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BRE Global turns up heat on cable CE marking as deadline looms

  • May 16, 2017

Manufacturers risk losing out on trade opportunities with Europe without appropriate CE marking for their cable products, says BRE Global, a UK leader in fire, security and environmental testing and certification of construction products.

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Q & A of the day: We have a JCB generator fitted with a Schneider Electric circuit breaker of 1600A.

  • Dec 06, 2015

Ali asks this question, which concerns a genset’s main circuit breaker that trips too easily at more than 30kW loading. It has been answered by Schneider Electric (Theme – Distribution Equipment):

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Prysmian provides an update on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

  • Jun 11, 2015

The Construction Product Regulation (CPR) for cables is coming. This will be a mandatory requirement for cable placed on the market in the EU where it is to be used in the construction market.

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LV cable developments driven by safety, environmental and EU market demands

  • Jun 05, 2015

Electric cable is very clearly a very mature technology, especially at the domestic low voltage end of the spectrum, but this doesn’t mean that developments aren’t taking place. Technologically speaking, most of the spectacular developments are happening with high voltage cables, especially superconducting cables for HV power transmission of the type that Nexans is very much involved with.

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New Wiring Regulations Explained

  • Jan 22, 2015

Watch and Learn – New Wiring Regulations Explained Find out about the NEW Regulations for Consumer Units in Domestic Household Premises

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State-of-the-art BASEC fire cable test lab is readied for start-up

  • Jul 09, 2014

The brand new BASEC laboratory facilities in Milton Keynes, which are currently being commissioned, have been designed to meet the rising demand for Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR) fire tests on electrical cables.

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The final countdown is on for the CE-marking of cables

  • Apr 27, 2013

Most building fires are caused directly or indirectly by human error, but a significant number are caused by electrical equipment or installation failure, so cable fire properties are very important. The EU product standard for cables, EN 50575, will be published very soon. This means that all cable manufacturers intending to sell cables for use in permanent installations in European buildings will need to obtain CE-marking.

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Draka clarifies the confusion surrounding new code of practice

  • Jan 07, 2013

The publishing in February 2010 of the new BS 8519:2010 Code of Practice led to a number of misleading claims being made for some cables, according to Draka, with the confusion appearing to have arisen from a misinterpretation of the different test methods required for power and control cables.

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Draka - Building Regs Approved Doc B - does your installation comply with fire safety engineering requirements?

  • Jan 07, 2011

Does your installation comply with the fire safety engineering requirements? Help ensure compliance using FTP120 fire resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire fighting applications, says Draka, in this PDF document, which also provides typical power applications within BS 8519-2010.

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