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BFOU & RFOU Cables

Our mud resistant BFOU (flame resistant) and RFOU (flame retardant) power and instrumentation cables are manufactured in accordance with the specifications of NEK606 for applications in the marine and oil & gas industry requiring flame-retardant or flame-resistant and halogen-free properties where life may be endangered by noxious fumes and where sensitive equipment may be damaged by acid forming gases in the event of fire. BFOU and RFOU cables are designed for fixed onshore and offshore installations in a marine environment with a temperature operating range of -40oC to +90oC. These cables are resistant to water and to drilling oil. 

BFOU and RFOU power cables and instrumentation cables are widely used in emergency and critical applications ranging from fire alarms to lighting systems. The distinction between these two cables is the mica glass tapes contained in BFOU cables which acts as a fire barrier so the cable can provide uninterrupted power or signals during a fire situation in accordance with IEC 60331-21.
 

Power cables

 

BFOU Cable - 0.6/1kV

RFOU Cable - 0.6/1kV
Power supply to electromechanical and electrical equipment, including emergency and critical systems such as lighting systems

 

Instrumentation cables

 

BFOU(i) S3/S7 Cable - 150/250V

RFOU(i) S1/S5  Cable - 150/250V
Individually screened instrumentation and telecommunication cable for fixed installation
BFOU(c) S4/S8 Cable - 150/250V

RFOU(c) S2/S6
Cable - 150/250V
Collectively screened instrumentation and telecommunication cable for fixed installation


BFOU and RFOU instrumentation cables have excellent screening properties, reducing electromagnetic interference (EMI), and are available as collectively or individually screened for optimum EMI protection. Their tinned copper wire braid (TCWB) acts as a drain wire for any leaked current.
 

BFOU cable MGT/EPR/EPR/TCWB/EVA

BFOU and RFOU cable construction

Conductor Class 2 stranded tinned copper according to BS EN 60228
Tape (BFOU cable only) Mica glass tape (MGT)
Insulation Halogen-free Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR)
Bedding Halogen-free compound
Screen Tinned copper wire braid (TCWB)
Sheath Halogen-free and mud resistant (SFH2)


BFOU cable construction: MGT/EPR/EPR/TCWB/EVA
RFOU cable construction: EPR/EPR/TCWB/EVA

Eland Cables' BFOU and RFOU cables are approved by Lloyds, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Range of Cables

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Cable Standards and Approvals

BFOU 0.6/1kV Power Cable
NEK 606 P5/P12, IEC 60092-353, IEC 60092-305/351/359, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-3 Cat A, BS EN/IEC 60331, BS EN/IEC 60754-1 and 2, BS EN/IEC 61034-1 and 2, DIN EN 50268-1 and 2

RFOU 0.6/1kV Power Cable
NEK 606 P1/P8, IEC 60092/353, IEC 60092/350-351-359, BS EN/IEC 6754/1 and 2, BS EN/IEC 61034/1 and 2, DIN EN 50268/1 and 2

BFOU(i) 150/250V Cable
NEK 606 S3/S7, IEC 60092-376, IEC 60092-350/351/359, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-3 Cat A, BS EN/IEC 60331, BS EN/IEC 60754-1 and 2, BS EN/IEC 61034-1 and 2, DIN EN 50268-1 and 2

RFOU(i) 150/250V NEK 606 S1/S5 Cable
NEK 606 S1/S5, IEC 60092-376, IEC 60092-350/351/359, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-3 Cat A, BS EN/IEC 60754-1 and 2, BS EN/IEC 61034-1 and 2, DIN EN 50268-1 and 2

BFOU(c) NEK 606 S4/S8 Cable
NEK 606 S4/S8, IEC 60092-376, IEC 60092/350-351-359, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-3-Cat A, BS EN/IEC 60331, BS EN/IEC 60754-1 and 2, BS EN/IEC 61034-E1 and 2 DIN EN 50268-1 and 2, IEC 60092-359

RFOU(c) 150/250V NEK 606 S2 and S6 Cable
NEK 606 S2/S6, IEC 60092-376, IEC 60092-350/351/359, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-3 Cat A, BS EN/IEC 60754-1 and 2, BS EN/IEC 61034/1 and 2, DIN EN 50268-1 and 2

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About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.

Quality

Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.

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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.

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