REPAIR, RE-MAKE, SEAL… THE NETWORK REFURBISHMENT PROCESS…
DexGreen offers a complete range of legacy copper network components that have been proven in many networks.
Step 1 – Network Assessment and Re-make Damaged, Faulty Cable
- Audit the network and evaluate network component condition.
- Sub-standard / damaged components are a leading cause of faults in the network.
- Moisture ingress is a leading cause of faults (peaking and repeat).
- Ultimately this leads to network degradation over time when copper pairs are not sufficiently protected.
- Re-make damaged cable – to ensure copper pairs are in good condition prior to maintenance.
Step 2 – Seal all legacy closures
- Multiple cable entry ports and damaged sealing result in moisture ingress in legacy closures.
- Dexgreen has a wide range of quick setting, fit-for-purpose resin sealants that are perfect for sealing the majority of legacy closures.
- Once sealant has set, insert silica gel into closure in order to absorb moisture and then work on replacing other defective components.
- Further to this, small pair counts can be accommodated by compact 2 pair / 5 pair / 10 pair gel-filled closures, which are validated to endure harsh environments.
Step 3 – Replace all defective components
- Corroded / damaged connectors in legacy closures will cause faults and are directly responsible for poor transmission.
- Once closures are sealed – regenerate copper plant by replacing defective components with approved network components.
- Dexgreen produces a wide range of fit-for-purpose components that are perfect for the maintenance of copper pairs. These include discrete connectors, accessories such as silica gel, O-rings, etc.
- Test points are available on all components to ensure testing can be performed quickly and efficiently.
Step 4 – re-entry into the Closure Network
- Once maintenance activity is complete, test the network to ensure maintenance intervention has yielded satisfactory result. Dexgreen manufactures test equipment that is perfect for network testing and monitoring.
- This provides Baseline of Stability to identify other defective components in the network to be targeted for repair – fault localisation.
- Further to this it reduces peak fault rates, extends life of network and reduces expensive truck rolls.
- This is a grind process and needs to be continuously monitored to ensure the network is performing to its optimum efficiency.