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Prysmian Cables Help Protect Isles of Scilly Water Plants

06 September 2016

Prysmian Protects Isles of Scilly

Prysmian FP200 Gold cable has been installed in new addressable fire alarm systems located on St Mary’s, the main island of the Isles of Scilly. The systems protect some of the water treatment and desalination plants which are especially important for supplying drinking water to the local population on the island.

At the water plants, adhering to demanding standards of cleanliness and hygiene was also imperative at all times while the team were working on the sites.

The logistics of transporting the cable were also challenging as there was a 28 mile distance between the island and Cornwall. There were over 2,200 metres of 1.5mm2 FP200 Gold cable used for all four of the projects that Fire Crest Fire Protection undertook on the island.

Adam Laud, Fire Crest Fire Protection’s Project Manager, chose to specify Prysmian because of the critical nature of the plants. As the fire alarm system shuts down the plant as part of routine for a safety requirement, the cables needed to be robust enough to meet the most demanding of safety standards.

Adam says, “I have specified Prysmian cable as I need to ensure I have 100% faith in the quality of the cable. This is especially important when interfacing fire alarm equipment to mission critical and life support systems.”

FP200 Gold is the first choice for ‘standard’ fire resistant cable because of its Insudite insulation. Insudite is Prysmian’s specialist tough composite insulation, resistant to impact, nicking and abrasion; common events that can readily result in failure of silicone only insulation. FP200 Gold is BASEC and LCPB approved, and has excellent data and signal transmission characteristics, which make it ideal for addressable systems.

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