Halogen-free cables have already been used for many years in different industries. They are applied in public spaces, where people live, work and move. These cables are better than ‘ordinary cables’ when it comes to fire safety, and are less harmful.
‘Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères Explosives’, also known as the ATEX directive, is a European directive describing what equipment and work environment is allowed in a hazardous environment with an explosive atmosphere.
In the petrochemical industry cables are used which may be subjected to hydrocarbons including oils, solvents, gases or other chemicals. The cable systems in the petrochemical industry are qualified as critical.
The NEK 606 has its origins in 1993 as a successor to the ‘Recommended Practice for Specification of Cables’ of the ‘Norwegian Oil Industry Association’.
Topsides are surface installations of an offshore oil and gas platform above water surface. There are different kinds of structures with a topside module in the offshore industry.