Fire Protection2018-09-23T23:48:21+00:00

Cable fire protection with compliant coating systems.

Fire Security do fire protection services of electrical cables with either intumescent or ablative coating. The intumescent cable coating FS1 expands during a fire, hereby insulating and shielding the cable from fire damage. The ablative coating FS5 protects the cable by chemical and physical reactions that consumes large amounts of heat energy. Fire Security is leading the way on fire protection engineering standards.

Cable fire protection at industrial plant
Cable fire protection at industrial plant
Cable fire protection at industrial plant

The application of FS1 or FS5 cable coating will significantly contribute to your fire safety and cost saving efforts.

Our cable coating systems have been tested from the North Sea and throughout the Middle East to Indonesia. An investment in the longevity of electrical cables is an investment in secure performance and an 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 will prevent fire as well, which active systems don’t. 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. An onsite survey and inspection is followed by a written report and an estimate.

FS coated cables in a fire.

In a fire situation your FS coated cables will function during the fire and be useable afterwards. This is because the coating expands and protects the core of the cable.

Coated cable is reusable after a fire.

This FS coated cable has been cut open after the fire to confirm that the inner core has been shielded from fire damage. See our Fire Demonstration video comparing coated cable versus uncoated cable.

Customer testimonials:

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.

Paul Minihan, Field Engineer, Exxon Mobil
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.

B. W. Swensen, Vice President, Technical Operations, Carnival Cruise Lines

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.

YTL Power - LogoSid Sheps, Manager, Procurement & Contracts, Paiton II Power Station, PT Jawa Power

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.

FS fireproof coated cables tested to 1100 degrees hydrocarbon fire

Passive fire protection vs. active systems.

Passive fire protection vs active fire protection system

FS passive cable fire protection vs active fire protection system.

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 they function properly when needed? Will they 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 will get these benefits:

  • Zero maintenance, no annual inspections, no service problems.
  • Saving the asset from flame spread.
  • Production or operation up and running as soon as possible after a fire.
  • Vital cables will function during a fire.
  • No replacement of cables, the coating sacrifices itself for the cable to survive.
  • Saving cost, saving lives.

Don’t gamble on a fire not happening, it will happen, it’s just a matter of time. Fire Security provides passive fire protection service worldwide.
Read more about passive fire protection vs fireprofing active systems

During a fire, FS coatings prevent:

  • Ignition of the cable.

  • Release of toxic fumes and poisonous gas (HCL) from the cable insulation.

  • Melting / collapsing of the cable tray.

  • Damage to the cable as well as the inner core.

  • Short circuit, loss of production.

Watch this video to see how the FS1 intumescent cable coating expands during a fire.
Here is a fire demonstration video explaining how the FS cable fire coating can save assets, prevent loss of production and save lives.

Carnival Cruise Line is using Fire Security’s highly effective cable coating system

Carnival Cruise Line is using Fire Security’s highly effective cable coating system

Protection against fire is a must for the cruise industry.

Security regulations introduced in 2010 state that a cruise ship has to be able to handle a potential fire incident in a way that is 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 normal cables cannot withstand extreme temperatures for more than a few minutes. In addition to failure to function, cables will 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 will function during a fire and our coating will strongly reduce the spread of fire.

Fire Security is the world leader in fire protection of cables on board cruise ships, using our FS1 intumescent coating. Since 1996 we have protected in average more than 1 ship every month, including the world’s largest ships. Read more at our blog.

Have you protected your electrical cables against fire?

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 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 of our customers have experienced that a fire was efficiently stopped due to the fact that their cables were protected by Fire Security.  Are your cables fire protected? If not, see our references and brochures or go to FS contact page.