Fire performance tests for submarine cables

Fires, smoke emissions and toxic fumes can pose a real threat to life and equipment in small, enclosed environments such as commercial or cruise ships. TOXFREE┬« Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) submarine cables are manufactured and tested to the most demanding fire requirements. The standards applied to offshore installations are based on EN […]

Understand mechanical tests for cable longevity

What is the purpose of mechanical testing? Power cables, typically installed underground, in ducts or on overhead structures, are often subjected to mechanical stresses such as tension, compression, bending and twisting. It is therefore important that cables are subjected to stringent tests to ensure their ability to withstand the mechanical stresses they will be exposed […]