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gel
A substance, resembling petroleum jelly in viscosity, that surrounds a fiber, or multiple fibers, enclosed in a loose buffer tube. Note: This gel serves to lubricate and support the fibers in the buffer tube. It also prevents water intrusion in the event the buffer tube is breached. [FAA] 2. Index-matching material in the form of a gel. [FAA] Synonyms index-matching gel, matching gel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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