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PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION
"THERE IS NO SECOND CHANCE WITH FIRE - DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME"
FIREX EC 43 (FM), HIGH SOLIDS THIN FILM
INTUMESCENT WEATHER RESISTANT FIRESTOP CABLE COATING
FIREX EC 43 (FM) is a Fire Suppression Coating especially
designed for protecting electric power cables, communication cables, junction
boxes - against ignition, propagation of fire, smoke emission... High solids
intumesent firestop coating with ultra high density, heat insulation.
Expands upto 65 times when exposed to heat / fire & protects.
FIREX EC 43 (FM) is designed to prevent combustion of
cables, as well as an integral part of "a cable penetration firestop system",
protection for PVC, bakelite, wood, etc. from propagation of fire, and also to
provide a thermal barrier for the protection of cables against heat damage.
FM 3971 Fire Retardant Coating for "Grouped Electrical Cables".
Approval covers the following tests & approval reflects "On - Line" on the FM
Vertical fire tests on general electrical cables.
Scorch tests / self propagation.
Leakage current / high potential test at 200% of rated voltage,
followed by fire tests.
Fire test on electrically heated cables via 150% of rated
Post fire dielectric tests / fire survivability.
All fire tests repeated for confirmation.
Accelerate ageing tests followed by repeat fire tests to assess
ability to suppress fire post the ageing tests
Ampacity tests / cable de-rating tests.
Salt water immersion tests.
Manufacturing plant & process audits.
IEC 332 Covers: Single cable vertical fame propagation / burning
IEC 331 Covers: Single cable horizontal fire survivability
IEEE 383 COvers: Single cable flame self propagation test.
HIGHEST % SOLIDS (68 - 70 %): BEST IN CLASS INTUMESCENCE
Expands over 65 times by volume for the best in class heat
insulation, best in class prevention of coated area ignition, best seal against
fire ingress, as well as best in class flame resistance & flame propagation
retardance. Technology is superior to ablative cable coating as the thermal
barrier effect is better in high expansion intumescent technology - coated cable
survivability is thus superior under conditions of severe fire exposure.
UNIQUE THIN FILM PROTECTION
Flexible. Will not reduce heat dissipation or cable ampacity
unlike older "CEMENTITIOUS" type technologies. Protects cable sheaths against
heat ageing with fire suppression at lower DFT's.
UNIQUELY TESTED & APPROVED BY LEADING GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS FOR
TOTAL RELIABILITY OF PROTECTION
Performs on Rubber, PVC RFP, Paper, Wood... Easy to install
"In-Situ" on cables of varying sizes.
Non ageing performance. Excellent rain water resistance.
Effectively useable outdoors. Is tested on these parameters - salt water
immersion tests & ageing tests as per FM 3971.
WEATHERING & WATER RESISTANCE
FIREX EC 43 (FM) is a heavy duty, acrylic water based
intumescent coating with inherent resistance to weatherability & water
resistance, encountered in industrial & power utility applications & is tested
on these parameters - salt water immersion tests & ageing tests as per FM 3971.
In the event of fire FIREX EC 43 (FM) expands as a result of
heat exposure and cures to an insulating char.
Flame spread on cables and insulation damage are delayed in the
case of prolonged exposure to fire or heat.
Current rating of the coated electrical cables is not reduced.
Escape routes and power supply can be used for a longer time.
Significant extension of operative condition of cables.
Smoke generated from the protected material is significantly
Dripping or dropping of burning cable fragments is limited in
amount and time depending on kind and intensity of the fire.
Non - Toxic. Free of asbestos, halogens...
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