Leading supplier AEI Cables is highlighting the importance of the highest quality of control cable for smoke control systems in modern building environments.

The Category 3 control cable – with approval to BS 8519 – provides information to the system and feeds information back to the Smoke Control Panel giving fire and rescue services crucial information they need.

These panels tell firefighters the location of the seat of the fire and enables them to make decisions about how best to organise a safe evacuation of people if necessary. The smoke control panel is activated from the fire panel and starts the smoke removal processes in the area of the fire only.

As part of its newly-launched Total Fire Solutions range, and in keeping with the objective of offering highest quality products for critical applications where and life and equipment evacuation is of utmost importance, AEI Cables has developed its unique Firetec Impact Category 3 control cable with fire survival for 120 minutes, the only cable of its kind with full third-party approval from LPCB.

Applications for Category 3 Firetec Impact Power control cable includes high traffic areas such as residential and commercial buildings, shopping malls, airports and hospitals ensuring that fire alarms, sprinkler systems, building monitoring and security systems can continue to operate in a fire.

Graham Turner, technical sales manager for AEI Cables, said: “In today’s modern complex buildings particularly, the information display panels which are so important in a real-fire situation rely on continuous power supply. The quality of these cable systems should be of the highest quality to ensure they can continue to operate.”

Specifiers and installers have welcomed the quality and safety offered by the newly launched Total Fire Solutions range using the very latest in technology and science, with enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support from one source that has over 150 years of expertise to its credit.

The new generation of AEI Cables’ fire performance cabling ensures critical fire-safety circuits can continue to operate in the event of a fire from 30 minutes up to 120 minutes, thus offering complete peace of mind both for the client/owner and the contractor/installer.

Successful installation of Firetec has included the Francis Crick Institute research centre in London, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, the White City complex in London and Meadowhall shopping complex, Sheffield.

AEI Cables serves key markets in the UK and worldwide including construction, industrial, fire protection, defence, mining and rail. For advice about the Total Fire Solutions service email sales@aeicables.co.uk or tel 0191 410 3111. Source: www.aeicables.co.uk

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