On the safe side with LEONI low fire hazard cables
From 1 July 2017, all energy cables, control cables and communication cables intended for permanent installation in building structures must be manufactured and evaluated in accordance with the harmonised European standard hEN 50575 and labelled with a CE marking pursuant to the EU Construction Products Regulation 305/2011.
In addition, a declaration of performance must also be prepared on the basis of assessments and classifications carried out by an accredited and notified testing body. A key element of the CE marking and declaration of performance stipulated by law is the specification of the fire rating.
LEONI offers low fire hazard cables with reduced flame propagation and heat development with the simultaneously low release of corrosive gases and smoke in accordance with the Regulation.
The provisions of the Construction Products Regulation allow for a series of fire ratings – from Aca (incombustible) to B2ca, Cca, Dca, Eca and Fca (no requirements, combustible).
Alongside the fire ratings, the following properties are also specified:
- Smoke emission (s1 to s3)
- Corrosivity (a1 to a3)
- Flaming droplets (d0 to d2)
For buildings with very high safety requirements, such as hospitals, low fire hazard cables with a B2ca s1 d1 a1 rating should be used. For buildings with high safety requirements, such as schools, cables with a Cca s1 d1 a1 rating are adequate. For medium fire risks, cables with a Dca s2 d2 a1 rating are provided.
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Declaration of Performance (DoP)
For cables and wiring products subject to the EU Construction Products Regulation, a declaration of performance must be provided from 1 July 2017 onwards.
This declaration of performance confirms the conformity of the construction product with the specified fire resistance properties.
In this area, you can download the declarations of performance for the LEONI cable and wiring products that can be used as construction products.
Simply enter the Number of Declaration of Performance and you can access the declaration of performance you need directly.
The Number of Declaration of Performance is printed on the CE label of your product or can also be found by consulting your quotation or order documentation.