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Featured Products

A selection of our featured products

Cable Systems are specialists in the supply and manufacture of harsh industrial and hazardous are electrical equipment & lighting.

Our range of Hazardous Area Products is expansive, including heaters, control switches, motion sensors and connectors from various manufacturers. Have a look at some of our products:

Lighting Junction Boxes / Terminal enclosures Distribution Boards Control Stations Cable Glands Audible & Visual Warning Signals Flexible Conduit Motion Sensors Plugs & Sockets

New Products

  • Chalmit HDL 106N LED Floodlight
    Once manufactured by Hadar is the New Chalmit HDL 106N LED Floodlight, allowing up to six modules interlinked, providing an effective and efficient replacement for conventional high power HID floodlights, up to 400W.
  • Hawke Hazcon Control Stations
    Hazcon Control Stations range are a key addition to the Hubbell Harsh and Hazardous product line. Developed to exceed customer expectations, the range further enhances our connection and control solution based product portfolio.

Recent News

The latest news from Cable Systems

  • Do hazardous areas need an external ignition source?

    Hazardous areas in general - and especially in terms of Zone 0, 1 and 2 designations - occur in the presence of a potentially combustible or explosive substance, often a gas, and in each of those zones, the correct hazardous area equipment is important to remove potential external sources of ignition. But containment is also crucial as not all combustible substances need an external ignition source, including clouds of fine particles that take on some of the properties of an explosive gas. Incidents like the Bosley flour mill explosion in Cheshire in 2015 highlighted the risks posed by airborne dust, which can ignite and explode with disastrous and tragic consequences. Now newly published research in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications warns that the spark that triggers such an explosion can come from the dust cloud itself. "Divided solid substances dispersed into a dust cloud, for example into a silo, can form a potentially explosive atmosphere, if in the right concentration with the oxidising agent, e.g. air," the researchers write. "In addition, it is known that the pneumatic handling of the substance, which allows its transport at a certain velocity, can generate static charges; thus, a possible competent ignition source may be also created." In effect, the static charge caused by the moving dust cloud can spark its own explosion - an extra risk to be accounted for when choosing hazardous area equipment to not only avoid igniting a blast, but also to contain one if the cloud should happen to self-ignite.

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  • LPG spills create highly explosive hazardous areas

    LPG spills may create more dangerous hazardous areas than was previously known, according to the results of research published in the Journal of the Society of Ecological Chemistry and Engineering. A team in Poland - where around one in ten cars on the public roads run on liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG - examined the consequences of different scales of LPG spill in enclosed public car parks and industrial settings. They found that spills can create highly explosive hazardous areas that can persist for a long time, but with the right hazardous area equipment these risks can be minimised. For instance, they found that the LPG vapour tends to settle at ground level, creating more of an explosive risk there. But gas detectors are often fitted much higher up, potentially missing the low-level cloud of combustible LPG, and the researchers recommend that detectors should therefore be fitted only around 30cm from the floor. They added that an LPG cloud can stay at floor level in an enclosed garage "for a long time, which generates a high explosive hazard". With adequate ventilation using suitable hazardous area equipment to safely disperse the LPG - or any combustible gas, in fact - there is no need for this risk to last any longer than necessary before a temporary hazardous area can be dealt with and safety restored.

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