When most people think of safety in fiber optic installations, the first thing that comes to mind is eye damage from laser light in the fiber. They have an image of a laser burning holes in metal or perhaps burning off warts. While these images may be real for their applications, they have little relevance to most types of fiber optic communications.
With a peak system load of MW, MUC receives power from TVA at two delivery point substations which subsequently feeds ten distribution substations in a redundant scheme.
All distribution lines are protected by state-of-the-art digital relays and multiple 3-phase reclosers, providing the optimum in line coordination and fault isolation.
The City of Morristown has three industrial parks, the most recent near Interstate I Internet services provide speed offerings up to 1 Gigabit with download and upload speeds faster than the competition, private email accounts with built-in spam filtering. Voice products include everything from call waiting and caller ID to unlimited long distance and voicemail.
Currently, peak day production is approaching 13 million gallons of water MGD and an average daily production of 9 MGD with approximately half of the production sold to the surrounding utility districts. MUS recently completed a water treatment plant expansion, raising plant capacity to 24 MGD in anticipation of water usage needs for the next 20 years.
The current water distribution system has approximately miles of pipe, numerous water storage reservoirs, and pump stations placed throughout the City of Morristown. The collection system consists of approximately miles of pipe, several holding reservoirs and sewer pump stations.Safety in Fiber Optic Installations Download a safety poster from the FOA!
When most people think of safety in fiber optic installations, the first thing that comes to mind is eye damage from laser light in the fiber.
At the Power Operations Center, MUC maintains our award winning reliability by utilizing our fiber optic network to monitor the electrical system performance via Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), smart metering (AMI), and an Outage Management System (OMS).
Besides the usual safety issues for construction, generally covered under OSHA rules that should be familiar to all contractors and installers, fiber optics adds concerns for eye safety, chemicals, sparks from fusion splicing, disposal of fiber shards and more.
Fiber Optic Safety Rules If you’re working with fiber optics, you and your employees must follow these safety rules.
First, all employees performing any fiber optic splicing or termination activity shoul d always wear safety glasses with side shields.
Fiber U "The Basics" Self-Study Programs Basic Fiber Optics May be used as preparation for the CFOT® Exam This is a part series of self-study lessons covering the basics of fiber optics. Fiber optic cabling carries both light data and special considerations for safety. Whether you are installing the fiber optic cabling or simply working near it, you need to be cognizant of special safety protocols versus working with other types of lines.