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  • Cable Sheath Materials - What You Need to Know

    Cable Sheath Materials - What You Need to Know

    Aug 20, 2020

    Insulation and sheath are the components of a cable that protect the conductor. The insulation isolates the flow of electricity, and the sheath wraps around the outside of the cable to protect the conductors inside and enable electricity transmission.

  • LSF vs LSHF (LSZH) - There is a Difference!

    LSF vs LSHF (LSZH) - There is a Difference!

    Jul 08, 2019

    The main problem facing specifiers and contractors is the confusion over terminology and standards. Is LSHF (Low Smoke Halogen Free) the same as LSF (Low Smoke and Fume)? These terms are all widely used within the cable industry and we still encounter...

  • Cutting Corners – 10 Ways You Shouldn’t Save Money Buying Cable!

    May 27, 2014

    A tongue in cheek look at some of the more unscrupulous techniques used to save money when buying cable...

  • LSF and LSHF Cables - Know The Difference

    Jun 19, 2017

    Correctly specified, both products offer a good solution but it’s crucial to know when and where it’s appropriate to use them. LSHF cables are those that give off less than 0.5% hydrogen chloride gas when burnt, compared with around 28% from traditiona

  • LSHF - Seeing Through the Smoke

    Oct 16, 2012

    With the increasing demand for ‘safe’ buildings, more attention is being paid to the types of cables being installed, and the potential risks in the event of fire. It is now recognised that smoke and poisonous fumes are often a far greater risk to life an

  • LSHF - Prysmian Join the Debate

    Oct 09, 2012

    We’re extremely pleased that Prysmian have joined the debate on LSF vs LSHF.