Prysmian FP100® Cable is the original fire resistant single core cable for use in metal conduits or trunking to achieve a highly robust fire resistant wiring system. It maintains circuit integrity during a fire both when tested in free air or in a metallic conduit. When burnt, it produces very low levels of smoke and virtually no (less than 0.5%) acidic gases, thus safeguarding human life and protecting equipment.
Systems based upon standard pvc cables, even when protected by metal conduit, have been shown to fail within minutes in a fire. Therefore they are no longer permitted by BS5839-1 or BS5266-1 for fire alarm or emergency lighting systems, as they do not ensure prolonged operation in the event of a fire.
FP100® is Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) listed as a fire resistant cable. The LPCB range approval is given on the basis of (i) satisfactory testing at an enhanced voltage of 600/1000V to BS6387 category CWZ when tested in steel conduit and the conduit is considered as the metallic layer required by BS6387, for those sizes
capable of fitting within the test conduit, and (ii) satisfactory testing to IEC60331-21 at an enhanced temperature of 950°C for those sizes too large to fit in the test conduit.
Additional tests have demonstrated the ability of FP100® to achieve a 120 minute rating (PH120) to BS EN50200 and a 120 minute rating to BS8434-2 when tested in a steel conduit. These tests demonstrate the ability of FP100® to meet the fire resistance requirements necessary for use in "enhanced" installations in accordance with BS5839-1:2002 and "Cable systems with an inherently high resistance to attack by fire" in accordance with BS5266-1:2005.
FP100® cables are manufactured under an ISO9001 Quality Management System certified by BASEC and LPCB.
FP100® may be considered as a low smoke conduit wire to BS7211 for the purposes of installation, and should be installed in accordance with BS7671/IEE Wiring Regulations, or any other appropriate national regulations. It is suitable for installation in
surface mounted or embedded conduits and trunking, or other similar fixed protected installations. For surface systems, the use of a metallic conduit or trunking is recommended to ensure integrity of the system in the event of fire. For fully embedded systems protected by a non combustible layer, non metallic conduit or trunking may be used.