The new generation of Total Fire Solutions products for the built environment from AEI Cables has been welcomed amid increasing concerns about the quality of cabling in the marketplace.
Specifiers and installers have recognised the highest levels of quality and safety offered by the Firetec Total Fire Solutions range using the very latest in technology and science, offering enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support from one source.
Stuart Dover, commercial manager for AEI Cables, said: “The market has responded quickly and positively to this new development of technology. We are hearing more cases of inferior quality cabling leading to problems for installers, particularly those installing fire alarms.
“In a real fire situation, the cables powering these circuits will allow fire and rescue services to understand what is happening and ensure a safe evacuation of people.”
The new generation AEI Cables’ fire performance cabling ensures critical fire-safety circuits can continue to operate in the event of a fire from 30 minutes up to 120 minutes.
Calls have been made by the Approved Cables Initiative for all cable being used in the UK to conform to relevant British, European or international standards amid increasing concerns about the volume of non-approved cables coming onto the market.
At the same time, the number of fires in high-rise buildings in Europe and the Middle East have brought the issue of quality of products for fire performance circuits into sharp focus.
Applications for Firetec include residential and commercial buildings, shopping malls, airports and protected buildings with a heritage ensuring that fire alarms, sprinkler systems, building monitoring and security systems can continue to operate in a fire.
Successful installation of Firetec has included the Francis Crick Institute research centre in London, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, the White City complex in London and Meadowhall shopping complex, Sheffield.
AEI Cables serves key markets in the UK and worldwide including construction, industrial, fire protection, defence, mining and rail. For advice about the Total Fire Solutions service please see www.aeicables.co.uk