The BFOU cable meaning is the composition of halogen-free materials, which includes “tape” covering the conductor with high fire resistance capacity, the “inner cover”, the “braided and stranded tinned copper wirings”, and the outer “thermoset-mud-resistant” layer. This type of cable is utilized in offshore installation because of its ability to withstand offshore conditions: water, grease, and mud while sufficiently supplying electrical power to various mechanical locations.
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Guangming’s BFOU cable is one the best power cables on the market, catering to various industrial and electrical sectors. It has a tinned copper conductor and tape that is highly made to withstand fire and extreme cold situations, resisting temperatures of -40° C to over 90° C. It also has an inner covering to sustain the distribution and high conduction of electrical power in the whole mechanical system, even under weather and water conditions, with an electrical capacity of 0.6/1kV.
Its flexibility makes it possible for broad sectors to easily install and use the BFOU cable in different requiring installations. These materials used in its construction are all halogen-free, making it more secure and safer for different uses and preventing the threat of starting a fire. Any chemical leak, temperature, heat, and extreme cold, even submerged in the water, can be strongly resisted by this type of cable.
The BFOU cable is a typical type of offshore power cable that is widely used in a vast range of applications like lighting, control systems, electrically high-powered systems. It has a very distinctive characteristic which is the fire-resistant function. Other than this, it is also flame and mud-retardant and composed of halogen-free materials.
RFOU and BFOU cables are electrical cables both used in offshore installation, may they be dry or submerged in water conditions. They were both created in accordance with the IEC 60092-353 and NEK 606 standards.
These two cables are both widely utilized in electrical sectors but made in different standard conditions. RFOU cable is flame retardant cable according to IEC 60332-3-22. On the other hand, the BFOU cables is fire resistant cable according to IEC 60331. It has MICA glass tape that can withstand fire conditions, making them safer and more secure cable.
The complete form of BFOU is wholly made of stranded tinned copper conductor, Mica-tape plus EPR insulation and halogen-free inner and outer sheaths. This can be used in different installations and applications for wiring circuitry on offshore platform.
In BFOU cables, P105 is the fire-resistant standard that any BFOU manufacturer adheres to. Cables with NEK 606 P105 standards can be used and installed in heavy-duty electrical operations like control systems, lighting, alarm, power, and places with extreme cold and hot conditions.