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    Cable Systems are Specialists in the design and supply of Industrial and Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment and Lighting

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  • Klippon® TB MH Multi-Hinge

    Using our In-House Custom Assembly Service, we offer a competitive, fast track service for all your Ex Junction Box requirements

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  • Assembly Partner expands Weidmuller Product Offering

    Surge Protection, ATEX Signal Isolators, Relays & Optocouplers, Power Supplies, Tools, PCB terminals & connectors, DIN rail mount terminals, Enclosures, Custom assembly

    In Stock & Available to Buy Online
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  • Custom assembled Hawke PL Series enclosures

    48-Hour turnaround on all custom assembled Hawke PL Series enclosures.

    Contact our Assembly team now with your requirements
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  • Hawke Cable Glands

    We are the largest stockist of Hawke Cable Glands, including Brass, Nickel Plated Brass, Stainless Steel in both Metric & NPT thread types

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  • Premium Enclosure Solutions

    From Eaton Crouse-Hinds

    Stainless steel terminal enclosures ....

    ....rapid response for a quicker delivery

    Standard range of enclosures ...

    ... now available from stock.

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Adaptaflex Band-It Capri Eaton Crouse Hinds Elkay Ex-Mo EXHEAT Feam Flexicon Furse GAI TRONICS Hawke HTS - Hawke Transit System Kopex MEDC Prysmian Raxton Stahl Swivelpole™ Unistrut Victor Weidmuller

Why Cable Systems?

Relationships built on trust

Cable Systems - Serving the Hazardous Area Industry for over 30 years

Spotting a niche in the Hazardous Area Market: The company was set up strategically in Warrington in 1982 by Ron Rigby and passed on to his son (Jonathan) who took the helm in 1992. From those early days the company has expanded in every way and is now known Worldwide as a Specialist Distributor in this market.

Key Suppliers of Products to the Following Industries

  • - Oil & Gas 
  • - Nuclear 
  • - Power 
  • - Petrochemical 
  • - Renewables  
  • - Food Manufacturing 
  • - Pharmaceutical 
  • - Industrial 
  • - Public Services 
  • - Engineering OEM 
  • - Ship Building 
  • - Mining 
  • - MOD 
  • - Infrastructure 
  • - Water Treatment

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The latest news from Cable Systems

  • Hospital gas leak shows why Zone 2 equipment should be used

    A hospital gas leak could have been much worse if the escaped gas had ignited - showing why Zone 2 equipment can be a sensible precaution even if gas is supposed to remain contained within a pipeline. Although there are no formal definitions on the classification of hazardous areas as Zone 0, 1 or 2, the HSE suggests a Zone 2 classification should be applied where there is an explosive atmosphere for less than 10 hours per year, but still with enough likelihood to need precautions. Catastrophic events like a broken gas pipeline are typically outside the scope of this kind of assessment; however, it is sensible to use Zone 2 equipment anyway if there is any likelihood of a short-term leak. Such a leak occurred in January 2014 at what is now Royal Stoke University Hospital (formerly the University Hospital of North Staffordshire). A construction contractor was installing new drainage and a new car park, when an excavator's bucket hit a buried gas pipeline, releasing large quantities of natural gas. The leak lasted for 90 minutes, the hospital's energy centre had to switch to an alternative oil heating supply, an exclusion zone was set up and the main road across the hospital grounds had to be closed. HSE inspector Andrew Bowker pointed out though that the situation could have been much worse. He said: "The result was a highly dangerous situation that had the potential to expose construction workers, hospital staff, patients and visitors to an initial flash fire and subsequent fire and explosion risk."

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  • Surrey school fire shows need for hazardous area equipment

    It's easy to think of hazardous area equipment as only being needed in industrial settings, but a recent incident in Weybridge, Surrey, shows why it can be a sensible precaution in other environments too, especially where young people might be at risk. On Friday March 13th, Surrey Police were called to St George's Primary School after a fire broke out. According to reports, the fire was preceded by explosions - with one Twitter user simply known as 'I.T' commenting: "Never heard such an explosion in my life thought it was game over." His tweet was accompanied by a photograph of the scene, with thick black smoke pouring from the school. It seems the fire was started by an explosion in a part of the school that is currently undergoing construction work - a reminder of the risks that can be posed by industrial work on any premises, not just factories and similar settings. With the pupils safely evacuated, the only lasting damage was to the school building itself, but while the exact cause is not yet known, the use of hazardous area equipment might have helped to prevent the initial explosion, and so avoid the outbreak of fire that followed.

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