HUBER+SUHNER launches cable solution to revolutionise offshore connectivity

Radox OFL minHUBER+SUHNER, a manufacturer of components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity, has launched its fire-resistant RADOX OFL (Oil and Gas Flexible Lightweight) cable solution

According to the manufacturer, this cable solution will provide the offshore industry with a safe way to reduce platform weight.

Featuring a lightweight and compact design, RADOX OFL cables reduce weight and space by up to 60 per cent compared to other cables on the market. The cable’s small bend radius and thin wall – which is half the size of standard cables – reduces stripping time by 60 per cent, making installation easier and quicker. This has the potential to save industrial and offshore facilities several hundred thousands of dollars in a structural design by overcoming space and weight restrictions.

The cable is fire-resistant and low smoke halogen-free (LSFH), which provides 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 minimising emergency repairs and the potential for hazardous fume inhalation. The OFL cable is also 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. With RADOX technology, the polymers in the insulation of the wires and in the cable sheath are cross-linked using electron beams. This transformation provides the cables with extreme resistance to mechanical, chemical, temperature and weather influences.

Frank Thorn, head of Market Unit Industry, Low-Frequency division of HUBER+SUHNER, said, “The offshore industry presents challenging conditions, including high temperatures, oil, chemicals and UV radiation. This means cables have to be robust and stand the test of time. The latest RADOX OFL cable does exactly this, while also reducing installation time and reducing weight, making it a valuable investment that can future-proof offshore connectivity.”

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