chainflex® cables for use in the offshore industry

Unique throughout the world: chainflex® cables with "DNV-GL" approval

New test stand for cables in moving applications guarantees reliability in maritime use

To enable cables to be used for moving applications on ships and in offshore applications without the need for time-consuming and cost-intensive special approvals, igus® GmbH and the DNV-GL classification company jointly developed a new test stand with the result that a total of 403 chainflex® cables from igus® have now received type approval for permanent movement in e-chains®. These are therefore the world's first cables that are specifically for use in energy chains and have received this certificate.
chainflex® cables with DNV-GL approval
In order to supply safe and suitable products for these applications, igus® GmbH from Cologne worked with the DNV-GL classification company to develop a new testing procedure and to have their chainflex® cables certified.
Development of new test procedures necessaryClassification companies such as DNV-GL typically issue approvals that are in line with international standards. In many cases, especially in terms of the materials, these standards refer to many properties in respect of fire behaviour or other requirements.
Over a long certification time of more than three years with very different areas of investigation, the special knowledge of the two companies led to a situation where cables were designated for use in energy chains on ships and in offshore applications for the very first time.

MUD-resistant according to NEK606

NEK 606 is a Norwegian standard for all cables used in offshore applications. 301 chainflex® cables from igus® are complied with the requirements of the NEK 606 standard.
NEK 606 mud resistant

Control cables

CF77-UL-D - control cable

CF77.UL.D - control cable

CF78-UL - control cable

CF78.UL - control cable

CF2 - control cable

CF2 - control cable

CF9-UL - control cable


CF10-UL - control cable


Data cables

CF112 - data cable

CF112 - data cable

CF211-PUR - data cable


CF240-PUR - data cable


Bus cables

CFBUS-PUR - Bus cable


CFBUS - bus cable


Fiber-optic cable (FOC) PUR

CFLG-LB- PUR - fiber optic cable


Measuring system cables

CF113-D - measuring system cable

CF113.D - measuring system cable

CF111-D - measuring system cable


Servo cables

CF270-UL-D servo cable

CF270 - servo cable

CF27-D - servo cable

CF27. D - servo cable

Motor cables

CF27-D - motor cable


CF34-UL-D - motor cable


CF35-UL - motor cable


CF270-UL-D - motor cable


CFPE - motor cable


CF310-UL - motor cable


CF300-UL-D - motor cable


More interesting information

chainflex® cable test lab

Over 700 tests are being run in parallel at the test laboratory covering 29,600 sq. ft.2, the largest of its kind for testing flexible cables.