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Significance and Use
This is intended to outline O&M issues that require discussion and mutual agreement by both the optical fiber cable owner and sewer pipeline operator. The purpose is developing sufficient written procedures and practices to allow optical fiber systems to coexist as a secondary use within a sewer. To the extent that sewers are primarily for conveying flow, it is the responsibility of the optical fiber cable owner to accommodate sewer O&M practices and develop optical fiber system O&M procedures that will not material impact the sewer’s primary function.
Since the practice of integrating sewers and optical fiber systems is an emerging activity, this practice will help establish guidelines for its rapid and safe deployment, ensuring that the installed facilities are operable as intended on a long-term basis.
1.1 This practice applies to the operation and maintenance of sewers with a subsequent installation of optical fiber cable in accordance with Practice F2303.
1.2 This practice applies to gravity flow storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and combined sewers.
1.3 This practice does not apply to force mains, siphons, or other pressurized sewers.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2303 Practice for Selection of Gravity Sewers Suitable for Installation of Optical Fiber Cable and Conduits
ANSI StandardANSIZ117.1-2003 Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces
IEC StandardsIEC60050-731 Electrotechnical Vocabulary: Optical Fiber Communications
Federal StandardOSHARegulation29 CFR Part 1910.146, Permit-Required Confined Spaces
ICS Number Code 93.030 (External sewerage systems)
UNSPSC Code 72141120(Sewer line construction service)
ASTM F2462-05(2010), Standard Practice for Operation and Maintenance of Sewers with Optical Fiber Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top