Fiber Optic Cleaning Part 1: The What and Why of Precision Cleaning

by Michelle S. on January 5, 2015

As the future of fiber optics continues to evolve, the need for a clear understanding of precision cleaning has never been more necessary. In fact, the industry is developing so rapidly that most cleaning processes are behind the curve, and criteria outdated by the time it is implemented. Working to exceed current standards has become a prerequisite to ensure a future-proof application.

What’s the best first step in the process? While it’s important to remember that not all cleaning methods are equal, a single standardized precision cleaning procedure is ideal. This method should seek to remove the widest range of contaminants the first time it is performed – keeping in mind that many common techniques may not be reliably effective and require modifications employing updated strategies.

Resolve to improve your fiber optic cleaning processes as we move into the New Year. Check back next week for Part 2 of this installation, when we’ll unveil our best practices on how to tackle modern-day precision cleaning requirements – from materials to methods and more.

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