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LPCB-Approved Cable

LPCB-Approved Cable

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Eland Cables is a leading supplier of fire performance cables and our portfolio includes certificated products approved by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). This includes the standard and enhanced fire performance cables designed and approved for applications such as fire detection and fire alarm systems, public address systems, and emergency lighting, which all require a certain level of performance in the event of a fire.

LPCB-approved cables available for same-day despatch:
Standard fire performance cable - BS7629-1 & BS EN 50200 Fire performance cable for emergency systems and control circuits Category 1 as defined by British Standard BS8519.
Enhanced fire performance cable - BS8434-2 Fire performance cable with mica glass tape for emergency systems and control circuits Category 1, 2 and 3 as defined by BS8519.
Firetec Impact power cable - BS7846 Armoured power cable with mica glass tape offering mechanical protection against impact and water jet. Designed to meet the application of fire, direct impact, and water jet, as specified in BS8491, making them suitable for use as 120 minute rated category 3 power cables under BS8519.
Firetec single core Robust elastomeric insulated cable for alarm and emergency lighting circuits, designed to be installed in metal conduit, trunking and other cable containment systems.
Mineral insulated Ultimate fire performance cable. Mineral insulated cables provide circuit integrity at temperatures of up to 950oC for safety-critical applications.
London Underground Full range of LUL-approved cables for underground rail infrastructures and stations.

A number of LPCB approved cables, including the standard and enhanced cables, are also BASEC approved.
LPCB-approved cables

The Loss Prevention Certification Board - LPCB

The LPCB, run by BRE Global (Building and Research Establishment), is an independent third-party certification body offering one of the most internationally-recognised certifications for fire safety standards. They work extensively with the industry and with government to set standards that ensure the effective performance of fire and security products and services. Their certification demonstrates the products' fitness for purpose, and provides confidence to installers and specifiers that they are using a product which has been specifically designed, tested and approved for use as part of the essential fire safety equipment. To achieve LPCB approval, the products are rigorously tested at BRE's specialist fire testing facility, located in the United Kingdom. 

The testing of the Firetec-branded range for LPCB-approval includes fire-related performance tests including vertical flame tests on bunched cables, circuit integrity testing for resistance to fire, mechanical shock and water spray, smoke emission and acid gas emission tests. This range of cables is also tested for compliance to London Underground's specific flame propagation test requirements.
LPCB-approved cable supplier

The range of LPCB-approved cables and other products are kept on a register called RedBook Live. The Loss Prevention Standards are available from here. Specifying LPCB-approved cables helps ensure compliance on your safety-critical projects.
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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.