Cablofil helps munitions factory hit completion target

Cablofil helps munitions factory hit completion target

Cablofil steel wire tray has been used as the cable management system for a new 350,000 ft2 BAE Systems munitions plant on the site of the former Dunlop factory in Washington, Tyne & Wear.

Comprising a production facility, a two storey office and welfare block, security gatehouses, stores and an effluent processing house, the munitions factory will manufacture artillery shells, mortar bodies and other munitions cases. Bailey Building Services was responsible for both Category A and Category B electrical fit out and chose to use Cablofil steel wire tray throughout the production, office and welfare facilities to ensure that the cable management installation was of a high quality suitable for the challenging environment.

Andrew Hodson, project manager, North Division, commented, ‘A steel wire tray system was specified because it’s lightweight and quick to install. The ceiling voids were relatively small and the flexibility of the steel wire tray system helped a lot in this regard, allowing us to fit the cable management around the other services. We chose the Cablofil system as it required less bracketry and fewer fixings which reduced installation times still further.’

Bailey Building Services used 300mm Cablofil steel wire tray throughout the plant for small power cabling and 200mm steel wire tray for both data and extra low voltage cabling. Cablofil’s certified 2m fixing intervals allowed the installation to save even more time on the installation in the vast production areas where it was suspended from the roof structure and purlins, as well as being surface mounted on the walls as risers.

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