Arctic-Flex®: new General Cable range of low-temperature marine cables

Barcelona, January 2017. General Cable, the leading company in the international cable sector, has launched a range of cables designed specifically for shipbuilding and offshore oil & gas installations. The Arctic-Flex® range — boasting Sectorflex® series features — can operate without problems at extremely low temperatures (-58 °F, -50 °C) both in static and dynamic applications.

The Arctic-Flex® range is designed according to standards IEC 60092-353/354/376 and NEK T606 type SHF-2 for rubber sheathing, a new contribution by General Cable for the shipbuilding and offshore industry, a market segment with great growth potential around the world. The cables used in these applications have to withstand extreme weather conditions in the high seas and remote, frozen regions of the planet. They require technical and design features that can be developed only by a leading manufacturer such as General Cable.

Safety is one of the key elements in the Arctic-Flex® range. These cables are designed to protect people and property from hazards such as fire (they are flame retardant and zero-halogen) and corrosion. Moreover, they are resistant to aromatic hydrocarbons and aliphatic acids.

Their reliability is vital in the event of accidents, since they are used for rescue and evacuation missions. The conductor cable for Arctic-Flex® cables is CI5 or CI2 (as per standard IEC 60228), insulation is XLPE or EPR (as per standard IEC 60092-360) and the sheathing is elastomeric or cross-linked polyethylene.

About General Cable

General Cable is a cable manufacturer that provides innovative solutions, with a track record of more than 170 years. The company has over 11,000 employees and generates 4 billion dollars in revenues, which makes them a worldwide cable manufacturing leader.

Our company provides service to their clients through a global network of 38 factories in our core operating regions, with sales representatives and distribution centers across the globe. The company focuses on the production of high-quality aluminum cable, copper and fiber optic wire and cable and systems solutions for the energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications industries. With a vast portfolio of products to meet thousands of diverse application requirements, the company continues to invest in research and development in order to maintain and extend its technology leadership by developing new materials, designing new products and creating new solutions to meet tomorrow’s market challenges.

General Cable enjoys great prestige in both technology and manufacturing as well as in distribution and logistics, marketing, sales and customer service. This winning combination enables the company to provide its customers with excellent service and ensure their ongoing development and growth. As a large and stable company with extensive expertise, General Cable offers reliability and a team that responds quickly to provide tailored solutions for individual clients, both locally and globally.