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Shell LOW VOLTAGE POWER CABLES

Generic FPSO Document #: 3146-MI20-60S1-0270,


Rev. 0

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 SCOPE.............................................................................................................................. 3
2.0 REFERENCES.................................................................................................................. 3
2.1 COMPANY SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................. 3
2.2 INDUSTRY CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS....................................................... 3
2.3 CABLE APPROVAL .............................................................................................. 4
3.0 GENERAL......................................................................................................................... 4
4.0 CONDUCTORS ................................................................................................................ 5
5.0 INSULATION .................................................................................................................... 5
6.0 ARMOR............................................................................................................................. 5
7.0 IDENTIFICATION ............................................................................................................. 5
8.0 OUTER JACKET .............................................................................................................. 6
9.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING............................................................................................... 6

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Generic FPSO Document #: 3146-MI20-60S1-0270,
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1.0 SCOPE
This specification defines minimum requirements for the design, materials, fabrication,
testing and inspection, and documentation of insulated wire and cable with a maximum
voltage rating of 0.6/1 kV AC or DC for power, lighting, and control service on offshore
platforms. The cable shall have a maximum operating temperature of 85C.

2.0 REFERENCES

2.1 COMPANY SPECIFICATIONS


Low Voltage Power and Control Cables shall be manufactured, tested and provided in
accordance to the latest relevant international codes and standards.

2.2 INDUSTRY CODES AND SPECIFICATIONS


Low Voltage Power and Control cable shall be supplied conforming to the following Industry
Codes and Standards as they apply.
IEC 60092-3 Electrical Installations in ships Part 3: Cables (Construction, Testing and
Installations) including all amendments
IEC 60092-350 Electrical Installations in Ships Part 350: Shipboard power cables
General construction and test requirements including all amendments
IEC 60092-351 Electrical installations in ships Part 351: Insulating materials for
shipboard and mobile and fixed offshore units power, telecommunication, and control
data cables
IEC 60092-353 Single and Multi-core non-radial field power cables with extruded solid
insulation for rated voltages 1 kV and 3 kV
IEC 60092-359 Electrical Installations in Ships Part 359: Sheathing materials for
shipboard power and telecommunication cables
IEC 60228 Conductors of insulated cables
IEC 60502-1 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated
voltages from 1kV up to 30kV Part 1: Cables for rated voltages of 1kV and 3kV
IEC 60331-21 Tests for electric cables under fire conditions Circuit integrity Part 21:
Procedures and requirements Cables rated up to and including 0.6/1.0kV
IEC 60332-3-22 Tests on electric cables under fire conditions Part 3-22: Test for
vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables Category A
IEC 61034-1 Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions,
Part 1 Test Apparatus
IEC 61034-2 Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions,
Part 2 Test Procedures & Requirements
MIL C-24643A and NES 713 (04-2000) Determination of Smoke Index of the Products
of Combustion from Small Specimens and Materials
NES 713 shall be used to determine the toxicity index in low smoke, zero halogen cables

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IEC 60754-1 & 2 and MIL C-24643A Test on gases evolved during combustion of
materials from cables Part 1: Determination of the amount of Halogen acid gas & Part
2: Determination of degree of acidity of gases evolved during the combustion of
materials taken from electric cables by measuring pH and conductivity
American Petroleum Institute (API) RP 14FZ, Recommended Practice for Design and
Installation of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for
unclassified and Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2 locations.
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) ABS Guide For Building and Classing Facilities
on Offshore Installations
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Requirements for installation of Electrical Systems
in Ships.

2.3 CABLE APPROVAL


All cables shall be tested and listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
(those identified on OSHA website - www.osha-slc-gov/dts/otpca/nrtl) acceptable to the
Certifying Authority to IEC 60092-3 and IEC 60332-3-21.
The NRTL shall test and document all tests done on the cable in accordance with the
acceptable test and frequency as defined in the standards and/or by the Certifying Authority.
All cables supplied shall be congruently type approved by the Certifying Authority for marine
use on a FPSO.
The Supplier shall make copies of the complete unabridged testing report from the respective
NRTL, and the corresponding congruent Type Approval Certificates from the Certifying
Authority available for review.

3.0 GENERAL
Cable shall be IEC 60332-3-21 Category A, Listed and certified by a Nationally Recognized
Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for use as a Marine Shipboard cable.
Cable shall be flame retardant, low smoke and halogen free.
Cable shall be heavy duty, oil-resistant, heat-resistant, and moisture-resistant type thermoset
insulated cable with a voltage rating of 0.6/1 kVAC or DC.
Cables for the following services shall be Fire Resistant, maintain circuit integrity during a
fire and satisfy IEC 60331-21:
Fire & Gas Systems
Emergency Shutdown System
PA & GA System
Process Shutdown System
Emergency Lighting

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4.0 CONDUCTORS
Conductors shall be Class 2 or Class 5, stranded; plain or metal coated annealed copper
conforming to IEC 60228. Stranding shall be rope lay, flexible and conforming to IEC 60228.
Conductors shall be constructed in accordance with IEC 60092-350 and may be round,
circular, compacted or non-compacted in accordance with IEC 60228.
A copper-earthing conductor shall be provided in the cable assembly in addition to the phase
conductors (and neutral conductor if required). The size of the earthing conductor shall be a
full size conductor and shall be green or green/yellow in color.

5.0 INSULATION
Insulation for wire shall be HFEPR or HFXLPE with thickness as specified per IEC 60092-
351. Insulation thickness shall conform to IEC 60092-3
Tightly extruded over the stranded conductor
Insulation compound shall be resistant to alkalies, acids, sunlight, oil, and moisture
Free from contaminants or any porosity that is visible using no more than a five times
magnification inspection device.
Suitable for use on cables operating at a maximum conductor temperature of 85C for
continuous operation.
Suitable for use on cables operating at a maximum conductor temperature of 130C for
emergency overload conditions.
- To protect the insulation properties, cable operation in emergency overload
conditions shall not exceed 100 hours in any consecutive 12 months nor more than
500 hours total during the lifetime of the cable.
- For insulation protection, maximum conductor temperature at short circuit conditions
shall not exceed 250C in accordance with the requirements of IEC.

6.0 ARMOR
Cable shall be armored with tinned copper armor braid per IEC 60092-350 and IEC 60092-
353.

7.0 IDENTIFICATION
The outer jacket of shielded cable rated for 1 kV shall be marked with the following
minimum information:
Manufacturer
IEC designation (basic type)
Voltage Class (kV)
Number of cores
Conductor size (mm)
Insulation type

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NTRL Certification Number

Identification information should not exceed 1-meter intervals


Multi-conductor control cables shall be identified and color-coded.
If color-coding is specified, conductor insulations shall be colors as follows:
1-core: black
2-cores: black and blue
3-cores: black, blue and brown
4-cores: black, blue, brown and green/yellow
5-cores: black numbers on white insulation
above 5-cores: black numbers on white insulation

8.0 OUTER JACKET


An outer jacket thermoset compound shall be applied over the sheath, in accordance with IEC
60092-359
The outer jacket shall be colored with manufacturers standard.

9.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING


All reel lengths shall be continuous. Splicing of any form is unacceptable.
Cable shall be fitted with heat-shrink end caps to prevent entry of moisture into the cable.
Cables shall be placed on individual reels or coils for handling and shipment and wrapped in
clear cellophane.
Reel drum radius shall not be less than the cable manufacturers minimum-bending radius
for the cable supplied.
Reels shall be constructed to withstand multiple handling in transit and outdoor storage
for a reasonable length of time.
Cable reels shall be non-returnable.
Cable shipped on wooden reels shall be protected with a 50mm minimum thickness of wood
lagging on each reel.
Each cable reel or cable coil shall have a securely attached identification tag containing the
following information marked in a weatherproof manner:
Purchase order number
Item number
Length of cable in meters
Size of conductor in mm
Insulation rating

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NRTL Certification Number


Approximate Shipping Weight
Voltage Rating
Minimum Training and Pulling Bending Radii in millimeters

Each reel shall have a separate tag attached that certifies ABS listing of cable or wire.

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