Fire rated coaxial cables for public buildings
Since 1st of July 2017, all cables that are permanently installed in buildings are subject to the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This regulation defines uniform rules for the use of construction products inside buildings and is implemented in all EU member states through the EN 50575 standard. Cables as construction products are assigned to specific fire performance classes based on their reaction to fire. The classification is based on flame spread and heat release, additional criteria include smoke emission, acidity of gases and flaming droplets. Each fire class has special quality control requirements following the corresonding system of Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP). The CPR thus creates a uniform system for the classification, evaluation and certification of construction products for all EU countries. The purpose of the CPR is to increase the fire safety in buildings. The use of certified cables will extend the time available for evacuation and rescue in case of fire. SSB-Electronic GmbH offers flexible and low-loss coaxial cables in different CPR classes, which can be installed in various building types or areas according to the specific fire protection requirements.