Cables for data communication in demanding network environments
The demands on cables on the high seas are especially strict, because they not only have to withstand the influence of wind and weather, but must also prevent any danger in the event of a fire. LEONI offers a comprehensive range of Cat 5e, CAT 6 and CAT 7 cable products for shipbuilding and offshore applications. All cables have a halogen-fee and flame retardant FRNC outer jacket, which boasts extreme flame retardance and low smoke emission. This means that the materials reduce the threat of poisoning because the smoke emitted does not corrode the airways and routes to the emergency exits remain identifiable. They must furthermore pass the IEC 60332-3-22 test for flame spread of bunched wires or cable. The cables are constructed pursuant to the requirements of IEC 60092-350 and are tested according to the parameters set by classification societies.
In addition to the standard SHF1 and SHF2 cable jacket compounds, the cables can be given an oil and drilling fluid-resistant jacket. Cables that meet the strict, Norwegian NEK 606 standard have an outer jacket made of an FRNC compound and are resistance to drilling fluid. Applications for these cables include drilling rigs, oil refining ships, offshore wind power plants and specialist oil tankers.
Data cables for marine applications have the following characteristics depending on your needs:
- Oil resistant (SHF1, SHF2)
- Mud resistant (NEK606)
- Fire resistant
- Halogen free
- Class approved