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Cable Installations and Fire Safety

Essex Engineering understands the importance of high quality cables fixings in the event of a fire and has been manufacturing them since 1948.

Recent changes to the 18th Edition includes 'Wiring systems shall be supported such that they will not be liable to premature collapse in the event of a fire'.

The draft 18th Edition suggests that "suitably spaced steel or copper clips, saddles or ties are examples that will meet the requirements of this regulation"

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Copper has a higher melting point than steel and is the only material used to hold fire alarm cables in place. These cables nowadays can be soft core but for fire alarms Mineral insulated cable is the best available.


Essex Engineering was established in 1935 and moved to its present premises in 1940. During the 2nd World War, it made metal stampings for the MOD. After the war, in 1948 it started to produce the range of copper clips and saddles for Pyrotenax cable (mineral insulated cable) together with the terminating tools necessary for installation.


The latest coin slide, the Straight Six, can operate on 1 to 6 coins of different diameter and is mechanically programmable. To date 350,000 of these have found their way around the world.


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