German Standard VDE 0266, developed by the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies, covers halogen-free power cables with improved characteristics in the case of fire, with reduced fire propagation and continuance of isolation for use in the containment of nuclear power plants.
These VDE standard cables are typically used in fixed installation cable systems requiring improved fire performance and system circuit integrity such as lighting escape routes and fire alarms. Their low smoke zero halogen properties make them suitable for use in public spaces and they help protect valuable equipment and reduce the risk to life in the event of a fire.
VDE 0266 Cable Classes
|Classes||Retained functionality time||Temperature|
|E30||≥ 30 minutes||820oC|
|E60||≥ 60 minutes||870oC|
|E90||≥ 90 minutes||980oC|
Fire Performance Cables Manufactured in accordance with VDE 0266
As a leading supplier of fire performance cables, our portfolio includes a range of cables manufactured to VDE 0266, including NHXH and NHXCH cables as well as other fire performance cables including our Firetec range and MICC cables manufactured to British, European and international standards. Please call us for technical support with the right cable selection or discuss alternative options for your specific application.
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