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Standard & Enhanced Fire Cables

Eland Cables supplies a comprehensive fire performance cable portfolio including Standard grade and Enhanced grade fire resistant cables, available for next-day delivery from stock. These cables are BASEC approved, and we supply LPCB certified products that meet standards including BS6387 (category C,W,Z) and BS EN 50200 (Class PH120). Both the Standard cable and Enhanced cable offer a broad conductor operating temperature range of -40oC to +90oC. 

Sheathed in a hard-skin Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) thermoplastic compound, they have applications including as voice alarm cables, fire alarm cables and as emergency lighting cables. The Standard Fire Resistant Cable is generally used for single phase evacuation buildings, insulated with high performance silicone rubber, whereas the Enhanced Fire Resistant cable, with its mica glass tape layer wrapped around the conductor providing an additional fire barrier, can be used in instances requiring further prolonged use. 

Standard fire cable & Enhanced fire cable construction

  Standard fire resistance Enhanced fire resistance

1.5mm2 to 2.5mm2 : Class 1 solid copper

4mm2 and above: Class 2 stranded copper

1.5mm2 to 2.5mm2 : Class 1 solid copper

4mm2 and above: Class 2 stranded copper

Barrier   Mica / Glass fire barrier tape
Insulation High performance silicone rubber (LSZH) LSZH
Overall Screen Aluminium/Polyester Tape (AL/PET) AL/PET
Circuit Protective Conductor Tinned Copper Tinned Copper


The Standard and Enhanced grade fire resistant cables meet a wide range of British, European and International fire performance standards. 

Fire Resistant cable standards

  Standard Fire Resistance Enhanced Fire Resistance
BS5266 X X
BS5839-1 26.2d X  
BS5839-1 26.2e   X
BS5839-8 X  
BS6387 C, W & Z X X
BS8434-2   X
BS8519 X  
BS EN 50200 PH30 / PH60 / PH120 X X
BS EN 50265 X X
BS EN 50266 X X
BS EN 50267 X X
BS EN 50268 X X
IEC 60332 X X
IEC 60754 X X
IEC 61034   X

Selecting the Correct Fire Resistant Cable

Selecting the correct fire resistant cable for your critical performance application is key and we can advise on the most suitable cable for your application  along with cable glands and termination accessories that will ensure optimal connection in your installation environment. Additional fire performance cables, including mineral insulated cables for temperatures up to 950oC and our range of LUL-approved fire performance cables, please speak to our technical experts.

Range of Cables

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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.

Complete Cable Solutions

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.