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Offshore oil and gas exploration

Belden now offers fully certified
solution for offshore cable applications

MarineTuff Family Includes Rugged New Jacketing and Armoring Options to Meet International Certifications for Harsh Oil and Gas Environments.

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is now offering a complete cabling solution for harsh offshore and shipboard environments. The MarineTuff Offshore and Marine Cables family includes industrial Ethernet, fiber optics, control, instrumentation, variable frequency drive (VFD), databus, and electronic and audio cables, all specifically engineered and certified for oil and gas applications.

"As the offshore oil exploration market continues to grow, the need for cabling that is physically resistant to harsh environmental factors in marine environments has increased," said Kyle Mrkva, product line manager. "With this need in mind, we've developed the MarineTuff line especially for our customers throughout the oil and gas space, expanding beyond refineries and pipelines, to offshore drilling units and shipboard environments."

In the past, companies may have been forced to compromise between safety features and physical toughness in their choice of cabling. The MarineTuff family, however, delivers both. The design combines a thermoset low smoke zero halogen jacketing solution with built-in physical ruggedness. For the most demanding environments, bronze braid and continuously corrugated aluminum armoring are offered as standard options.

In addition to the unique combination of available jacketing and armoring options, MarineTuff cables are designed to:

Withstand varying environmental challenges, including extreme temperature changes and exposure to moisture, dust, oil and solvents.

§ Meet or exceed critical, third-party certifications and standards required by oil and gas companies, including Det Norske Veritas (DNV), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), IEEE 45, IEEE 1580 and UL 1309.

"For those planning upgrades - whether expanding an Ethernet network, converting from copper to fiber cabling or consolidating instrumentation signals over databuses - the MarineTuff line is an ideal solution," added Mrkva. "The cabling options offer flexibility for industrial networking infrastructure, as well as instrumentation in shipboard environments, making Belden a single-source supplier for offshore cabling needs."

For further information on the MarineTuff product family, view website: An electronic catalog is also available at:

Belden in profile
Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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