There are eight different types of Marine Electrical cables depending upon their construction, use and type of material used in them.
They are briefly described as follows:
It has stranded circular compacted tinned copper conductor with semiconducting screening material.
It has insulation of HF EPR or XLPE and an insulating screen of copper tape.
It is an unarmored flame retardant cable for fixed installation.
It is used for power, lightning and control system on shipboard.
It has a tinned copper wire conductor with XLPE insulation.
It is a thermoplastic polyolefin (PO SHF1) sheathed flame retardant cable.
It is a tinned copper wire braided armor cable for fixed installation on ships.
It has a tinned copper conductor and XLPE insulation SHF1 inner and outer sheath.
It is a flame retardant cable with low smoke and no halogen features.
It is an armored marine cable with the same tinned copper conductor and XLPE insulation (cross-linked polyethylene).
It has PO SHF1 sheath. Its operating temperature is up to 90˚C.
I is galvanized steel wire braided armored cable for fixed installations.
It has EPR insulation, PVC inner sheath, braiding armor 3 cores marine cable. It is used for power and lighting on ships.
T one is not only used for lightning, power and controlling but also used in telecommunication.
It produces low smoke and is halogen-free material. It is specifically designed for fixed installations on ships.
I is a British standard marine offshore cable for fixed installations.
I is used in lightning, power, control and instrumentation with voltage 600V/1000V.
Figure 9 – Types of Marine Electrical Cables