Fire risks - a reality with high potential consequences...
structure fires in NZ, 2021/2022
of fires are caused by electrical faults
increase in the demand for electricity by 2030 (source: International Energy Agency)
The devastating impact of fires
In its 2022 Global Claims Review, Allianz insurance listed fire as the largest single identified cause of corporate insurance losses with damages running into billions. And the human toll is huge: 4,000 fatalities and 134,000 injuries per year.
With new forms of energy use come new risks. From tablets to smartphones, our reliance on electrically powered digital devices is only growing. The rise of new energy usages in building, such as electric vehicles or rooftop solar panels, increases the burden on domestic wiring systems and the risks related to fire.
Choosing the right cables saves lives
Anticipate risks, secure assets & protect people with Nexans Fire Safety solutions
At Nexans, our priority is to provide our customers and partners with everything they need to design and build safe and sustainable electrification, at every step of their project lifecycle. That’s why we constantly innovate to ensure our cables are at the edge in terms of safety, reliability, electrical performance, and standards compliance.
Our offer is based on three pillars
|We ANTICIPATE fire risks||We SECURE your assets||We PROTECT life|
|We are pioneers with a 120-year heritage employing our high-level expertise and know-how, our teams and partners to develop efficient, innovative products and solutions.||Our reliable fire safety cables and solutions mitigage fire impact in buildings, allowing an easier and quicker recovery of your business. At Nexans, we are dedicated to protecting your business growth.||People and the environment are our top priorities. Our cable and solutions ecosystems are designed to save lives with standards of performance that maximize safety and impact.|
In the event of a fire, two criteria are key for electrical cables to secure a quick and safe evacuation.
- The Reaction to Fire, defined by the fire spread, the smoke opacity, the loss of flaming droplets, and the acidity of emissions. All those elements have a major impact on people’s ability to evacuate on time.
- The Resistance to Fire, defined by the ability of the cable to maintain the functionality (power and communication) of the circuit under a fire, for a certain duration (from 15 to 120 minutes), and with no or minor decay of performance. This performance, defined by national and international standards, ensures the integrity of the safety system’s critical functions.
“ We, Fire Safety expert, help you to be the first line of defense against fires by ensuring the right choice of standards and cables. ”
Nexans Fire Safety Solutions
Anticipate the future adopting the new generation of safe cables ENVIROLEX® and ALSECURE® by Nexans
- Our Low Fire-Hazard cables ENVIROLEX® engineered for enhanced performance under fire conditions. These flame retardant low-smoke, zero-halogen cables have a hard wearing, lead-free, flame retardant sheath that dramatically reduces health risks as well as environmental impact. ENVIROLEX® cables are also non-migratory and suitable for polystyrene applications.
Designed to ensure safer cabling in public places like hospitals, airports, and tunnels, ENVIROLEX® is also designed to support green and sustainable building projects. The cables have a higher performance rating and produce minimal smoke and hazardous fumes than your traditional PVC sheathed cables. These special properties aid visibility and ensure better air quality in a fire evacuation while greatly reducing damage to electrical and mechanical equipment. The ENVIROLEX® range of cables are manufactured with a unique sheathing compound using a non-PVC HFS-90-TP plastic material, ensuring the cables are PVC-free, flexible in installation, and unlikely to cause corrosive damage to metallic equipment after being doused in a fire.
- Our Fire-Resistant cables ALSECURE® Plus are essential components of a building safety system. During the evacuation process, they ensure that critical functions (warning systems, smoke detector, smoke extractor, emergency exits, and fire lighting equipment) remain functional, even under a long exposer to flames. They significantly delay the propagation of a fire, thus gaining precious time for evacuation and fire-fighting, reduce to a minimum opaque smoke and acid gases, the prime cause of fire-related deaths, and damage to equipment and structures.
Go beyond cables
Nexans Fire Safety products are compatible with our full range of solutions & services.
“ We, Fire Safety expert, support you in making your business safer and less risk averse with best-in-class fire protection. ”
We support all your projects
The building of the future is electric – meaning more cables, more connectors, more systems and subsystems – but also smarter, safer, with a low carbon footprint.
With Nexans Fire Safety, we bring you a full range of cable that will ensure a safer and more sustainable energy, at all stages of the electrification chain, and no matter the type of building.
From residential to commercial and industrial buildings, but also to all high safety buildings (hospitals, schools, hotel), infrastructures (tunneling, rail, airports terminals), new energy (Solar PV), and data centers, you can rely on Nexans to support you against fire risks.
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