Safety must be a top priority on any industrial property and all the safety precautions has to be taken in order to avoid any incidents with fire, which often has fatal consequences. Everything you and your employees have worked on could disappear in a single moment, and not to mention the fact that the lives of everyone working on the site are in danger when the necessary safety measures are not applied. In fact, a fire hazard is among the most commonly identified causes of death on the workspace, and in many cases, a small mistake or negligence is all it takes to cause a major incident with terrible consequences.
Protecting your business from fire is much more than just buying a fire extinguisher and installing a fire alarm system. Cables are everywhere around and most of them are not visible to the bare human eye. They are used to connect different areas of the property and have an uninterrupted pathway within the walls. How exactly can an industrial cable contribute to fire safety, you ask? Well, there are many ways in which this type of cable can make your work environment a lot safer and more efficient.
Fire-resistant cables are designed to keep the fire alarms, lighting, smoke evacuation, sprinklers, and other devices operating for a certain period of time during a fire incident, something that traditional cables can’t do. Inhaling dangerous gases is one of the main causes of death in the event of a fire. When exposed to fire, a fire-resistant cable emits less smoke and toxic combustion products, thus, it reduces the presence of dangerous gases in the air.
These cables are very flexible and are also the ideal solution for dry, wet and moist rooms where a durable and highly resistant industrial cable is required. They can be used as control and measuring cables in such devices as conveyor belts, tool machines, manufacturing lines, air-conditioners, etc. Due to its self-extinguishing and flame retardant properties, this type of industrial cable can provide protection in hazardous areas for critical systems. It’s made from high performance components and its materials don’t contain silicone or any substances that are harmful to the wetting features of lacquers. Its operating temperature range is between -15°C and +80°C and it’s highly resistant to impact and bending at low temperatures.
Most fire-resistant cables are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and due to their durable structure they won’t be damaged from exposure to water, chemicals and oils. Their installation is usually quick and easy, but you should avoid installing fire rated cables in the same cable tray as standard cables, since such proximity can affect their ability to keep circuit integrity during a fire incident.