Marine industry adapts to changing global trends
It’s been less than 20 years since the world's first 6,000-container capacity ship, the Regina Maersk, set sail. Recently the world’s largest shipping container vessel – the CSCL Globe– arrived in the UK for the first time, docking at the port of Felixstowe. Displacing 186,000 tonnes with a maximum capacity of 19,100 standard 20ft containers, the CSCL Globe by comparison is more than three times as large. With shipping companies searching for ever better economies of scale and the potential for container ships to get bigger still, protecting the electrical and communications systems of these floating skyscraper sized ships takes on renewed importance.
It’s just one reason why Adaptaflex flexible conduit systems are specified by many marine sector OEMs and engineers. For the over 40 years, we have worked hard to earn our reputation for creating innovative and reliable products dedicated to the safeguarding of electrical equipment and systems. Protecting those systems in the arduous conditions typically experienced in the marine sector, where an electrical system malfunction can result in downtime, loss of earnings or worse, is ever more valued and important.
Adaptaflex offer a broad range of Lloyds Register Type Approved solutions for the marine sector that exhibit corrosion and chemical resistance, long service life and low fire hazard properties, so that OEM’s, engineers and specifiers can be confident in the quality, reliability and protection of their systems. Utilising Adaptalok sealing systems also offers ingress protection particularly valuable in pressure washing applications and with our specialist insert seal raises the IP rating from IP66 to IP67/68/69K.