The electrical power, signal and optic cables in Cortland's oil & gas umbilicals are designed to operate in dynamic operations. The conductor construction, lay length, grouping and positioning within the assembly is chosen to maximise fatigue life and enhance the electrical characteristics. The cables are sheathed as standard with polyether based polyurethane (PU) or polyethylene. PE is suitable for termination with Tronic or ODI type pressure compensated connectors, as is PU, which can also be easily moulded with polyurethane twin pack resin kits.
Cortland cables can be strengthened and given cut protection using layers applied between the cable inner and outer sheaths. These layers can be galvanised steel wire armour, braid or synthetic fibre braid depending on your connector types and preference.
If you require assemblies, these can be filled with a silicone rubber based compound to minimise the void spaces. For an extra charge, the individually insulated cable conductors can be hydrostatically pressure tested prior to lay up into the completed cable assembly.
Cables can be fitted and tested with cable connectors as required.