Prysmian Afumex LSX™ and FP Plus™ installed at Les Beaucamps High School in Guernsey
Published on 4 June 2012
Prysmian Afumex LSX™ and FP Plus™ have been specified and installed at the new campus for Les Beaucamps High School in Guernsey. Afumex LSX™ will supply essential general lighting and power in all main classrooms, offices and service corridors. FP Plus™ forms part of the fire alarm system with its enhanced performance. Safety, for staff and pupils, is of paramount importance and with this in mind Lauren Lloyd (Guernsey) Ltd, opted for Prysmian Cables in its installation at the new facility.
The principle contractor at Les Beaucamps site, RG Falla, also based in Guernsey, engaged Lauren Lloyd for the electrical work at the site. Installation began in October 2011, with 35 km of Afumex LSX™ 1.5mm² to 4mm², two and three core and also 10km of two core 1.5mm² FP Plus™
Contracts Director, Gavin Charles, at Lauren Lloyd explains: ‘Afumex LSX™ was used on this project as an alternative to PVC Twin and Earth as it’s a more robust cable with a better reaction to fire. This was my first experience of Afumex LSX™ and I am very happy with the results.’
Afumex LSX™ is a low smoke zero halogen (LSOH) cable with flame retardant properties, safer than PVC in the event of a fire. Afumex LSX™ will self extinguish when the flame is removed producing low volumes of smoke, free from toxic halogen acid gases present in PVC varieties.
Prysmian’s FP Plus™ with enhanced Insudite™ insulation provides an unmatched combination of rigidity and flexibility resulting in an easy installation for an enhanced cable. Both FP Plus™ and Afumex LSX™ achieve full compliance with test requirements including BASEC and LPCB approval.
Les Beaucamps High School currently houses 500 students and additional facilities are being added to cater for an increased intake.
The new facilities are being built adjacent to the current school so that the pupils can carry on with their studies undisturbed. The school is currently in the first phase of the £37 million redevelopment due for completion July 2012, with the second phase, following the demolition of the old school, providing a sports hall, swimming pool and external sports facilities ready for completion in December 2013.
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