Services
Fusion Splicing
Optical Fibre Testing
Optical Fibre Cutovers
Ribbon Splicing
OPGW Aerial Fibre
Fault Finding

Fusion splicing

Fusion splicing involves the jointing of two ends of a fibre optic cable by use of specialized precision electrical equipment.
It is only through using a Fusion Splicer that the integrity of the fibre optic link can run at its optimum performance and duration.
Fibre Optic Cable has unlimited performance capabilities and hence is in common use throughout the mining and industrial industries.
At KDP we use Fujikura Splicers, both single strand fibre splicers and also ribbon splicers.

If you require fibre splicing on your next project , then send detail through to info@kdp.com.au

Optical Fibre Testing

Testing of optical fibre links are carried out by the use of an Insertion Loss Test Set as well as an OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer). These two tests are required to prove correct continuity and also that each splice and connector has the minimum amount of loss.
A Passive Optical Network (PON) tests working fibre optic cable over multiple wavelengths. This is generally used for FTTP such as Telstra Velocity estates and the NBN Co rollout.
Other tests that can be used for quick analysis is a visual fault locator. This tool emits a red light that can be seen up to 10km down an optical fibre cable.
When gathering all the data from various forms of testing it is often collated in a ‘Fibre Workbook’. This analysis software can determine if the fibre link is acceptable.

If your project requires optical fibre testing and analysis of test results then forward details to info@kdp.com.au

Optical Fibre Cutovers

Optical fibre cutovers are carried out in conjunction with road works, creek washouts, fibre repairs and augmentations. These works are generally done at night to limit the disruption to customers. Often they require 4 persons to complete, two fibre tester and two fibre splicers.
It is the process of replacing a disused length of fibre cable with a new section.It is a highly critical operation and often time is very limited.

KDP is very experienced with cutover all over QLD and NT, if your project requires a cutover then forward detail to info@kdp.com.au

Ribbon Splicing

Ribbon fibre is the latest technology in fibre optics. Up to 12 individual fibres are joined together in a flat ribbon. Multiple ribbons are contained within each cable, up to 846 total fibres. These ribbons can be joined simultaneously by a ribbon splicer, up to 10 times faster than conventional fibre splicing.

If you’re looking to use the latest in fibre optic technology on your next project than send your details to info@kdp.com.au

OPGW Aerial Fibre

OPGW is a fibre optic cable that is exclusively used in aerial applications. Generally they are used by Utility Grids and mine sites. They offer cost reductions by utilizing proposed or existing high voltage towers. Special OPGW enclosures are used to join the fibre cables together and mounted on the poles or towers.

If your project requires OPGW enclosure for aerial fibre optics then send detail to info@kdp.com.au

Fault Finding

Fibre optic cables can be damaged by excavations, trenching, power pole installations, vermin and ground movement. When it does break, the most difficult task can be to find the location of the break. This involves testing from each end of the fibre cable with an OTDR. Once an approximate location is determined, you can dig down to the conduit using a hydrovac (water blasting and suction). You can then freeze the cable using a special device. This shows up on the OTDR test as a loss in the cable and is used as a reference to then measure to the exact location.