Firestop – FIRE RESISTANT COATING FOR ELECTRICAL CABLES
You are fully aware about the consequences of fire in industries in general and cables in particular. Electrical cables are insulated with Polyvinyl Chloride which contributes to a rapid spread of fire. During intense fire it gives off toxic fumes combustion and corrosive gases. 1 kg of soft PVC with 35% Chloride content when involved in fire, emits 360 gms of Hydrogen Chloride gas, which is when dissolved in water vapours, results in 1 ltrs of smoking Hydrochloric acid. The propagation of fire in PVC cables is as fast as 20 mtrs per minutes. Indian Standard has recommended a certain code of safety vide IS 12459 Of 1988, which requires the cables to be compartmentalized by sealing walls / floor openings / openings under control panels and creating compartments along the cable galleries by using suitable fire resistant compound such as firestop.
The cable coating compound firestop, developed by AROMA, is a water based Fire Resistant Compound for coating on electric cables to withstand severe fire and to prevent propagation along horizontal and vertical cable racks under intense fire conditions.