According to the 2019 statistical yearbook of the National Fire Brigade, in 2018, about 58,000 fires took place in Italy in environments affected by the CPR regulation.
RESIDENTIAL HOUSES: 53648
COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES: 2144
These data are available in the 2020 edition of the CPR guide of AICE ( Italian Association of Cables and Electrical Conductors) entitled: CPR, The new Cables Age. The numbers make us understand the importance of safety in buildings in case of fire.
This document, addressed to project designers and installers, is an update of the complete guide to the Construction Products Regulation applied to Electric Cables and explains, among other things:
– the legislative scenario;
– the economic operators in the supply chain;
– the requirements imposed by the CPR regulation;
– Marks and Markings
La Triveneta Cavi and AICE
AICE, which La Triveneta Cavi has always been linked to, is an association of FEDERATION ANIE (National Federation of Electrotechnical and Electronic Companies), which in turn is part of Confindustria, and represents companies active in the energy cables and accessories, communication cables and electrical winding conductors sectors.
AICE member companies are 39 (for a total of 7,000 employees) and in 2019 they had a turnover of about 3,000 million Euros.
AICE guarantees its members a continuous update on the evolution of the European Directives in force and under development (LVD – Low Voltage Directive; EMC – Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive; CPR – Construction Products Regulation; etc.).
In particular, with reference to the CPR Regulation, AICE member companies have focused their investments on research and development of safe and reliable products to be used in applications where the health of people and the protection of things must be guaranteed in case of fire.
Video presentation FTG18 Trisecur Top cable with flame resistance test explained by our technicians.
After the Dacia Arena in Udine (one of the most innovative sports facilities in Italy), even the energy of the Marassi stadium in Genoa, starting from the current football season, is flowing through electric cables produced by La Triveneta Cavi. In fact, for the recent restyling of the famous Ligurian stadium, a large supply of our cables has been selected. The Luigi Ferraris Stadium is 110 years old and is the oldest football stadium still working in our country, recognized as one of the sports facilities that has made the history of Italian football. In 1933, between the two wars, it was named after Luigi Ferraris, captain of Genoa who died in the First World War.
Trisecur FG16OM16, a perfect cable for Stadium Marassi
27 kilometers of BT Trisecur FG16OM16 10G2.5 produced by La Triveneta Cavi were used in the works for the new lighting system of the stadium, mainly employed to power the lights and the safety lamps arranged on the entire surface of the stadium. Our Trisecur cable offers maximum safety and is in fact required by designers of sports facilities as it is resistant to weather and variable temperatures, with a guarantee of functioning for many events to come.
As reported by the website Calcio e Finanza – there is a project worth over 40 million euros to be implemented over the next three years.
The project includes the construction of a “sky box” area with luxury lounges dedicated to companies and sponsors, the renovation of the changing rooms, the construction of a conference center, entertainment areas, restaurants and shops.
For this facility Forum LED projectors (by Disano illuminazione Spa) were chosen, the spotlights that have brought the quality of LED lighting up to the level of large sports facilities. In addition to energy savings, the perfect stability of the light, with high color rendering, guarantees high-definition TV shooting and maximum comfort for both players and visitors.
The new Luigi Ferraris stadium system includes 240 1392W Forum LED projectors with 3 different optics, replacing the 368 old generation 2000W lights.
In a global context increasingly devoted to green energies, the photovoltaic field in Europe is about to experience a new moment of growth.
As proof of its efforts in terms of research and sustainable development, La Triveneta Cavi has designed the new harmonized photovoltaic cable H1Z2Z2-K, whose characteristics make it ideal for connecting and carrying energy to new generation panels. The H1Z2Z2-K cable is suitable for photovoltaic installations in industry, in public, private and industrial buildings, photovoltaic parks, lighting and work areas in general.
The H1Z2Z2-K cable, certified HAR and CPR (reaction to fire class: Eca) is a cable that offers high safety standards being flame retardant and LS0H (Low Smoke Zero Halogen). It also has a high resistance to UV rays and low temperatures with a guaranteed life cycle of at least 25 years (EN 60216-1). Available in Black and Red colors.
Characteristics of H1Z2Z2-K cable
-Maximum conductor temperature 120°
– Guaranteed life cycle: minimum 25 years (EN 60216-1).
– LS0H: Low Smoke Zero Halogen
– Flame retardant
– Fire reaction class: Eca
– HAR certification
– Excellent flexibility for an easier installation.
– UV and low temperature resistant
– Rated operating voltage – AC: 1000V and DC: 1500V
– Formations from 1×1,5mm2 to 1x120mm2
From 2017 onwards safety has become, in the complex world of electrical installations, the main focus.
The Decree Law No 106 of 16.06.2017 has set a clear condition on the use of cables in accordance with the CPR regulation. La Triveneta Cavi has promptly responded to this change and is now providing, in compliance with the standards, a cable suitable for all plant situations.
In the circular of December 14, 2018, the IMQ officially announced the repeal of the Technical Specifications IMQ-CPT-007 relating to FROR cables (shielded and unshielded):
FROR 450/750 V or FROR 300/500V (shielded version)
FROH2R 450/750 V or FROH2R 300/500 V (braided shielded)
FROHH2R 450/750 V or FROHH2R 300/500 V (AL / PET + braid)
FROH2R 300/300 V
The IMQ’s decision to make FROR cables obsolete puts an end to their widespread use, which is not completely covered by installation regulations.
FROR cables were designed for mobile use, for indoor environments and for temporary outdoor use. However, they were normally used for fixed installation inside buildings and, while taking the appropriate precautions, they were also used for fixed laying rather than for underground laying.
What are therefore the main changes for designers and installers?
1. As a consequence of the IMQ’s repeal of the IMQ-CPT-007 Technical Specifications, from August 2019 FROR cables will no longer be able to be manufactured with the quality mark.
2. It has been a while since La Triveneta Cavi started managing its stock in the warehouse and designed new cables that fully meet the following requirements and technical regulations:
FS18OR18 cables for sections up to 2.5 mm² for voltages up to 300/500V (Cca-s3, d1, a3)
FG16OR16 cables for voltages up to 600/1000V (Cca-s3, d1, a3)
3. The conditions of use of these cables and their laying procedures will be indicated in the CEI 20-40 cable guides and in the Standards for Electrical Installations, CEI 64-8.
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