BS5308 cable is designed specifically for instrumentation and control applications, such as those found in the chemical, petrochemical, and process industries.
This cable is widely used in the UK, and it is also used in other parts of the world where British standards are recognized.
BS5308 cables are manufactured in accordance with the British Standard specification BS5308 Part 1 and Part 2, which sets out the requirements for construction, performance, and testing.
Types of BS5308 Cable
BS5308 cable comes in various types, each designed for specific purposes.
The most common types of BS5308 cable include:
BS5308 Part 1 Type 1: This type of cable is designed for use in high-temperature applications.
BS5308 Part 1 Type 2: This cable is designed for use in low-temperature applications.
BS5308 Part 1 Type 3: This type of cable is designed for use in indoor applications.
BS5308 Part 1 Type 4: This cable is designed for use in outdoor applications.
The Structure Of BS5308 Cable
BS5308 cables typically have one or more stranded copper conductors with a nominal cross-sectional area ranging from 0.5mm² to 2.5mm².
The conductors are insulated with a PVC or XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) material that provides excellent electrical insulation properties.
XLPE insulation is preferred for applications where the cable is subjected to high temperatures, while PVC insulation is used for general-purpose applications.
BS5308 cables are typically shielded to provide protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI).
The shielding can be either a collective screen or an individual screen.
A collective screen is made of a metallic material, such as copper or aluminum, and is applied over the cable cores.
An individual screen is applied over each conductor and is made of a metallic material or a semiconducting material.
The inner sheath of a BS5308 cable is typically made of PVC or LSZH (low smoke zero halogen) material.
The inner sheath provides an additional layer of protection to the conductors and shields and also helps to prevent the ingress of moisture and other contaminants.
BS5308 cables can be armored or unarmored, depending on the application requirements.
Armored cables have an additional layer of protection in the form of a steel wire or tape armor that provides mechanical protection against impact, crushing, and other physical damage.
Unarmored cables are typically used in applications where the cable is not subjected to mechanical stress.
The outer sheath of a BS5308 cable is typically made of PVC or LSZH material, depending on the application requirements.
The outer sheath provides additional protection to the cable against mechanical stress, moisture, and other environmental factors.
ZMS Cable technical team has extensive experience in the design, manufacture and testing of instrumentation cables to BS 5308 standards.
We also support European standards for instrumentation cables and other national standards. Please contact us for technical support on your application design and cable selection.
Features of BS5308 Cable
BS5308 cable comes with a variety of features that make it an ideal choice for industrial and commercial applications. Some key features of this cable include:
BS5308 cable is designed to withstand harsh environments and extreme conditions. It is resistant to abrasion, moisture, chemicals, and other environmental factors that can cause damage to cables.
Some types of BS5308 cable are designed to withstand high temperatures, making them ideal for use in industrial applications where high temperatures are common.
Other types of BS5308 cable are designed to withstand low temperatures, making them ideal for use in industrial applications where low temperatures are common.
BS5308 cable is specifically designed to provide reliable signal transmission in harsh environments. It is known for its ability to transmit signals over long distances without interference.
BS5308 cable is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making it an ideal choice for use in industrial applications where exposure to chemicals is common.
Service of ZMS Company
BS5308 cables are high-quality instrumentation cables that are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions while maintaining excellent performance and reliability.
They are widely used in the industrial and commercial sectors, and their construction and performance requirements are specified in the British Standard specification BS5308.
By understanding the structure and features of BS5308 cables, users can ensure that these cables are used effectively and safely in their applications.
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