Fires have a high cost in loss of human life. About a third of fires originate inside buildings and the most commonly identified cause of death from a fire incident is being overcome by gas or smoke.
Fire safety is an area of increasing public and legislative concern there have been major advances in the fire performance of cables in recent years.
The global wire and cable industry offers a variety of high performing cable types which can broadly be classified into 2 categories:
Cables which reduce smoke and effluent gases and cables which resist fire and maintain circuit integrity for a specified period of time during a fire.