To prevent water from entering the optical cable splice box and drain the accumulated water, you can take the following measures:
1. Check the seal: Thoroughly inspect the seals, gaskets, and other sealing components of the fiber optic junction box to ensure they are intact. If any damaged or aged parts are found, replace them promptly.
2. Identify potential leakage sources: Examine the surroundings of the splice closure for any visible signs of leaks, such as damaged housing or cracked sealing components. Ensure that all components and connections are in good condition.
3. Repair or Replacement: If any sealing issues or damages are detected, promptly repair or replace the affected components. This may involve replacing gaskets, repairing or replacing damaged sealants, or even replacing the entire splice box.
4. Dry Treatment: After removing any accumulated water, use dry paper towels, absorbent cloths, or suitable tools to dry the interior of the junction box. Avoid using excessively wet tools to prevent introducing more moisture.
5. Waterproof treatment: If necessary, waterproof tape, waterproof coating, and other waterproof treatment measures can be used to provide additional waterproof protection.
Note that care is required when draining standing water so as not to damage the fiber optic connections or the closure itself. If the situation is complicated or uncertain, please consult professional technicians for assistance.
It’s important to keep in mind that despite taking the above measures, water may still enter the optical cable splice closure under extreme environmental conditions, such as heavy rain or flooding.
Therefore, regular inspection and maintenance remain critical to ensure the proper operation of splice closures and the protection of fiber optic connections.