National Heritage

The use of Mineral Insulated Copper Cables (MICC) is the natural choice when protecting our history and irreplaceable National heritage. The fact MICC withstands considerable abuse such as bending, flattening and twisting without electrical failure and able to power all emergency circuits before, during and after a fire is a key decision maker.

MICC Cable is also ideal for use in buildings which have not been designed for electrical installations.

Its small overall size and pliability enables it to provide the most sympathetic solution when aesthetic considerations require cable to blend in suitably with stonework, bare timber, lead, copper or other ‘natural’ surfaces.

The added complication is that many historic buildings are now managed as commercial operations and so electrical installations and maintenance must be minimised to ensure that revenues from admissions are not adversely affected.

The use of MICC cables is also cost effective over its life as MICC cables do not degrade with age unlike polymeric cables. It’s well known within the industry that many MICC installations are still functional after 50 years of service.

It is the unique properties of mineral insulated which make it the only cable option for our historic buildings and in the broader context, all buildings where fire safety is paramount.

WMC Quality
The quality and reliability of Wrexham Mineral Cables is recognised worldwide and throughout the electrical industry. Our cables are manufactured to meet British and European standards, achieving endorsements & certifications from many regulatory bodies including BRE - LPCB, the world renowned approvals body for fire performance products. Our LPCB product approval register has been maintained for over 25 years, one of the longest in Europe for any fire performance cable manufacturer. Our Quality system is also approved to ISO9001 through LPCB and our entire facility is run in accordance of ISO9001 Quality system standards.

WMC Approvals
BS5839-1:2017 Enhanced to Clause 26.2 BS EN 50200:2015
BS 8434-2:2003 + A2:2009 BS 8591 & BS 8491 CAT C BS6387:2013 C,W & Z BS 60331
The termination glands are ATEX EExd & IECEx approved to EN 60079 for use in potentially explosive atmospheres under the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

WMC Warranty
For over 30 years we have manufactured in the UK, more than 180 million meters of MICC with ZERO failures in the field.  With this impeccable record you can have complete confidence in our 30 year warranty cable system.

Projects
WMC project portfolio extends to many historical buildings and commonly used by the National Trust. The WMC fire survival cable system will neither be obtrusive nor disfigure the appearance of the building. In recent years WMC have worked with consultants and created bespoke colours of our MICC Cables to aid cosmetic appearances of our Heritage buildings.

 

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