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Productinformation of the BS5308 Part 1 Type 3


The BS5308 Part 1 Type 3 is generally designed for a greater degree of mechanical and chemical protection or direct burial at a suitable depth. The signals of this instrumentation cable can be of analogue, data or voice type for several transducers such as pressure, proximity or microphone.


  • Flame retardant
  • Steel Wired Armour(SWA)

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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.

Applicable in ATEX zones

Cables used in ATEX zones need to comply with certain (construction) requirements. The BS5308 Part 1 Type 3 meets these requirements. We will give you two examples. Empty spaces between the cores are not allowed as this makes the transportation of flammable liquids and gasses possible. Therefore, the bedding or the inner sheath of the cable needs to be pressed. Another requirement is that the outer sheath of the cable must be made of an elastomer, a thermoplastic or a thermoset material.

Advantages of the BS5308 Part 1 Type 3

Flame retardant

Cables used to be responsible for spreading fire. The BS5308 Part 1 Type 3 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.

Steel Wired Armour(SWA)

A steel wired braiding is often used to armour a cable which needs to maintain its flexibility. This is mainly used for instrumentation and control cables. It also ensures a better mechanical protection of the BS5308 Part 1 Type 3 against sharp objects from the outside.

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