In Oil and Gas and most industrial environments, a major problem is caused by the permeability of cable plastic sheaths to humidity and aggressive chemicals, organic ones such as hydrocarbons and solvents and inorganic ones such as acids and bases.
Penetration of these elements to the core of the cable compromises its overall lifetime performance. A conventional cable core protection against these elements is generally achieved by applying a lead sheath.
Dekoron’s Dekabon cable constructions can be furnished with armouring options including served wire armour and interlock armour for additional protection.
The Dekabon technology is scalable and is applied to instrument, control and thermocouple extension cables. Dekabon technology is an alternative to lead sheath cables. Dekabon technology is suitable for oil refining and petrochemical companies.
The Dekabon cable design is based on the use of hermetically sealed patented copolymer coated aluminum tape bonded to a patented polymer over-sheath. The ‘bonded’ or ‘laminate’ construction is called a ‘Chemical Moisture Barrier’ (CMB) sheath.
Following are the benefits of Dekabon cables that are available from Maser Communications :
- Corrosion resistance: The co-polymer coating on the aluminum, which forms a critical part of the bonded or laminate construction protects aluminum from chemical attack, prevents corrosion and provides extended service life.
- Mechanical properties: Dekabon technology combines the properties of different materials and generates a synergistic effect where strength of shielding tape is bonded with polyethylene. This results in enhanced bend performance, increased crush impact and puncture resistance.
- Electrical properties: Aluminum tape provides an effect screen if properly grounded at termination.
Dekabon cables have economic benefits such as faster installation times, lower installation cost, lower cable accessories cost and lower transport cost. Dekabon cables are light in weight, are available in small diameters, and are an environmentally safe alternative to lead sheated cables.