The development of testing protocols for fire resistant electrical power cable has led to a significant change and diversification over many years in manufacture. Of late, the discussion of varying fire performances is highlighted with needs whilst constructing building structures, wall, fire-doors, penetrators, components, and systems, quite often all requiring customised solutions and design. Differing fuel sources, fuel quantity, environment, and air flow, all contribute to the variance of factors involved.
Today there is an increased demand for the construction of tunnels, underground complexes such as basements, underground shopping malls, underground car parks, underground living and working environments. These environments are well known to be increased fire risks where smoke and heat build-up is often not able to escape, and public safety is of utmost importance. Due to population density within a structure, flame retardance is required for the upkeep of circuit integrity during fire so that essential firefighting and life safety equipment stay operational.
These days, such cables are used to keep lights running, air-conditioners working and lifts operational. Fire related cables sustain emergency lighting systems, telephone and communication with the outer world, fire alarms, emergency voice comms, CCTV, smoke shutters, fire sprinkler pumps, heat detectors, smoke detectors, fire door closers and many more components of project management within a building.
Electra Cables is proud of its Electrafire® cable range that has truly developed over the decades to being one of the most sought-after fire cables currently in the Pacific Region. Consisting of independently certified WS52W, 2 hour, LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen), flexible, 110°, Fire Rated Power product lines, Electra has it covered.
For over 40 years, Electra Cables has been manufacturing cables that are called for under AS/NZS Standards and are rigorously independently tested for ultimate performance. 100% of Electra’s Electrafire® Cables are 100% Greenstar Certified, with Greenstar Certification being Australia’s only rating system for environmental practices within the building and construction sector.
Electra Cables is one of the largest, if not the largest, stockist of cable in Australasia.