QUESTION:

Do you have any information on quartz tube-cleaning process best practices?

 

ANSWER:

The tube-cleaning process is a critical part of your preparation. Companies like SG Controls offer tube-cleaning machines with programmable cycles. The first ingredient needed is a high-purity source of deionized water for rinse cycles. Typically, an 18-megohm purity level of deionized (DI) water will ensure there are no impactful impurities.

Update: We cover the quartz tube-cleaning process in the Preparing to Manufacture an Optical Fiber Preform blog including a quick reference checklist.

 

 

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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team November 3, 2017

 

 

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