February 24, 2022
HELUKABEL recently announced its MULTIFLEX 512-PUR UL/CSA and its shielded variant (MULTIFLEX 512-C-PUR UL/CSA) are now certified according to the internationally recognized Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee (NEK) standard TS 606, which defines the requirements for halogen-free cables that are resistant to drilling mud. This approval is found primarily in applications associated with the oil and gas industry. Additionally, MULTIFLEX 512-PUR UL/CSA and MULTIFLEX 512-C-PUR UL/CSA comply with the more stringent Det Norske Veritas (DNV) ship approval tests for flexible electrical cables (CP-0417) making it ideal for offshore applications.
Oil and gas production platforms, oil tankers, refinery ships and offshore wind turbines have one thing in common: they put extreme strain on electrical equipment. Therefore, to function reliably, the cables installed must be resistant to oil, petrol, ozone and UV radiation as well as withstand coolants and lubricants or cold cleaning agents. HELUKABEL’s MULTIFLEX 512-PUR UL/CSA and MULTIFLEX 512-C-PUR UL/CSA series perform optimally under these demanding conditions.
Conventional jacket materials tend to swell when exposed to aggressive agents such as lubricants and coolants, which negatively impacts the cable performance and shortens its service life. The polyurethane (PUR) polymers used by HELUKABEL are significantly more resistant, which ensures that the cables can withstand the toughest operating conditions. With this, downtime or disruptions in the production process can be drastically reduced.