Norwegian Standard – Offshore oil & gas, ship and marine industries covering a range of power, instrumentation and earth cables including BFOU, BFOU (i), BFOU (c), RFOU, RFOU (i), RFOU (c) and UX
Eland Cables' range of NEK 606 cables includes:
|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|
|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|
|UX Earth Cable 0.6/1kV||Green/Yellow cable for earthing and bonding applications|
Other NEK 606 cables, including medium and high voltage, can be supplied on request.
NEK 606 cable designation and properties
NEK 606 MUD resistant cables have many similarities with cables covered under IEEE 1580 type P and British Standard BS6883, with distinct requirements in relation to the insulation, screening, braiding, bedding and sheathing compound.
BFOU cables contain a mica glass tape making them flame resistant according to IEC 60331-21 and 31. RFOU cables are flame retardant according to IEC 60332-3-22. UX earth cables are flame retardant to IEC 60332-1.
The following table is a guide to NEK 606 cable code designation for some widely used shipboard cables.
|Materials||1st letter||2nd letter - bedding||3rd letter -
|4th letter - outersheath|
|Fire resistant + halogen free||B|
|Ethylene propylene rubber||R|
|Tinned or bare copper wire braid||O|
Eland Cables' marine cables manufactured to NEK 606 standard are DNV certified to be in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. They are also Lloyds Register approved and ABS approved. as an NEK 606 cable supplier, Eland Cables can provide advice on cable selection for the appropriate solution for your application
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