Stainless-steel cleats secure emergency cables at data centre

Ellis Patents, stainless steel cable cleat
Ellis stainless-steel cable cleats are being installed to secure all emergency system cabling in to new buildings on the Cobalt Data Centre Campus.

Ellis Phoenix fire-proof stainless-steel cable cleats are being used to secure all emergency system cabling in two new properties being built on the Cobalt Data Centre Campus in Newcastle upon Tyne. The buildings will add 6000 m2 of prime commercial property to a location that is already home to Santander, Hewlett Packard and Orange.

Phoenix cleats, plus cable glands and associated products, were specified by M&E consultant Cundall and supplied through distributor Cleveland Cable Company.

Paul Nolan, UK sales manager of Ellis, explains, ‘When we brought Phoenix cleats to market, the only proven way to secure emergency cabling was to use cast-iron cleats, which, of course, was an extremely costly solution. In practice, this resulted in a lot of emergency cabling systems not being properly restrained. Risks range from the loss of vital services through to the dangers caused by live cables falling.’

The Phoenix range of fire-proof cable cleats was developed to provide a proven and cost-effective method of safe cable restraint for any fire-protection installation. They are made of 316L stainless steel and have been tested to ensure they provide fire protection to the same level as the cables they are installed to protect.

Phoenix cleats were recently granted London Underground (LUL) approval.

The Cobalt Campus is one of the greenest in the UK. The first building achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ when it was completed last year. The two new buildings have been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’.

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