Fiber Optic Design, Installations, and Testing – Basics

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Fiber optic cabling plays a critical role in water and wastewater facilities as one of the most common network communication media interconnecting plants’ networked equipment—PLCs (programmable logic controllers), plant operational equipment, power monitoring relays, fire alarm systems, security systems, and HMI (human-machine interface) monitoring platforms.

This webinar explores the fundamental aspects of Fiber Optic Design, Installations, and Testing, offering a comprehensive overview of the key principles and practices in this field. Participants will gain insights into the design considerations for efficient and reliable fiber optic networks. The installation segment will investigate best practices for deploying fiber optic infrastructure. The presentation will also focus on the testing phase, providing an understanding of essential tests to ensure optimal performance and how to interpret the test results.

Topics include:

  • Cable types, connectors, and signal propagation
  • Proper handling and connection techniques
  • Introduction to OTDR testing and how to read and interpret OTDR test results
  • Review and discussion of Fiber Optic OTDR test results for some applications in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Lessons learned from design, construction, and operations in Water and Wastewater facilities


  • Christie Ketchum – Belden Inc
  • Hossein Targhi – Mbroh Engineering

Registration and Sponsorship

WEAT Member Registration: Complimentary

Non-Member Registration: $85

Webinar Sponsorship: $300

Sponsorship includes your name and logo acknowledgment at the webinar, on the WEAT website, in the bimonthly Texas WET magazine, and on the WEAT social media pages.


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