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Specialty Conduit

FIBER-GUARD /MD

HDPE CONDUIT

HDPE MINI DUCT FOR INSTALLING


MICRO FIBER CABLES

July 2006

Features & Benefits


Optimizes system design and utilization
Available in various sizes
Single and multiple (bundled) configurations for
specific project needs
Internal rib design for low friction
Permanently lubricated with our unique Perma-Lube
process for longer micro fiber cable installations
Variety of colors available for easy identification
Sequential foot or meter markings
Standard stock lengths for faster service
Custom lengths are also available

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Fiber-Guard /MD for Optimized Micro Fiber Cable Installations


ARNCOs Fiber-Guard /MD is designed for installation into new or existing conduits to maximize conduit capacity.
Mini ducts are used to sub-divide 3/4" through 2" I.D. conduits facilitating future installation of additional micro
cables. The internal rib profile, in combination with our permanent factory lubrication process, provides for optimum
productivity by reducing friction between the micro cable and the duct. The Fiber-Guard /MD system reduces Last
Mile costs while optimizing system flexibility for future fiber installations.

STANDARD FIBER-GUARD/MD SIZES


Size
mm (inches)

Ave. OD
mm (inches)

Wall
mm (inches)

Min. ID
mm (inches)

Bend Radius
mm (inches)

Pull Strength
(lbf) @ 3% Strain

10/8 (.394/.315)

10 0.10 (.394 .004)

1.00 + 0/-0.1 (.039 + 0/-0.004)

7.92 (.312)

203 (8)

126

12/10 (.472/.394)

12 0.10 (.472 .004)

14/10 (.551/.394)

14 0.10 (.551 .004)

1.00 + 0/-0.1 (.039 + 0/-0.004)

9.90 (.390)

279 (11)

154

2.00 + 0/-0.1 (.078 + 0/-0.004)

9.90 (.390)

152 (6)

16/12 (.625/.472)

16 0.10 (.625 .004)

320

2.00 + 0/-0.1 (.078 + 0/-0.004)

11.76 (.463)

178 (7)

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FIBER-GUARD/MD IN CONDUIT
Conduit Size (ID)
mm (inches)

10/8-mm

12/10-mm

14/10-mm

19 (0.75)

25 (1.00)

32 (1.25)

38 (1.50)

50 (2.00)

10

16/12-mm

1) Fiber-Guard /MD is often used to divide larger conduits into smaller conduits. The table above shows
how many mini ducts will fit into the common diameters of conduit from 3/4" to 2" in diameter.
2) Table above is for field installed bundles. For number of Fiber-Guard / MD's that can be Factory preassembled in conduit please contact and Arnco authorized representative because quantities for some
sizes may change.

Fiber-Guard/MD Configurations
Multiple lengths and color combinations of Fiber-Guard/MD are provided in several ways:
Paralleled on reels
Preinstalled in conduit
Bundled and jacketed
Standard configurations of 2, 4 or 7-way are available in any of the above. Bundled configurations are recommended
as they offer greater protection to the individual mini ducts while maximizing conduit utilization.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE:

www.arncocorp.com

ARNCO CORPORATION
860 GARDEN STREET, ELYRIA, OH 44035
PHONE: 440-322-1000 FAX: 440-322-1001

800-321-7914

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Specialty Conduit

FIBER-GUARD /MD

HDPE CONDUIT

HDPE MINI DUCT FOR INSTALLING


MICRO FIBER CABLES

July 2006

Packaging Options
Contact your local Arnco sales representative to determine the best package option for your requirement.

Mini Duct Multi-Reel Deployment Trailer

Five 10/8mm Mini Ducts in 1.25" Duct

Air-Trak MDTM with Patented* Load


Sensing System for Placing Mini Duct
and Micro Cables

Material Specification
Fiber-Guard /MD is designed to meet or exceed all industry standards assuring maximum protection for micro fiber
cables in accordance with ASTM F 2160. Manufactured from high-density polyethylene in accordance with ASTM D
3350, the duct is available in black or solid colors to provide easy route identification.

FIBER-GUARD/MD PHYSICAL PROPERTIES


Physical Properties

PE3408 Material Designation Code


Test Methods
Nominal Values

Minimum Cell Classification

ASTM D 3350

Density

ASTM D 1505

>0.940-0.947 gm/cc

Melt Index Flow Rate

ASTM D 1238

(<0.4 to 0.15) 8.5gm/10 min

Flexural Modulus (minimum)

ASTM D 790

(80,000 t0 110,000 psi)

334480 C (Black) or E (Color)

Tensile Strength @ yield

ASTM D 636

3000 - <3500 psi

ESCR Condition B

ASTM D 1693

F10, in 96 hrs. 10% Igepal solution

Carbon Black (UV Protection)

ASTM D 1603

2% minimum

Standard Colors:
Blue, Orange, Green, Brown & Gray
Standard Bundled Colors:
Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Gray, Yellow & White
Optional Colors Available:
Terra Cotta, Pink, Lilac, Buff, Pipe Green, Red & Black

*U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,967,495 & 6,059,264

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ARNCO CORPORATION
860 GARDEN STREET, ELYRIA, OH 44035
PHONE: 440-322-1000 FAX: 440-322-1001

800-321-7914

VISIT OUR WEB SITE:

www.arncocorp.com