nVent launches new anti-icing system to protect decks and offshore walkways

4426459249 c85e31236e znVent Electric, an electrical connection and protection solutions provider, has launched nVent RAYCHEM ArcticStep

The ArcticStep provides reliable ice protection for offshore platforms, vessel walkways and deck surfaces in the oil and gas and marine industries

Equipped with nVent RAYCHEM self-regulating heat tracing cables, the unique hybrid structure of the ArcticStep is designed to minimise heat loss and energy consumption.

In addition, its lightweight construction allows for quick and easy installation, reducing the fitting time and overall installation costs. The result is energy-efficient anti-icing and de-icing system that helps to reduce operating costs.

Customised to provide safe and reliable ice protection in harsh corrosive environments, the system features a robust metallic plate and fibre-reinforced polymer supports, as well as delivering galvanic and thermal insulation from the deck surface, to ensure system longevity. Integrated cable channels also protect power supply cables from sustaining mechanical damage, and a protective anti-slip coating helps prevent slips and falls.

The ArcticStep system is designed, tested and approved for use in hazardous areas and fully complies with the latest international standards. These include DNVGL-OS-A201 and DNVGL-RU-SHIP Pt.6 Ch.6 for use under winterized basic, cold and polar conditions.

Koen Verleyen, marketing manager EMEAI for nVent, said, “Since the early 1980s, nVent has pioneered engineering design, supply and installation practices for equipment and surface anti-icing, de-icing and frost prevention on cold climate offshore rigs, platforms and vessels.”

“Our recent development of more effective thermal modelling methods has led to the creation of ArcticStep: a dedicated ice protection solution for oil and gas and marine applications. We look forward to providing our offshore customers with long-lasting, cost-effective anti-icing and de-icing protection with this latest innovation,” he added.

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