Polymer expert igus has developed corrosion and sea-water resistant e-chains for the use in offshore applications. igus’ e-chains are comprised of a lightweight polymer structure that is used to replace existing heavy steel drag chains. Their low maintenance and long service life make the e-chain ideal for difficult environments or for those hard to access places.
Owing to its polymer structure, the e-chain is UV and sea water resistant, allowing it to provide a heavy duty energy supply to the ocean floor without the need for continued maintenance. The e-chains stability provides a high tensile strength with hanging applications of up to 200m in length, whilst maintaining a flexible modular design that is easy to install. The e-chain comes in various installation applications, including chain-block and e-chain drum versions. ATEX solutions are also available.