We offer cable fire protection with compliant coating systems.
Fire Security provides fire protection services on electrical cables with two types of coating. The intumescent cable coating FS1 expands during a fire, therefore insulating and shielding the cable from fire damage. The ablative coating FS5 protects the cable by chemical and physical reactions that consume large amounts of heat energy. Fire Security is leading the way to fire protection engineering standards.
The application of FS1 or FS5 cable coating significantly contributes to your fire safety and cost-saving efforts.
Our cable coating systems are tested for decades from the North Sea, throughout the Middle East to Asia. An investment in the longevity of electrical cables is an investment in secure performance and insurance against production/operation shutdown. Installing active fire protection systems can cost up to 20 times more than our cable fire protection. And the active system needs maintenance every year. Fire Security’s solution for electrical cable protection prevents fire as well, which active systems do not. Read more in our brochure Fire Protection of Electrical Cables (PDF) or watch the VIDEO.
Specially trained personnel.
FS cable coating systems are installed worldwide by specially trained personnel. A written report and an estimate follow an onsite survey and inspection.
FS coated cables in a fire.
In a fire situation, your FS coated cables function during the fire and are useable afterward, because the coating expands and protects the core of the cable.
Coated cable is reusable after a fire.
This FS coated cable is cut open after the fire to confirm that the coating shields the inner core from fire damage. See our Fire Demonstration video comparing coated cable versus uncoated cable.
I would just like to pass on my thanks and praises to yourself, Ketil and his team, they worked in a professional and safe manner whilst being efficient and productive even though the British weather tried to stop us most of the time.
The coating is quick and easy to apply with minimal overspray which I will be keen to show our Project team and I will also be recommending your system/coating for future Projects.
Fire Security products are used in a variety of engine room space, specifically the separator rooms, incinerator flat, emergency generator and azipod rooms. Carnival contracted with them to complete the remaining vessels in our fleet.
Carnival is very pleased how Fire Security assisted our company in these various projects and can offer Fire Security and their coatings our highest recommendation.
Fire Security provided materials & labour, and applied fireproof coating to critical cables at cable tunnels, reclaimers, unloaders, transformer areas, turbine oil room, turbine areas and at various motors located in hazardous areas.
Material arrival and coating application were performed on schedule and the work met the required technical specifications and standards of quality. The cost of the work, materials & labour met the project budget.
FS cable coatings have been tested to a hydrocarbon fire of 1100 degrees Celsius.
The IEC 60331 standard fire-resistant cable can withstand only 830° C (1526° F) in a fire situation, while FS coated cables can survive a hydrocarbon fire of 1100° C (2012° F) for up to 90 minutes – without any problem to the insulation or the electrical properties of the cable.
Passive fire protection vs. active systems.
There are many types of active fire suppression systems like sprinklers, which may be able to prevent a fire from spreading, but they all require consistent maintenance, and even then, will the systems function when needed? Will an active system react fast enough and have sufficient power to stop a fire? Why take the chance?
With passive fire protection in the form of cable coating, you get these benefits:
- Zero maintenance, no annual inspections, no service problems.
- Save the asset from a flame spread.
- Production or operation up and running soon after a fire.
- Necessary cables function during a fire.
- No replacement of cables, the coating sacrifices itself for the cable to survive.
- Save cost, save lives.
Don’t gamble on fire, not happening. It happens; it’s just a matter of time. Fire Security provides passive fire protection services worldwide.
Read more about passive fire protection vs fireproofing active systems
Advantages with FS coatings in a fire:
Prevent ignition of the cable.
Prevent release of toxic fumes and poisonous gas (HCL) from the cable insulation.
Prevent the melting / collapsing of the cable tray.
Prevent damage to the cable as well as the inner core.
Prevent short circuit and loss of production.
Protection against fire is a must for the cruise industry.
Security regulations introduced in 2010 state that a cruise ship must be able to handle a potential fire incident in a manner described as “Safe return to port.” To secure the ship and its passengers and crew, vital cables in areas of the machinery deck needs fire protection.
A fire in the engine area could mean disaster on board a cruise ship since standard cables cannot withstand extreme temperatures for more than a few minutes. Besides operation failure, cables spread the fire and emit toxic smoke and gasses. To prevent this from happening, we do fire protection coating in engine rooms, separator-, incinerator-, boiler- and emergency generator rooms. FS protected cables function during a fire, and our coating sharply reduces the spread of fire.
Fire Security is the world leader in fire protection of cables onboard cruise ships, using our FS1 intumescent coating. Since 1996 we have protected, on average more than 1 ship every month, including the world’s largest ships. Read more at our blog.
Electrical cables are the nerve system of your business, whether you run a melting plant, power plant, refinery, oil-rig, hotel, hospital, or a cruise ship. Protecting cables from a fire can save costs, and ultimately, it can save your business and save lives.
Throughout the last 30 years, Fire Security has coated, and fire protected thousands of kilometers of electrical cables. Some customers have experienced a fire that stopped because of Fire Security protected cables.
Are your cables fire protected? If not, see our references and brochures or the FS contact page.