FIRE-RETARDANT CABLE SYSTEMS

The increasing use of nonmetallic cables in cable trays for industrial applications as recognized in the 1975 National Electrical Code, Article 340, mandates that these cables be suitable for this application and that the outer sheath be flame-retardant. The significance of various flame tests is discussed, and data obtained following procedure and modifications of IEEE Standard 383-1974, Section 2.5, are presented. It is evident that nonmetallic sheathed tray cables are available that will comply. Furthermore, when a flame-resistant jacket is applied over type ALS, MC, or AC armored assemblies, it results in an exeptionally rugged, corrosion, and flame- resistant nonprogagating construction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • McIlveen, E E
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00097324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. IA-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1981 12:00AM