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The many problems of using IPA for cleaning fiber optics – Cabling Install

In the world of fiber optics, there only are two truly critical precision cleaning operations. The first is “prep” before a fusion splice. The other is endface cleaning. Both are essential to deployment of reliable, high-capacity networks. But as new and advanced as modern fiber networks might be, most technicians still are cleaning them with the same fluid used in the 1960s: isopropyl alcohol, also called IPA.

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