International Standards

 

Cable Design Standards:

 

  • BS 7846 : Thermosetting insulated, armoured, fire resistant cable of rated voltage 600/1000 V for fixed installations, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire. Multicore Cable.

 

  • BS 8592 : Thermosetting insulated, non -armoured, fire-resistant, single core non -sheathed cables of rated voltage 450/750 V, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire — Specification

 

  • BS 7629-1 : Multicore Cable: Specification for 300/500 V fire resistant, screened, fixed installation cables having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire.

 

  • IEC 60502-1 : Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories. Part 1 : Cables for rated voltage of 1 kV (Um=1.2 kV) and 3 kV (Um = 3.6 kV)

 

Fire Resistant Tests Standards:

 

  • Category F2 as per BS 7846 – Resistant fire, Resistant fire with water, Resistant fire with Mechanical shock assessed separately as per BS 6387

 

  • Category F30 as per BS 7846 – Resistant to fire with direct mechanical impact and water jet assessed in combination when tested in accordance with BS 8491 for 30 minute.

 

  • Category F60 as per BS 7846 – Resistant to fire with direct mechanical impact and water jet assessed in combination when tested in accordance with BS 8491 for 60 minute.

 

  • Category F120 as per BS 7846 – Resistant to fire with direct mechanical impact and water jet assessed in combination when tested in accordance with BS 8491 for 120 minute.

 

  • IEC 60331-1 : Resistant fire with Mechanical shock at 830°C for 0.6/1.0 KV cables with an overall diameter > 20 mm.

 

  • IEC 60331-2 : Resistant fire with Mechanical shock at 830°C for 0.6/1.0 KV cables with an overall diameter ≤ 20 mm.
  • IEC 60331-3 : Resistant fire with Mechanical shock at 830°C for 0.6/1.0 KV cables tested in metal
  • IEC 60331-11 & IEC 60331-21: Resistant fire alone at 750°C.

 

Flame Retardant Tests Standards:

 

  • IEC 60332-1-2 : Vertical Flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable

 

  • IEC 60332-3-22 : Vertical flame spread of bunched wires or cables – Category A

 

  • IEC 60332-3-23 : Vertical flame spread of bunched wires or cables – Category B

 

  • IEC 60332-3-24 : Vertical flame spread of bunched wires or cables – Category C

 

Smoke Emission Test Standards:

 

  • BS EN / IEC 61034 -1 & 2 : Measurement of Smoke density of cables

 

Acid gas Emission test Standards:

 

  • BS EN / IEC 60754 – 1 & 2 : Tests on gases evolved during combustion of material from cables.

 

Note : Gulf cable have complete in house test facility for Fire Resistant tests and Flame Retardant tests as listed above.