Cables for marine use

Paul Boughton

SAB Bröckskes is introducing new products with GL and DNV type approval, enlarging here its cable range for ship and offshore applications. 

Ballast water, necessary to counterbalance ships is taken on board all over the oceans. For a safe and economic cruise every year billions of tons of ballast water are spread in the sea. Together with this ballast water are unwanted passengers such as fish, crabs, bacteria and microbes, which are transported and released at the final destination. In their new environment, in which they often do not have natural enemies they affect or even infect other animals  so that considerable ecological and economical harm can be caused that finally means a danger for mankind.

The IMO (International Maritime Organisation) works on an agreement that shall limit or avoid such dangers – international agreement about the control and the management of the ballast water of ships and sediments. In 2016 at the latest, the ballast water on board of each ship has to be cleaned and sterilised by special treatment systems so that it reaches the prescribed standard according to the agreement.

For the use on trade and passenger ships, SAB Bröckskes offers special cables with type approval for the wiring of these systems. On the market, adequate solutions for special applications and requirements are often missing. This is the strength of SAB Bröckskes as a cable manufacturer. By the close cooperation with its customers, developments are pushed forward that refer to the corresponding international standards. Herewith, products are adjusted with regard to their materials and construction that the customer´s requirements are fulfilled and thus the cables offer best functionality in their application. SAB Bröckskes also takes care of the tests and approval at the corresponding admission offices of DNV, GL, LR and ABS.

For the wiring of technical equipment on ships the cable manufacturer offers a range of cable 
products with type approval, the products of the Blue Line cable range and further special constructions for marine use.

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