Marine diesel engines

Habia Cable diesel engine cables have been used for over 10 years by a number of leading diesel engine manufacturers. The main benefit is the excellent properties of these cables. We can offer a wide range of custom designed cables for diesel engines.

RTFRO diesel engine cables

For installations in demanding areas such as engine and control rooms.
Standard concept designs include the following:

  • power cables
  • shielded signal cables
  • thermocouple cables
  • databus cables
  • coaxial cables

Cable properties

  • Mechanically strong - the cables are normally installed without the need for added protection
  • Wide temperature range - 65º C to +205º C guarantees a long lifetime, even close to the heat source
  • Oil and chemical resistance - the cables can be immersed in any oils without damage
  • Low weight and small dimensions - important for new high-tech engines with a high level of automation
  • Flame retardant - according to IEC 332-3, a major safety benefit

We are also able to offer diesel cables for different extreme applications, for example fire resistance or high flex-life.

Approvals - custom design cables

All RTFRO cables can be produced according to individual customer requirements.

A large number of Habia Cable diesel engine cables are approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Russian Register of Shipping and Bureau Veritas.

Approval by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for RTFRO is valid until 2016-07-21 and a certificate can be sent to you on request - please request on the cable enquiry form, putting in your contact details in the required fields section and 'RTFRO approval certificate' in one of the other fields.

A typical bespoke design lay up of a mixed diesel engine cable may include both control and instrumentation and databus cables.

Basic RTFRO cable types and custom design

The RTFRO diesel engine cables are developed for demanding installations in tough areas such as engine rooms and control rooms. We can also supply any combination of the above-mentioned types and a full custom design option is available for any cable. The high level of flexibility within our factory in Söderfors, Sweden, allows us to offer custom designed cables down to such small quantities as 100 metres in length.

Examples of constructions are databus, coaxial and halogen-free cables. Hybrid cables with both copper conductors and optical fibre leads are available on request and we can also offer special screening efficiency if required.