How Undersea Communication Cables Are Placed [Gif]

Submitted by: UncleBallSak 2 years ago in Misc







And a bonus shot of what the inside of the cable looks like. Anyone ever do this kind of work ?
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Male 155
Research people......
We`re in the way, and instead Sally hands me a cross-section of the cable which carries the electricity from the substations to the land. It`s a piece of art as well as an elegant piece of engineering. When I admire it, she laughs and says that quite a few people have said they`d like to take it home.
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In Short, A Power cable.

A Communication`s Cable looks more like

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Female 4,195
Anyone know what the "life expectancy" of that is?
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Female 6,381
Haven`t laid real undersea cable. but I built a series of scale models for a project, one of which was very similar to the first GIF. (Strait of Belle Isle, for those who care.)
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Male 69
I laid some very impressive cable this morning, took 2 flushes to get it down
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Male 12,138
Seismic OBC arrays for hydrocarbon exploration. Not exactly the same, but similar principle. Davymid is in ur subsurface, finding ur oilz...
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Male 2,675
I was gonna ask about the blue and yellow too ... makes sense.
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Male 13,630
@Listypoos
No probs good buddy, I did ask for a transfer to underwater cabling, as I was being made redundant, apartment in California, out on the waves, sun tan, nice cars, they said um....No!!!
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Male 3,147
ahh..makes sense.

Cheers Ferdy.
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Male 13,630
@Listypoos
The blue and yellow flecks I believe are guides
so they know they have fitted the cable the right way round
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Male 13,630
Worked for TYCO who do this sort of stuff, I did the pylon overhead connectors, and underground earthing points, the amount of different sized connectors is mindblowing.There are TYCO Ships which do the underwater cabling,

TYCO ships
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Male 13,630
@ Agent00Smith
He is just fishing for a bait, trolling I think it is called
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Male 5,624
"Yeah, it woks just like that but, you have to be-the-hell-out-of-the-way when the ends snap together..."
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Male 3,147
If anyone has worked in this field can they tell us what those little clusters of colour specks in the cable are? Are they just remnants of the manufacturing process or are they important?
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Male 2,579
WTF does andrew155 mean by "racial implications"?
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Male 3,147
Coincidentally my uncle and me were talking about this the other night at dinner because he`d seen a documentary about one of the first ships to lay a trans-atlantic comms cable.

I`d always wondered how the do it and how they find the cable again to make repairs and stuff like that. This gif doesn`t really answer those questions but it has reminded me to go off and google it properly.

Thanks, good post.
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Male 2,578
The racial implications of this are startling.
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Male 124
Link: How Undersea Communication Cables Are Placed [Gif] [Rate Link] - And a bonus shot of what the inside of the cable looks like. Anyone ever do this kind of work ?
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