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Thermosetting insulated armoured fire-resistant cables - 600/1000V - with low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire, manufactured in accordance with British Standard BS7846.
British Standard BS7846 specifies requirements for armoured fire-resistant cables with thermosetting insulation - 600/1000V - with low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire. The Standard also specifies that circuit integrity performance under fire conditions is to be assessed on the basis of various tests separately measuring resistance to fire, resistance to fire with water spray, resistance to fire with mechanical shock (Category F2), or in combination to include direct mechanical impact with water jet (Categories F30, F60 and F120).
In addition to their fire-resistant properties, cables manufactured in accordance with this Standard have a steel wire armour (SWA) or interlocking steel tape armour which makes them suitable for application where the risk of mechanical damage is a concern.
These cables are widely used in fixed installations in industrial areas, buildings and similar applications, where maintenance of power supply is required for a defined period of time in the event of a fire.
BS7846 cable construction
|Conductor||Annealed plain or tinned copper (Class 2)|
|Insulation||GP6 or GP8 with levels of HCI no greater than 0.5%|
|Bedding||Polymeric materials with levels of HCI no greater than 0.5%|
|Armour||Galvanised steel wires or galvanised interlocking steel tape|
|Outersheath||Polymeric material conforming to the requirements for LTS 1 contained in BS7655-6.1|
BS7846 Cable core identification
|Number of cores||Indentification|
|Two-core||Brown and blue|
|Three-core||Brown, black and grey|
|Four-core||Blue, brown, black and grey|
|Five-core||Green and yellow, blue, brown, black and grey|
BS7846 cable fire resistance categoriesThe cables under this Standard are categorised according to their special fire resistance characteristics:
|F2||Resistance to fire, resistance to water, resistance to fire with mechanical shock, assessed separately when tested in accordance with this Standard|
|F30||Resistance to fire with direct mechanical impact and fire assessed in combination for 30mins when tested in accordance with British Standard BS8491 for 30mins|
|F60||As per F30 for 60mins|
|F120||As per F30 for 120mins|
We offer the full range of Firetec®-branded fire performance cables, including the BASEC- and LPCB-approved Impact Power cable manufactured in accordance with British Standard BS7846.
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About Eland Cables
Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.
Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.
Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.
We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.
The Cable Lab®
UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory
The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.
For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.
Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.