Air-blown fiber (ABF) is a method of installing fiber optic cables that relies on the flow of compressed air, easing the fiber all the way to its destination. A compact fiber bundle is blown through a tube, at speeds of 100 to 150 feet per minute to anywhere in the LAN you want it to go. The air source used is either compressed air or nitrogen.
The process is simple, fast and keeps fiber optic installation costs down. Instead of pulling standard cable, ABF is blown into a miniature duct system, using airflow, which takes it all the way to the customer premises without splicing along the way. Spare tubes are added during the initial installation. This makes it easy to add fiber or make changes to the network in the future.
Benefits of air-blown fiber:
- Reduce long term costs
- Less splicing
- Control network capacity and optimize conduit space
- Increase reliability of network
- Eliminates dead fiber
- Improve bandwidth, RFI/EMI immunity and the increased distance capabilities of fiber
- Easy quick upgrades in future
Air-blown Fiber systems are an alternative to traditional fiber optics in certain intra and inter building networks around the world. We at CTS Cabling will work with you to meet your current network needs and determine if air-blown fiber should be used to provide you with the most efficient and cost effective fiber system available for your network today and into the future.
If you are looking for an experienced fiber optic cabling company in Salt Lake City, CTS Cabling is highly knowledgeable in air-blown fiber and fiber optics installation. To learn more about our innovative services, or to speak with an experienced cable contractor in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Tucson, and Albuquerque, call 877-685-2626 or contact us online.