Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Does the submarine cable industry have appropriate equipment and expertise to identify and accurately locate faults?

By Adrian Hilton, Subsea 123 for Submarine Networks Europe 2018
Monday 05 March 18

Locating faults in submarine cable systems was a pressing topic of discussion at Submarine Networks Europe and was keenly debated during the roundtable session. Fault location in subsea cable systems Fortunately, faults on Undersea Cable Systems are relatively few and far between.  A system operator may see one every couple of years or if they are very lucky it may be much longer before they see any failure.  However, when faults do occur, it is a very costly exercise to perform a repair in the submerged plant…

Locating faults in submarine cable systems was a pressing topic of discussion at Submarine Networks Europe and was keenly debated during the roundtable session. Fault location in subsea cable systems Fortunately, faults on Undersea Cable Systems are relatively few and far between.  A system operator may see one every couple of years or if they are very lucky it may be much longer before they see any failure.  However, when faults do occur, it is a very costly exercise to perform a repair in the submerged plant…

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