Contractors and installers mut play active role in building safety says Wrexham Mineral Cables

Wrexham Mineral Cables (WMC) has called on contractors and installers to play their part in improving building safety by increasing their understanding of the performance capabilities of fire-resistant cables. The leading UK manufacturer of ‘fire-resistant’, or what they prefer to…

Building safety a ‘ticking time bomb’ if fire cable testing isn’t strengthened, says Wrexham Mineral Cables

A leading manufacturer of fire-resistant cables believes building safety could remain a ‘ticking time bomb’ if product testing for fire cables is not strengthened. For many years, Wrexham Mineral Cables has been calling for more stringent testing standards as it…

Welcome changes to building regulations intensifies focus on performance of ‘fire-resistant’ cables, says Wrexham Mineral Cables

A leading manufacturer of Mineral Insulated Copper Cables is urging specifiers and designers to highly consider the stresses real-life fire scenarios have on ‘fire-resistant’ cables, so they can choose products that will truly withstand a critical situation. As the focus…

WMC believe a better understanding of fire-resistant cables will improve building safety

Wrexham Mineral Cables (WMC), a leading UK manufacturer of fire-resistant mineral insulated cables, says now is the time to focus and understand the pivotal role they play in building safety, before more lives are put at risk. WMC’s call to…

Government testing review welcomed but ‘more needs to be done’ says Wrexham Mineral Cables

‘A step in the right direction but more needs to be done,’ is the response from Wrexham Mineral Cables (WMC) following the government’s announcement that it will hold a review of current systems for testing construction products. The review comes…

In with the new… Greater certainty for specifiers

The fire cable industry has welcomed the introduction of the new British Standard BS 8592:2016 Electric cables; thermosetting insulated, non-armoured, fire-resistant single core non-sheathed cable of rated voltage 450/750V. This is first British standard for this type of cable, and…

Smoke without fire

Evolution of protocols for testing the fire safety of electrical cables has led to an important divergence between fire performances provided by electrical cables and fire performances expected and needed. The understanding amongst most specifiers, sellers, installers and users of…

Life Safety and Fire Fighting Systems – The weakest link

Unlike other cables, fire resistant cables have to work even when directly exposed to the fire to keep essential Life Safety and Fire Fighting equipment working: Fire alarms, Emergency Lighting, Emergency Communication, Fire Sprinkler pumps, Fireman’s Lift sub-main, Smoke extraction…

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