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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

    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

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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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  • Tanker explosion highlights importance of Zone 0 hazardous area equipment

    An incident at an environmental services company highlights the literally explosive combination of petrol vapour and electrical sparks, and the importance of using suitable Zone 0 hazardous area equipment. The incident on March 5th 2013 saw a pair of men attempt to use a pressure water gun to clean the inside of a tanker that had been used to transport waste petrol from disused pumps at Manchester's Plant Hill police station. When they switched the pressure gun on, petrol vapour from inside the tanker ignited, and the resultant explosion badly burned both men and destroyed the side of a nearby building. A subsequent HSE prosecution ended in December 2014, with a £25,000 and more than £8,000 in costs charged to the pair's employers. HSE inspector David Norton said: "Two men were badly burned, with one suffering horrific, life-changing injuries, because their employer didn't do enough to make sure they stayed safe. "The firm now uses a specialist contractor to clean out its tankers to avoid the risk of vapours escaping. "If this procedure had been in place at the time of the incident then the injuries both men suffered could have been avoided." The incident highlights the substantial risks posed in Zone 0 environments, and how hazardous area equipment can potentially prevent life-changing injuries and extensive damage to property.

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