Low Smoke Zero Halogen Wire & Cable

An explanation of the different types of Low Smoke Zero Halogen materials used in the electrical and electronics industry.

Low Smoke Zero Halogen Wire & CableWith an increase in the amount of cable found in residential, commercial and industrial applications in recent years, there is a greater fuel load in the event of a fire. Low-smoke, zero-halogen compounds have delivered enhanced fire protection performance. Today, low-smoke, zero-halogen cables are being used in applications beyond the traditional transit, shipboard, military and other confined-space applications.

Low Smoke Zero Halogen Wire & Cable –

This best practices guide, produced by electrical and electronic cable company Anixter, includes:

  • A list of all the commonly-used abbreviations
  • Industry smoke tests applied to electrical cabling
  • The typical halogen content of common cable materials
  • The 5 criteria that determine how a cable will perform in a fire
  • Suitable applications for different materials

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Low Smoke Zero Halogen Wire & Cable Best Practice Guide (255 downloads)
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