ABSTRACT: GR-3151, Generic Requirements for Copper Splice Closures, provides criteria for analyzing copper splice closures used in a
variety of outside plant environments and applications, including those at building entrance facilities. It includes proposed
functional design criteria, generic mechanical and environmental requirements, desired features, and the performance tests for
comparing copper splice closures with the stated requirements.
The value of GR-3151 includes the following:
Its requirements are organized so application-specific requirements are identified separately from requirements that are common
to all closures
It combines all related Telcordia requirements on splice closures into one comprehensive GR
The performance tests for analyzing copper splice closures reflect a composite picture of standard installation and operating
Includes requirements on aerial terminals and closures
When implemented, GR-3151 requirements can help reduce equipment damage and service outages.
GR-3151 replaces TR-NWT-000014, TR-NWT-000251, TA-TSY-000361, MDP-326-170, MDP-326-171, and MDP-326-177.
This GR also includes one or more Issue List Reports (ILRs) that details open or closed technical isues in the main document. The
ILR(s) are automatically sent free of charge to the GR document purchaser. Components of this product are: