BS6883, BS7917, BS5308 Cables

BS6883 & BS7917 Cables
Cable Solutions Worldwide supply the full range of compliant British Standard BS6883, BS7917 and BS5308 power cables to global energy markets. A wide range of sizes are held in stock for immediate delivery.


BS6883 cable is generally used in offshore environments, in ships, vessels and offshore installations, and specifically in areas such as control rooms and computer suites, social areas, kitchen areas and accomodation zones. BS6883 cables are commonly used for offshore emergency lighting, shut down, control, fire pump, gas and alarm systems. The cables are specially used where life may be endangered by smoke and noxious fumes, and where sensitive equipment may be damaged by acid forming gases.


BS7917 cable is used in hazardous area and is the fire resistant standard offshore. British Standard BS7917 covers a wide range of cable types used in marine vessels and offshore installations. BS7917 cables are used for lighting, power, control and instrumentation up to 3.3kV without fire resistant circuit integrity. Like BS6883 cables, BS7917 cables are specially used where life may be endangered by smoke and noxious fumes.


BS5308 cable covers the requirements for instrument signal cables found in many industry applications, and used extensively in the oil gas, marine, renewables industry. BS5308 cables can be used on intrinsically safe circuits, and available in Polyethylene (PE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH), Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE), including armoured cables.

Typical cable types include: