Improved fire protection for Draka UC500 AS23 Cat.6A F/FTP cable
Cologne, Germany, May 21st 2021 – BU Multimedia Solutions (BU MMS) of Prysmian Group has added more fire safety to another copper cable. The Draka UC500 AS23 Cat.6A F/FTP is now available in CPR fire protection class B2ca s1a d1 a1. The upgrade from class Cca to B2ca offers users higher fire safety with the same performance and manageability. The mechanically robust AWG-23 copper cables ensure high resistance due to the LSHF-FR outer jacket. The four wire pairs as well as the entire cable core are sheathed with an aluminum-coated plastic foil. This provides the Draka F/FTP cable with optimum shielding.
With the UC500 AS23 Cat.6A F/FTP in fire protection class B2ca s1a d1 a1, BU Multimedia Solutions is launching a high-quality installation cable with increased fire resistance. The enhanced fire
protection cable meets all the criteria of the demanding B2ca s1a d1 a1 fire protection class with regard to smoke development (s1a), flaming droplets (d1) and acid content (a1). "We have
invested significant resources in the development of the new CPR cable. The result is a highly reliable, fire-safe Cat.6A installation cable that is quick and easy to install while maintaining
high data transmission rates," says Zoran Borcic, product manager, copper cables, Multimedia Solutions BU, Prysmian Group.
The Draka UC500 AS23 Cat.6A F/FTP with AWG-23 copper conductor is suitable for Power over Ethernet (PoE), Type 1-4. In accordance with the Cat.6A standard, the installation cables transmit data, voice, audio and video information at a speed of up to 10 Gbit/s. The halogen-free and flame-retardant protective jacket (LSHF-FR) ensures maximum fire protection in accordance with the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Test good, all good
Several internal and external test laboratories tested the cable design in numerous runs for B2ca fire protection criteria. The very intensive testing phase led to success: all randomly selected test specimens met the high requirements of the B2ca fire protection class without reducing their performance and ease of installation. "The test phase has shown how difficult it is to meet the necessary requirements in terms of CPR fire protection class, performance and manageability at the same time. All the more reason for us to be pleased that the effort put into further technological development has been fully worthwhile," says Zoran Borcic.
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Prysmian Group is the world market leader in power and telecommunications cables and systems. With more than 140 years of experience, sales of over 11 billion euros (pro forma as of December 31, 2017) and around 30,000 employees in 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and supplies a highly comprehensive range of products, services, technology and know-how. In the energy sector, Prysmian Group is active in underground cables and deep sea cabling and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. For the telecommunications sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry and offers a complete range of optical fibers, fiber optic and copper cables as well as connection systems. Prysmian is a Milan listed company listed in the FTSE MIB Index.
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