Draka Firetuf Cables – Firetuf FT EMC fire resistant alarm cable
Draka’s Firetuf FT EMC cable is a fire resistant alarm cable that was specifically developed to meet the onerous requirements for immunity to Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI).
The Firetuf FT EMC alarm cable has been supplied for use at London Heathrow Terminal 5. In airport environments, such as that at London Heathrow, where higher than normal levels of electro magnetic radiation are present, alarm systems could be vulnerable to false alarms.
The Firetuf FT EMC is a Halogen Free, Low Smoke (OHLS®) cable, and it maintains circuit integrity when exposed to fire, meeting the Standard category of BS 5839-1:2002. Manufactured to BS 7629-1. Tested and approved by LPCB and BASEC.
The Firetuf FT EMC cable is suitable for installations where a fire situation may pose a major hazard and the maintenance of circuit integrity is a requirement, thereby giving increased protection to life and property. Application of the latest sheath extrusion technology and 100% cover electrostatic screen, gives Firetuf FT EMC alarm cable its unique advantages which include:
• Increased immunity to EMI
• Lower termination costs
• Ease of handling and installation
• Twisted core construction to improve signal clarity
• Available in long length
• Suitable for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas
Firetuf FT EMC fire resistant alarm cable : Construction
Solid or stranded
plain annealed copper wire.
Close weave glass
Solid or stranded
tinned annealed copper.
Thermoplastic Halogen Free, Low Smoke
Firetuf FT EMC fire resistant alarm cable : Physical Characteristics
-40ºC to +90ºC (The
cable should not be flexed when
either the ambient or cable temperature
is below 0ºC).
6 x overall diameter
Firetuf FT EMC fire resistant alarm cable : Standards Achieved
BS 5839-1:2002 Clause
BS EN 50200 PH30.
BS 6387 C, W & Z.
IEC 60332-3, IEC
60332-1, BS EN 50265, BS EN 50266.
IEC 60754, BS EN
IEC 61034, BS EN
Clip & Gland Selection
Clip and nylon
gland references are for white, if red is required
add the letter “R” after the clip
or gland coding.
* Clips for 2 or 3 cables.
** For ’Enhanced’ performance with
Firetuf Plus, A2 brass glands should be used
for through joints.
** For Hazardous Areas, flameproof A2F brass
glands should be used.
All of Draka’s Firetuf fire resistant cables are tested and Certified by LPCB and BASEC to the latest edition of appropriate Standards.
Appropriately jointed Firetuf fire resistant cables continue to provide circuit integrity up to the full BS 5839 rating.
BS 5839-1:2002 recommends that fire resistant cables are installed without joints if possible. When through joints are used, all terminations and other accessories should be such as to minimise the probability of early failure in the event of a fire.
Current Rating and
Associated Volt Drop BS 7629 limits maximum
conductor temperature (unless enclosed) to 70ºC
* As defined in Appendix 4 of BS 7671, the IEE
Wiring Regulations, 16th Edition.
Conductor operating temperature: 70ºC. Ambient
Download the individual data sheet for Firetuf emc circuit integrity alarm cable
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