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BS 7846:2105 now incorporates a second, higher specification type of fire resistant armoured cable. This cable type is intended for use in special protected circuits for essential fire safety systems, and has a requirement for testing to BS 8491. This test incorporates fire, water and direct shock attacks for up to two hours. Further information on this can be obtained from BASEC.

The old British Standard for instrumentation and control cables, BS 5308, has been withdrawn because of a conflicting newly-published CENELEC standard. However, there remained a market need for a particular specification for these cables. Consequently, the British Cables Association has published a new version, PAS 5308, through the British Standards Institution. Certification to both the withdrawn BS 5308 and to the new PAS 5308 standards is available from BASEC.