Fire Safety

EU Cable Fire Safety Regulations have been in force since July 2017 for all types of buildings, including data centers. The Construction Product Regulations (CPR) apply to permanently installed cables, and the cable part of the Pre-Term is also subject to CPR. The regulations stipulate:

  • Low flame spread for containing fire
  • Low smoke density to facilitate finding escape routes
  • No toxic gases that can be inhaled
  • No fire droplets
  • Low heat release, e.g. B2ca cables have 4X less heat release than traditional LSZH cables