7. How can Low Fire-Hazard cables contribute to Fire Safety?

The main cause of casualties in indoor fire are smoke and hazardous emissions which significantly reduce the

chance to escape and extend the damage to goods far behind the burned area. The contribution of cables is key

both in active and passive protection. Fire resistant cables are an essential component of any alarm circuit. A low

level of opacity of smoke produced and acidity of the effluent are basic criteria in the selection of materials that,

in the event of fire, make it possible to reduce the presence of dangerous gases and to facilitate escape. It is

essential that the production of opaque smoke and harmful emissions is as low as possible during a fire. The

majority of deaths in a fire are due to inhaling dangerous gases. It is vital to reduce the exposure time to these

gases by facilitating safe evacuation with the best possible visibility Low fire hazard cables ensure lower smoke

opacity and gases emissions, prevent flame from spreading and reduce heat release. A recent simulation done

by one of the most renown Fire Engineering Universities clearly proved the critical contribution of cables to

emissions and fire escape.