Cable installations are found in all types of modern buildings – from industrial plants to power stations and office buildings. Cables are routed on countless cable support systems that run hidden in cable tunnels, behind wall and ceiling cladding.
Electrical cables are prone to self-ignition as a result of overheating or short circuiting; also, they can be set ablaze by exposure to external fire or heat. In either case, flames will spread along the cables with lightning speed because cable sheaths and insulations are usually combustible.
Approved solutions for cable fire protection exert a delaying effect on the spread of fire and will thus help to keep damage to a minimum.