HYPRON® lead-free cables

  • Hypron® unarmored flame-retardant cablesThis new generation of power and control cables is especially designed for refineries and petrochemical installations in moist areas where corrosive aromatic hydrocarbons are present.
  • Hypron® offers an alternative to conventional lead-covered cable and is an environmentally-friendly solution.

Nexans has delivered Hypron® cables for the control room of Gasco’s ABICS refinery in Abu Dhabi, and instrumentation cables for the Shell Pearl GTL in Qatar. Hypron® power cables are also used for BASF refineries in Germany and Belgium and to CEPSA in Spain. 

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Instrumentation cables
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These cables are used to transmit analogue or digital signals in measurement and process control. Unarmoured cables can be used where there is no risk of mechanical damages.

Armoured cables are well adapted to underground use in industrial applications where chemical and mechanical protection ar needed. Lead covered and armoured cables are hydrocarbons resistant and have an enhanced resistance to aromatics. The Hypron® types offer an alternative to lead caveved cables.

AFNOR NF M 87 202 (250 V) is PVC insulation with PVC outer sheath type.
PAS 5308 (300/500 V) and EN 50288-7 (170/300 V) are PVC insulation with PVC outer sheath and XLPE, silicone and Mica tape/XLPE insulation with PVC sheath types.

Communication cables
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These optical fiber cables offer unmatched capacity for delivering voice-data image (VDI) within private LAN structure, in addition to integrating critical subsystems for process control and surveillance.

S/FTP Category 7 cables are suitable for voice, data, CATV and sharing application installations up to 600 MHz. They are design for applications like EIA-485, also known as TIA/EIA-485 or RS-485. EIA-485 only specifies electrical characteristics of the driver and the receiver. It does not specify or recommend any data protocol. It offers high data transmission speeds (35 Mbit/s up to 10 m and 100 kbit/s at 1200 m).

Communication cables are used for telecommunication and DCS Data highway for OSP telephone communication and Public Address System. Each cable has an averall screen and an armour .

Low Voltage Power cables
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Low voltage power and control cables are used for electricity supply in low voltage installation system. Armoured cables are well adapted to underground use in industrial applications.

Both versions with lead cover or Hypron® barrier bring an enhanced resistance to aromatic hydrocarbons.

Thermocouple cables
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Thermocouples are a widely used type of temperature sensor. They can measure a wide range of temperatures, they are very simple in operation and measure the temperature between two points.

A thermocouple construction consists of two dissimilar metal wire welded together at the measuring point and insulated from each other. It will usually have an outer protection sheath.

If two conductors of different materials are joined at one point, an EMF (electromotrice force) is created between the open ends which is dependent upon the temperature of the junction. In most applications, one of the junctions — the "cold junction" — is maintained at a known (reference) temperature, while the other end is attached to a probe. Another temperature sensor will measure the temperature at this point, so that the temperature at the probe tip can be calculated.

Usually the thermocouple is attached to the indicating device by a special wire...

Medium Voltage power cables
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Medium-voltage distribution systems begin at substations and supply electricity to a wide spectrum of power consumers. When selecting a cable, the basic aim is to safely provide adequate electrical power, with continuous and trouble-free operation as the failure of a major power cable is likely to have a considerable effect on the power transmission grid.

Each installation has particular requirements that must be considered. There are distinct benefits from specifying a copper or aluminium conductor cable that has been manufactured under rigid specification and quality control procedures. It will provide maximum performance with minimum maintenance.

These medium voltage cables are manufactured according to IEC 60502-2 standard (others standards can be selected on request). This IEC standard specifies the constructions, dimensions, test requirements and current ratings of power cables for rated voltage (U) from 6 kV up to and including 30 kV.