When drilling for oil, the last thing operators want to deal with are broken cables. These highly flexible silicone cables are designed for extreme temperatures (-65°C to +260°C), punishing weather and harsh operating conditions. Suitable in downhole oil drilling and flare ignition systems, these halogen-free cables are an alternative to stiff and bulky cables.
The crystal-clear silicone encapsulation needs no external “armor” or conduit for protection, is tear-resistant and will not deform or wear during a lifetime of more than 10 million cycles, even under tight bending radius and high speed flexing conditions. The highly durable silicone is “self-healing” from small punctures and cable jacket damage can easily be repaired in the field.
The silicone extruded cables are unaffected when exposed to flames (UL 94 V-0), elevated temperatures (+260°C), arctic environments (-65°C), UV rays, high voltages, ice, sea water, acid rain, corrosion, coarse sand, mud, shock, severe vibration, sunlight, mechanical stress and most chemicals.
Standard off the shelf single conductor, multi-conductor and hybrid servo cables are available from stock and custom designs incorporating shielded wires or signal pairs, Cat 5e, tubing for air or fluid transfer, and the patented StripMount™ fastening strip are available with minimum lead times.
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