When building the newest facility for one of the most innovative companies in the world, which cable did they pick for their Life – Safety systems?
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RSCC Wire & Cable-EXANE Oil & Gas Segment, unveils its latest Ethernet cable, representative to a family of ruggedized, harsh environment DATACOMM cables. The flexible and ruggedized CAT 6 F/UTP TCB cable, features stranded 23 AWG conductors, an overall foil shield, and tinned-copper marine braid armor between the inner and outer sheaths. The dual purpose marine braid armor serves as mechanical protection for compliance with the hazardous area installation requirements of IEEE Std.45 and API RP-14F, as well as provide an additional layer of EMI protection to the paired core.
On Tuesday 7/28/2015 I did a presentation to the IAEI chapter meeting in Las Vegas NV, the attendees included local inspectors, contractors, engineers and a UL representative. We discussed the UL 2196 testing program for “Electrical Circuit Integrity Systems”, since the suspension occurred in Sept of 2012, UL has been testing to an “Interim Program” which is far more stringent that the previous requirements. Overall, this new program has improved the confidence level in the safety of the systems, and now there are important details in each manufacturer’s fire rated cable listing that are requirements for an appropriate installation
Topics: VITALink Fire Safety