RFOU Cable

  • Rating Voltage:  0.6/1kV
  • Certificate: ABS
  • Standards: NEK TS 606, IEC 61034, IEC 60754, UL 1581, IEC 60332-3-22
  • Max Operating Temperature: 90ºC
  • Features: Flame Retardant, Low Smoke, Halogen Free, UV Resistant

Cable Application

Power and Control Offshore Units

Power and Control Offshore Units

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 Lightening

Marine Lightening

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.

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Description of RFOU Cable

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.

Mud Resistant

MUD-resistant cable RFOU are intended to be MUD resistant, which is critical for the maritime environment owing to the hydrocarbon and drilling oils to which they are exposed.

Flame Retardant

Excellent for use as power cords, lighting cords, and control cords in EX zones (0, 1, and 2) and other locations requiring strong fire resistance.

Exceeding expectations

Offshore cable requirements are frequently more demanding than branch standards. Guangming cable has the expertise and capabilities to develop and manufacture cable solutions that fulfill customer-specific needs based on appropriate IEC standards.

Cable Features

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.

Cable Construction

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.

  • Conductor – Copper is tin and is class 2, according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
  • Insulation- EPR
  • Inner Covering – It is a thermoset substance that is flame retardant and contains no halogens.
  • Cable Armor / Screen – A copper wire braid is a form of tinned and annealed wire.
  • Outer Sheath – According to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60092-360, this thermoset compound is a Flame Retardant, Halogen-Free, and Mud Resistant Thermoset Compound (SHF2).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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