Prysmian FP600S and FP400 ﬁre resistant cables have been installed in the ﬁre alarm system at
the world famous Silverstone circuit in Northampton. The installation was completed just in time
for the 2011 Formula One Santander British Grand Prix, part of the multi million pound
redevelopment of the pit and paddock facility.
Electrical work began in May last year and the project reached completion in May 2011.
Project Engineer at NG Bailey Building Services, Kevin Dunne explains: ‘Prysmian were the natural
choice for us due to their renowned reputation and their FP cable’s ease of use during the
installation process. When undertaking a high proﬁ le project like this, safety is paramount and we
were required to select the highest quality cables available to ensure optimum ﬁ re protection.”
Prysmian’s FP600S and FP400 are BASEC approved and exceed ﬁ re test expectations. FP400 is
approved to BS7846 category F2 and by LPCB as a ﬁ re resistant cable approved to BS6387 CWZ. FP600S
is BS7846 category F120 certiﬁ ed and remains entirely operational during the ﬁ re test described
in BS8519 and BS8491.
Silverstone Circuit is owned by the British Racing Drivers’ Club and caters for thousands of
motorsports fans each year. The circuit held its ﬁ rst race in 1948 and has become the ‘The Home of
British Racing’ ever since, the British Grand Prix being held every year at the track since 1987.