Shipbuilding and Offshore

Case Study

Greater Offshore Application

South Korea´s offshore equipment manufacturing industry faces tough operating environments which has led to an increase in the demand for power and higher-density installations.

Background

As a leader in the construction of marine and offshore equipment, South Korea is the home to some of the world's largest manufacturers of bulk carriers, tankers, rigs and platforms.

The Challenge

The country's marine designers and engineers face tough operating environments, depleting oil reserves make it necessary to drill even deeper and wider. This has led to a dramatic increase in demand for power and more pertinently for TE, a demand for higher-density installations to answer the calls for improved cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Tough operating environments
  • Higher density installations

The Solution

TE's Raychem solution was to introduce a low profile, short and high performance medium voltage termination to ensure ease and simplicity of installation and resistance to humid environments. To deliver increased “power density”, TE developed new designs of low profile medium voltage termination that allows a large number of cables to be successfully terminated into a small space.

The Results

The medium voltage termination has multiple advantages including material and space savings, easy installation and operation and a long operating life:

  • Total sealing of termination to cable and lug substrate
  • The heat shrink technology prevents ingress of moisture at interfaces in medium voltage cable accessories.
  • Exceptional electrical performance