Eland Cables extends its fire performance cable portfolio
In an extension to our fire performance range we now supply BASEC and LPCB approved Firetec® enhanced-grade cables which are fully compliant with BS 7846 and BS 7629-1. Additionally, many of the cables have been certified by Transport for London as LUL 1-085 compliant for sub-surface use and complement our LUL-approved rail cable portfolio.
Designed to withstand heat and flames for up to 120 minutes, this range of fire performance cables helps to protect equipment, property and even human lives in the event of fire by supporting critical safety circuits as Kevin Chapman, Commercial Director at Eland Cables, explains:
“Fire performance cables fall into three categories depending upon the circuits requirements. For preservation of life and safe evacuation, category 1 cables guarantee 30 minutes of resistance against flames, making them ideal for standard fire alarm systems. Category 2 cables give 60 minutes of fire protection and are commonly used for emergency lighting. For fire-fighting, additional time is required and category 3 cables are able to withstand up to 120 minutes of exposure to fire, providing enhanced emergency power to assist firefighters in extinguishing the blaze.
The range of Firetec® Standard, Enhanced, Power, Impact Power, Single Core and FRF2 cables, gives Eland’s customers access to a comprehensive selection of fire performance cables for a range of fire-critical applications. Our technical team is available to advise on fire performance cable selection and to discuss your buildings' fire protection systems.
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