IEC 60332-3C PDF

Burning Behaviour of Bunched Cables. IEC The European Commission and The European Cable Industry (EUROPACABLE) are finalising. Definitions. IEC refers to various definitions, together with the following during the standard: .. F – B F. Category C, designation F – 3C F. IECC describes a method of type approval testing to define the ability of bunched cables to resist fire propagation. In this test, a cable specimen.

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A single survival category W is defined if the cables surpassed the testing requirement. These materials help improve the fire performance of the LSF cables. Therefore, to control the heat release is the most important concern for reducing the fire hazard. Riser rated cables meets UL The higher the light transmittance, the less smoke emitted during a fire.

The cable specimen is deemed to have met the requirements of the standard if, after burning has ceased, the extent of charred or affected portion does not reach a height exceeding 2. This type of cable is the minimum requirement in commercial installations.

Fire Testing Technology | IEC

Thus, LSZH cable cannot be categorized as toxic free. Test for vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables – Category D -Installation In one layer front. For each gas, the measured concentration Ci is scaled up for g and the concentration is recalculated as though the combustion products is diffused into a volume of exactly 1m3.

Comparitively speaking, the fire performance requirement for BS 06332-3c more demanding. The higher the oxygen index, the more retardant the cable is. This temperature is defined as temperature index. This test specifies a method for the determination of degree of acidity of gases evolved during combustion of cables taken from the cable sample by measuring its pH and conductivity.


Riser cable is suitable for vertical shafts not defined as an environmental air plenum. Controls for the smoke measurement system if purchased. IECC describes a method of type approval testing to define the ability of bunched cables to resist fire irc.

Reduced Fire Propagation in accordance with IEC |FAQ

In American fire standard, the concern lies more on the first two and it differs from the European standard which concerns all these aspects. General purpose cables meets UL This is a test defined by Naval Engineering Standard which is a directed at the analysis of a specified set of gaseous species which are commonly present in the combustion products of materials used in military application and which may cause lethality at the time of a fire.

LSF cable is designed to reduce the spread of fire, toxic gases and smoke during fire. Cable samples on a horizontal tray in a tunnel type of chamber are burned at The oxygen index of a material will drop when the temperature rises.

Burning Behaviour of Bunched Cables

In this test, a 1 g cable specimen are completely burnt inside a sealed chambers of volume 0. The resulting chamber atmosphere is quantitatively analysed for a specified set of gases. This test details a method of test for the assessment of the flame propagation characteristics of a single wire or cable.

The duct section houses all gas sampling probes, temperature and mass flow probes needed, and the smoke measuring system.


System 6 UTP LSOH Cable (IEC 60332-3C) – International

Reduced Fire Propagation in accordance with IEC This test is the most common one to verify the behaviour of a cables for the fire propagation. The standard is subdivided in several parts that differ one from the other for the quantity of cable to be installed, iev installation mode and the flame application time.

Compared with normal PVC cable, LSZH cable outperforms by its fire retardant properties, low corrosivity and low smoke emission properties, however, normal 660332-3c cables has better mechanical and electrical properties. There are four primary fire testing standards as follows:.

However, in European countries, halogen content, the corrosivity of the gases, the smoke density and the toxicity of the gas are equally important factors affecting the safety and survival of human during a fire. To qualify for a riser rating, the cables must have the flame spread of less than 12 feet beyond the ignition point.

In general, the toxicity index of LSZH material is less than 5. The specimen is deemed to have passed this test, of after burning has ceased, the charred or affected position does not reach within 50mm of the lower edge of the top clamp which is equivalent to mm above the point of flame application. Data logger if purchased.

This cable cannot be installed in vertical pathways.