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Equipment Maintenance: What You Need to Know about Your Offshore Platform

By | 2021-04-21T16:01:27+00:00 April 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

An offshore platform is considered one of the most challenging work environments in the world. Unlike traditional workplaces, its surroundings present several issues that put individuals working there at risk. There is a high standard for safety, the responsibility for which mainly falls on the shoulders of maintenance engineers. Because of the limited space and the [...]

The Impact of Marine Cables on Sustainable Development

By | 2021-04-20T18:43:08+00:00 April 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

International communications are essential to development. Modern devices effectively and efficiently connect people all over the world, streamlining processes and transactions. However, many still believe this is achieved through satellites when, in fact, approximately 99% of international communications is done through underwater marine cables. Tremendous volumes of data move across the seafloor, delivering information throughout the [...]

Submarine Cables: Importance on Global Communications

By | 2021-04-20T14:15:48+00:00 April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many people believe that global communications are achieved through satellites. However, 99 percent of international data is transported through undersea cables. These marine fibre-optic cables transmit vast amounts of data across the seafloor, delivering them throughout the world. Marine electrical cables have a higher capacity than satellites. Using fibre-optic technology, these cables transport data at extremely rapid rates to [...]

Your Cable Buying Guide: What to Look for in Shipboard Cables

By | 2021-04-20T13:36:24+00:00 April 20th, 2021|Categories: Cable|

Shipboard cables are essential to a marine vessel’s performance, especially in its safety and efficiency while out on the water. They provide several functions, including communications, power transmission, automation, and instrumentation. When your ship is ill-equipped with low-quality or damaged cables, you risk facing several challenges and complications during your voyage. Ensure that the products you [...]

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 [...]