SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1987

Environmental Degradation of Telecommunication Hardware


This paper is a survey of the corrosion problems encountered in Bell Canada's telecommunication hardware. Specifically, the environmental attack on the outdoor metallic equipment will be addressed. These metallic parts include outdoor connectors, guy strands, lashing wires, guy hooks, cabinets, and manhole equipment. To be presented are the results of material analyses, failure analyses, field testing, and accelerated laboratory testing, which include a number of investigative programs undertaken in the previous years.

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Lee, TSF
Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Healey, N
Bell Canada, 393 University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Trumble, WP
Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 115–124
DOI: 10.1520/STP25844S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5023-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0966-7