Today, most sensors, actuators, pumps and systems are still operated by using conventional signal and power cables. as well as pulse signals. Apart from two-wire devices, all other devices require a voltage supply which is transferred through power cables. These cables must be suitable for potentially explosive concepts (for example, inherently safe or pressure-encapsulated).
A safe way to reduce the weight of platform
HUBER+SUHNER has adopted RADOX® technology in a wide range of halogen-free, fire-resistant and flame-retardant signal and power cables which can replace conventional RFOU or BFOU cables, offering up to 60% savings in both space and weight
on an offshore platform.
As a result of significantly small diameters, small bending radius and thin wall– which is half the size of standard cables – the cables can reduce stripping time by 60%, making installation easier and quicker. This has the potential to save industrial and offshore facilities several hundred thousands of dollars in structural design by overcoming space and weight restrictions.
|EPR vs. RADOX PEEK BFOU vs. RADOX OFL SFR
The RADOX OFL cable is available in two versions: Fire Resistant
(RADOX OFL SFR) and Flame Retardant
(RADOX OFL S). They provide exceptional performance in harsh outdoor environments and offshore industrial applications. Core cables do not melt or drip in the event of a short circuit, ultimately minimizing emergency repairs and the potential for hazardous fume inhalation. Thanks to the innovative design and technology, it is oil, mud and hydraulic oil resistant according to the highest standard NEK606 Cat. a-d.
In addition, the RADOX technology offers a 120°C sheath and 145°C core temperature threshold, giving the cable an expected lifetime which is eight times longer than standard 90°C offshore cables.