16th Edition (reference only) – NOW superseded by the 17th Edition IEE Regulations.

chapter 5

chapter 6

Cables, conduits and trunking
  4.1 - Cable insulation materials 4.4 - Cable supports, joints and terminations
  4.2 - Cables 4.5 - Cable enclosures
  4.3 - Cable choice 4.6 - Conductor and cable identification
4.3.13 - Low smoke-emitting cables

4.3.13 - Low smoke-emitting cables

Normal p.v.c. insulation emits dense smoke and corrosive gases when burning. If cables are to be run in areas of public access, such as schools, supermarkets, hospitals, etc, the designer should consider the use of special cables such as those with thermo-setting or elastomeric insulation which do not cause such problems in the event of fire. This action is most likely to be necessary in areas expected to be crowded, along fire escape routes, and where equipment is likely to suffer damage due to corrosive fumes.







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Extracted from The Electricians Guide Fifth Edition
by John Whitfield

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