Viper Innovations undertook thousands of analysis runs looking at different combinations of technology, voltages, CSAs, offsets and loads and created a number of multiple variable graphs which gave pictorial representation of limitations and suitable technologies. One example of the sort of graph generated is given above.
In addition to the technical analysis for each given cable design, a cost of manufacture was calculated as was a cost for installation (a function of the required vessel, lay speeds, and day rates). The electrical power transfer efficiency was also used to calculate the through life costs of supplying power. The result was a commercial model that would supplement the technical model to allow the operator to optimally select the technology that met both the project technical and commercial needs. The resulting report is now recognised as industry leading and has spawned a number of papers and presentations at conferences.