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CSA FT1 Cable

CSA FT1 Cable

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The Canadian Standard Association (CSA) issued standard FT1 to define the testing requirement for flame resistance of electrical cables. This small-scale flame test is applied only to vertical samples of finished cables to assess how quickly a cable will stop burning once it is no longer subject to a direct flame source.
The test requires a propane burner flame to thermally stress the cable with a flame for fifteen seconds, 5 times in a row, with compliance being achieved if the flame self-extinguish after no more than 1 minute after removal of the burner each time and that no more than a quarter of the paper indicator has been burnt.
Every national standards-setting body has its own fire resistance tests, however they are often aligned with the international consensus. In the case of CSA FT1, it is is in line with American standard UL VW-1 vertical wire flame test. In order to be deemed suitable for installation in North America, machinery using equipment and appliance wire such as the CY PVC and SY PVC control cables are required to meet this minimum flame propagation standard.


CSA FT1 tested cable


Eland Cables supplies a range of cables which have been certified to comply with CSA FT1, including control cables and hook-up wires. Our UKAS-accredited in-house cable testing laboratory can also assess compliance with this standard for third party cables. Please contact us to discuss your CSA FT1 compliant cable requirements.
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UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.