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Fire Performance Cable Standards
Ventcroft Fire Performance Cables

Copper

BS6360 Cat.S

Conductor Construction
Requirement for Aluminium and Copper Conductors in Insulated wires and cords
Conductors shall be a controlled size and strength.
Insulation
BS7655-1.1
BS7655-1.2
BS7655-1 Cat.T
BS7655-6.1 Cat.T
Insulation Material
Specification for sheathing material for cables
Shall conform will LTS3 (London Transport Specification)
Insulation type EI2
Material should be of suitable strengths and elasticity.
BSEN60811-1-1 Cat.S Insulation and Sheathing Material of Electric Cables
Common Test Methods.
Sheathing
BS7655-6.1 Cat. C Sheathing
Sheathing should be of suitable construction

Environmental Emissions

BS6425-1 Cat. T
Replaced with
BSEN50267-1:1999
BSEN50267-2-1:1999
BSEN50267-2-3:1999
Insulation - Gas Acid Test
Test on gas evolved during the combustion of material from cables.
Free Of Halogens.
Tests for PH Levels and conductivity.
Electrical Performance
BS5099 Cat.R Insulation Integrity - Spark Test
Insulations to be Tested a Voltage of 5000V
Fire Performance
BS5839-1:2002  
EN50200 PH30

Standard Grade BS5839-1:2002 Fire Performance Cable

PH30 1, Exposed to Fire @ 830  Deg C. for 15 Minutes, & Then
2, Exposed to Fire @ 830  Deg C. with water & mechanical Shock for 15 Minutes
The temperature may vary +40 / - 0 Deg. c.
(Test No 2. is not detailed within EN50200 PH30 but is covered within BS5839-1:2002, Clause 26.2-D

BS7629-1
BS7629-1 E1
BS7629-1 E2

Specification for 300/500V Fire Resistant Electric Cables.
Having low emissions of smoke and corrosive gasses when effected by fire (Multi Core Cables)

BS4066-1-15.5, Cat. S

Fire Performance
Test on Electric Cables Under fire Conditions

BS6387:1994 CWZ

Fire Resistance, with and without water and mechanical shock
Specification for performance requirement for cables required to maintain circuit integrity under fire conditions
Cat.C Exposed to Fire @ 950 Deg. C. for 3 Hours
Cat.W 1, Exposed to Fire @ 650 Deg C. for 15 Minutes, Then
2, Exposed to Fire @ 650 Deg C. with water for 15 Minutes
Cat.Z 1, Exposed to Fire @ 650 Deg C. for 15 Minutes, Then
2, Exposed to Fire @ 650 Deg C. with Mechanical Shock  for 15 Minutes.

BS7622 Cat.S
Replaced By
BSEN50268-2:2000
BSEN50268-1:2000

Smoke Emissions
Common test methods for cables under fire conditions

Measurement of smoke density of electric cables burning under defined conditions

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