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  • Welcome

    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

    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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    Weidmuller TB MH
  • Transit Design Software

    The quick, safe and easy way to design multi-cable and pipe transits. Free design service also available via our In-House Design Expert.

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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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  • FEAM - Bespoke Exd Enclosure Solutions

    Cable Systems now offer a fully customised Exd explosion proof assembly service, we can provide a competitive fast track solution to all your Exd enclosure requirements

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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 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

Recent News

The latest news from Cable Systems

  • How slow-motion helps understanding of ex equipment

    A classic 'classroom experiment' viewed in slow-motion could have interesting implications for the use of ex equipment in the presence of alkali metals. The explosion of sodium in water is a common demonstration worldwide, and has an equally common explanation - the release of explosive hydrogen gas. But new research suggests something else drives the explosion of the metal, and Pavel Jungwirth of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has published his and his colleagues' findings in the academic journal Nature. They explain that when the metal reacts with the water, hydrogen gas is formed - and this occurs because electrons leave the surface of the metal. However, they point out that electrons are negatively charged, leaving behind an unstable positively charged surface. At slowed-down speeds, it is possible to see the repulsive force of this positive charge driving spikes out of the metal's surface, increasing its surface area - something anyone with experience of explosions will know is a precursor to detonation. The findings could be a step towards more detailed understanding of other hazardous materials too, and as detonation mechanisms become more closely understood, the design and use of ex equipment can also continue to become ever more sophisticated.

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  • COMAH publishes guide to hazardous area equipment

    A guide to hazardous area equipment published on the HSE website this month gives an illustration of how the COMAH Competent Authority approaches the inspection of such zones. The Inspection of Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Systems at COMAH Establishments Operational Delivery Guide is aimed at encouraging "proportionate action to control a given hazard". In some instances, this is in addition to other potential hazards - for example, the specific risks posed by a nuclear installation. But at times it is simply about using hazardous area equipment safely, and preparing for risks such as releases of electrical energy, electrical sources of ignition, and safety systems like trips and alarms. "Failure to control process conditions and the risks from electrical installations and equipment have been the main or underlying cause in many major accidents both in the UK and abroad, including Buncefield and BP Texas City," the document adds. In terms of explosive atmospheres - one of three priorities identified in the document - a shortlist of possible sources of ignition is provided. This includes electrical and instrumentation equipment, lightning, static, radio frequency radiation, cathodic protection, and the mitigation of releases using flammable and toxic gas detection and fire detection.

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