Tim Burr, service manager at DataCom-Link Inc. (Indianapolis, IN), asks the following:
In the Installer Tip by Ronald Petersen, July 1996, page 50, a formula was listed to approximate how much [cable] lubricant is needed for the job. What is the unit of measure for the answer to the formula?
Ronald Petersen, Ideal Industries Inc. (Sycamore, IL), replies:
The answer to the formula is in gallons.
In addition, I would point out an error in my Installer Tip, Procedure 2. It should read, "For optical-fiber applications, however, polymer- or silicone-based products are recommended...."
Silicon may cause damage to the cable.