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 Instrumention Cables
Braid-Screened Flexible Equipment Cables
LI-05SOZ1 FE180 (PH30) (CU/SR/OSCR/LSZH 300/500V Class 5)
The cables are designed for indoor instrumentation and control cabling, electrically noisy environments and fire alarm systems in office buildings.
Basic design to VDE 0812/EN 50290-2-27

Circuit Integrity

IEC 60331-21; BS 6387 CWZ; DIN VDE 0472-814(FE180);
BS 8434-1 (30mins); BS 5839-1 Clause 26 2d; CEI 20-36/2-1; SS229-1; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F3); NF C32-070-2.3(CR1)

Circuit Integrity with mechanical shock

EN 50200(PH30); CEI 20-36/4-0

Circuit Integrity with mechanical shock & water spray

EN 50200 annex E

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Note: Asterisk * denotes superseded standard.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: Fire resistant silicone rubber compound type EI2 as per BS 7655-1.1.
Cabling: The insulated cores are cabled in concentric layers with suitable non-hygroscopic fillers.
Fire Barrier: Polyester tape + fiber glass tape
Overall screen: Aluminum/polyester tape with tinned copper braid (min. 85% Coverage)
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.) .
300/500 V
Insulation Colour: Per VDE 0812
Sheath Colour: Orange (other colours on request)
LI Equipment cable with fine stranded conductor
H Halogen free ceramic polymer compound C Copper Wire Braid
FE180 Insulation integrity (950°C 180 minutes)
PH 90 Fire Test for 90 mins at 830 C
Temperature range during operation (fixed state): -30°C – +90°C
Temperature range during installation (mobile state): -20°C – +50°C
Minimum bending radius: 7.5 x Overall Diameter

Dielectric test:

2000 V r.m.s. x 5’ (core/core)

Insulation Resistance

≥300 MΩ x km (at 20°C);

Short circuit Temperature


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