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Product information of the BS5308 Part 1 Type 1


The BS5308 Part 1 Type 1 is an unarmoured cable and designed to carry communication and control signals in a variety of installations in the petrochemical industry. The signals can be of analogue, data or voice type for several transducers such as pressure, proximity or microphone.


  • Flexible
  • Flame retardant
  • Halogen-free

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The difference between the CAM and the ICAM type

The CAM and the ICAM types both have a collective screen. The ICAM type has, as an extra, individual shields for every pair of wires in the cable.

Advantages of the BS5308 Part 1 Type 1


The BS5308 Part 1 Type 1 is a flexible cable, ideal for mobile use. This means that the cable can be used several times and can be applied for temporary purposes. In addition, it is easy to handle and pliant making it easy and compact to store. Its flexibility is also an advantage for small-spaced fixed installations as smaller bends can be made. Due to the flexibility of the cable, it is easier and faster to install, which saves more time and reduces costs.

Flame retardant

Cables used to be responsible for spreading fire. The BS5308 Part 1 Type 1 is flame retardant. This means that this cable is designed in a way that it will not spread fire. Cables with these advantages are often used in buildings and at locations where people live, work and travel / move.


Halogen-free cables such as the Part 1 Type 1 do not produce toxic gases in case of fire. This means that the cable does not contain fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine or astatine which causes toxic gases during a fire. Toxic gases can damage equipment and limit chances for people to escape because gases are deadly. This cable has a higher fire safety, causes less damage in case of a fire and is environmentally-friendly.

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