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Frost-Resistant Cables for the Arctic

 

The new development is designed for operation at temperatures from - 75 to +125 degrees Celsius, cable laying can be carried out without heating at - 60 degrees Celsius. Such characteristics are in demand primarily in the Far North, namely in liquefied natural gas plants. There are no analogs of the new products in the world market

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The Russian company "Spetskabel" has developed a line of unique cables for work in extreme conditions, the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy reports.

Cables are designed for operation at temperatures from - 75 to +125 degrees Celsius. Besides, cable laying can be carried out without heating at - 60 degrees Celsius. Such characteristics are in demand primarily in the Far North, namely at the Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG 2 liquefied natural gas plants. The product is ready for commercial launch, 500 kilometers of cable are expected to be produced each year.

There are no analogs of the new products in the world market, the developer company said. There are similar cable designs in Russia, but this development is unique in its ability to be adapted to the conditions of each object: a wide range includes several hundred million cable variants, which makes it possible to solve almost any task in accordance with the customer's specifications, the specialists added.

The line of frost-resistant cables is a continuation of the innovative SKAB-C series, launched in 2023. These are universal products for the oil and gas industry, resistant to UV, oils, aggressive environments, seawater and salt spray, as well as shock and vibration. Thus, the new cable is also suitable for use by oilmen, metallurgists and power engineers, experts stressed.

Source: The Arctic Century (Russian version of the website)

 
05.02.2024