Electrical power cables in subsea applications
|Publication Date:||1 September 2019|
The RP covers electrical power cables, as single cables or integrated in an umbilical in an application covered by ISO 13 628-5 /1/.
The RP covers cables which comply with IEC 60 502-1 /2/ and IEC 60 502-2 /3/.
The RP applies to cables used for AC power transmission. DC cables are not covered.
Examples of single cables may e.g. be power supply to direct electrical heating systems for pipelines, main power supply from shore to floating production units, power supply from floating units to subsea installation etc.
The following definition of an umbilical is given in /1/: "group of functional components, such as electric cables, optical fibre cables, hoses, and tubes, laid up or bundled together or in combination with each other, that generally provides hydraulics, fluid injection, power and/or communication services".