How to Size a Fiber Splice Enclosure

By

David Edwards, CPSC

Account Manager

May 29, 2023

How to Size a Fiber Splice Enclosure

Fiber splice enclosures are vital to the proper functioning of fiber optic cables.They protect the cable splices from physical damage, moisture, and other environmental factors. The enclosure must be properly sized to ensure that it can accommodate the number of splices required for the installation.

 Here are the steps to properly size a fiber splice enclosure:

 1. Count the number of fiber optic cables:

The first step is to know the number of fiber optic cables that will be spliced in the enclosure. This will help you determine the size of the enclosure you need.

 2. Calculate the number of splices:

Once you know how many cables will be installed, you then need to count the number of splices required for each cable. This will help you determine the total number of splices needed.

 3. Determine the required space for each splice:

Each splice requires a certain amount of space. Depending on the technique that will be used, the space requirement may vary. You will need to determine the required length and width for each splice.

 4. Calculate the total space required:

Now that you know how much space is required for each splice, you can calculate the total space required for all the splices. Multiply the required length by the required width, and then multiply the result by the total number of splices.

 5. Determine the size of the enclosure:

Finally, you need to choose an enclosure that provides enough space for all the splices. You can find enclosures in various sizes, so be sure to choose one that is large enough to accommodate all of your splices.

 In summary, the process of properly sizing a fiber splice enclosure involves counting the number of fiber optic cables, calculating the number of splices, determining the required space for each splice, calculating the total space required, and choosing an enclosure that provides enough space for all the splices. By following these steps, you can ensure that you have the appropriate size of fiber splice enclosure for your installation.

How to Size a Fiber Splice Enclosure

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