How fairing solutions can improve your cable performance. 6 solutions

Aug 8, 2019 1:21:12 PM / by Cansın Yüksel Pelk posted in ROV, ROV Cables, Whitepaper, Subsea cables, Cable design, Dynamic cable design, Cable solutions, supplier, development, higher speeds, Fairing, Manufacturers, methods, high performance

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Any object that moves through liquid is subject to hydrodynamic forces. When towing, these forces will exert themselves on ropes and cables, as well as the towed body itself, thereby limiting speed and depth.

However, these forces can be altered by changing the geometry of the cable. This white paper offers a brief introduction into these “fairing” methods, which allow for deeper towing at higher speeds.

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10 tips for fewer design iterations and quicker production

Jun 13, 2019 1:25:40 PM / by Manuella Hoogendijk posted in Production, Dynamic cable design, Cable solutions, Termination specification

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We design every cable termination specifically for each project. This means we always try to find the perfect solution for the connection between the cable and the client interfaces. The clearer you can get the termination specification, the fewer iterations the design will need, and the more quickly it can be achieved.  Below, you will find 10 useful pointers for writing a great termination specification. 

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An uptick in oil & gas development and other thoughts from OTC 2019

May 23, 2019 3:18:02 PM / by Peter Brussee posted in ROV, Oil & Gas, Naval cables, Umbilical products, Umbilical cables, Flexible terminations, Dynamic cable design, Cable solutions, lightweight solutions, lightweight hybrid umbilical cables, dynamic tether

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The annual Offshore Technology Conference provides a great way to catch up with old and new customers and get a feel for what’s happening in offshore oil & gas. As in other years, we joined forces with other Sercel group companies to show the multidisciplinary fit across the group. As well as DeRegt, we had Metrolog and GRC all on one booth at the heart of the exhibition area. A great position to check the pulse. 


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7 mechanical tests you really need to know about. Part 2

May 2, 2019 11:23:36 AM / by Sander van Leeuwen posted in Thermal analysis tool, Cable design, Testing, Dynamic cable design

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Every cable we design is bent, stretched, rotated and otherwise tortured as part of our verification process. What we do and how? In the first blog of this two-part mini-series, I outlined why mechanical testing can’t be ignored when it comes to designing high performance cables. 

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7 mechanical tests you really need to know about. Part 1

Apr 26, 2019 12:36:41 PM / by Sander van Leeuwen posted in Cable design, Testing, Dynamic cable design

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There are many aspects to designing a dynamic cable (a cable that is meant to move while in use, as happens when towing, for example, or because of wave motion). Things like torque balancing the cable, the load versus elongation properties, the crush resistance or its fatigue life. But behind every great cable there’s always one thing: a rigorous testing regime that involves checking and describing a cable’s mechanical performance and the applications it can be used for – verification and characterization in industry jargon.

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