Summer 2015 


In This Issue
New Seminar
Cleaning FO connectors
ESBWR Update
Future Energy Needs
Breakout Cables - The Nuclear Choice
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Standard or Rad Hard? Specifying Optical Fibers

Fiber optic cable usage in nuclear power plants has expanded beyond mild environments into areas where radiation exposures may be elevated. Selecting the appropriate optical fiber depends heavily on the specific radiation conditions, both in total dose and in dose-rate.

Even in mild environments, attention should be paid to the cable path for possible radiation hot spots. Find out more by clicking below.

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New  Seminar  - Fiber Optic and Electrical Data Cables

CableLAN offers a FREE seminar that explains fiber optic and electrical data cables for nuclear plants. The material is usually provided in a lunch and learn format, resulting in no interruption to your regular business  day.


Even if you have seen an earlier Cablelan presentation, there is new material specifically related to nuclear qualification of fiber optic cables. One attendee wrote me after a recent seminar - "You were able to simplify a subject that has been causing us problems for over a year".


Sessions are currently being booked for the balance of 2015. Want to learn more? Email or call us @1-800-840-6655.

About CableLAN

CableLAN Products distributes fiber optic and  electrical communication cables to nuclear power plants around the world.

With almost 40 years of  nuclear power plant cabling experience, we help you pick the right cable and connecting hardware for your fiber optic or Ethernet cabling application.

August not only brings the dog days of summer to the northeast, but also the Summer edition of our Nuclear Newsletter.
This issue covers several topics of recent interest.
First, we've begun a new series of fiber optic training seminars. This presentation covers cable application and our qualification efforts. We'd love to schedule one for your location!
Next, we discuss the need for nuclear in our energy future. Given the planned retirements of not only some existing nuclear plants, but also the situation with coal plants, nuclear is a vital part of the solution.
We also discuss a new product available for maintaining your fiber optic network. Sticklers cleaning solutions should be in your network toolbox!
Finally, GE-Hitachi, after receiving its ESBWR design certification late last year, is moving ahead with a few projects in the US. I invite you to read more below.
Please send me  your comments, questions and complaints.
Cleaning fiber connectors

Keeping fiber optic connectors clean could be the most important maintenance or troubleshooting task for your fiber optic network. Using the tools Sticklers cleaning products improves performance and simplifies your maintenance. 

These products are now available from CableLAN.

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ESBWR update

The ESBWR achieved its design certification last September, and recently was selected to be installed at nuclear sites. Read more!


Future Energy Needs - What Is Nuclear's Role?

According to the US Energy Information Administration, in 2014 while nuclear provided 19% of electric generation, coal was more than twice that, generating 39% of our 4 trillion kilowatthours. Coal plants are being forced to shut down by tightening environmental requirements. Over the next decades, we will need to replace more than 50% of our current generating capacity plus account for growth. Where do we turn to replace a significant amount of the energy?

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Breakout Cables - The Nuclear Choice
Breakout cables are the nuclear industry's most popular style of fiber optic cables. We've updated our breakout cable designs. Please visit our breakout cable webpage to see the new information.
That brings another issue to a close. Work on new and existing nuclear power plants continues, and CableLAN will keep you up to date with new product information, standards updates and other news.
Please feel free to send me your comments and suggestions.