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Hands-On
Fiber Optics for Todays Industry Applications
(A Non-Telephone Company Course)
 
Course Description
This Hands-On course is designed to provide technicians with a practical understanding and Hands-On Experience of fiber optic theory and fiber optic applications.

This would include using Fiber Optics for

-Digital Control Systems (DCS )
-Networks (LANSWANSCANSMANS)
-Security Traffic Systems
-Closed Circuit TV systems
-Industrial Manufacturing Monitoring Equipment
-Data and Voice Networks
-Multitude of Other Fiber Applications

This in-depth course focuses on a wide array of Fiber Optic systems and components and will focus on installation, splicing, connectorization, testing and maintenance techniques that will prepare each student to skillfully work with fiber optics in a wide variety of commonly found work conditions. This course relies heavily on hands-on exercises and student participation, It begins with an explanation of light and fiber optic theory and then moves on to Hands-On and practical applications of installing and maintaining a complete fiber system.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
Inside Outside, Plant technicians, contractors, union craftsman, electricians, technicians, installers, splicers, engineers, facilities managers, managers and anyone involved in repairing, installing, maintaining, designing, evaluating, or provisioning Fiber Optic Cables and Optical Networks.
Prerequisites
None.
Course Outline

MODULE #1                        FIBER OPTIC GENERAL STUDIES REVIEW

 

 

 

I.        INTRODUCTION

                        Common Industry Terminology

                        History of Fiber Optics

                        Advantages/Disadvantages of Fiber Optics

                        Basics of a Fiber Optic Communications System

                        Typical Transmission Rates for Voice, Video & Data Applications

                        System Topologies

                        Fiber Optic Standards

                        And More...

 

 

 

 

II.      THEORY TOPICS

                        Theory of Light

                        Electromagnetic Spectrum

                        Total Internal Reflection (Singlemode)

                        Refraction  (Multimode)

                        Index of Refraction (Refractive Index)

                        Light Sourceís (LEDís & LASERís)

                        Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)

                        Optical Switching Fundamentals

                        And More...

 

 

 

 

III.    FIBER TOPICS

      Optical Fiber Types

      Typical Fiber Specifications

      Multimode Optical Fibers

      Singlemode Optical Fibers

      Dispersion Characteristics

      Modal Dispersion

      Chromatic Dispersion

      And More...

 

 

 

 

IV. FIBER CABLE TYPES

                        Outside Plant

                        Inside Plant

                        Loose tube Gel Filled

                        Tight Buffered Distribution

                        Tight Buffered Breakout

                        Jumper Cables and Hybrids styles

                        Reverse Oscillation Locator

                        Fiber Color Code

                        And More...

 

 

 

 

 

MODULE #2                        FIBER OPTIC SAFETY ISSUES

 

SAFETY FIRST

                        LASER Safety and Warning labels

                        Types of LASERís

                        LASER Output Power Levels

                        Eye Safety Precautions

                        Safe Glass Disposal Practices

                        Food and Drinks Not Safe

                        Proper Person Cleanliness

                        Safe Work Surroundings

                        Confined Spaces Issues

                        And More...

  

 

 

 

MODULE #3                        FIBER OPTIC CABLE INSTALLATION

 

                    PROPER PLANNING

      Project Considerations

      Cable Pre-testing

      Cable Reels Identification and Handling

      Proper Cable Pulling Techniques

      Outdoor Cable Design Characteristics

      Cable Pulling Specifications

      Tensile Strength and Bend Radius

      Avoiding Installation Obstacles

      Grounding and Bonding Fiber Cables

      Identifying Cable Types

      Work Area Protection Issues

      And More...

 


 

MODULE #4                     CONNECTORIIZATION

 

           

  INSTALLING AND TESTING CONNECTORS

 

 

 

 

 

MODULE #4                        FIBER OPTIC TESTING

 

       ADVANCED TESTING INFORMATION

      The dB Scale and Units of Loss

      OTDR Functions for Testing

      OTDR Testing for Splices, Distances and Back Reflection

      OTDR Trace Guidelines

      The Dead Zone

      Trace Events and Interpretation

      Testing at Various Wavelengths

      System Loss Parameters

      Calculating System Loss

      Total System OTDR Testing

      Optical Loss Test Setís (OLTS)

      Referencing the Test Set First

      Measuring Cable System Loss

      Documenting Test results

      And more...

 
Notes
Hands-On Labs

Safety Concerns with Hands-on Practices
Cable Types (Uni-tube Loose Tube)
Practice Safe Cable Preparation Techniques
Various Closure Types
Practice Closure Preparation
Install Prepared Cable into Closure
Practice Fiber Routing to Splice Trays
Patch Panel Types and Fiber Dressing
Fusion Splicer Types and Operations
Mechanical Splice (Fiber Lok)
Precision Cleaver Operation
Set-up Fusion Splicer and Cleaver Work Stations
Practice Fiber Stripping, Cleaning and Cleaving
Practice In-Line Fusion Splicing
Practice Pigtail Fusion Splicing
Qualify Acceptable Fusion Splices
OTDR Operation and Theory
Practice OTDR Set-up Procedures
Practice OTDR Splice and Connector Testing
Measure Fiber Lengths, Events and Losses
Measure Reflectance for Acceptance
Install and Polish connectors
Inspect connector endface
Proper procedures for handling connectors
Perform loss testing with OTDR
Perform loss testing with Power meter Light Source
Practice Troubleshooting Techniques
And more
Delivery Method
Instructor-Led with numerous Hands-On Labs and exercises.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.
Course Length
2 Days

Website: http://www.btstraining.com
Toll Free: 1-877-Info2Day
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