Whether for businesses or residences, every single electrical installation should have a good planning and quality material to ensure the environment’s safety. The good news is that, to guarantee it in wires and isolated cables, a non-halogenated compound is an excellent choice.
Noteworthy to say that cables that have this particular characteristic can bring many advantages to electrical installations, such as slowing up flames in case of fire. Are you interested in this matter and want to know more about the halogenated compound? Stay tuned to Polyexcel’s blog!
How does a non-halogenated cable work?
A halogen-free cable is one of the top choices when it comes to potentializing the safety of businesses and residences. The main reason for that is that this type of cable does not contain elements that come from the halogen family — not in the cape and neither in its isolating compounds.
For that reason, they are considered fire-resistant cables: when reached by fire, the cable shows low smoke emission, besides not emitting toxic gases. Another great advantage is that the smoke is very light, which helps people to see their way out and exit the location.
Also important to say, in residences, the conductors are located in anti-fire elecroductes, which are usually installed in masonry walls. However, in public spots, the cabling system is located in open trays or cable trays in constant contact with oxygen.
That is the case of subway stations, shopping malls and many other places that receive a large flow of people. So in cases of fire, in places with halogen-derived materials like chlorine, the cable’s burn emanates a high volume of toxic gases and smoke.
Composition of a halogen-free cable
The biggest difference between a non-halogenated cable and a halogenated one is its absence of chlorine and halogen derivatives from its composition. Moreover, this is the main factor, so that in cases of combustion it does not release gases and toxic smoke mentioned above. That is, even if there are any accidents, damages are minimized.
It is important to have wires and cables that count with this isolating feature because these gases are highly aggressive to the respiratory system. They can be more damaging to our health than the burns caused by fire. Therefore, it is crucial that big companies pay attention to this matter.
Besides, halogen-free cables are produced with a copper base, which is a flexible material that allows isolation with polymeric compounds that put up with 70°C to 90°C temperatures. The results are practical and great performance installation in electrical networks of residences and businesses.
Why choose a halogen-free cable?
As we observed, the halogen-free cable is an excellent alternative to enhance safety in buildings and places with a big flow of people. However, this is not the only reason why the owners of these establishments should avoid the use of halogen types of cables.
There is a Brazilian technical norm (NBR-5410) that determines that cables resistant to fire are installed in high-occupancy places. This management of low-tension electric installation is also recommended in small locations with few exit doors, like theaters and clubs.
Besides, different economic sectors have worried about the safety of electrical installations. It is very important that more than just providing a good service or attendance, entertainment places and residential ones are safe and contribute to people’s well-being.
The halogenated cable can also be advantageous to the economic sector. While choosing more secure versions of it, only cable trays are used to organize the cables. Thus, it is possible to avoid the use of more expensive alternatives in installing. Remember, this version can be installed anywhere.
Where to find good-quality compounds?
Available in the polymeric compound market for almost 10 years for wires and energy and telecommunications cables, Polyexcel offers products with state-of-the-art quality. The main reason for that is the constant search for new technologies to improve the daily production process.
The HFFR (Halogen-Free Fire Retardant) is the most indicated compound to potentialize safety in any establishment. Besides, it is a perfect option to replace PVC. Another advantage of this product is that it can also contribute positively to nature and the environment since it has low emission of smoke.
Furthermore, Polyexcel counts with some variations of this compound, like the Polytox 90 HP and the Polytox 93. For more sustainable versions, there are also more options that care for the environment, such as the Polytox 90 G and the Polytox Green 90 G. For more sustainable versions, there are also more options that care for the environment, such as the Polytox 90 G, Polytox Green 90 G and the Polytox Green 92 LF, since they use polymers that come from renewable sources.
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