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Article or Tool Item Description
AirRepair® Application Photos Photographic examples of potential uses in air pressurization maintenance and repair.
AirRepair® Cure Rate Chart Average cure rates for pressurized cable leak sealant based on ambient temperature.
AirRepair® Demonstration Video 11-minute streaming video demonstrates uses and application of AirRepair® Sealant.
ARRA Compliance Certification American Recovery & Reinvestment Act certification that Polywater® products are made in America.
BonDuit® Field Demonstration A 7-slide show on an exciting BonDuit® Conduit Adhesive field demonstration.
BonDuit® Application Instructions A 6-minute demonstration video on BonDuit® Conduit Adhesive application instructions.
BonDuit® Laboratory Report Full laboratory report on BonDuit® Conduit Adhesive for polyethylene duct.
Cable Blown Fiber Optic Cable Installation Reprint of an article written for Outside Plant Magazine on cable blowing.
Cable Cleaning Techniques Video 8-minute training tape available as free streaming video online, or on compact disk (CD).
Cable Compatibility Statement Compatibility testing of Polywater® J on various cable jacket materials.
Cable Installation Engineering Video 13-minute training tape available as free streaming video online, or on compact disk (CD).
Cable Lubricant Application Video 8-minute training tape available as free streaming video online, or on compact disk (CD).
Cable Manufacturer Approvals -- Electrical A list of electrical cable manufacturer approvals for Polywater® Lubricants.
Cable Manufacturer Approvals -- Telcom A list of communications cable manufacturer approvals for Polywater® Lubricants.
Category 6 "Wet Link" Phenomenon A White Paper on Tension Reduction and Lubrication on High Performance Data Cable.
Combustible Cable Pulling Lubricant Residues International Wire & Cable Symposium white paper on fire-safe cable pulling installations.
Conduit Adhesive Application Instructions How to use BonDuit® Conduit Adhesive to bond PE duct with PVC couplings and more.
Conduit Fill's Effect on Premises Cabling
A BICSI paper on optimizing the fit of premise cable in duct. Limits for installing cable at high conduit fill levels..
Duct Displacement Factor in Fiber Pulling White paper analysis of duct displacement factor in fiber optic pulling.
Duct Displacement Factor Calculator Use this free CALCULATOR to determine duct factor in fiber optic cable pulling.
Environmental Statement Information on "green" environmental considerations such as LEED®, RoHS, and CARB.
Fiber Cable Lubrication Video 12-minute training tape available as free streaming video online, or on compact disk (CD).
Fiber's Fragile When it Freezes America's Network Magazine article reprint on protecting fiber cable from ice damage.
Free Offer On Cable Pulling Software Earn free Pull-Planner Software by specifying Polywater® on construction projects.
Front End Pack™ Cable Lubrication System Using conduit-shaped bags of lubricant to lubricate ahead of a cable.
Front End Pack™ System Video Streaming video demonstrates cable/conduit lubrication with Front End Pack Bags.
Front End Pack™ System Slide Show Narrated slide show demonstrates cable/conduit lubrication with Front End Pack Bags.
FST™ Foam Quantity Calculator Calculates the volume of FST Foam and number of cartridges needed for a duct seal.
Green Splice Cleaners How the Pel-Pac® cleaner packaging system reduces greenhouse gas vapor emissions and hazardous spills.
Hand & Tool Cleaner Comparison Chart Analysis of Grime-Away solvency power compared to several common competitors.
HDD Pulling Tension Estimation A White Paper Analysis on Pulling Tension Prediction in Large Radius HDD Conduit Bends.
HydraSol® Solvency Power Comparison #1 Chart demonstrates cleaning speed of HydraSol® v.s D'gel® and isopropyl.
HydraSol® Solvency Power Comparison #2 Chart demonstrates cleaning effectiveness of HydraSol® v.s D'gel® and isopropyl.
IceFree™ Anti-Freeze Gel Quantity Calculator Use this free CALCULATOR to determine IceFree Anti-Freeze Gel Quantity.
Installing Communications Cable in Conduit White paper on installation engineering presented at the China Telecommunications Exposition .
Isocyanate Safety White paper on safety of Polywater® Urethane Sealants.
Jamming & Tension in Cable Pulling Bends Determining tension and jamming probabilities when pulling cable around bends.
LEED & Green Seal Suitability -- J® Environmental statement for Polywater J® for use in green-certified projects.
LSZH Cable Failure Lab report describes conditions, causes, test methodology, observations, and potential remedies.
Lubricant Pumping Resources A menu of articles, tools, and products related to pumping cable pulling lubricants.
Lubricant Quantity Calculator Use this free CALCULATOR to estimate lubricant amounts needed in cable pulling.
Lubricant Selection Guide Which Polywater® Lubricant is right for you? Characteristics and recommended applications.
Model Cable Lubricant Specifications -- J® Pre-written pulling lubricant spec templates to insert into your project specifications. (Polywater J®)
Model Cable Lubricant Specifications -- F® Pre-written pulling lubricant spec templates to insert into your project specifications. (Polywater F®)
Polycarbonate Stress Cracking White paper analysis of cleaning solvent compatibility with telcom components.
PowerPatch® Cure Rate Chart Average cure rates for transformer oil leak sealant based on ambient temperature.
PowerPatch® Features & Benefits Slide Show 18-slide explanation of the benefits of PowerPatch® Transformer & PILC Leak Sealant.
Pulling Cable Through Water Article on choosing the optimal lubricant for pulling cables into ducts containing water.
Repair of Air Leaks in Pressurized Cables State of the art methodology for repair of aircore telecommunications cable.
RoHS Compliance Statement of compliance with EU Directive 2002/95/EC, "Restrictions of Hazardous Substances."
Rubber Goods Cleaning for Safety Reprint of an article written for Incident Prevention Magazine on rubber goods maintenance.
Rubber Goods Cleaning Video 3-minute cleaning demonstration available as free streaming video online, or on compact disk (CD).
Sealing Water out of Duct Lab report on the water blocking effectiveness of foam sealants in conduits.
Seminar Agenda: Cable Installation Engineering Syllabus for free seminar American Polywater offers to engineering firms at their location.
Solvent Vapor Exposure Control Q&A How can hazardous solvent vapors be limited during electrical cable splicing operations?
Transformer Leak Sealing Slide Show 16-slide demonstration of how to seal transformer oil leaks with PowerPatch® Sealant.
Using Software for Cable Pulling Tension Calcs Article on the basics of friction coefficients and the benefits of using software for calculation.
What To Do When Fiber Freezes Outside Plant Magazine article reprint on protecting fiber cable from ice damage.

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