PARIS -- Nexans has launched ICEFLEX, a marine and offshore cable qualified for extremely low temperatures such as those experienced in the Arctic. This range of cable, which is intended for use in a wide variety of shipboard and offshore/onshore applications, remains highly flexible at temperatures as low as – 50° C (-58° F), while ensuring advanced fire performance, the company says.
ICEFLEX features special materials that enable the cable to stay flexible at low temperatures. It is available in two versions – halogen-free flame and fire retardant (HFFR), and halogenated versions. The cables do not propagate smoke, fire, or generate toxic gases and maintain power supplies for vital safety equipment, such as emergency lighting, fire pumps, or communications circuits, the company says.
According to Nexans, the cable also has a high impact-resistance, which means it won't crack or break when subjected to sustained or violent physical shocks, such as vibration or operational stress.