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VITALink®: A ‘Fit for Purpose’ Fire Resistant Wiring System

Posted by R-SCC on Feb 16, 2021 4:12:11 PM

Interested in learning about fire resistant wiring systems in international markets? What are the testing requirements and standards and how do VITALink® products fit in? Read the synopsis of our white paper below and use the link to download.

Synopsis
Many life safety, fire-fighting and critical emergency systems depend on the unfailing reliability of electric cables during a fire. Should these essential cable systems fail because of the fire, the critical equipment they supply power to also fails, leaving occupants, emergency responders, and property at risk.

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Topics: VITALink

VITALink® Ethernet Product Line Expands

Posted by Sarah Regan on Jun 15, 2020 5:14:17 PM

Attleboro, MA - Comtran, a member company of Marmon Electrical and leading provider of specialty cable and system solutions, has expanded its industry-leading UL 2196-listed VITALink® product portfolio with the addition of unshielded Ethernet cables. The cables round out the existing shielded VITALink® Ethernet product offering.

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Topics: VITALink Fire Safety, VITALink, Comtran

Marmon Electrical Announces Transit Infrastructure Team

Posted by Sarah Regan on Jan 21, 2020 1:51:41 PM

Attleboro, MA – Comtran, RSCC, and Cable USA, part of Marmon Electrical, are combining expertise and manufacturing capabilities to create a market-based team serving the transit infrastructure market. The unified product portfolio includes industry-recognized brands: HUB-Link®, VITALink®, Gardex®, Integratrax®, and Firewall®.

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Topics: VITALink Fire Safety, VITALink, Cable USA, HUB-Link, Gardex, Integratrax, Firewall, Comtran

VITALink® Products – The Most Comprehensive Portfolio in the Fire Safety Market

Posted by Sarah Regan on Dec 2, 2019 2:18:34 PM

Attleboro, MA –Comtran and RSCC, part of Marmon Electrical, leading providers of circuit integrity products are leveraging the strength of the VITALink® brand by offering a merged portfolio of 300V and higher constructions to service the fire safety market. The combined VITALink® portfolio is now the most comprehensive UL 2196 approved fire safety product line available.

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Topics: VITALink Fire Safety, VITALink

What Are The Best UL-2196 Cable Solutions?

Posted by R-SCC on Dec 29, 2015 1:30:00 PM

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 premature failure. The UL-2196 test is designed to evaluate the performance of electrical circuit protective systems in severe fire events—specifically, when exposed to fire for 2 hours followed by the mechanical shock of a fire hose stream.

UL-2196 Cable Performance Testing Impacts The Following Projects:

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Topics: VITALink

Fire Rated Vs. Flame Retardant Cables

Posted by R-SCC on Dec 22, 2015 12:30:00 PM

There are differences between cables that are flame retardant and those that are fire rated. Flame retardant cables can resist the spread of fire but fire rated cables maintain circuit integrity and continue to work in the presence of fire. This article below will describe the differences between flame retardant and fire rated cables.

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Topics: VITALink