Prysmian FP200 Gold

Prysmian FP200 GoldPrysmian FP200 Gold is a ‘standard’ fire resistant cable as defined by fire alarm and emergency lighting British Standards and the original alternative to mineral insulated cable. It is a tough, durable and dressable fire resistant cable – easy to install and terminate.

FP200 Gold meets the ‘standard’ fire resistant cable requirements of BS5839-1 and BS5266-1 and classified as Category 1 Control cable as defined by BS8519.

FP200 Gold has excellent data and signal transmission characteristics which makes it ideal for voice alarm, addressable and networked systems.

The original highly durable and dressable, easy to terminate and install fire resistant cable, using the unique InsuditeTM damage resistant insulation system. Approved for fire detection and fire alarm critical signal paths to BS5839-1:2002+A2:2008 and voice alarm systems to BS5839-8:2008 in ‘standard’ application areas, and emergency lighting systems to BS5266-1:2011.

The changes to cable test methods and requirements first introduced by BS5839-1:2002 PH30, PH60 and PH120 mean fire resistant cables are now approved to new test requirements.

FP200 Approvals

In addition to approvals to BS7629-1 and BS6387 Category CWZ, FP200 Gold® has received BASEC and LPCB approval to BS5839-1:2002 for ‘standard’ applications. This includes approval to BS EN 50200 Class PH30, PH60 and PH120 and the integrated fire, shock and water test BS EN 50200 Annex E for 30 minutes.

All Prysmian FP200Gold® cables are manufactured in the UK under an ISO 9001 Quality System certified by BASEC and LPCB.

FP200 Gold® meets the requirements of IS EN 50200:2006 PH120 classification as required by IS 3217:2008, and also the requirements of IS EN 50200 Annex E.2 for 30 minutes Standard classification as required by IS 3218:2009/ AC:2010.

Data Capability

FP200 Gold® has excellent data/signal transmission characteristics making it ideal for voice alarm, addressable and networked systems.

FP200 Gold Installation

In accordance with BS5839-1 and BS5266-1 requirements, cables must be supported by a fixing that can withstand the same fire conditions as the cable. To meet this requirement the use of Prysmian AP LSOH® coated metal P-clips or the new FP FirefixTM rapid fixing system is recommended.

FP200 Gold® should be installed in accordance with BS7671/IET Wiring Regulations and/or other appropriate regulations or codes. For outdoor installation use white sheathed cable, red sheath requires additional suitable UV protection. Ideal for surface, tray, direct burial in plaster or other methods that benefit from a dressable product

Key Applications

  • Fire detection and fi re alarm systems for buildings
  • Voice alarm systems
  • Emergency lighting
  • Other essential service circuits

Cable Construction Two / Three / Four Core

Conductor Plain annealed copper solid (1.0 – 2.5 mm2) or stranded
(4.0 mm2) circular conductor complying with BS EN 60228
class 1 or class 2.
Insulation High Performance damage resistant InsuditeTM
British Standard Type EI5.
Core Identification HARMONISED CORE IDENTIFICATION:
Two Core : brown-blue
Three Core : brown-black-grey
Four Core : blue-brown-black-grey
Screen / CPC Laminated aluminium tape screen bonded to sheath and in
contact with full size tinned annealed copper circuit protective
conductor which provides automatic screen earthing.
Sheath Robust thermoplastic LSOH sheath
Colour – White or Red. Other colours to special order
For external exposure the use of a white sheath is recommended.

FP200 Gold Ordering Information

Use the link on the size to buy online.

Nominal
cross
sectional
area
Conceptual
construction
Mean overall
diameter
Approximate
cable
weight
Maximum
conductor
resistance
at 20°C
Current rating
DC or single phase
AC Enclosed
Current rating
DC or single
phase AC
Clipped direct
Volt drop DC
or single
phase AC
mm no./mm mm kg/km ohms/km Amps Amps mV/A/m

Two Core

1.0 1/1.13 8.0 78 18.1 13 15 44
1.5 1/1.38 8.1 93 12.1 16.5 19.5 29
2.5 1/1.78 9.5 140 7.4 23 27 18
4.0 7/0.85 11.6 195 4.6 30 36 11

Three Core

1.0 1/1.13 8.2 88 18.1 13 15 44
1.5 1/1.38 8.4 116 12.1 16.5 19.5 29
2.5 1/1.78 10.4 180 7.4 23 27 18
4.0 7/0.85 12.3 248 4.6 30 36 11

Four Core

1.0 1/1.13 8.5 107 18.1 13 15 44
1.5 1/1.38 10 143 12.1 16.5 19.5 29
2.5 1/1.78 11.9 225 7.4 23 27 18
4.0 7/0.85 13.5 310 4.6 30 36 11

1 Recommended clip spacing 300 mm horizontal and 400mm vertical. 2 Brass glands may be used as an alternative.

3 BS5266-1:2011 clause 8.2.7 states a minimum cross-sectional area of conductor of 1.5mm2

FP200 Gold® is also available in multi-core versions (7,12 & 19 core)

Minimum recommended installation temperature 0°C. Installation methods for current rating in accordance with BS7671/IEE Wiring Regulations.

The tabulated ratings are based upon a 30°C ambient temperature and 70°C operating temperature. For other ambient temperatures or where cables are
grouped together, appropriate rating factors should be applied.

Cable Construction (Seven / Twelve / Nineteen Core)

Conductor Plain annealed copper solid (1.0 – 1.5 mm2) or stranded (2.5 mm2)
circular conductor complying with BS EN 60228class 1 or class 2.
Insulation High Performance damage resistant InsuditeTM
British Standard Type EI5.
Core Identification 7-12-19 cores white with printed number.
Screen Laminated aluminium tape screen bonded to sheath and incontact with tinned annealed coppper 0.5mm2 drain wire which provides automatic screen earthing.
Sheath Robust thermoplastic LSOH sheathColour – White or Red. Other colours to special order
For external exposure the use of a white sheath is recommended.

FP200 Gold Ordering Information

Nominal
cross
sectional
area
Conceptual
construction
Mean
overall
diameter
Approximate
cable
weight
Maximum
conductor
resistance
at 20°C
Current rating
DC or single
phase AC
Enclosed
Currentrating
DC or single
phase AC
Clipped direct
Volt drop
DC or single
phase AC
mm no./mm mm kg/km ohms/km Amps Amps mV/A/m

Seven Core

1.0 1/1.13 12.1 196 18.1 13* 15* 44
1.5 1/1.38 13.3 249 12.1 16.5* 19.5* 29
2.5 7/0.67 16.3 387 7.4 23* 27* 18

Twelve Core

1.5 1/1.38 17.5 399 12.1 16.5 19.5* 29
2.5 7/0.67 21.7 637 7.4 23* 27* 18

Nineteen Core

1.5 1/1.38 20.5 588 12.1 16.5 19.5* 29
2.53 7/0.67 25.6 949 7.4 23* 27* 18

Notes to Table

  1. Recommended clip spacing 300 mm and 400 mm vertical.
  2. Brass gland may be used as an alernative.
  3. This size is not included in the latest (2008) edition of BS7629-1 and is therefore manufactured to BS7629-1:1997

Installation methods for current rating in accordance with BS7671/IEE Wiring Regulations.

Minimum recommended installation temperature 0°C.

*The tabulated rating is as a two core and may be used where its number of cores carrying current does not exceed the square root of the total number of cores.

The tabulared ratings are based upon a 30°C ambient temperature and 70°C operating temperature.

For other ambient temperatures or where cables are grouped toghether, the following rating factors should be applied.

Temperature rating factors

Ambient Temperature °C 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60
Rating factor 1.03 1.00 0.94 0.87 0.79 0.71 0.61 0.50

Rating Factors for Grouping

Number of circuits 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Rating factor 0.80 0.70 0.65 0.60 0.57 0.54 0.52 0.50