Environmentally Friendly Cables

for onshore oil and gas installations

  • by Nexans
  • June 7, 2010
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  • Environmentally Friendly Cables
    Environmentally Friendly Cables

Nexans launches HYPRON, a new environmentally friendly alternative to lead-sheathed cables for onshore oil and gas installations. The HYPRON design offers exactly the same protection against aggressive petrochemicals as traditional lead-sheathed cables, with the added advantage of improved ease of handling and installation thanks to its lower weight and smaller cross-section. HYPRON complies with IEC 60228 and also meets other international standards such as IEC 60502-1 for Low Voltage and BS EN 50288-7 for instrumentation cables. Three co-extruded construction elements are used: AluPE, an HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) sheath and a PA (Polyamide) sheath.