Fireproof Cables







14.. Low Fire-Hazard cables are not specified by any current Installation Standard or Regulation. Why should I install them?
Low Fire-Hazard cables are already proposed as an option in most of the existing Installation Standards. The responsibility to adopt and install Low Fire-Hazard cables lies in the hand of the Electrical Designer/ Engineer based on the construction type and the risk of fire. The problem of indoor fires is often underestimated.
The most commonly identified cause of death from a fire incident is being overcome by gas or smoke . In the Fifties the average time from ignition of a fire to flashover was 15 minutes. Now fatal conditions can occur after 3 minutes. This change has come about because of the increase of plastics in our homes . The extended use of plastics in the last 50 years has had a dramatic effect on evacuation time.






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