March 23, 2007
Belden, a world leader in the development of signal transmission solutions for wired and wireless enterprise networks, as well as for the audio/video, fire/life safety, and security markets, now offers New Generation PLTC Circuit Integrity (CI) cables for industrial systems. These cables have been designed to survive fire for up to two hours and to enable controlled shutdowns in circuitry related to mission-critical industrial processes. The cables complement and extend Belden’s line of Safe-T-Line Circuit Integrity and Circuit Integrity in Conduit (CIC) cables for high-rise EVAC systems and ABS-type approved Low Smoke Zero Halogen CI cables for shipboard use. The full line of Belden New Generation 2-hour rated cables now includes: - PLTC-CI shielded multi-conductor cables designed to handle controlled shutdowns or emergency situations in circuitry related to mission-critical industrial processes. The cables are UL2196/NEC listed to meet the requirements of hazardous environments such as petrochemical plants. - Safe-T-Line CI cables that meet the Fire Alarm Cable System Survivability requirements of NFPA 70 and NFPA 72/2002. Designed for non-conduit installation only (FPLR-CI rated), these riser-rated cables call for installation with fire stop materials, cable runs without splices through the fire zone, and terminations no less than 12 inches beyond the fire-rated wall or floor bounding the fire area. - Safe-T-Line CIC cables that meet NEC Fire Alarm Survivability requirements in *-inch conduits. These cables are FPLR rated and UL listed for circuit integrity when installed in conduit according to FHIT #30 (UL). - ABS-type Approved Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cables are designed specifically for shipboard use. The ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) is the leading classification organization devoted to promoting the security of marine-related life and property. With ABS-type approved cables, no additional special approvals or insurance company exceptions are required for Belden cable system installation.