Manchester cable safety seal manufacturer Roxtec has reported increased demand for its cruise ship cable and pipe seals.
The firm has seen a 67 percent rise in sales for its watertight pipe and cable seals in the U.K. marine market in the last 12 months.
Roxtec UK managing director Graham O’Hare said the firm’s plastic pipe seals are suited for cruise liners as they help reduce weight, ensuring operators use less fuel, lower a ship’s emissions and save money.
“Roxtec seals can be used on deck penetrations and bulkheads and are increasingly being used on marine equipment too,” he said. “The seals are easy to install, so there can be a quick turnaround while a vessel is in port. That is part of the reason why our plastic pipe seals are a perfect fit for cruise line operators and why we are market leaders in marine cable and pipe sealing. Roxtec seals also protect against fire and smoke and can be used either above or below the water line.”
O’Hare said the marine market is the biggest worldwide for the Roxtec Group, with a presence in more than 70 countries Roxtec offers support at ports globally enabling fast and efficient service.
“Roxtec’s seals offer fire rated and watertight integrity,” he said. “We meet all the toughest safety standards and regulations including those set by Lloyds or DNV certification for steel or aluminum structures covering Roxtec products in A-class decks and bulkheads.
“Our plastic pipe seals have also shown performance towards requirements stated in SOLAS Chapter II – 1 Regulation 13.2.3 – which means the seals are tested towards sustained water tightness of 2 bar after an A-class fire exposure.”
O’Hare said Roxtec carries out extensive testing of all seals to ensure that they meet international maritime standards.
“Our staff are specialists in the field and have the knowledge and experience to create bespoke designs and to foresee any potential issues or risks,” he said. “Many of our seals protect against multiple hazards and, because Roxtec has a global reach, we are able to provide expert advice and support all over the world.”