A Total Fire Solutions distribution service from leading supplier AEI Cables has been welcomed in the light of increasing reports of cable failures from the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI).
Specifiers and installers recognise the need for quality of cabling and associated products at a time when the electrical supply chain is under scrutiny to work together in the wake of disasters including Grenfell.
Stuart Dover, commercial manager for AEI Cables, said: “There are many cases of cable failure where the products will simply not perform as specified and are not fit for the intended purpose. If in doubt, specifiers and installers should check with the manufacturer for advice.
“In a real fire situation, the power for the building will rely on cabling to ensure critical services such as sprinklers and fire alarms can continue to operate and allow fire and rescue services to understand what is happening and ensure a safe evacuation of people.”
Using the very latest in technology and science, the Firetec Total Fire Solutions range offers enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support from the AEI Cables distribution facility including warehousing at Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Applications for Firetec include residential and commercial buildings, shopping malls, airports and protected buildings 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.
All AEI Cables’ products are supplied with approvals from independent bodies including BASEC and LPCB covering design, manufacture and supply. It also holds approvals from organisations including Lloyds, the MoD, Network Rail and LUL and works to international standards around the world.