Product information of the BS6622 cables Single and 3-core
An electric cable with copper conductors for energy networks where mechanical stresses are expected. Suitable for underground installation or in ducts.
- Flame retardant
- Steel Wired Armour (SWA) / 3-core
- Aluminium Wired Armour (AWA) / Single core
Applicable in ATEX zones
Cables used in ATEX zones need to comply with certain (construction) requirements. These BS6622 cables meet 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 BS6622 cables Single and 3-core
Cables used to be responsible for spreading fire. These BS6622 cables are flame retardant. This means that these cables are 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) / 3-core
The armouring of steel wires protects the cable from physical elements. Sharp edges and stones can affect cables and in case of underground cables digging equipment might hit the cables. The armouring strengthens the BS6622 cables and it will limit the damage inflicted by physical elements. The cables will maintain their functionality afterwards.
Aluminium Wired Armour (AWA) / Single core
The armouring of aluminium wires protects this cable from physical elements. The aluminium ensures that the BS6622 cables will be lighter in weight compared to a steel wired armouring. These cable are therefore easier to install and less expensive.
National and international standards