What Are The Best UL-2196 Cable Solutions?

What Are The Best UL-2196 Cable Solutions?

In June 2012, UL learned of compatibility issues when Classified Fire-Resistive Cables were installed in systems where zinc was used as in interior coating in rigid steel conduits. At the high temperatures the zinc coating inside the conduit system vaporizes and interacts with the copper conductor creating a brass alloy. Brass melts at a lower temperature, which compromises the integrity of the electrical system causing…

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Cost Effective Solutions For Fire Rated Cables

Cost Effective Solutions For Fire Rated Cables

It’s important to have fire rated cables that meet UL 2196 and the requirements of the code as well as know which type of cable will work best as well as save you money. Two common types of cables to compare are metal clad (MC) and mineral insulated (MI). Each meets the requirements of the code, but are different when compared to labor costs. Time…

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What Are My Options For Fire Rated Cables?

What Are My Options For Fire Rated Cables?

What do stadiums, road way tunnels, subways, high-rise buildings, and other essential structures have in common? Their construction requires fire-resistant wiring. Of course, there are codes and standards which require this, but it’s also common sense. There are a variety of fire-resistant, circuit integrity cables that have been specifically manufactured for special applications that have been listed after the 2012 UL suspension. Typically, these cables…

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