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Prysmian launches marine and offshore cables

EM News BureauThursday, August 29, 2013, 17:28 Hrs  [IST]

Prysmian SeaflamePrysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has strengthened its product offer to deliver new levels of performance and safety for the world’s leading marine businesses, both in shipboard and offshore applications with Seaflame, a new and innovative full range of ultra fire-resistant power, control and instrumentation cables. Recently presented at OTC in Houston, TX and OGA in Kuala Lumpur, Seaflame has raised the interest of many visitors at both exhibitions, a release by Prysmian noted.

Continuous research and development of highly specialized fire resistant cables, designed to withstand and remain operational in the event of fire both for the shipbuilding and for the oil and gas offshore industry have taken Prysmian to develop new products that support its customers to comply with the ever more stringent regulatory demands, most importantly SOLAS’ Safe Return to Port.

Seaflame also represents also Prysmian’s innovative interpretation of the shipbuilding industry requirements in terms of electrical components and cables as it does not require installation in metallic ducts to protect them from water spraying or jetting and related mechanical shocks, which is the traditional solution currently offered by the cable industry.

Developed by Prysmian's Engineering and Product Development team, SeaflameTM combines every technical feature and design requirement to meet and exceed the most rigorous and stringent fire resistance testing standards, including mechanical shock and water simulations. The applied testing protocol required that all tests were performed on same single cable lengths. Withstood temperature reached 1050 °C over a period of 180 to 360 minutes with mechanical shock applied every 5 minutes, water spraying and water jetting. Seaflame is a fully industrialised and patented product and has already received approval by all major classification bodies such as Lloyds Register, RIINA, etc, the release added.