Fiber Optic Testing Overview

Fiber optic cable use has experienced tremendous growth worldwide, with installations often taking advantage of the existing rights-of-ways established by overhead electrical utility transmission lines. With the ever-increasing popularity of fiber optic cable for intensive bandwidth applications, the demand for installations and infrastructure continues to grow, most notably in regions where long distance, backbone infrastructures are being installed.

In the electrical power industry, optical fiber products are now used extensively in communications with protection, monitoring, and control devices. Modern transformers, electric motors, switchgear and more, all incorporate fiber optic cables to capture and transmit important data between coordinated equipment and power grids.

We are uniquely positioned to provide one-stop-shop fiber optic testing services for cables and hardware. Our experienced staff and specialized testing facilities can determine conditions or impacts that can affect signal strength, continuity and attenuation and undertake forensic cross-sectioning of fiber optic connectors.

Since the 1990s, we have played a key role in the development of industry testing standards for fiber optic cable and hardware, and we are internationally recognized as a qualified independent authority on laboratory testing.

Why Us?

  • Protecting Your Investment

    Testing validates the chosen design of your fiber optic cable demonstrating that it is up for the challenge of long-term operation for your unique requirements.

  • Informing Equipment Decisions

    By performing comparison tests on different designs, we can help you select the most suitable and reliable design for your unique application.

  • Predicting Lifecycle Performance

    We provide real data to verify cable characteristics required for line design and validation of new designs. Testing will determine whether installation or operating conditions may affect the long-term performance of your fiber optic cable and hardware system.

  • Checking Installation Techniques

    Our ability to simulate unique installation conditions such as severe pulling angles or anticipated high-tension pulling, allows us to validate the effectiveness of the installation practices and tools and prevent costly installation damage.

  • Transportation, Installation and In-Service Conditions

    Rigorous type testing standards and testing techniques are used to simulate the transportation of equipment and hardware, its installation, or its in-service conditions.

  • Informing Decisions about Aging Equipment

    As infrastructure ages, testing samples harvested from the field will provide accurate information about the condition of your assets and help you make the right decision on how best to maintain your networks and extend their useful life.