This presentation is based on a webinar about cleaning fiber. It offers a new look at the best practices used to minimize the problems that static can cause on end-faces. Viewed by more than 800 attendees, the presentation explains the puzzling origins of the static on a fiber end-face. It then shows the problems that static can cause which can be exacerbated by attempting to clean fiber with IPA alcohol. The presentation recommends the use of static-dissipative fluids other than alcohol and offers 11 specific “best practices” that should be integrated into every tech’s daily procedures.
This one-page document is a field-friendly “how to” document explaining the established best practices for cleaning female MPO end-faces. High-density fiber networks are a crucial bottleneck in many network environments, including data centers. But even as high-density connectivity has become THE enabling technology for the cloud, another ugly problem has reared up: the practical need to quickly, reliably and affordably clean all those thouands of fiber end-faces. If you’re dealing with a data center environment, this is a big issue, and this document will be a handy helper.