Misterlight offers a comprehensive selection of cables that are resistant to fire and have excellent fire performance. These cables are commonly known as fire survival cables, fire-proof cables, or simply fire cables.
Our range of cables, including the Standard and Enhanced grade ones, are produced in compliance with various British Standards such as BS7629-1, BS5839, BS EN 50200 PH30 / PH60 / PH120, BS7846, BS6387 CWZ PH120 and BS 8434-2. These cables have been approved by BASEC and certified by LPCB.
Our fire resistant cables are designed to ensure the continuous operation of emergency systems in public buildings, even during intense fires.
What are the two types of fire resistant cables?
There are two main types of fire-resistant cables: Fire-resistant cables (FR) and Fire-resistant with Low Smoke and Zero Halogen (LSZH). FR cables are made with materials that can withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of fire. LSZH cables, on the other hand, not only have fire-resistant properties but also emit low smoke and zero halogen when exposed to fire. These cables are designed to minimize the release of toxic gases and smoke in the event of a fire, making them a safer option in areas where human safety is a concern.
Different types of fire performance cables and their applications
Our fire performance cables are specifically engineered to provide enhanced fire resistance for a variety of applications, such as power delivery and auxiliary control in fire alarm systems, voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting systems. They are also suitable for meeting the requirements of BS5266. Additionally, these cables comply with the specifications outlined in BS8519 for the installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems, ensuring safety and effectiveness in life safety and fire-fighting applications.
We offer both single core and multi-core fire resistant cables that can be used in different Control Circuit categories. To provide extra protection against mechanical damage, our fire performance cables with steel wire armour are designed to withstand direct impact and water jet pressure.
Our range of fire performance cables includes Fire Resistant Armoured Cable as per BS 7846 suitable for outdoor environment, Fire Resistant instrumentation cables used to connect electrical, instrumentation and communication circuits in industrial process controls, refineries, oil and gas plants, Fire Resistant Fibre Optic Cable and Fire Resistant LAN cable for signal transmission, indoor installation in places where in case of fire people are exposed to serious risks for emission of smoke, toxic and corrosive gases and where you want to avoid damage to facilities, equipment, goods.
Standard fire resistance vs Enhanced fire resistance
Standard fire resistance – Manufacturing British Standard – BS7629-1, BS EN 50200 PH30, PH60 and PH120
Fire-resistant single core cables and multicore cables designed for various applications such as fire detection and alarm systems, emergency lighting, standard application circuits, life safety, and fire-fighting control circuits are available. When used in accordance with the standards BS5839-1, BS5266, and BS8519, it is recommended to consider using standard fire-resisting cables that offer adequate resistance against fire. Additionally, appropriate support and jointing methods should be employed.
Enhanced fire resistance – Manufacturing British Standard BS7629-1, BS8434-2, BS EN 50200 PH30, PH60 and PH120
Most public or complex buildings that need emergency systems to stay operational for at least two hours (PH120) use enhanced fire resistant cables in accordance with BS8434-2 and BS8519 category 1 & 2 control circuits. These cables are employed in unsprinklered buildings with phased evacuation, unsprinklered buildings taller than 30 meters, and situations where the designer, specifier, or enforcing authority determines their necessity based on the fire risk.
What is the difference between fire resistant and flame retardant cables?
When it comes to cables, the difference between fire resistant and flame retardant cables is significant. Flame retardant cables are engineered to self-extinguish within certain set parameters and prevent the spread of fire into new areas. On the other hand, fire-resistant or fire-rated cables are designed to maintain circuit integrity for a specific period under defined conditions. This distinction is particularly important in maintaining essential circuits required for life safety or plant shutdowns.
Fire-resistant cables can withstand high temperatures and continue working during a fire, making them ideal for critical applications such as Fire Alarm Systems, emergency lighting systems, elevators, and HVAC systems. They can also be used in hazardous environments where fires are likely to occur. Flame-retardant cables, on the other hand, are suitable for general-purpose use and can reduce the risk of fire spreading in non-critical applications.
It is crucial to choose the right type of cable based on your needs and requirements. Factors such as building codes, industry standards, and safety regulations should also be taken into account when selecting fire-resistant or flame-retardant cables. Proper installation and maintenance of these cables can also help ensure their effectiveness in preventing fires and minimizing damage in case of an emergency.
Benefits of choosing Misterlight as your fire performance cable supplier in UAE
Choosing Misterlight as your fire performance cable supplier in UAE comes with a range of benefits. Firstly, Misterlight offers a wide selection of high-quality fire performance cables that are designed to meet strict safety standards and regulations. This ensures that your electrical systems are protected and can withstand extreme heat and flames. With our extensive experience in the industry for over more than 30 years, Misterlight is a trusted supplier that you can rely on for reliable and durable fire performance cables in the UAE.