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Copper: Why It’s Still the Best Shipboard Cable Option

By | 2020-11-04T14:36:42+00:00 November 10th, 2020|Categories: Cable|

Marine vessels require high-performance power cables that can withstand the challenging environment of the sea. The salt content of seawater, moisture, extreme temperatures, and strong currents can degrade the ship's electrical components, leading to malfunctions. As such, ships need marine-grade power cables designed to handle undersea conditions. Various materials are used for power cables, but copper [...]

Avoiding Electrical Hazards in Severe Industrial Environments

By | 2020-11-04T15:13:04+00:00 November 8th, 2020|Categories: Cable|

Workplace hazards exist in every industry, but more so for industrial, marine, offshore, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries. The severe environments of their locations — the outdoors, in the middle of the ocean, and rugged landscapes with extreme temperatures and high pressures — make these sites prone to electrical hazards, among other things.  Strict rules [...]

Automotive Cables Cannot Replace Marine Cables: Here’s Why

By | 2020-11-04T14:07:40+00:00 November 6th, 2020|Categories: Cable|

One of the popular discourses between boat owners on the Internet is whether automotive cables work just as fine as marine cables for electrical systems aboard yachts and other types of recreational boats. Some have the impression that both types are interchangeable, mostly because of their similar outer appearances. Of course, the more seasoned sailors know [...]

Common Causes of Subsea Cable Damage and How to Prevent Them

By | 2020-11-04T13:18:24+00:00 November 4th, 2020|Categories: Cable|

Subsea cables connect the world. Nearly all countries with a coastline are connected to an offshore power cable, which transmits data from continent to continent. These cables are either buried in the seabed or lie on the ocean floor, depending on their location. Since these power cables are used in extreme environments, they’re made to withstand [...]

Fact or Fiction: Debunking Myths about Marine Power Cables

By | 2020-10-02T13:01:03+00:00 October 8th, 2020|Categories: Cable|

Marine electrical cables are built to withstand the unforgiving marine environment. These durable cables protect against elemental exposure and chemical reactions in the sea environment, vessel machinery and control panels, and aquatic facilities. But some people assume that they function in the same way as general copper cables that are being sold in the market. It’s [...]

A Guide to Choosing the Right Shipboard Cables

By | 2020-10-02T11:58:15+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The marine environment requires more robust wires than those for land use. Vibrations, from the ships’ engines and the rocking motion from the waves, mean the wires need to be more resistant to wear and tear. The high salt content of the water increases the risk of corrosion, which reduces the cross-sectional area of the conductor [...]

What to Look for in a Marine Cable Stockist

By | 2020-10-12T01:34:37+00:00 September 25th, 2020|Categories: Cable|

Shipboard cables, also known as marine cables, are necessary components for yachts, ships, boats and other sea vessels. Getting these quality cables for your marine vessels is critical because they are responsible for improving a ship’s control system and powering communication and instrumentation devices. When sourcing these cables, you need to choose a stockist that provides [...]

Common Issues with Offshore Power Cables and How to Solve Them

By | 2020-10-12T01:34:49+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Offshore power cables or subsea cables have been making waves in the marine vessel industry in the past few years. This is because these cables provide an uninterrupted power source for offshore vessels and units, such as drilling rigs and oil platforms. Since these power cables are used in extreme environments, they are made to withstand [...]

Bigger Demand Projected for Power and Control Cables

By | 2020-07-01T06:09:31+00:00 July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The power and control cable market size exceeded 100 billion USD in 2019 according to a report released by the Global Market Insights last January.  They found out that investments in electricity infrastructure, including revamping existing transmission and distribution systems, will drive global industry growth. In addition, the push towards energy-efficient grid systems and renewable energy sources will [...]

3 Ways The Shipping Community Can Mitigate the Economic Impact of Covid-19

By | 2020-07-01T00:33:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) is slowing down worldwide shipping activity. Major ports from Long Beach to Shenzhen are experiencing decreased traffic. In Singapore, where a crucial crude oil artery to China is based, analysts expect a serious decline in throughput.  The health crisis is causing major concern as 90% of global trade depends on shipping.  If you’re [...]