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REVISED IEEE STANDARD ADDRESSES TESTING AND PERFORMANCE OF ADSS FIBER CABLE ON ELECTRIC LINES

IEEE also reaffirms standards on hydro-generator operation and maintenance, concrete-pole structure assembly and testing for low-voltage, gas-tube, surge-protective device components

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 17 August 2011 -IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the revised IEEE 1222™ – Standard for Testing and Performance for All-Dielectric Self Supporting (ADSS) Fiber Optic Cable for Use on Electric Utility Power Lines – has been approved and published. Also, three IEEE standards—on hydro-generator operation and maintenance, concrete-pole structure assembly and erection and testing for low-voltage, gas-tube, surge-protective device components—have been reaffirmed.

IEEE 1222 covers the construction, mechanical, electrical and optical performance, installation guidelines, acceptance criteria, test requirements and environmental considerations for an ADSS fiber-optic cable that is designed to be located on overhead electric power utility and telecommunications facilities. The revision was undertaken to reflect in the standard the many advances in the manufacturing and testing of ADSS fiber cable, as well as to specifically address the hardware components associated with this product. IEEE 1222 external link is available for purchase.

The first reaffirmed standard, IEEE 492™-1999 – Guide for Operation and Maintenance of Hydro-Generators, delivers general recommendations for the operation, loading and maintenance of synchronous hydroelectric generators and generator/motors. In this guide, the term “hydroelectric generator” is used to describe a synchronous machine coupled to a hydraulic turbine or pump-turbine. IEEE 492-1999 external link is available for purchase.

The second reaffirmed standard, IEEE 1025™-1993 – Guide to the Assembly and Erection of Concrete Pole Structures, presents good practice that will improve the ability to assemble and erect self-supporting and guyed concrete-pole structures for overhead transmission lines. Construction aspects from after foundation installation and up to conductor-stringing operation are covered. IEEE 1025 external link is available for purchase.

The third reaffirmed standard, IEEE C62.31™-2006 – Standard Test Methods for Low-Voltage Gas-Tube Surge-Protective Device Components, contains a series of standard test criteria for determining the electrical characteristics of these gas-tube, surge-protective devices for application on systems with voltages of 1000 Vrms or 1200 Vdc. IEEE C62.31 external link is available for purchase.

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