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Prysmian’s FP200 Gold® installed into fire alarm and voice alarm PA system at St Helens

Published on 27 July 2012
This high quality hard skin fire resistant cable incorporates unique Insudite™ insulation
Prysmian's FP200 Gold® complies with the requirements of BS 5839 and BS 5266

Prysmian’s FP200 Gold® has been installed into the fire alarm and the voice alarm PA system at St Helens RFC’s new home stadium, Langtree Park. The Saints have officially left their old ground at Knowsley Road to begin the new season at the freshly built 18,000 capacity stadium.

As with any public stadium venue, fire safety systems are of paramount importance. FP200 Gold® complies with the requirements of fire alarm standard, BS 5839, emergency lighting standard, BS 5266 and is BASEC & LPCB certified. This high quality hard skin fire resistant cable incorporates unique Insudite™ insulation.

Insudite™ surpasses commonly available soft skin silicone cables as it greatly reduces the chances of third party damage during installation. Weak cable insulation can lead to faults that may be difficult to locate within a cable network and even cause false alarms in the future.

SolidState Security was chosen to install the fire alarm and PA/VA systems in the £44 million stadium. Lead Engineer Paul Turner explains: ‘Prysmian cables are incredibly easy to strip and this was essential for a job like this as the schedule was so tight. We had ten men working on installing 25,000 metres of cable in just over six months.’

Paul continues: ‘The cables arrived on the new FP reel with useful hand grips and this enabled us to get the cabling on site a lot quicker. We have worked with Prysmian FP200 Gold®on a number of projects and we will continue to do so in the future as it is a high quality cable and comes with all third party approvals.’

SolidState Security started the installation in April 2011 and the project reached completion on 24th November 2011. The new stadium has 10,000 seats for uninterrupted viewing, a club shop and a range of themed bars and dining facilities. St Helens RFC’s first match at the new stadium will be against Widnes RFC on 20th January 2012.

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