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English translation: overhead ground wire (OHGW)

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Spanish term or phrase:hilo de guarda
English translation:overhead ground wire (OHGW)
Entered by: xxxmediamatrix
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19:23 Nov 24, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
Spanish term or phrase: hilo de guarda
....esas comunicaciones estarán basadas en switches de datos de 24 puertos 10/100 Mbit/s con conmutación en capa 3 completa, coninterfaz óptica de GB Ethernet a 1000 Mbits/s conectados por medio de fibra óptica interconstruida en el hilo de guarda de las líneas de transmisión, como se indica en....
spanruss
United States
Local time: 11:09
strain wire
Explanation:
It rather depends on what the 'líneas de transmisión' are in this specific context: overhead cable TV distribution? electric power distribution? other?

Assuming cables for TV distribuition, it would refer to the 'strain wire' embedded in the plastic sheath, alongside the coaxial cable, to handle the stresses caused by the weight of the cable plus the effects of wind and ice.

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Note added at 29 mins (2008-11-24 19:52:16 GMT)
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If the context is electricic power transmission lines, then the following might be useful:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_(electricity)
In overhead transmission lines, a ground conductor may also be the top most wire on pylons, poles, or towers. This ground conductor is intended to protect the power conductors from lightning strikes. These conductors are connected to earth either through the metal structure of a pole or tower, or by additional ground electrodes installed at regular intervals along the line. As a general rule, overhead power lines with voltages below 50 kV do not have a ground conductor, but most lines carrying more than 50 kV do. Depending on local conditions and reliability requirements, an over head transmission line may have two overhead ground conductors. In such cases the pylons are either equipped with an additional crossbeam above the conductors, with two tops in form of a letter "V" or the ground conductors are mounted on the top of the topmost crossbeam. *****In some parts of the world, the ground conductor cable is used to support fibreoptic cables for data transmission ( see OPGW).*****

OPGW (Optical fiber composite overhead ground wire) is explained here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPGW

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Note added at 30 mins (2008-11-24 19:53:37 GMT)
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On the basis of that info, I suggest 'overhead ground wire' might be the correct translation of 'hilo de guarda'.
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Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 13:09
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Thx, Mediamatrix
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strain wire


Explanation:
It rather depends on what the 'líneas de transmisión' are in this specific context: overhead cable TV distribution? electric power distribution? other?

Assuming cables for TV distribuition, it would refer to the 'strain wire' embedded in the plastic sheath, alongside the coaxial cable, to handle the stresses caused by the weight of the cable plus the effects of wind and ice.

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Note added at 29 mins (2008-11-24 19:52:16 GMT)
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If the context is electricic power transmission lines, then the following might be useful:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_(electricity)
In overhead transmission lines, a ground conductor may also be the top most wire on pylons, poles, or towers. This ground conductor is intended to protect the power conductors from lightning strikes. These conductors are connected to earth either through the metal structure of a pole or tower, or by additional ground electrodes installed at regular intervals along the line. As a general rule, overhead power lines with voltages below 50 kV do not have a ground conductor, but most lines carrying more than 50 kV do. Depending on local conditions and reliability requirements, an over head transmission line may have two overhead ground conductors. In such cases the pylons are either equipped with an additional crossbeam above the conductors, with two tops in form of a letter "V" or the ground conductors are mounted on the top of the topmost crossbeam. *****In some parts of the world, the ground conductor cable is used to support fibreoptic cables for data transmission ( see OPGW).*****

OPGW (Optical fiber composite overhead ground wire) is explained here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPGW

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Note added at 30 mins (2008-11-24 19:53:37 GMT)
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On the basis of that info, I suggest 'overhead ground wire' might be the correct translation of 'hilo de guarda'.

Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 13:09
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 152
Grading comment
Thx, Mediamatrix
Notes to answerer
Asker: You raise a good point. The translation concerns specifications for a cogeneration plant in Mexico. It seemed easy to assume that electrical transmission lines were concerned. I even assumed they were large, high-voltage lines. However, the above sentence raises doubts. Why would they directly tie in fiber optics communication lines into power lines?

Asker: Thanks a lot for the link!

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Nov 30, 2008 - Changes made by xxxmediamatrix:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/114719">spanruss's</a> old entry - "hilo de guarda" » "strain wire"


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