ALSECURE® – fire safety starts with cables
Fires frequently cost people their lives. Most fire-related deaths are caused by the inhalation of the toxic gases produced by fires.
Protecting human lives – Nexans' contribution to fire protection
At Nexans, the safety of our employees and customers – whether they are at work or at home, during their free time or receiving health care – is an absolute priority. Fire safety is essential to this commitment and a key factor in the development of new products.
A comprehensive and innovative programme of fire-resistant cables helps to protect lives and property in the event of fires. Nexans is committed to enhancing building safety in order to protect people's lives and property and offers a wide range of fire-resistant cables under the brand name ALSECURE®. These cables with functional integrity are used for emergency exit system power supplies. The fire-resistant ALSECURE Plus® and ALSECURE® PREMIUM cables make a direct contribution to fire safety. Even after a fire has broken out, ALSECURE® cables ensure that safety systems keep on functioning for an adequate period of time (alarms, smoke ventilation systems etc.) so that people still have time to escape. Fire-resistant cables not only reduce smoke density, gas emissions and heat release but can also even prevent the spread of flames.
Current fire protection requirements regarding electrical installations in buildings
In Europe, safety is a major concern. The European Commission has created a special regulation aimed at aligning the classification of construction products: the new European Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Nexans has published a brochure containing all the most important questions and answers about fire-resistant cables and the CPR. The brochure can be ordered free of charge here.
If you want to find out more about current fire protection requirements for electrical installations in buildings as well as have an opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences, visit the "Fire Safety" experts' symposium at the Quadriga Forum in Berlin on 29 October 2014. The event schedule can be found here: www.zvei.org/kabel.
The event is free of charge for all attendees.
Nexans Deutschland will have a stand in the exhibition space.