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What is FP Cable?

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Electrical cable needs to transport electricity from one point to another.

That is its primary function.  But where it is going to be installed? What is its final application?

Electrical cable comes in a huge range of different configurations suitable for multiple end uses.  Including for the application in Fire & Security Systems.

FP Cable is a specific electrical cable type designed with a fire protection rating.  FP is short for Fire Performance and has the ability to resist fire while continuing to operate and transport electricity from one point to another.

This is of particular importance where electrical devices such as fire alarms and emergency lighting systems need to continue operating even during a fire.

FP200 is recognised as the leading type of electrical cable used in the Fire Industry. It meets the requirements of current British Standards and is ideal for use in fire detection systems, emergency lighting and smoke alarm systems which require constant circuit integrity in the event of a fire.

FP200 electrical cabling can be used in the following British Standards:

  • BS 5839-1 Fire systems for buildings
  • BS 7629-1 Fire resistant screened cables
  • BS 6387 Category CWZ
  • BS EN 50200 Class PH30 & PH60
  • BS 8434-1 30 minutes
  • BS EN 61034-2 Low smoke emission
  • BS EN 60754-2 Halogen free

FP200 is suitable for:

  • Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings
  • Voice alarm systems and emergency voice communication
  • Emergency lighting
  • Control circuits for life safety and fire fighting systems
  • Other essential service control circuits

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Our Fire & Security Services are backed up with NSI Gold and NSI Fire Gold accreditation so that HF Fire & Security can operate to the highest possible industry standard and guidelines across the UK. Combining this with the in house knowledge and service level capabilities means that trusting HF Fire & Security can take care of all your fire and security services throughout the year and throughout the country.

If you would like to know more about our Fire & Security Services, examples of the work we have done in this sector or if you have any questions about bespoke services that you are looking for, please call our head office on 0800 783 9480 or email

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