International Endorsement for Marine and Offshore Electrical Equipment Supplier

Nov. 21, 2006 – Hazardous area connection specialist, Hawke International has achieved type approvals for its complete range of hazardous area cable glands from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). One of the world’s leading marine classification societies, DNV provide a range of testing, certification and technical services for risk reduction in marine and offshore operations.

The latest approval for Hawke International compliments the recent receipt of marine type approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and is in addition to existing approvals from ATEX, BASEEFA, GOST, UL, CEPEL, and CSA. The new approval will give users additional reassurance when selecting Hawke cable glands for use in DNV listed offshore oil and gas installations and FPSO vessels.

Hawke International has a worldwide reputation for the production of cable glands for the safe termination of cables, giving secure clamping and ingress protection. Models are available for all cable types and over a range of applications from low voltage instrumentation to high voltage power networks. All glands are simple to install and easy to inspect in the field to confirm sealing efficiency. Hawke also produce connectors to provide safety and efficiency by permitting convenient hook-up of instrumentation, control equipment and power networks.

The company is part of Hubbell Electrical Products, a division of Hubbell Inc. Distribution is via a network of offices strategically located to provide sales and technical support to marine fabricators and repairers and the oil and gas industry. Free software can be downloaded from the Hawke web site to help electrical and mechanical services designers select the correct glands and connectors for safety and efficient working.

More Information
Phil O’Connor, Tel. +44 (0)161 830 6698 Fax. +44 (0)161 830 6648
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Hawke International, Oxford Street West, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0NA

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