Cable Coating: An Integral Part of Passive Fire Protectionmbedewy
Passive Fire Protection is one of the three important processes in ensuring defence from fire, the other two being structural fire protection and fire safety. The method is used to contain fires, stop their spread and avert damage to cables and circuits. Passive Fire Protection Systems are entitled to follow the Listing and Approval Use and Compliance to render effectiveness that building codes expect of them. Cable Coating is one method used in this. The method includes segregation of the entire building through fire resistance rated walls and floors. This minimizes building damage to a great extent, in case a fire breaks out and provides occupants with enough time to stage a quick exit.
Cable Coating is a method used extensively in Passive Fire Protection It helps in preventing flame spread in clustered electrical cables and averts smoke development. KBS Industrial Cable Coating is an ablative fireproofing material approved by FM and developed categorically for fire protection of grouped and bundled electrical cables.
The mechanism also ensures the fire stopping system offers seamless resistance toward fire swell. The hallmark feature in KBS Industrial Cable Coating is its ability to prolong short circuiting. The coating can be applied through conventional methods, spraying, brushing and by hand. Ablation is the technique used to do the job, not insulation. The material is thick, eventually requiring a large amount of energy for disintegration. Its strong molecular composition ensures it is strong enough to even withstand an inferno.
The KBS Industrial product begins to ablate through chemical and physical reactions the moment it comes in contact with fire. The ablation process makes the cable consume immense energy with the cables being kept cool. The gases generated due to this process are good to push the oxygen away from the place, neutralizing flammable gases and averting a chain reaction. Once all organic components decompose, the residue is a solid structure of the coating which offers further protection through insulation.
The KBS Industrial Cable Coating has many virtues to make it famous. It lasts a lifetime, as long as the cables survive. The cables stay safe, never gets de-rated. The cable coating offers impressive resistance from weather and water (30 years actual). It prevents flame propagation on cables. There is no damage of sorts inflicted on cables. Usually, fire spreads on verticals cables at the speed of 20m/minute. In case of the KBS Industrial jacket, it is restricted to less than 10cm.