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  • MUD is mud, right?

    MUD is mud, right?

    May 13, 2019

    Well, no, not really. Certainly when it comes to the sort of MUD you find around oil and gas platforms at sea. Drilling mud or drilling fluid as it’s commonly called is a viscous fluid mixture that’s used in drilling operations performing a wide range...

  • 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...

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 1 - Conductors

    Oct 16, 2012

    As a regular feature in upcoming editions of Wired, we are going to take a look at the manufacturing processes involved in cable production. There is a great degree of variation in the cable production process. This makes cables highly customisable and su

  • Use Approved Cable or Die!

    Oct 16, 2012

    That's the message from some in the industry. The reality may be different, as Jon Herbert explains. There’s been a lot in the press recently about the choices facing the cable buyer regarding approvals, foreign cable and quality issues.

  • Q&A - With Purchasing Manager Gary Banfield

    Oct 16, 2012

    The Q&A from issue of 1 of our newsletter 'Wired' talks to Purchasing Manager Gary Banfield.

  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management

    Oct 16, 2012

    At FS Cables our objective for this year is to make significant reductions to our impact on the environment. It was one of our contracting customers who suggested attaining ISO14001 status. Work on this is well underway, with many good ideas coming forwar

  • Cable Approvals Update

    Oct 16, 2012

    Following on from the article in the last issue entitled ‘Use Approved Cable or Die’, BASEC wrote to us to provide more information on testing and approvals. They do visit BASEC approved manufacturers several times a year and test samples from production

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 4 - Braiding, Screening and Armouring

    Oct 16, 2012

    Part 4 - Braiding, Screening and Armouring In this series we have looked at cable manufacturing, starting with the original conductor, the insulation material and the process of laying up the cores.

  • ISO 14001 Accreditation - FS Cables 'Goes Green'

    Oct 16, 2012

    FS Cables are proud to have been awarded ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. This achievement represents many months of hard work and has taken the best efforts of all members of staff.

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 2 - Insulation

    Oct 15, 2012

    This issue’s instalment of ‘What’s in a Cable’ covers insulation. Insulation is a non-conductive material used to coat the conductor to keep the electricity flowing to its intended destination. In the case of a transformer or motor armature this may be a

  • Q&A - With Quality Manager Bob Barnard

    Oct 12, 2012

    Q: What’s your role at FS Cables? I work externally for a few clients including FS Cables and I’m responsible for assessing and managing both the quality and environmental management systems.

  • Industry awaits impact of Chinese RoHS

    Oct 09, 2012

    The industry is bracing itself to see what impact the China RoHS legislation will have on Europe, which differs significantly from the EU directive in terms of scope. While it is similar in terms of the 6 hazardous substances - lead, mercury, hexavalent c