In the North Sea, we may face extremely harsh conditions for operating conditions of marine facilities and products. The average temperature in the summer in the North Sea is 17 ° C, but the average temperature in winter with frequent winds and storms drops to 6 ° C. The average salinity of sea water is 34 to 35 g per liter.
In the North Sea, there may be a storm surge, ie sea level rise accompanied by low pressure. Storm surges occur mainly due to strong wind blowing on the sea surface. The challenge faced by TE Raychem was to design, test and manufacture an enormous number of refractory cable joints that could be installed quickly and easily in a short time.
TE has introduced a development program that is more robust, designs, tests and manufactures robust, superior performance, long life products. With this program, various controllable refractory joints for low voltage / medium voltage that satisfy customers' strict specifications were developed because of control cables, communication cables and power cables.
The failure tolerance and reliability of these specially designed TE solutions are proven by the fact that they are still operating even after over 40 years from installation.