Marine cable according to VG95218 part 28, cables approved according to VG-95218 part 28 types C and E include primary wires, components and sheath materials which were approved and licensed individually and independent of each other according to the applicable design standards. Every design standard contains test requirements for electrical and mechanical parameters, as well as criteria concerning resistance to fluids and improved performance in the case of fire.
VG-95218 part 28 C and E cables include:
• Primary wires, specified in component standard VG-95218 part 20 type E. Available in cross-sections of 0.15 mm2 to 3.0 mm2 in 11 different colors, including green/yellow. The primary wires can be used as components in cables and for wiring units or cabinets.
• Unscreened cable components – in pairs, triples and quads as specified in the component standard VG-95218 part 21 type C. Part 21 type E elements include part 20 type E primary wires and additionally define different color combinations of primary wires.
• Screened cable components – in pairs, triples and quads as specified in component standard VG-95218 part 23 type C component standard. Part 23 type G elements include part 21 type C elements. Elements defined in color are screened and protected by a wrap. These elements can only be used as components in cables.
• The sheath material and the complete cable are specified in component standard VG-95218 part 28 types C and E which includes both the cable design specifications as well as the complete test specifications for the complete cable and cable sheath. The V-95218 part 28 standard series features a modular approach which enables the free design and definition of a cable configuration according to the user’s requirements using tested and approved cable elements according to parts 20 to 23.
Cables according to VG-95218 part 28 types C and E fulfill the requirements of the VG-95214 part 14 standard where the individual VG-approved sheath materials are tested for “system compatibility” as an integrated system. This means that the cable sheath is tested together with halogen-free heat-shrinkable endcaps of all VG-approved manufacturers and the appropriate glue. This reflects gluing capability with halogen-free, heat-shrinkable endcaps, VG-95343 part 5 type L and halogen-free molded parts according to VG-95343 part 29 (connector housings) and part 30 (branches).