COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS OVERSEAS
Learn how TE Connectivity (TE) collaborated with a global partner to create a fast, effective solution for an underwater application for gas exploration.
TE Connectivity (TE) was approached with the opportunity to provide a leading petrochemical customer in Philippines with a high-quality product solution in order to repair cable outer sheath damage. Since the cable is used 40 meters deep under water, it needed to be remedied as soon as possible to prevent poor performance and damage to the sheath.
TE engineers were faced with three major challenges:
1. The repair solution must have minimal impact on the cable’s mechanical performance.
2. It must have the ability to withstand harsh environments; 40 meters deep underwater.
3. Needs to adhere to a two week deadline, while successfully meeting all the customer’s repair requirements.
TE proposed its Raychem wraparound MRSM sleeve as the product solution. The MRSM repair sleeve is a fast, versatile and permanent repair for damaged flexible cable over sheaths. Since the sleeve is heat shrinkable, several cable sizes and types can be repaired by any one size. This one-step installation method ensures a tight, moisture-proof, insulating and reliable seal.
After TE effectively communicated the urgency of the project to its supply chain, it was able to receive the product from its Czech facility. TE’s immediate collaboration with the local supplier, not only met the customer’s repair needs, but also exceeded the required delivery and installation date.