HARRISBURG, Pa. – TE Connectivity’s C-Lite cable family of lightweight marine cables has been awarded the Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Approval Certification. The C-Lite cable is the first and only thin-wall lightweight cable to be awarded this prestigious approval.
C-Lite cables use TE’s advanced materials technology to deliver a thin-wall insulation that dramatically reduces the size and weight of cables – without reducing the electrical or mechanical properties. From general power and lighting to communication, control and instrumentation applications, the C-Lite cable family is designed for use in a variety of commercial marine, offshore and military marine applications.
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is a technical supervisory organization that conducts safety surveys and is ranked as one of the top classification societies. The group offers certification, inspection and consulting services. GL’s reputation is highly regarded amongst the maritime industry.
“Our engineers have developed innovative materials that significantly reduce the size and weight of marine cables while maintaining the performance to meet the needs of harsh environments,” said Mark Casselton, Product Manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine, TE Connectivity. “The C-Lite family of cables is a significant advancement for the industry, delivering the market with vastly smaller, lighter cables.”
The C-Lite cables install up to 30 percent quicker into a vessel or module, permit tighter bend radii and enable smaller cable trays and ancillaries, allowing more equipment to be connected within the same space. The thin-wall technology uses low-smoke and zero halogen wire and cable – which emits lower levels of toxic gases and generates considerably lower levels of smoke so that visibility is preserved in an emergency. The highly flame retardant cables are resistant to oils, solvents, fuels and petroleum mud.
For more information on TE's C-Lite cables, contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752 or visit www.te.com/offshore.
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