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Standards & Procedures

What is AMOS?
AMOS is an Automated Manhole Opening System (AMOS) that is intended to improve the following functions:

  • ECS's management and oversight of the conduit system
  • Damage prevention and quality control

For additional information on AMOS, see AMOS Procedures.

What are ECS's requirements for Rodding & Roping?
ECS requires that all tenants and their contractors follow procedure to the law.

For more information, see Manhole Standards.

What are ECS's requirements for placement of Innerduct?
It is recommended that at least three inner-ducts be placed in a 4" conduit at one time. In conduits 3.5" or less, it is recommended that two inner-ducts be placed where warranted.

Ensure that all pulling equipment is secured in a position that will prevent any equipment or pulling lines from contacting existing cables or other tenants facilities.

All inner-ducts must be cut a maximum of 6" from the interior wall in manholes where splice coils are to be placed.

For more information, see Manhole Standards: Placing Cable, Innerduct and Air Pipe.

What is a Ten Point Check?
When ECS receives a reinforcement request, a ten-point checklist will be applied to ensure that no usable conduits are available and no other viable routes exist. This process often uncovers alternatives to building new conduits, which significantly reduces the time tenants wait for conduits.

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