DeRegt works with each individual client to provide the perfect cable solution for their specific requirements. Each cable system by DeRegt is custom-made and this does not only apply to the cables themselves, but the terminations as well.
Cables are one of the most important parts of a system in different industrial applications. It’s essential that work-class ROV operators purchase these cables from a high-quality cable manufacturer.
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.
Why is it important to involve your cable supplier early in the development of your new product or equipment? At DeRegt we often see customers who have succeeded in developing a great system, but who simply forget to think of the cables involved, or underestimate the complexity of them.
Buoyancy is an upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of an immersed object. If an umbilical cable is too light it will pull an ROV up, which makes piloting fiendishly difficult when manoeuvring through offshore structures.
When working with cables in shallow water, relatively less of the cable will be submerged while the rest of it is wound on a drum on the vessel. In deep water applications, where relatively more of it is deployed, water provides a cooling effect for the cable when it is subjected to electrical currents.
A central component of our cables is a stranded copper wire, which is able to conduct electricity. Around it we extrude a continuous layer of plastic to isolate the copper from its surrounding environment. Twisting this together with other components, forms our custom designed cable.
Since our clients are going deeper than even before, we develop ROV umbilical and tether cables that are lighter and stronger, making them a dependable connection for all subsea activities. We can design cables for most standard ROVs and we are able to develop systems for new applications based on our clients’ specifications. Our cost-efficient subsea cable solutions for work class ROV’s are designed to deliver reliability and performance under the most extreme circumstances.