Fusion Splice Sleeves

Fusion Splice Sleeves

If you had to take a long journey along a road through the Scottish Highlands, you would quickly lose count of the small but vital bridges you crossed on the way to your destination. This part of the country is criss-crossed with tiny streams and valleys, and building a thoroughfare across the landscape inevitably involved finding ways to cross these obstacles which would allow standard vehicles, rather than just off road 4x4s, to get people to where they need to go. The laying of a road through inhospitable terrain is always a struggle – just ask the Romans – but normal road building techniques are insufficient to cross the rivers and gullies of northern Scotland. So the bridge builders came in, and opened up the lines of communication by using solid local stone and proven architectural engineering to get the roads across the streams.
These days communication more frequently happens by means of fibre optic connections rather than roads, but there are still gaps to be bridged. Optical fibres can only be made and transported in certain lengths, and splicing lengths together to form continuous runs is what optical fibre installation and engineering is all about. This is where fusion splice sleeves come in. Like the bridges which convey highland roads across the remotest parts of the British Isles, fusion splice sleeves from Fusion 2000 bridge the gap between lengths of optical fibre, providing strength and support where it is most needed and keeping the lines of communication open.
Road bridges have to be strong. Even if most of the vehicles which travel that route are small hatchbacks, one day a large HGV will turn up to deliver groceries to outlying settlements and the bridge will have to be up to it if the consignment is to get across. Bridges must also be durable. Even the strongest structure may show signs of wear and tear after many thousands of cars have passed that way, but the bridge must bear the road until regular repairs can be made. Of course, it isn’t just traffic volumes which can cause road bridges to show signs of fatigue. The wind, rain and cold are all enemies of even well engineered structures. And no one will be surprised to learn that the weather can take its toll on communications infrastructure too. For fibre optic cables to be resistant to climactic fluctuations, they must be carefully engineered to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions which may change from one day to the next. To that end, fusion splice sleeves are designed to provide a permanent bond between the two fibres, come what may.
Supplied in standard or custom specifications, our fusion splice sleeves are protective tubes which slide over a section of optical cable which is to be spliced. After joining, the sleeve is placed over the exposed portion of fibre and heated. This releases glue to seal the ends of the cables in place, while a metallic rod provides rigidity and support. To learn more about fusion splice sleeves contact Fusion 2000 today.






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