Accession Number : ADP005286

Title :   Fire Related Hazards of Cables; The Canadian Position Development of Fire Resistant Inside Wiring Cable,

Corporate Author : CANADA WIRE AND CABLE CO LTD TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Hartley,M. D. ; Jaques,R. E.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The Canadian Electrical Code and the National Building Code in Canada recognize only two designations in regards to fire resistance of cables; cables for use in combustible (residential) buildings and cables for use in non-combustible buildings. The Test standard for cables for non-combustible buildings resembles IEEE-383. However, it is more severe; particularly for small nonarmoured cables such as Inside Wiring Cable. This forthcoming requirement has necessitated material and product development. Although an Inside Wiring cable modification of both insulation and jacket was undertaken, the large volume fraction of combustible material in the jacket vis a vis the insulation made it the area of greatest impact. The paper outlines the development and its effect on cable performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC CABLES, FIRE HAZARDS, SAFETY, FIRES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE