Caledonian fireflix Cables

fireflix cables are constructed in the following typical design:
  1. Solid/stranded annealed copper conductor
   2. Glass mica tape/silicone rubber as flame barrier
  3. XLPE/silicone rubber as insulation
  4. LSZH/Flame retardant RPVC as sheath
fireflix cables are offered in either single core, multicore or multi-pair constructions.
The insulation material can be elastomeric (EPR, SR), thermosetting (XLPE, LSZH) or thermoplastic (EVA, LSZH) to meet different stringent environment requirement. The cables may be armoured or braided, with or without metallic screen, depending on different applications.

The fireflix cables manufactured by Caledonian comply with either one or combination of the following standards.
BS 6387
IEC 60331
IEC 60332-1
IEC 60332-3C
IEC 61034-1/2
IEC 60754-1





Fire Resistant Fire Alarm Cables
300/500V Mica+XLPE Insulated & LSZH Sheathed Fire Alarm Cables
FFX200P 05mROZ1-R (CU/MICA+XLPE/OSCR/LSZH 300/500V Class 2 )
The cables are designed, manufactured and tested as data transmission cables for emergency services. These are primarily intended for for indoor instrumentation and control cabling, electrically noisy environments and fire alarm systems in office buildings when high frequency signal transmission has to be assured in the event of a fire.
Basic design to BS 7629-1

Circuit Integrity

IEC 60331-21; BS 6387 CWZ; DIN VDE 0472-814(FE180);
CEI 20-36/2-1; SS229-1; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F3);
NF C32-070-2.3(CR1)

System circuit integrity

DIN 4102-12, E30 depending on lay system

Flame Retardance (Single Vertical Wire Test)

EN 60332-1-2; IEC 60332-1-2; BS EN 60332-1-2;
VDE 0482-332-1 ; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F1); NF C32-070-2.1(C2);
CEI 20-35/1-2; EN 50265-2-1*; DIN VDE 0482-265-2-1*

Reduced Fire Propagation (Vertically-mounted bundled wires & cable test)

EN 60332-3-24 (cat. C); IEC 60332-3-24; BS EN 60332-3-24; VDE 0482-332-3; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F2); NF C32-070-2.2(C1); CEI 20-22/3-4; EN 50266-2-4*; DIN VDE 0482-266-2-4

Halogen Free

IEC 60754-1; EN 50267-2-1; DIN VDE 0482-267-2-1;
CEI 20-37/2-1 ; BS 6425-1*

No Corrosive Gas Emission

IEC 60754-2; EN 50267-2-2; DIN VDE 0482-267-2-2;
CEI 20-37/2-2 ; BS 6425-2*

Minimum Smoke Emission

IEC 61034-1&2; EN 61034 -1&2; DIN VDE 0482-1034-1&2;
CEI 20-37/3-1&2; EN 50268-1&2*; BS 7622-1&2*

No Toxic gases

NES 02-713; NF C 20-454

Note: Asterisk * denotes superseded standard.
Plain annealed copper wire, stranded according to IEC(EN) 60228 class 2.
Insulation: Mica glass tape covered by extruded cross-linked XLPE compound or cross-linked compound type EI5 as per BS 7655: section 5.1.
Cabling Elements: Insulated cores are twisted to form pairs with varying lay length to minimize crosstalk. Two-pair cable had four cores laid in quad formation.
Cabling: Pairs are cabled together. In cables with 8 pairs or more, 4 pairs are assembled to form a bunch, the bunches are then cabled together.
Overall screen: Aluminum/polyester tape with tinned copper drain wire.
Outer Sheath: Thermoplastic LSZH compound type LTS3 as per BS 7655-6.1 (Thermosetting LSZH compound type SW2-SW4 as per BS 7655-2.6 can be offered.)
Insulation Colour: According to IEC 60189-2 (other colour code on request).
Sheath Colour: Colour red (other colours on request).
Temperature range during operation (fixed state): -30°C - +90°C
Temperature range during installation (mobile state): -20°C - +50°C
Minimum bending radius: 8 x Overall Diameter
Fire Resistant Fire Alarm Cables

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