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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

  • Eaton Crouse-Hinds PXLED Floodlight
    The Brand New PXLED Power Floodlight from Eaton Crouse-Hinds, suitable for Zone 1 & 2, 21 & 22, Contact us NOW for a demonstration
  • 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

  • Specifying hazardous area equipment for cold weather

    When specifying hazardous area equipment for immediate use this autumn-winter, it's natural to take temperature into account, especially if the equipment is to be installed outdoors without insulation. Some hazardous area equipment can be insulated to provide extra protection against extremes of cold, but some inherently need to be exposed, for example, hazardous area lighting systems for outdoor areas. The operating temperature range of outdoor hazardous area lighting systems should help you to decide if they are suitable, and often the lower end of the range is well below freezing point and far beyond any temperatures likely to occur in a normal British winter. But it's also considering factors like warm-up time, as some exterior lighting is specifically rated for full operation from a cold start. You might not need this - a short delay while the lighting element warms up is fine in many general applications - but in some applications, such as emergency lighting that only comes on when an incident is detected, you want full illumination immediately. By specifying hazardous area equipment designed for instant operation even in cold weather, you prepare for the depths of the coming season and ensure there is no increase in risk, whatever the conditions on the day.

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  • 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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