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Cable Carrier For Offshore Platforms Is World’s Largest

East Providence, RI - Cable carrier-expert Igus has launched the largest-ever plastic cable carrier in the world. The new Energy Chain E4.350 is wear-proof, maintenance-free and resistant to seawater ...


December 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine

East Providence, RI – Cable carrier-expert Igus has launched the largest-ever plastic cable carrier in the world. The new Energy Chain E4.350 is wear-proof, maintenance-free and resistant to seawater and mineral oil.

The giant cable carrier was primarily developed for demanding applications exposed to ice, wind, storm, salt water, oil and drilling mud in applications on offshore oil-drilling platforms. E4.350 can move nearly 15 metres up and down, which guarantees any heavy hydraulic cables are protected and guided when a drilling rig is skidded on to an oil platform, or during a drilling head’s stroke, for example.

Cables can often be found hanging loose without any kind of guidance or protection on oil platforms. Maintenancefree E4.350 improves safety for this challenging environment. The cable carrier is made from high-performance plastics and is completely corrosion resistant. The chain also offers a weight saving over comparable steel alternatives.

Large cables and hoses with diameters up to around 30 cm are ably guided by the plastic chain. The E4.350 series will be available in 2009. For details, call 1-800-521-2747 or e-mail sales@igus.com.

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