Installation of Fiber Optic Cables in Sewers Using a CIPP Process

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by Gregory K. Anderson,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipelines 2002: Beneath Our Feet: Challenges and Solutions

Abstract: Although using sewers as an avenue for the installation of Fiber Optic Cabling is a relatively new concept, there have been several major technological advances in the installation process over the past year. This paper discusses the installation of conduits using a robotically controlled process. The robotic installation process is further enhanced by the use of a cured-in-place lining rehabilitation system, of the host pipe, during placement of the fiber conduit. When the installation has been completed the host infrastructure has been given a new life and the need to perform any disruptive excavation for the installation of telecommunication cabling minimized.

Subject Headings: Cables | Fabrics | Sewers | Conduits | Robotics | Curing | Linings | Rehabilitation |

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