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  • SHF1 CAN Bus Offshore Marine Approved Bus Cables - DNV-GL Approved

    SHF1 CAN Bus Offshore Marine Approved Bus Cables - DNV-GL Approved

    Jan 08, 2020

    CAN Bus offer many advantages on vessels and rigs, their small diameters and light weight enable easy routing even in confined spaces. Large amounts of data can be sent between intelligent devices over a single cable.

  • MUD is mud, right?

    MUD is mud, right?

    May 13, 2019

    Well, no, not really. Certainly when it comes to the sort of MUD you find around oil and gas platforms at sea. Drilling mud or drilling fluid as it’s commonly called is a viscous fluid mixture that’s used in drilling operations performing a wide range...

  • What's in a Cable? Part 5 - Jacketing & Sheathing

    Oct 16, 2012

    The purpose of a jacket or sheath is the same as skin – to keep the outside out and the insides in. Jackets come in many different forms from braids and tapes to the more common extruded thermoplastic or thermosetting materials.

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 2 - Insulation

    Oct 15, 2012

    This issue’s instalment of ‘What’s in a Cable’ covers insulation. Insulation is a non-conductive material used to coat the conductor to keep the electricity flowing to its intended destination. In the case of a transformer or motor armature this may be

  • PTFE Shortages

    Oct 15, 2012

    Recent global shortages and price increases of PTFE resin have caused significant price rises in PTFE insulated cables across the industry. Virgin PTFE has almost trebled in price in the last year. The global shortage is estimated to be around 1000 tonne