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BS5308 Instrumentation Cables

Instrumentation cables, manufactured in accordance with British Standard BS5308 and now superseded by PAS 5308, are designed principally to carry communication and control signals. They can also be used to create connections between electrical instruments and equipment where signals generated by a transducer are broadcast through marshalled circuits to associated panels, controllers and devices.
The demand for voice and data services means BS5308 cables are used across a whole range of industries including building and construction, communications and telecoms, water treatment, oil, gas and petrochemical, and automation and process control.
The signals can be of analogue, data or voice type and from a variety of transducers such as pressure, proximity or microphone. BS5308 instrumentation cables are designed to form part of an intrinsically safe system and the technical information required to determine their suitability for this application is contained within the datasheet.
Collectively and Individually screened pairs (CAM and ICAM / ICAT) are available within the range where further signal security is required.
BS5308 Part 1 cables are generally available with a Polyethylene (PE) insulation but are also made available in Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE), Silicone Rubber (Si), and Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) variants. Three different Types are available for specific applications.
BS5308 Part 2 cables are available with a Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) insulation. Two different Types are available for specific applications

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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

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.


About Eland Cables

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.

Expert tecHnical support

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.

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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.