Defence- or war-ships are complex platforms with a number of interdependent systems and subsystems. As a consequence, the Navy, governmental agencies and system designers have to deal with a large range of variables and parameters; moreover, most of the different military specified variables also have a significant effect on how the system will perform or not.
New designed or midlife converted warships are made-to-order products. This forces the user, the project management and the team of designers to combine and harmonize a large amount of different partly controversial requirements, specified and progressively tightened by naval authorities.
In case of electric/electronic systems on board the overall objective of the work is to intervene the different modules in most cases by cables. All major NATO members independently have tithed rules on Navy cables with respect to toxic and hazardous byproducts in case of fire, cross linking, shielding efficiency, cross talk, wire identification etc. Non of the military specifications are the same.
The size and weight optimised Rheyhalon Navy cables, in accordance with VG 95218 part 60 - 66, listed in this catalogue are free of halogens and correspond simultaneously with all requirements of naval ship design and construction rules (BV 3400). Rheyhalon Navy cables are matching and exceeding also international specification requirements of low fire hazard, limited fire hazard and low smoke Navy cables.
From the beginning of the demand for cross-linked, halogen free Navy cables Nexans Deutschland Industries as predecessor of Alcatel Kabel, Kabel Rheydt and AEG Kabel has been developing, manufacturing and supplying more than 3.000 km of cables according to VG95218 part 60 (50) through 66 (56) for the German and other navies.
This catalogue seeks to address a solution in a context of concurrent engineering, with active linkage between international design variables and processing Cable parameters.