Engineering firms involved in specifying critical circuit and fire safety electrical systems recognize that the initial materals costs to install a fire proof wrap system are less than installing a high performing fire rated cable sytem . However, engineers should consider the significant long term costs and maintenance headaches associated with these types of fire proof wrap installation systems.
Though the up front cost of purchasing a high quality fire rated cable system can be higher up front, petrochemical facilities wil not have to incur the following:
1- Higher labor costs due to the time and complexity of the installation
2 - Long term susceptibily to external elements includiong weather, rodents, moisture and algal growth.
3 - Expensive long term maintenance costs to install replacement or additional cables withing the fire wrap system.
Downloadable below, the RCC White Paper - Fire Wrapped Systems as an Alternative for Cricial Curciut Cables: is this the best suited fire protection Solution for Petrochemical Facilities?" addresses these shortcomings and cites documented evidence from qualified industry sources