Without doubt, some of the most dangerous and highly flammable materials in a workplace are Electrical Cables (sheaths). Whether on HV, MV or LV Electrical Cables, fire will spread along the surface of the cable to other areas of the facility; not only spreading fire and destruction, but lethal toxic gases produced by the burning cable.
For over 20 years we have been supplying the most up to date solutions to stop electrical cable fires. CharCoat CC, our FM Approved Intumescent Latex Cable Coating stops fire from spreading on the cable surface at the source and simultaneously increases the fire resistance of the Electrical Power, Control or Communication Cable (single, grouped or in tray) for:
The original function of CharCoat CC was to prevent flame propagation and stop the loss of assets through cable fires. Due to further investments and research in this technology, CharCoat CC has now achieved recognition through approved testing to not only Fire Rate Electrical Cables in cellulosic conditions, but also under more stringent 1100°C Hydrocarbon Fires:
- 90 minutes under IEC 60331-11/21 (1100°C)