OE 2015: Ellis to unveil world’s first cable guide clamp

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Ellis will introduce its two-in-one cable guide and clamp at SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, UK, Sept. 8-11, 2015.

Designed specifically to assist in the installation and subsequent restraint of high voltage (HV) cables, the cable guide clamp was initially developed for an offshore project for Siemens prior to Ellis’ in-house team designing and manufacturing a full range suitable for use with large diameter cables.

The dual purpose solution enables cables to be guided by it into their final location, while trumpeted entry and exit points ensure the cable is not damaged when fed through particularly sharp angled turns. Once the cable is laid correctly, the top half of the guide is removed, a fixing piece installed directly onto the cable and the top half re-secured, thus turning it into a fully-functioning HV cable clamp.

Paul Nolan, UK sales director of Ellis, said: “Two major factors in our on-going success have been our ability to innovate and the tried and trusted nature of our products.

“This though was the first time a customer came to us with a new product requirement during a live project situation – something that clearly demonstrates the level of trust the market has in us to deliver, even when under immense pressure.”

The challenge Siemens set the Ellis team, which had previously developed a roller-system for the installation of HV cables in power tunnels, was to find a way to feed, and then restrain, seven 117-mm diameter cables along a specified route within a fabricated structure, which featured a significant number of twists and turns.

The company will also be showcasing its Colossus, Emperor, Phoenix and Vulcan cleats.

Ellis is exhibiting at stand 3C62 in the EIC Pavilion.

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