanical fiber optic splicing services here in Boston, MA perform a similar function to conventional cable splicing but with one major difference. Fibers are merge together by mechanical coupling rather than using welding techniques for non-fiber cables. In a mechanical splice, two cleaved fiber tips are mechanically aligned to each other by a special housing. The protective housing ensures fiber ends are steady and enable signals to stream freely between them without difficulty.

Here are the upsides of utilizing mechanical fiber optic splicing:

  1. No power supply is required.
  2. No extra tools are needed apart from a fiber stripper and fiber cleaver
  3. A good alternative in cases where fusion splicing is not viable.
  4. It can be done within a couple of minutes and is ideal for temporary connections.

For more information about mechanical fiber optic splicing, contact ElecComm.


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