Are you in the marine industry looking for a power cable that will withstand the harsh conditions of the sea? Then this is just for you if you need 600v/1000V power transmissions. Unlike other cables of the same kind in the market, this one has been designed with special technology to give top notch performance in extremely harsh environments. You will love how easy it is to install thanks to some of its great features that you are going to find out in this post. The Flexible Paired Type P cable has other excellent features such as great resistance to abrasion making it just the right option to go for when thinking marine cables.  In this post, we are going to find about the construction of this cable, features and suitable applications.

Conductors
The shielded unarmored MOR polyrad  XT 126 600V/ 1000V cable has a20 AWG through 14 AWG soft annealed tinned copper flexible strand conductor. Copper has many advantages and it is for this reason that it has continued to be used widely for power transmissions. It has excellent electrical properties as well as flexibility, a factor that makes installation of the cable easy.

Insulation/ Jacket
This Nassau Type P cable has Polyrad XT -125 Irradiated Cross- linked Polyolefin (XLPO). Identifying this conductor is quite easy thanks to the fact that it has been color coded black and white with printed numbers on it.

The individually shielded pairs has aluminum/ polymer tape and tinned copper drain wire with the core binder tape of the cable available upon request. The overall shield is aluminum/ polymer tape that has tinned copper drain wire. Because of the oily and muddy environment that this cable is likely to be used in, the sheath has been specially formulated to be resistant to oil and mud. The sheath has been made with black irradiated cross- linked chlorinated polyethylene (XL- CPE).

Compliances
Having been proven to perform as per its expectations, the Type P marine cable from Nassau has the following ratings from the industry;

  • API-P14F
  • CSA C22.2 No. 38 Type RW90
  • CSA C22.2 No. 230Type TC
  • CSA C22.2 No. 245 type X110
  • IEEE 1580- 2010 Type P
  • IEC 60092 -350
  • Mud oil- resistant
  • UL Listed 1100 C Marine Shipboard Cable
  • UL 2225 Type TC –ER- HL

Because fires are occurrences that may happen out of the blues and when least expected, this marine cable has been formulated to be flame resistant. To prove this, it has been taken through the following flame tests;

  • IEEE 1202
  • IEC 60332- 3- 22 Cat. A (Supersedes IEC 60332-3A)
  • CSA C22.2 No. 0.3 FT4

Features
The marine environment is usually very muddy and oily. This may hinder the overall performance of your cable. However, to curb this scenario Flexible Paired Type P cable has been designed to meet the NEK606 mud oil resistance requirements with ester- based muds. The huge impacts and crush that may happen in ships and other marine bodies can never be avoided. The flexible paired marine cable meets UL 2225 crush and impact requirements of Type MC- HL cables.

The cable is approved for exposed run, hazardous location “ER-HL” use in accordance with NEC for 3 conductors or more and O.D of 1.00” or less. The persons that carry out cables installation love working with cables that are flexible as this makes the process way easier. This cable will certainly give your workers an easy time as it has flexible stranding that facilitates easy installation and termination.

The signal cable can as well operate in very hot temperatures with ratings of 1250 C.  With these ratings, your cable is certainly going to last long operating at high ampacities and protected from thermal overloads. The marine environment is usually very cold, the cold impact test of this cable stands at -400 C and the cold bend test is at -550 C.

Applications
Generally the flexible paired Type P cable is used in marine applications. To be more precise, it can be used in offshore oil and gas drilling platforms, MODU’s ships and FPSOs. Apart from marine use, it is used in land- based oil andgas drilling rigs. The cable is also best for class 1, division 2 and zone 2 environments when installed according to API –RP 14F or NEC Article 501.

Your choice to go for the Flexible Paired Signal Cable Type P will definitely be a wise one. Have a live chat with us on our site in case of any questions regarding this cable or any other from Nassau Electrical. Our team of experts is ready to share all that you may need to know about this and all our products. 

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