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P1595 - Standard for Testing and Performance for Optical Phase Conductor (OPPC) for Use on Electrical Utility Power Lines

This standard covers the construction, mechanical and electrical performance, acceptance criteria, and test requirements for overhead optical phase conductor (OPPC) designed to be located primarily on overhead power utility facilities. The standard provides performance and testing requirements that ensure within the guidelines of the standard that the mechanical and electrical capabilities of the cable and cable components properly maintain mechanical integrity, optical fiber integrity, and optical transmission.This standard defines the performance, test requirements, procedures and acceptance criteria for a transmission line phase conductor with optical fibers commonly known as Optical Phase Conductor (OPPC). An OPPC cable has the dual performance functions of a current carrying phase conductor, cable or wire, with telecommunications capabilities. The OPPC cable is designed to be located primarily on overhead utility facilities This standard includes functional requirements such as electrical, mechanical, optical fiber, environmental and packaging; test requirements related to design, installation, in-service, maintenance, including routine tests. This standard is not intended to supersede any established safety rules, codes, regulations, or practices associated with the use of OPPC cables. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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