Videos presenting our services for cable repair, life extension and fire protection.
Fire Protection of Electrical Cables.
Fire Security is a Norwegian company specializing in repair and protection of electrical cables from fire damage.
We produce two coating systems. FS1 protects the cables from fire damage. FS5 repairs and protects cables that have been damaged by UV, ozone, oil, mud, chemicals, water, salt, and mechanical stress. The repair gives the cables a fire-resistant property under an oil fire.
We can repair cracks in the cables to prevent water or oil ingress. The coating will restore the cable value, add fire resistance and extend the lifetime of the cables.
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Cable Repair and Lifetime Extension.
The environment on an oil installation is very harsh. Cables exposed to ozone, oil, mud, chemicals, water, salt, and UV degrade over time. Vibration and vessel movement cause damage to cables and cable jackets. These factors will reduce the lifetime of your cables.
Damaged cables represent a severe safety issue once their integrity is lost. Tests have shown that damaged cables no longer meet their specifications in terms of fire performance. Rerouting or replacing cables usually interrupt the operation and may involve extended shutdown periods. Fire Security has a solution to these problems. FS5 coating can double or triple the cable life.
Cable fire demonstration.
Cable Coating Fire Demo by FS Middle East.
This video demonstrates how the FS cable coating reacts when exposed to a direct flame, compared to an uncoated cable.
When we apply the heat to the coated electrical cable, our FS1 coating system starts to expand, thereby protecting the inner cable from damage. The FS fireproof cable doesn’t catch fire or spread fire, and it doesn’t release toxic gases.
The uncoated cable catches fire within 30 seconds, the fire spreads, and the cable begins to give off hydrochloric gas, which kills human beings and damage equipment. As a result of the failure of the uncoated cable, you have multiple areas of the plant or vessel down within a short time. Read the blog post.
Fire Protective Intumescent Cable Coating In A Fire Test.
Fire Security does fire protection of electrical cables with either the intumescent FS 1 or the ablative FS 5 coating.
Our fire test shows how the expanding FS1 intumescent cable coating protects the inner electrical cable from fire damage. The cable coating expands up to 100 times its thickness and may even protect underlying unprotected cables. In a fire situation, your FS coated cables function during the fire and are usable afterward.
The IEC 60331 standard fire-resistant cable can only withstand 830° C in a fire situation, while FS coated cables can survive a hydrocarbon fire of 1100° C for up to 90 minutes – without any problem to the insulation or the electrical properties of the cable.
Fire Demonstration – Cable Coatings Comparison.
In this fire demonstration, performed by Shagang Steel in China, we illustrate that the outcome of a cable fire depends upon the type of coating used for protection. They tested the cables at temperatures exceeding 900 degrees Celsius.
After a few minutes, the uncoated cable starts to melt while the coatings start to expand on the other two cables. You may also notice that the FS coated cable in the middle is expanding far more than the cable on the right, which has a coating from another manufacturer.
It is quite revealing that this coating has not protected the inner cable from fire damage. The FS coated cable, however, is showing an impressive protection result. As expected, the uncoated cable is severely damaged.
Our Lab for fire testing of coating for electrical cables.
Our new Test Lab at headquarter in Kristiansand, Norway. During the recent seminar for our international partners, we performed a demonstration of how we conduct a fire test. We test cables with different specifications and from several manufacturers, and there are many different standards we can test against, at temperatures up to 1100 degrees C.
Cable splice repair and fire protection.
Fireproofing of spliced HV cables with fire resistant cable coating.
Kumho Petrochemical is a significant chemical producer in Korea and is the world’s largest synthetic rubber producer and exporter for tire production around the world.
Their HV main distribution cables are spliced since the most extended cable stretches are almost 4 km long. They have encountered problems with some of the splices, leading to short circuits and a smaller fire. After a two year evaluation period where they considered different products and solutions, they decided to award Fire Security a first pilot project.
After cleaning the cables, we secured the cable splices with self-vulcanizing tape and sprayed all cables in the cable tray, 15 meters in length, in 8 different locations.
Cable splice repair and fire protection at a steel plant in China.
This cable protection project took place in an underground cable tunnel where high voltage cables run in racks mounted on the wall. In recent years Shagang Steel has experienced 3 incidents where a fire started at the splices and damaged nearby cables, resulting in a partial shutdown of production.
Action was needed, and Fire Security was contracted to do a test project to protect the splices and nearby cables. We spent 3 days cleaning the cables, and the industrial cable coating process took another 2 days.
Shagang Steel was pleased with the application and informed us that they already plan for a second project.
FS services for different markets.
Cable repair, life extension and fire protection for industrial plants.
As electrical cables are the nerve system of your operations, even the smallest fire or damage to cables can cause a severe loss of production. Fire Security coating systems eliminate the chance of an electrical fire.
We offer to extend the lifetime of installed cables and at the same time, make the cables fire-resistant. We have delivered cable repair and fire protection projects to steel and aluminum plants, paper mills, cement factories, and power plants, which have different types of cables, including high voltage cables. We also have the ideal solution to repair cable splices and build correct dry film thickness to achieve the highest fire rating on the market.
Cable Fire Protection in the Middle East.
Fire Security Middle East offers cable repair and fire protection to Oil & Gas companies and heavy industries throughout the entire GCC region.
We have offices in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. Fire Security is the only regional turnkey applicator to maintain a fully stocked distribution center. We are also the only cable-coating producer offering DNV-GL certified turnkey applications with a warranty of up to ten years.
As electrical cables are the nerve system of your operations, even the smallest fire or damage to cables can cause a severe loss of production. FS coating systems are maintenance-free one-time applications that eliminate the chance of an electrical fire.
Fire Protection of Cables on Ships.
Fire Security has been a partner to the major cruise operators for many years and has upgraded the fire resistance of cables in high fire risk areas on a significant number of cruise vessels and passenger ferries. We protect electrical cables both on existing vessels and new buildings, as many of the cruise operators have started to specify this protection when ordering new vessels.
Fire Security is offering an onsite inspection. We evaluate cable routings in high-risk areas and make a written report that includes suggestions to what we can do, what you gain, and a price quote.
For the last 20 years we have protected on average 1 cruise ship per month.