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Protection from the Thames

Flexible conduit from Flexicon is protecting cabling from the River Thames in a historic building called the Anchor brewhouse, which is next to Tower Bridge. C.J. Skilton Aquarist was approached to renovate a water feature in the Grade II listed building. As part of the refurbishment they needed to replace cabling in the plant room sited in the basement. At high tide this room is below water level, and on spring tides the plant room can partially flood.

The company specified Flexicon’s FPAX flexible conduit system, which is rated at IP68 (2 bar), and will protect the power cables from submersion in water. All of the cabling in this room has been replaced with TRS waterproof cable type H07 RNF and is also protected by conduit.

One of the grey pillars supporting the vaulted roof in the Malt Room had to have a cable running vertically along its length, so grey FPAX conduit was specified with grey Flexicon Clips.

The plant room sucks water from the elevated 3 tiered water feature weirs. It then tumbles back into the lower tier where it enters the plant room again for treatment and recirculation.

Says Chris Skilton from C.J. Skilton Aquarist: “This proved to be an unusual installation because the building fronts onto the River Thames. We needed a supplier who could not only meet our needs but be flexible with deliveries. As an example we needed a single 26 mm clip for some rigid pipework not related to the flexible conduit.”

The Anchor Brewhouse is a famous building in London. It is sited on the river Thames because its water was used for brewing. A brewhouse was first established in the early 17th century, but the current building dates from the 19 century. It has since been converted into residential apartments, but retains many of its original features.


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