Most offshore cables' primary function is to provide power in some form. They can also aid in accelerating a procedure on offshore platforms. Control wires must send instructions to various operation components to improve efficiency.
Marine lighting is used to steer a vessel through the sea and to illuminate boats and offshore structures. These are developed explicitly for low-visibility areas. Marine lighting minimizes the likelihood of colliding with other items greatly.
RFOU is a chemically treated offshore power line that is flame retardant, burns slowly, and extinguishes itself. RFOU can power and manage off-shore units and ships and illuminate these facilities through permanent installations.
RFOU passes various offshore power cable quality tests. In the case of vertically placed bunched cables, this test analyzes the performance of the cable against high temperatures.
RFOU cable is an offshore marine cable used in harsh environments such as offshore oil and gas rigs, drilling platforms, and ships. This article discusses some of the advantages of RFOU cable.
RFOU cable is designed for permanent onshore and offshore marine applications at temperatures ranging up to 90ºC, where halogen-free applications and flame retardant properties are required, life-threatening fumes may be present, and acid-forming gases may cause damage to sensitive equipment in the event of a fire.
The design and building of a cable, a bundle of conductive wires or other materials used to transfer electrical energy or data, is called cable construction. The function of a cable, such as power transmission, data communications, or control systems, influences its construction.
RFOU (Flame Retardant Offshore Power Cable) is a form of offshore power cable chemically processed as flame retardant. It can survive fire, burn slowly, and self-extinguish. RFOU cable can be utilized on offshore facilities and boats for both power and control purposes and to lighten these installations with permanent installations.
The primary distinction between RFOU and BFOU cables is that the RFOU cable is flame retardant in accordance with the IEC 60332 Flame retardancy standard, whereas the BFOU cable has an additional fire-retardant Mica Glass Tape (MGT) that acts as a fire-proof over the conductor, providing continuous power or signals in the event of a fire.
NEK 606 is designed for the most demanding maritime and offshore applications that need BFOU or RFOU cables. Our BFOU (fire resistant) and RFOU (flame retardant) cables are ABS approved and compliant.