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Pentair Warms Up Schools Across Glasgow

HWATsystemMore than 10.6km of Pentair’s Raychem hot water (HWAT) maintenance systems and self-regulating cables have been installed as part of large-scale renovation project of 16 schools across Glasgow.

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Pentair Launches Breakthrough Raychem Low-Smoke Zero Halogen Self-regulating Heating Cable Range

XL Trace LSZH cablesPentair leads on innovation with its new Raychem Low-Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) self-regulating heating cable range, the first of its kind.

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Raychem's HWAT – The Safe, Cost Effective Tool In The Fight Against Legionella

Hot water tapPentair’s Raychem HWAT systems are the intelligent and safe way to supply instant hot water at the tap.

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BS 5467:2016 Electric cables. Thermosetting insulated, armoured cables of rated voltages of 600/1 000 V and 1 900/3 300 V for fixed installations

The latest version of BS5467: 2016 is a full revision of the 2008 version of the standard and introduces a number of important changes.

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Signal Lines Of Up To 500 Meters On Cable Drums From Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact Signal Wire Cable DrumIn addition to cable rings of up to 100 meters, Phoenix Contact is now also offering signal lines of up to 500 meters on cable drums in small quantities.

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Raychem Single-Pipe Trace-Heating Cables Compliant With Latest Industry Standard In The UK

Single pipe trace heating cablesPentair Thermal Building Solutions, an electrical heat-tracing specialist, offers single-pipe trace-heating cables that are fully compliant with the recently updated UK standards for hot water systems released in September 2015.

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New Video Demonstrates The Benefits Of Raychem Hot Water Maintenance Thermostat For Branch Lines

HWAT-T55 thermostatElectrical heat-tracing specialist, Pentair Thermal Building Solutions, has recently launched a video to demonstrate the benefits of its HWAT-T55 thermostat, which has been designed to operate with the Company’s Raychem Hot Water Maintenance System for small pipe networks or for branches up-to 50m.

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Pentair’s Thermal Building Solutions Provides Protection To Prestigious Development

De Vere Gardens DevelopmentPentair Thermal Buildings Solutions has recently provided Phoenix Electrical with 15 Km of Raychem T2Red self-regulating floor heating cable to provide heating in apartments and lobby areas at De Vere Gardens, a development of 97 luxury apartments in the heart of Kensington. 4.5 Km of Raychem FS frost protection cable was also provided to protect exposed pipework in the basement.

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Pentair Installs UK Designed Frost Protection Project at the British Embassy in Prague

British Embassy in PraguePentair Thermal Building Solutions has recently completed a turnkey frost protection project for the British Embassy in Prague.

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Charging Cable for the Socket for Charging Electric Vehicles from Phoenix Contact

Vehicle charging cableThanks to the In Cable Control and Protection Device (IC-CPD) according to Mode 2, Phoenix Contact is launching a charging cable onto the market which enables electric vehicles to be charged at a conventional household socket and en route.

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Pentair Introduces First BIM Content for Raychem Heat-Tracing

Building Information ModellingElectrical heat-tracing specialist, Pentair Thermal Building Solutions, has launched the industry's first BIM (Building Information Modelling) content for heat-tracing solutions.

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Ducab Acquires UK's AEI Cables

Leading North East cable manufacturer AEI Cables has been acquired by a major Middle East-based company, securing the future of the business and 200 jobs.

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Raychem HWAT Heat Trace System Meets the New CIBSE Guide G

Raychem HWAT Raychem HWAT self-regulating electric heat trace cable from Pentair Thermal Management, meets all the recommendations in the new CIBSE ‘Guide G Public health and plumbing engineering’.

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Tratos Wins UK-ITALY Business Awards for Industrial Investment

UK-ITALY Business AwardLeading European manufacturer of electrical, electronic and fibre optic cables, Tratos is delighted to announce it has won the prestigious UK-Italy Business Awards in the Industrial Investment Award category.

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Tratos MTO® Cables Used In Kosovo Open Cast Mining Site

Tratos MTO® ES3 cableEuropean cable manufacturer Tratos has supplied Tenova TAKRAF, one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy surface mining and transportation equipment, with Tratos MTO® ES3 cable for use in an open-cast mining site in Kosovo.

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Tratos Wins Major Electricity North West Cable Order

TratosTratos, a leading European manufacturer of electrical, electronic and fibre optic cables, has won a £1 million Multiple Awardees Contract from Electricity North West Ltd. for the supply of 132kv cables.

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New Dedicated Reeling Cable Web Site from Tratos

Tratosflex web siteSpecialist European cable manufacturer Tratos has launched a new web site - www.reelingcables.com - dedicated to its Tratosflex reeling cables.

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Clynder Cables Launch Solaflex™ PV Cable

Solaflex™ PV CableManchester based Clynder Cables Ltd. are launching their Solaflex™ PV (Photovoltaic) Cable after an anticipated increase in market demand.

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Nexans Deliver Innovative Solutions for UK Onshore Windfams

Nexans 33kv cableNexans 33kv cables for onshore windfarm projects are now available with a conductive outer skin on the protective sheath, this innovative feature assists the installer in testing for sheath damage.

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Nexans Awarded 9 million Euro Cable Contract for China’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant

class 1E LOCA cableNexans has been awarded a 9 million Euro turnkey contract by China National Nuclear Corporation to supply power cables and accessories for the construction of the second phase (units 3 & 4) of the Tianwan nuclear power plant, located in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu province, China.

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FP200 Gold Installed Into University Fire Alarm System

FP200 Gold from Prysmian has been installed into the fire alarm system for a new student accommodation block for the University of Liverpool, Vine Court Residences.

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Type Testing of Superconductor Cable for the “AmpaCity” Project Successfully Completed

Over one hundred years after the discovery of the superconductor effect, people are now realising what generations of scientists were enthusing about – the almost loss-free transportation of electricity.

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ACI Reveals Homebase Continues to Sell Defective Cable

Almost three years since its recall, the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has revealed that defective Atlas Kablo cable has been once again found on sale in a Homebase store.

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George Osborne MP Visits Prysmian Eastleigh Factory

Prysmian Group was delighted to welcome Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Right Honourable George Osborne MP, as he visited its Eastleigh manufacturing site today with Conservative Party candidate Maria Hutchings.

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Prysmian Leeds the Way

Prysmian’s FP PLUS and FP 600S, along with Afumex BS6724, Prysmian’s Low Smoke Zero Halogen cable,  have been specified and installed in a new £350 million shopping centre development in Leeds.

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New Flagship Marks & Spencer Store Equipped with Prysmian Cables

The newly opened Marks & Spencer (M&S) superstore at Cheshire Oaks in Ellesmere Port is fully equipped with FP200 Gold fire resistant cables from Prysmian. 

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BS 7211: 1998 renamed and Superseded by BS 7211: 2012

BS 7211: 2012
Electric cables - Thermosetting insulated and thermoplastic sheathed cables for voltages up to and including 450/750 V for electric power and lighting and having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire.
Supersedes BS 7211: 1998 which remains current

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Eland Cables have the largest Tri-rated Stockholding in Europe

Eland Cables Tri-rated CablesEland have made a massive investment in Tri-rated cable as a direct response to rapidly growing demand. Eland’s extensive range of Tri-rated covers the full 14 colours and all sizes and is held at their UK-based cable distribution centre.

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Prepare Now ‘to avoid Euro cabling issues’ says Concordia

Leading cabling and IP solutions provider Concordia Technologies is highlighting the issues facing the broader industry under the Constructions Products Regulation (CPR), a new piece of European legislation being introduced covering the classification of cables installed within buildings.

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New Manchester Hotel Development Books in Prysmian FP200 and FP PLus

Prysmian’s FP200 Gold® “standard” and FP PLUS™ “enhanced” cables have been installed in a five storey office block and a seven storey hotel as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of Ancoats in Manchester.

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Padding up with Prysmian at Old Trafford

Prysmian Afumex LSX™, FP Plus™ and FP200 Gold®, have been specified and installed as part of a grand £32 million transformation of Old Trafford Cricket Ground, home to the world famous Lancashire County Cricket Club.

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BASEC Launches UK's Largest Cable Testing Laboratory

On Thursday 13th September, the British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) opened a new 18,000 sq ft world-class cable testing laboratory in Milton Keynes.

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Draka Launches Space Saving High Density CAT.6 Cable

Cables and systems specialist Draka has launched a space saving high density Cat. 6 network cable. The compact design of the UC 400 HD C6 U/UTP cable will enable installers to save both time and money by running increased numbers of cables in cable trays and conduits when compared to standard Cat.6 U/UTP cables.

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Prysmian Guide To BS 5839-1 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings

Prysmain guide to BS 5839-1In the updated guide to British Standards, Prysmian's expert Terry Journeaux focusses on BS 5839-1:2002. The guide covers the selection of cable type for particular building applications in accordance with BS 5839-1:2002 "Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings."

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Tratos Cable Approved For Use On London Underground

Cable manufacturer Tratos has designed and manufactured a new cable for use in sub terrainian railway systems, which has been approved by Thalis in accordance with London Underground specifications.

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Prysmian FP Firefix Takes Centre Stage at Aylesbury Theatre

FP Firefix clips have been used to install the 15,000 metres of Prysmian FP200 Gold® and FP Plus™ supplying and protecting the prestigious Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. FP cables and fixings were used for the fire alarm and emergency lighting system with additional voice evacuation.

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New Technological Solutions and Products to Develop Smart Sustainable Electricity Grids

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, is focusing on the new Smart Grid business with the introduction of high-tech solutions and products for Utilities and grid operators.

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The Shard Uses 350 km of High-tech Fire-resistant Cables

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has supplied approximately 350 km of high-tech fire-resistant cables for power distribution within the Shard skyscraper, the tallest building in London and Western Europe.

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Nexans Completes Cable Contract for Beirut City Center

Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has completed a $1.6 million cable contract for Majid Al-Futtaim Properties to supply the power, communications and fire safety cables required for the construction of Beirut City Centre – a 158,000 sqm, $40 million shopping mall.

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Insudite™ Insulation: Because you need more than fire resistance

Insudite™ helps to make Prysmian’s FP200 Gold and FP PLUS fire resistant cables the best on the market. It’s an innovative and unique hard skin and fire resistant insulation that surpasses other ‘soft skinned’ fire resistant cables made from just silicone. The result is a tough, highly durable and damage resistant insulation that is entirely unique to the Prysmian FP Range.

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Hospital Upgrades with Specialist Cabling

A hospital chose AEI Cables' specialist cables when it came to the cabling of a major refurbishment programme. The screened wiring cable Protec will provide continuity of power for lighting, while Enhanced Firetec is being used for the fire alarm system as part of the project at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Derbyshire.

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SeaCity Enhanced with FP Plus™

Prysmian’s FP Plus™ Enhanced cables have been installed at Southampton’s SeaCity Museum, a 3,252 sqm visitor attraction that celebrates the city’s historical relationship with the sea.

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Alpha Wire Adds Industrial Ethernet Cable to Xtra-Guard® Family

Alpha Wire has added Industrial Ethernet to its growing family of Xtra-Guard high-performance cables. The new Cat 5e cables enable Ethernet communications with the durability and temperature range of Alpha’s renowned Xtra-Guard 4 jacket, making it a perfect solution for demanding applications.

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Prysmian Secures the Highest Value Cable Project Ever Awarded

Prysmian Group has been awarded a record contract worth approximately 800 million Euro, the highest value ever awarded in the cable business, for the development of Western HVDC Link, a new submarine High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) interconnector between Scotland and England.

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New ACI Warning on CCA Data Cables

Approved Cables InitiativeThe Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has issued a strong warning about the growing practice of misselling data cable (Cat/Cat 6) products with Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) which are non-compliant with published national and international standards.

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Prysmian FP Installed at MediaCityUK

Prysmian’s FP200 Gold® and FP Plus™ cables have been installed in Booths Food Store, a family owned supermarket chain within the MediaCityUK site at Salford Quays.

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Tratos Announces New Cost-effective Overhead Conductor

Electric and fibre optic cable manufacturer Tratos is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative new MV Overhead Bare Conductor made with annealed aluminium extruded around a supporting steel core.  The conductor has been developed in conjunction with Italy’s largest power company Enel SpA, Cesi Ricerca SpA and De Angeli Prodotti SpA as a cost-effective alternative to standard Overhead Conductors.

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Prysmian Launches New Afumex Cable Range and Website

To coincide with the launch of Prysmian’s Afumex range of low smoke zero halogen cables (LSOH) the company has introduced a new dedicated website, www.afumexcables.co.uk. The portal is the source of information for the entire range, including Afumex 6491B, Afumex 6242B, Afumex BS6742 and Afumex LSX.  

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Rave Reviews for Brand-Rex

When ODEON Cinemas decided to embark on a major digital cinema conversion project across its entire UK and Eire estate they used a 10GPlus shielded copper cabling system from Brand-Rex as the core component of its new network infrastructure.  

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