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How Competent is Your Cable Supplier?

Marine and industrial engineering projects require cables that are of the highest quality. Such cables need to not only be sturdy and durable but also meet industry standards. But, industrial- and marine-grade cables are not such an easy and quick find. Not every cable supplier in Singapore has the capacity and licensure to supply these cables. There are stringent regulations to ensure that suppliers only distribute cable and cable accessories that have passed quality assurance.

So, whenever you are choosing your neoprene cable supplier, that should go first—the required licensing, and supply capacity. But still, there is more to consider to find a reliable cable supplier:

Variety of products

Most cable manufacturers categorise their products into the number of strands, diameter and insulation. It is these specifications that often go into your cable planning for every industrial and marine project that you are handling. Therefore, whether you are looking for neoprene or any other insulation for your cables, always describe the particular specifications whenever you are placing your order. It will reduce your chances of getting cable and cable accessories that do not meet your industry’s building regulations.

Moreover, it will save you plenty of time if your supplier has different cables depending on the various specifications that marine and industrial projects demand.

Product knowledge

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There are numerous brands for marine and industrial grade cables. They all will meet your design specifications if they have passed quality assurance. However, their service life will vary greatly depending on the manufacturing technology used. The cores should be of the highest standard high optimal conductivity and high durability. The insulation should also be of sturdy materials to protect the wire cores and reduce interference. That is mainly a critical aspect to consider if you will be running multiple cables in the same trunking. There also are varying equipment to facilitate unsheathing, joining and terminating the cables.

And, yes, you can use cables of different sizes and types together. But, you require proper guidance to know which termination methods will not result in high electrical resistance. It is for that reason that you need working with a cables supplier that has in-depth knowledge of the various cables they sell. They also should have a profound mastery of the trends in the cable industry to advise you accordingly on the advanced cables to use.

When planning for your cables, there are numerous options that you will have to consider to find the best fit for your application. Will they be durable enough to last the life of your marine or industrial engineering project? How good is the insulation? What insulation do their cables have—plastics, fluoropolymers, or neoprene or other rubbers? How well does the supplier know the trends in the marine and industrial-grade cable industry? Do they have a wide variety of cables to choose from, and to meet the supply capacity to complete your project? Do they have the legal consent to operate as a cable supplier in Singapore?

And, with all that checked, confirm that they can deliver your order to your site, or at least, make these arrangements.

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