Resource Library

Getting the job done right the first time means having access to the right resources. Whether it’s brief technical articles on calculating the coefficient of friction to support Polywater® Pull-Planner™ software or our series of articles on maximizing the life of power transformers, our content provides a deeper technical understanding of how to navigate field challenges. We are constantly adding information to our resource library on a wide range of topics.

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In the News


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Polywater looks to expand its global position
Polywater proudly announces the promotion of Tom Fredericks to global business development director.

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Polywater | Hauff Technik PHRD Mechanical Seal
Polywater announces UL approval for conduit mechanical sealant line PHRD in the U.S.

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Interview with Erik Freyser, president and COO of Polywater
Insights into Polywater from its visionary leader.

Transformers Magazine

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Mapping as a Risk and Cost Assessment Methodology
Proactive transformer mapping assists in operational and financial decision-making.

Georg Daemisch, M. Sc. Eng.
Charles Cole, vice president, INTL Division, Polywater

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Polywater releases proprietary Pull-Planner™ 4.0 software program in multiple languages
The Pull-Planner is seen as ensuring safer and more efficient cable pulls for electrical and telecommunications industry designers, engineers, and project managers on a global scale.


Polywater lance la nouvelle version de son logiciel Pull-Planner™ 4.0 en plusieurs langues
Pull-Planner est considéré dans le monde entier par les concepteurs, les ingénieurs et les chefs de projet du secteur des télécommunications et de la distribution d'électricité comme le garant de tirages de câble plus sûrs et plus efficaces.

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Polywater Continues Supporting Electrical and Communications Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Read more about how our work practices prepared us to continue manufacturing key products during this challenging period.

Mike Fee, head of operations, Polywater

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Polywater names New V.P. of U.S. Communications Division
Polywater proudly announces the promotion of Jake Jonnes to vice president of U.S. Communications Division.

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Polywater | Hauff Technik
Polywater and Hauff Technik Gmbh & Co., announce partnership to introduce a line of sealing systems to the U.S. market.

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Pull-Planner Resources


 Pull-Planner 4.0 Related ContentAuthorLink

Polywater Friction Table Technical Paper
Describes a cable conduit friction measurement method with results.

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Horizontal Bend Analysis Article
Describes how tension calculating bend equations perform with increasing conduit radius and decreasing bend angles.


Analyse des Coudes Horizontaux
Décrit les résultats des équations de la tension du tirage avec une augmentation du rayon ou avec une baisse du degré dans les coudes.

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Cable Jam Ratio Paper
Explains jamming in a three cable pull and how the probability of jamming is determined.


Coincement des Câbles – Effets sur le Tirage
Décrit le coincement dans un tirage à trois câbles et comment la probabilité de cet embouteillage est déterminée.

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Polywater Technical and Research Resources


 Technical ArticlesAuthorLink

Polywater Friction Table Technical Paper
Describes a cable and conduit friction measurement method, including results.

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 Field Case StudiesAuthorLink

Hawaiian Electrical Company (HECO) and the
Pearl Harbor Cable Pull: How Polywater Technology
Helped to Plan and Pre-Measure the Cable Pulls

Shows how technology and partnership played a role in planning a mile-long cable pull under Pearl Harbor.

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Evaluating a Historic Conduit for Upgrade
Polywater friction table helps in assessing usability
of fiber conduit pipe.

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 Series on Maintaining Power TransformersAuthorLink

The Aging of Power Transformers
Describes the factors that contribute to transformer aging.

Georg Daemisch, M. Sc. Eng.

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How Temperature and Water Influence the Aging of Transformers
Shows how temperature and water influence transformer aging.

Georg Daemisch, M. Sc. Eng.

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Aging Accelerators in Transformers
How oxygen and acids influence the aging of transformers.

Georg Daemisch, M. Sc. Eng.

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Mapping Transformer Populations
A key to optimize maintenance processes in order to minimize risks and costs.

Georg Daemisch, M. Sc. Eng.
Published by Transformers Magazine, Jan 2020

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 Research PapersAuthorLink

MDI Monitoring on Polywater® Foaming and Non-foaming Urethane Products
Testing was performed to measure potential user exposure to isocyanates in two-part non-aerosol sealant systems.

Mark Hull

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A New Cable Pulling Friction Measurement Method and Results
Describes multi-bend conduit friction measurement, including results.

John M. Fee
D.J. Quist

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A Pulling Tension Calculation Program Which Allows Coefficient of Friction to Vary Continuously with Cable Sidewall Pressure
Describes pulling tension calculations using a variable friction coefficient based on normal sidewall pressure.

John M. Fee

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A Study of Tension and Jamming When Pulling Cable Around Bends
Presents data on pulling three cables through conduit bends at various jam ratios.

John M. Fee
Michael J. Fee

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Coefficient of Friction Effects of Polymers Silicone Oil and Mini Rollers in Cable Pulling
Measures the friction effects of silicone oil and/or mini rollers as additives in cable pulling lubricants.

John M. Fee
Dale P. Solheid

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Prediction of Minimization of Fiber Optic Cable Pulling Tensions
Contrasts pulls of lightweight fiber optic cable with heavier electrical cable, including the differences required in lubrication products and procedures.

Gene C. Weitz

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Best Practices Cleaning Guide for Fiber Optic Splicing
Describes optimal practices for fiber optic cleaning (ferrule, fiber end-face and glass exterior before cleaving).

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Ilsintech

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Polywater Calculators


These on-line calculators determine appropriate product quantities based on job details. Look through or search the list using subject (e.g. duct block, lubrication, etc.) to narrow the list. The calculator will open on a separate browser tab.

There are a limited number of Spanish calculators available. Use the link in the Español column.

CalculatorFunctionLink Español
BonDuit® Quantity Calculator Estimates the number of cartridges needed for conduit connectionsLinkNA
Duct Displacement Factor CalculatorCalculates the effect of duct memory and displacement on fiber optic cable pulling tensions.LinkLink
FST™ Foam Quantity CalculatorCalculates the volume of FST Foam and number of cartridges needed for a duct seal. LinkNA
IceFree™ Anti-Freeze Gel Quantity CalculatorCalculates the amount of IceFree Gel required to fill a length of conduit.LinkNA
Lubricant Pumping Rate CalculatorCalculates an appropriate range of feed rates for the automatic pumping of Polywater® Pulling Lubricants.LinkNA
Lubricant Quantity CalculatorEstimates cable pulling lubricant amount needed in a single cable pull.LinkLink
Lubricant Quantity Calculator
(for Distributors)
Estimates the amount of Polywater Pulling Lubricant and the packages suggested for a multi-pull job.LinkNA
Lubricant Quantity Calculator
(for Jobs)
Estimates cable lubricant amounts needed in multiple-pull cable installations.LinkNA