This guide comes from PMI Underwater Cable Solutions.
The last thing you need when repairing a subsea cable is for your grip tensioners to slip. If that happens and the cable starts moving unfastened, it creates an extremely dangerous moment for the crew, equipment, and the vessel. So when searching for the proper cable terminations or cable stoppers, you should be asking yourself these 7 important questions:
1) What are the assembly requirements and costs?
Deck crews have enough to deal with and are required to work fast. Most opt for products that don’t require tools or special cable preparation and can be installed without extensive training. Many products on the market may cost less, but they usually require special tooling or careful training and attention to detail for fitting installation
2) Can the stopper be customized for size requirements?
Terminations must be compatible with the type of cable being used and provide maximum holding strength to ensure optimum gripping. Standard termination devices that are generally available have standard-range capacities, but an experienced manufacturer with a proven engineering team can address custom needs.
3) Are there installation limitations? Can the stopper be installed anywhere along the length of the cable? Or does it require a cable end?
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