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Document ID (ISN)56389
CIS number 91-1307
ISSN - Serial title 0948-7387 - etz - Elektrotechnik + Automation
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berchem W., Müller K.B., Schulte D., Schuppe W.D.
Title Halogen-free cables and lines
Original title Halogenfreie Kabel und Leitungen [in German]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.111, No.19, p.992-996, 998-999. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract The methods described in various German and international standards for determining pyrolisis products, fire spread and smoke emission when electric cables and lines are on fire are outlined. Results are presented of comparative studies using these methods on the fire behaviour of halogen-free cables and polyvinyl-chloride-coated cables. Halogen-free cables produced no corrosive substances and less smoke, while when they were used fire spread more slowly.
Descriptors (primary) cables; fire behaviour; fire prevention; polyvinyl chloride; pyrolysis products; fire resistance
Descriptors (secondary) fire load; flame spread; Germany (Federal Republic of); comparative study; overhead electric lines; fire resistance testing; standardization; cable sheaths
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires