Vos Prodect is launching a new Cable Crossing System. This most recent invention was created to offer a constant space between two cross-channels for cables or pipelines.
The Vos Prodect cast iron shells safeguard the submarine cable by adding additional impact resistance.
The Cable Crossing system from Vos Prodect is made out of cast iron pipe protection that makes the cable more dense and keeps it in the lowest possible position. The system’s ability to produce spacer portions with the necessary clearance from the seabed is another important aspect. The spoke-wheel design also makes it possible to deposit rocks on top of the spacers.
The Crossing’s inventive construction, created by Vos Prodect’s engineering team, eliminates the need for steel bandings and specialized band-fixing tools. Since Vos Prodect products pride themselves on being user-friendly, every effort has been made with this system to provide a simple and rapid installation of the cable crossover.
Creating the concept
Due to the rapid expansion of offshore infrastructure, underwater cables have been laid on the seabed more frequently recently. This is illustrated by offshore wind farms. Additionally, cables are being used to supply electronic power to numerous offshore oil and gas sites.
Although many of these undersea cables can be buried beneath the ocean floor, this has its limitations. The number of pipes that have been lying on the seabed for a while and the crossing with these cables are two factors that contribute to crowding on the seabed.
The intersection of the subsea cables is where considerable temperature increases are observed, according to a research released in 2016 by the International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon). The temperature of the cables would quickly increase if this wasn’t stopped, hastening the aging of undersea cables and cable breakdowns.
Inserting a “steel block” at the intersection of the undersea cables is one of the alternatives they suggested in their research, which should increase cable capacity. Due to this, the concept of a “Crossing System,” in which a steel frame creates a certain distance between the cables, was born. The cables should not be able to affect one another as a result, and early cable failures would be avoided. However, there aren’t many reliable “guidelines” at the moment for the construction of these crossings.
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