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Cavi Prysmian FP Plus per il nuovo ospedale di Glasgow

Cavi Prysmian FP Plus per il nuovo ospedale di Glasgow

Il complesso sarà terminato nel 2015.

12 Dic 2013

The complex in Glasgow is due for completion in 2015

Leading UK fire safety and security provider Scotshield has chosen Prysmian FP cables for the fire safety systems in the New South Glasgow Hospital in the city. Scotshield specialises in life safety systems and worked to specify Prysmian FP PLUS enhanced fire resistant cable to ensure maximum safety and circuit integrity. SGH is a significant new hospital serving Glasgow and the wider area and is certainly one of the largest installations of FP PLUS in a single building project.

Built on site of the existing Southern General Hospital, the new campus is looking to provide the gold standard of healthcare for patients. This includes providing the most up to date precautions in fire safety. Fire resistant cables are increasingly specified in public access buildings and in NGSH one of the biggest hospitals in the UK, fire safety is paramount. Approximately one hundred and eighty thousand metres of Prysmian FP PLUS is currently being installed to connect in excess of sixteen thousand devices such as call points and smoke detectors in the campus.

Robert Moore, Director at Scotshield, an independent fire and security systems provider with a network of branches from London to Inverness in Scotland and across the Irish Sea to Belfast in Northern Ireland, is responsible for overseeing the installation team based at the NSGH project and they are currently installing all of the new fire devices. Robert explained, “The cables had to be of the highest quality to ensure maximum fire safety in the unfortunate case of fire”. He went on to say “our engineers prefer the FP range to competitor products because they are so easy to work with both during installing and terminating. In addition, using enhanced soft skin cables is a very cost effective incentive to our clients”. The FP range contains cables for most applications that require a fire resistant cable and they are designed and manufactured in the UK.

Simon Hopkins, FP Product Manager UK, told us We anticipated more demanding test requirements and our engineering team developed FP PLUS to provide a solution with increased fire performance that satisfied the designer - but most importantly they developed a cable that met the handling and terminating performance required by installer. These are tough customers and our engineers developed what they needed.

Hospitals in the UK manage their fire alarm systems to meet the requirements of HTM 05-03 part B which incorporates BS8434-2. FP PLUS was the first cable of it’s type to meet or exceed the ‘enhanced’ requirements of BS8434-2 and achieve third party certification by BASEC and LPCB so it provides the systems designer and the installer with confidence that it will perform as intended when needed. The codes of practice for the design, installation and commissioning of electrical emergency systems require ‘standard’ , ‘enhanced’, Category 1, 2 or 3 fire resistant cables for their power, control and communication. Prysmian FP range has a wide range of fire resistant solutions and something for each application.

Scotshield has completed nearly 40% of the fire installation in the new maternity wards, children’s and adult’s acute hospitals and state of the art laboratories. The hospital will have the biggest critical care complex and one of the largest emergency departments in Scotland in response to an increasing number of patients. The hospital is the largest design and construction project north of the border and is due for completion in 2015.