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TECHNICAL GUIDE®INNOVATORS IN CABLE MANAGEMENT


®TECHNICALGUIDEPowerCABLOFIL ®the global solutionHigh-quality steel wire cable supportsUnique safety edgeFast install systemDataHigh level mechanical and electricalperformanceControl Process2


®Applications - Sustainable development ............04Mechanical resistance ............06Metals and surface treatments ............08Food industry safety ............10Electromagnetic compatibility ............12Electrical continuity – Earth network ............14Power cables ............16Efficient data cabling ............18Fibre optic cables ............19Copper data cables ............20Standards and directives ............22Fire resistance ............24Fire protection: EZ-Path ® ............26References ............32Decision-making software ............33Specifications ............343


®ApplicationsBUILDING SERVICESINFRASTRUCTURE• Hospitals• Shopping centres• Offices / Hotels• Data centres / Technology centres• Museums• Schools / Universities• Airports• Stations• Tunnels• Bridges• Stadia• TelecommunicationsHEAVY INDUSTRYPROCESSING INDUSTRIES• Mines / Quarries• Steel• Cement• Petrochemicals• Oil and gas• Energy production• Chemicals / Pharmaceuticals• Automotive / Equipment• Glass / Wood / Textiles / Paper• Food industry• Water and waste treatment• Ships / Platforms4Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®P2000> Exclusive to CABLOFIL ® : 25% savings with the P2000 (span of 2 m at full capacity).By opting for CABLOFIL's 2 m span, up to 25% on material and labor can be saved compared to the conventional1.5 m span.0.5 m 0.5 m1.5 m 2m 2m2mTo obtain this result, the first span is deliberately limited to 1.5 metres, then the supports are placed every 2metres. The couplers are therefore always 0.5 m from a support which is close to the optimum performance of0.4 m.The configuration, coupled with the quality and penetration of the welding of the wires, guarantees a span of 2metres for the leading range of CABLOFIL (CF54 of 50 mm to 500 mm wide).POSITIONING OF THE COUPLERS (general scenario applicable to all spans)To get the best performance from tray, choosing the right couplers is just as importantas their positioning. CABLOFIL couplers have been designed and tested to provide highlevels of mechanical and electrical performance. To maximise performance, follow the recommendations below:Optimum Possible ForbiddenL/5 L/2100% PERFORMANCEFor best results, place the couplers at1/5 th of the way along the span.70% PERFORMANCEIf the coupling is at L/2, a coefficient of 0.7should be applied to the permissible load.Never put the support under coupler.POSITIONING OF THE SUPPORTSChanges of level and direction:Put supports in place before there is any deflection of the cable tray route.It is recommended to place supports at the start and end of 90° bends. A support must be positionned in themiddle of large-radius bends.Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.7


®Metals and surface treatmentsUncontrolled corrosion is a recurrent problem with all applicationsinvolving metals, it may lead to a reduction in theperformance and lifetime of the installation.Cable trays are mainly exposed to atmospheric corrosion.The environment in which the cable trays are installedis therefore the main criteria in the choice of surfacetreatment, or type of steel.Atmospheric corrosion affecting metals involves achemical reaction between the iron found in steel anddioxygen in air or water (condensed moisture, rain orspray). The reaction produces the chemical compoundFe(OH)3, more commonly known as rust.GALVANIC CORROSIONPartner metalCorrosion isthe result of anelectrochemicalStainless steel 0phenomenonNickel 180caused by aCopper 320 140 0difference inBrass 400 220 80 0potential betweenTin 550 370 230 150 0different metals,Steel 750 570 430 350 200 0Aluminium 840 660 520 440 290 90 0or between a metalChromium 950 770 630 550 400 200 110 0 and the impuritiesZinc 1150 970 830 750 600 400 310 200 0 within it when theyDifferences in potential are expressed in millivolts.are connectedBeneath the red line, the metal involved is attacked.electrically.It is important to remember this phenomenon ifyou want to be sure of selecting the best supports,fixings and earthing terminals. This will also ensurethat surface treatments are compatible:Metal involvedStainless steelNickelCopperBrassTinSteelAluminiumChromiumZincCOATED STEELSGalvanic protection of steel is a sacrificial process. Zinc,in contact with an oxidising agent, is converted into zinchydrocarbonate (white) thus protecting the steel.❍ Recommended◆ PossiblePGGS EZ GC DC 304L 316LInternal installation,normal environment❍ ❍ ❍External installation,urban environment◆ ◆ ❍ ❍Chemical industries,nitrate explosives,◆ ◆ ❍photography, decorationMarine, harsh, sulphurous(weak concentration) environment◆ ◆ ❍Acid or alkaline environments ◆ ◆ ◆ ❍Food production environment ❍ ❍Halogen environment ◆ ❍PG/GS: Continuous galvanisation beforePGmanufacture using the Sendzimir processEN 10244-2: PG standard (wire)GSEN 10327: GS standard (accessories)Before manufacture, a coating of zinc is deposited bycontinuous immersion on the steel sheets or wires. Theappearance of the components is now smooth and grey.EZElectrogalvanising after manufactureEN 12329 standardThe cable tray, manufactured using untreated steel wire,is pickled and then immersed in an electrolyte containingzinc. Zinc is then deposited on it by passing an electriccurrent. A smooth bluish-grey, fairly glossy appearanceis obtained to a greater or lesser extent depending onthe pH value of the electrolytic bath used. The colourand level of gloss have no negative or positive effect onthe corrosion resistance of the coating.> Ongoing protectionZinc hydroxideWire cable traysEZ/PGGC304L316LAccessoriesEZ/GSGC/DC304L & 316L316LZn anodFe cathodWhen a wire cable tray is cut, the fact that a wire hasbeen cut does not affect the level of protection. Thejaws of the bolt cutter drags a layer of zinc across thecut end and forms a protective layer.8Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®GCHot dipped galvanised after manufactureEN ISO 14 61 standardThe cable trays or accessories, manufactured fromuntreated steel sheet or wire, are degreased andpickled before being immersed in a bath of moltenzinc. The entire product is therefore covered with athick layer of zinc.A light grey, slightly rough appearance is obtained.NOTE: Any white marks due to the formation of zinchydroxycarbonate which might appear on the surface have noinfluence on the corrosion resistance. This is in fact the veryprinciple on which galvanic protection is based.DC Geomet ®Geomet ® is a treatment based on zinc andaluminium. As it does not contain any chromium VI(hexavalent), it complies with the RoHS Directive.Offering protection equivalent to GC, it is used forsmall accessories and fixings which are difficult tohot dip galvanise.EpoxyResin-based paint is applied to the cable tray usingan electrostatic powder and then cured in an oven.The entire range of RAL colours can be obtained.Mainly used for aesthetic reasons and to help identifycable routes, it offers very good corrosion resistance.PGCarbonsteelEZGC1500140012001000800600400300200100304LStainlesssteel304LPickled& passivated316LUntreatedUntreatedx 4 x 5Figures for salt spray tests, baseline 100: EZ316LPickled& passivatedSTAINLESS STEELSIn particularly harsh environments, selectingthe right type of steel is more important than thecoating. CABLOFIL uses two austenitic stainlesssteels, 304 L and 316 L, for their high level ofcorrosion resistance. This is partly the result of theirvery low carbon levels ("L" stands for "low carbon").304LStainless steel 304 L EN 10088-2 standardAISI 304L – X2CrNi18.09 – 1.4307Offers good corrosion resistance against soft water,normal environments and food products (exceptmustard and white wine).Stainless steel 316 L EN 10088-2 standard316LAISI 316L – X2CrNiMo17.12.2 – 1.4404Since it contains molybdenum, stainless steel316L is able to resist intergranular corrosion. Thismakes it particularly suitable for the chemical andfood industries, the nitrate explosives industry andenvironments containing halogen (fluorine andchlorine).> Decontamination of stainless steelsThere are two key stages for prolonging the service lifeof the product and, by implication, the installation:• Pickling in acid after degreasing eliminatespollutants.• Passivation artificially creates a film of chromiumoxide on the surface of the steel.Corrosion-resistance tests involving salt spray and S02(sulphur dioxide) highlight the importance of these twoprocesses.UntreatedPickled andpassivatedUntreatedPickled andpassivatedPickling and passivation give CABLOFIL's stainlesssteel a very light grey colour and a distinctly mattfinish.All CABLOFIL stainless steel products are pickledand passivated.Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.9


®Food industry safetySafety in the food processing industry is critical. Production lines must be kept clean. Eventhe smallest risk of contamination can result in operational losses and have dramaticrepercussions for public health and a company's image.HACCP DIRECTIVESHACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)directives set out methods and principles for managingfood safety. The entire production process is subjectedto a program of detailed and continuous analysis. Eachstage of the various processes involved is scrutinised toidentify any critical points and eliminate any potentialdangers.COMPLETE FOOD SAFETYCABLOFIL's structure (90% is completely open), withits smooth rounded wires and T-welded safety edge,minimises the risk of dust and debris settling onsurfaces.Whether installed horizontally or sideways,CABLOFIL's transparency and excellent cable spacingmake it easy to inspect the installation and checkwhether it is clean. Any animal matter or bacterialgrowth can be identified at an early stage.Any pollution or unwanted proliferation can beeliminated by blowing, vacuuming or power cleaning.These steps can be taken on a regular basis or afterinspections.Similarly, all CABLOFIL accessories (brackets,spacers, couplers) have been designed with the aimof reducing dust and debris retention.SidewaysWhen installed sideways, Cablofil'sstructure further reduces the surface areaon where dust and debris can settle.On conveyors10Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®AN ADAPTABLE SYSTEMThanks to its wide product range and numerousscrewless accessories, CABLOFIL does not require anydedicated tools and quickly adapts to any installationmethod.PREMIUM SERVICECABLOFIL is the world's leading wire cable tray and thepreferred cable routing method of the major playersin the food industry. It can be delivered quickly andis available either direct from the factory or fromdistributors.Specialist engineers offer advice on which productsand installation method to choose, and can even helpend-users design a specific solution.On vats and silosWelded onto machine framesDURABILITY GUARANTEEDCABLOFIL has two low-carbon stainless steel ranges(304L and 316L). These are pickled and passivated aftermanufacture, and are easily identified by their ID Tags.These alloys are highlyresistant to the corrosionassociated with cleaningprocesses or agents. Asa result, CABLOFIL'sinstallations are designedto last longer.Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.11


®Electromagnetic compatibilityUnderstanding EMC involves the analysis of electromagnetic pollution between a source ofdisturbance and its victim.PHENOMENONElectromagnetic interference is emitted by a sourcepolluting a victim. Electromagnetic interference istransmitted by a process known as coupling. AnEMC problem only occurs when the three elementssource, coupling and victim are evident. To obtaina good EMC we simply need to eliminate one of thethree elements or reduce its effect.Metallic cable trays with excellent electricalcontinuity which are integrated into an installation'sequipotential earthing network reduce the effectsof coupling and therefore improve an electricalinstallation's EMC.THE GOLDEN RULES!Remember theimportance of keepingpower and data cablesseparate.*(EN 50174-2 standard)Make sure differentcable types crossat right angles. Sources include frequency modulators, mobile phones,lightning, power cables, etc.Victims include IT systems, devices, DATA cables, etc.Make sure electricalcontinuity ispreserved:Use metal cable trayand couplers.THE CABLOFIL ® SOLUTION• Its open structure makes it easy to ensure correctseparation by visual inspection.• Its easy installation and metal structure guaranteeexcellent electrical continuity in all cases: couplings,bends, level changes, crossing walls, etc.• Its open structure can reduce crosstalk.Connect cable traysto the earthingnetwork (every15-20 m).* The EN 50174-2 standard specifies how far cables must be keptapart. This depends on the type of data cable, the number of powercables and the type of cable tray. Otherwise, the distance of 20 cmprovides a simple and sensible rule of thumb. For precise details,please contact our technical support service.EMC TESTSTests conducted by theaccredited and independentAEMC Mesures and CETIMlaboratories demonstrate theperformance of CABLOFILin regard to the EMC of theelectrical installation.EXCELLENTExcellent EMC performanceCable arrangement can be inspected visually.POSSIBLESimilar performance to wire cable trays,but limited scope for visual inspectionCAUTIONDo not mix power and data cables in the samecompartmentWhen integrated into the earthing network, CABLOFIL's metallic cable trays help electrical installationsachieve excellent EMC levels.12Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®CONFIGURATION OF THE 1 ST TEST:Data cable in an external electromagnetic fieldA data cable (Category 5e UTP) is placed in an insulatedanechoic chamber and subjected to a powerfulartificially-generated electromagnetic field in orderto simulate electromagnetic interference.Each tray is connected to earth and subjected to thetest:Cable with no metal tray (forcomparison) Cable in CABLOFIL ® Cable in perforated sheetCONFIGURATION OF THE 2 ND TEST:Data cable alongside a power cableA Category 6 UTP data cable is placed inside an insulatedanechoic chamber and subjected to an electromagneticfield generated by a power cable. The following parametersare studied:• Cable-tray earthing• Separation distances: 0, 10, 20, 30 cm• Cable-tray type: wire mesh, perforated tray, trunking• Separated cable trays• One cable trays, with and without dividersAs a result, a total of 118 configurations are tested.Generation of electromagnetic interference byinjecting current into the power cableCable in CABLOFIL ® with coverCable in raceway with coverMeasurement of the interference generated in the data cableA comparison of the impact of 3 of the 118 configurations> Results and interpretationsA simple comparison of the measurements for thedifferent cable tray configurations (wire mesh andperforated tray, with and without cover) makes itpossible to quantify the role played by the tray in termsof EMC.These tests show that there is no significant differencein "Faraday cage" effect offered by wire mesh orperforated cable tray.These results show that it is vital: To use metal tray To earth the cable tray To use a cover if requiredNon metallic cable trays (PVC, composite materials)are ineffective against electromagnetic interference.> Results and interpretationsThis second test configuration confirms that metalcable trays reduce interference (wire mesh or perforatedtray).To obtain a good EMC, these results show that it is vital: To use metal cable tray To earth the cable trayThese tests show the importance of the following criterias: To ensure maximum separation distances To use two separate cable trays for power and data To use a divider if sharing containment systemsNever put power cables and data cables in thesame closed compartment.Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.13


®Electrical continuityFundamental to providing safety to people and property, electrical continuity also plays anessential role in the EMC performance of an electrical installation.DEFINITIONThe electrical continuity of a system is its ability toconduct electric current. Each system is characterisedby its resistance R.If R = 0 Ω, the system is a perfect conductor.If R is infinite, the system is a perfect insulator.The lower the system's resistance, the better itselectrical continuity will be.THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING EXCELLENTELECTRICAL CONTINUITYEven at the same electrical potential each part of thecable tray helps dissipate any fault currents:Guarantee the safety of people and property:avoiding any risk of electrocution.No couplers = DANGERCouplers = SAFETESTED FOR ELECTRICAL CONTINUITYCABLOFIL traysTests show that CABLOFIL more than meets therequirements of the standard IEC 61 537, whichstipulates that cable tray resistance must not exceed5 mΩ/m.CABLOFIL couplersThe standard IEC 61 537 states that coupler resistancemust not exceed 50 mΩ. The test involves running anelectric current through the system (cable trays+ couplers) and measuring coupler resistanceTest configuration1mΩPromotes good EMC within an installation:by dissipating noise currents generated by interference.Electromagnetic interferenceThe metal structureof the cable trayabsorbs some of theelectromagneticdisturbance andconverts it intonoise current.TEST RESULTSAn average of 0.82 mΩ for CABLOFIL couplers. This isbetween 50 and 80 times better than the requirementsgiven in the standard.All CABLOFIL couplers are tested and compliant.Please contact our technical support service for thefull results of these tests.Please note that epoxy coated metallic cabletrays do not conduct electric currents.14Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®Earth networkEarthing (1) an installation is vital for the safety of people and property. Furthermore it playsan active role in EMC.(1)Also referred to as "grounding"DEFINITIONThe earth network is made up of all the metalliccomponents of a building that are interconnected.These include beams, conduits, cable trays, themetal frames or devices. All such elements must beconnected up to ensure the earth network is equipotential.ProtectiveconductorEarthBENEFITS OF AN EQUIPOTENTIALEARTHING NETWORKThe equipotential earth network works like a systemof conduits evacuating any fault currents and the parasitecurrents to earth. This provides a means of:• Protecting people and property• Obtaining a satisfactory EMC performance levelCABLOFIL ® INTEGRATED IN THE EARTHNETWORKIn order to benefit from the greatest advantages interms of safety and EMC, metallic cable trays must beconnected to the earth network every 15 m.Where trays are shorter than 15 m, the endsof each metal cable tray must be connected to earth.Any electrical circuit thus formed by the cabletray must be closed to help remove any fault ornoise currents which may arise.Role of the protective conductor: The protectiveconductor provides a simple and effective means ofconnecting the cable tray to earth.Earth conductorEarth rodDEDICATED ACCESSORIESFirst and foremost, the installer must establish thecross section for the protective conductor. CABLOFILoffers a wide range of dedicated accessories:Grifequip: Simple and costeffectiveearthing connectormade of tin-plated aluminium.Used for protective conductorswith a cross section of between6 and 35 mm 2Grifequip 2: Easy to install andfitted with a double fastenerfor protective conductors witha cross section between 6 and35 mm 2Bimetal terminal: Bimetalconnector for safe earthing overa long period. Used for protectiveconductors with a cross sectionof 16, 35 and 50 mm 2Terminal support + bimetalterminal: For earthing inaccordance with the mostdemanding specificationsPlease note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.15


®Power cablesElectricity transfer generates energy losses in the form of heat. By improving the heat dissipationof power cables, substantial savings can be made. The open structure of CABLOFIL ®maximises ventilation and therefore reduces installation and operational costs.ASSESSMENTWhen an electrical current is running, the copper or aluminium cablecores heat up. The heat given off, known as the Joule effect, is causedby the resistivity of the material (its ability to resist the passage of anelectric current).This resistivity increases with temperature. If confined, the heat givenoff will increase the ambient temperature, thereby increasing bothresistivity and resistance. To enable the required current to flow, morepower will have to be supplied, with more energy being wasted.The resistance R of a conductor (cable) is proportional to the resistivityL of the material, based on cross section (S) and length (L). R = xSPower P dissipated by the Joule effect: P = R x I 2 , where I is the current'sintensity.SOLUTIONS• Increase the cross section of cables to reduce resistance.• Ventilate cables to reduce heating.As 90% of its structure is open, CABLOFIL is the closest solution torunning a cable in free air and, in many cases, the standards do notmake a distinction between the two. The international standard IEC60 364 offers practical advice on the cross section of the cables to beused, depending on how they are being installed.Cable resistivity increases withtemperature.ENERGY SAVING EVALUATIONSThe following tests were conducted at Bureau Veritas - LCIE tocompare the affect on cable performance by different cable traysystems.Power cables are fed a steady current. Energy consumption iscompared for different configurations. The test results show thatconsumption differs significantly between open and closed systems.The graph below shows how the choice of system can affectoverconsumption of electricity (by as much as 37%).120%100%80%60%40%Energy losses caused by the Joule effect, compared to CABLOFIL100 %96 %91 %78 %77 %Useful energyLost energy63 %63 %Energy Performance Diagram20%0%-20%-40%-60%Cablofil- 4 %Perf. tray- 10 %Cablofil +cover- 22 % - 23 %Perf. tray +Plasticcovertrunking- 37 % - 37 %MetallicconduitMetallictrunking16Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®Copper data cablesThe development of communications cable technology is rapidly changing and the use ofhigh-speed networks is growing exponentially. CABLOFIL ® has become accepted as the idealsupport for copper communication cables (coaxial cables and twisted pairs).NEW STANDARDS FOR NEW PERFOR-MANCEThe category characterises the performance levelof a single component, such as a cable, connectoror even a lead. For example, a cable will be stamped"Cat. 6" if it passes the tests required for Category6 approval.The class characterises the performance level ofa combination involving more than one component(e.g. cable + connector). As such, the class definesthe performance level of an installation rather thanproviding information on a component.Category Class Throughput FrequencyCat. 5 D 100 Mbits/s 100 MhzCat. 5e D 100 Mbits/s 155 MhzCat. 6 E 1 Gbit/s 250 MhzCat. 6a Ea 10 Gbits/s 500 MhzCat. 7 F 10 Gbits/s 600 MhzCat. 7a Fa 10 Gbits/s 1000 MhzWhen compiling specifications, it is best to specifythe desired application class as well as the categoryof the components to be installed.TWISTED PAIRThis type of cable is most commonly used fortelephony and data applications in local areanetworks. The pairs, two intertwined copper wires,are insulated from each other by plastic andenclosed in a sheath.U/UTP Unshielded TwistedPair:Unshielded twisted pairs inan unscreened sheath.The most widely used around theworld and also the cheapest.F/UTP Foiled Twisted Pair:Twisted pairs in a screenedsheath. Mostly used in France.S/FTP or S-STP ScreenedShielded Twisted Pair:Screened twisted pairs in ascreened sheath. Mainly usedin Germany.COAXIAL CABLELow-cost and easy to manipulate, screened coaxialcables are used in data, industrial and instrumentationapplications to transmit fast digital signals at lowlevel.The screening of FTP and SFTP cables will onlybe effective against electromagnetic interferenceif both ends are connected to earth.Protective sheathMetal braidDielectricCopper core20Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®RELIABILITY AND DURABILITYThe two major considerations for the network infrastructures are the reliability and durabilityof the installation. In order to measure the positive contribution made by CABLOFIL ® , even whenoverloaded with cables, a series of independent tests were carried out.> Independent testsThe aim is to develop a detailed understanding of the short-term or long-term benefits of using CABLOFIL,as opposed to conventional flat-bottomed supports, for Cat. 5e and Cat. 6 cables. CABLOFIL had its cabletrays tested by Intertek Testing Services, a division of ETL, the world's leading provider of testing, inspectionand certification services.> MeasurementsFor the two tests described below, parameters relating to cable characteristics (NEXT, FEXT, AttenuationReturn Loss, etc.) are measured in different configurations. The main parameter selected for comparisonpurposes is Return Loss. The aim is to define a cable's impedance regularity. Each irregularity causes the signalto return to its source.>Test for reliability under load90 metres of Cat. 5e and Cat. 6 cables are testedwith no load, before being subjected to mechanicalstress equivalent to the weight of 40 cablesstacked together. Measuring and comparing theReturn Loss for each configuration determinesthe effect of the support.Results:The tests show that, for a Category 5e or Category6 cable subjected to a load of 40 cables, there isno significant difference in behaviour betweenCABLOFIL cable tray and a support with a flatbase.CABLOFIL ®not loadedFlat surface notloadedCABLOFIL ®under loadFlat surfaceunder load> Test of durability under loadIn order to establish how data cableinstallations change over time, theequipment is subjected to a simulated15-year aging process based onextremely stringent military standardsand the same tests are performed. Thecables and supports undergo 200 cyclesover large temperature variations (-40°C to +85°C) over a period of 2 weeks.Results:The cable supported by CABLOFIL, an open and ventilated system, performs better than a closed system witha flat-bottom which does not allow heat to dissipate.If you would like more details on these results, please contact our technical support service.Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.21


®Standards and directivesThe manufacture and use of cable trays are subject to strict and precise regulations. CABLOFIL ®gives an update on the applicable texts and ensures its products are compliant.Difference between a directive and astandardA directive defines the requirements related to theeffects of the products on property and people, but itdoes not explain in direct terms how to comply: thisis the function of standards.DIRECTIVESThe following directives apply directly to cable trays:• The Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC, referred to asthe "LVD", previously 73/23/EEC• The 93/68/EEC Directive, referred to as "CE Marking"> The EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, repealedby the 2004/108/EC DirectiveThe EMC Directive 2004/108/EC applies exclusivelyto active components (i.e. those carrying a current orsubject to a voltage).Cable trays, which are by definition passivecomponents, are therefore unaffected by this directive.When correctly connected to the earth network, themetallic cable tray plays a positive role in terms of aninstallation's EMC.> The "LVD" DirectiveThe Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/ECharmonises legislation from individual MemberStates and covers goods and capital goods to be usedwithin the following voltage ranges:• 50 to 1000 V for alternating current• 75 to 1500 V for direct current> The "CE Marking" DirectiveThe 93/68/EEC Directive, known as the "CE Marking"Directive, modifies the Low Voltage Directive as faras procedures relating to assessment and conformitymarking are concerned.THE RoHS DIRECTIVEThe 2002/95/CE Directive (Restriction of HazardousSubstances), referred to as RoHS, aims to restrictthe use of six hazardous substances (lead, mercury,cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominatedbiphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers(PBDE)). It came into effect on the 1 st of July, 2006.Although cable trays are exempt from the scope ofthis directive, CABLOFIL products contain none ofthe substances targeted by this directive.22Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®STANDARDSThe IEC 61 537 standard, "Cable tray systems and cable ladder systems for electrotechnicalinstallations", defines the characteristics of cable trays.> The IEC 61 537 standardThis standard defines configurations for the mechanicaltests to be performed on cable trays, brackets, hangersand other accessories. It also specifies the requirementsand methods for the electrical continuity tests whichcable trays and couplers must meet.CE MARKINGThe IEC 61 537 standard for cable trays is the "product"standard which defines the requirements and testsfor cable tray and cable ladder systems. As it is theonly harmonised standard at a European level, it isthe reference when marking CE on the products, asrequested in the LVD.All the mechanical and electrical performance levels of the CABLOFIL ®range are tested according to the methods described by this standard.Currently, all CABLOFIL cable trays and accessoriescomply with European standards. The products aretherefore marked with the logo.CERTIFICATIONS FOR CABLOFIL ®ISO 9001Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.23


®Fire resistanceSafety is a major concern for everyone, but can only be achieved with knowledge of how electricalequipment behaves in the event of a fire. CABLOFIL ® has been successfully tested andproven to meet all fire-safety requirements.STANDARD DIN 4102-12The German standard serves as a reference. Thereis still no European standard on fire resistancespecifically for cable trays. The German standardspecifies that the entire system of cable trays,accessories and cables must be tested in an ovenwhich is at least 3 m long for a period of 30, 60 or 90minutes at temperatures of up to 1000°C.PeriodCertification E 30 E 60 E 90The test aims to verify whether the electrical systemis working properly and make sure that sourcesof critical data (emergency lighting, ventilators,emergency exit, fire alarm, etc.) can resist longenough to provide assistance in the event of a fire.RECOGNISED INDEPENDENTLABORATORIESThe IBMB (Institut für Baustoffe, Massivbau &Brandschutz) and FIRES laboratories are recognisedcentres for testing and issuing the associatedcertificates. They ensure that the test conditionsdescribed in the standard DIN 4102-12 are observed.TEST CONFIGURATIONCABLOFIL standard products passed the tests withoutthe need to develop an extensive or specific range. Theconfigurations used by CABLOFIL involve wire cabletrays with two different spans (1250 mm and 1500 mm)subject to a maximum permissible load of between 2kg/m and 20 kg/m. The increase in temperature followsthe temperature curve (ETK) defined by DIN 4102-12.The E90 test does not in itself validate a wire cabletray, but validates the combination of CABLOFIL with aspecific type of cable. This underlines the complexity, aswell as the relevance, of these tests, which have alreadybeen passedby a numberof cable types.Cables aretested in pairs.The surprising appearance of the cable tray after thetest is quite normal. The mechanical properties of thecables and cable tray are impaired but they achievedtheir objective: to ensure the durability of the installationfor a given period.Before test During test After test24Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®CABLOFIL ® is certified to E90 for a number of configurations that meet the requirements of datatransfer facilities designed to ensure the protection of property and people in the event of a fire.Below are 9 representative samples of the more than 20 configurations tested.Light dutyTF8TF8TF8CF54/50CEQ 100CF54/50UC 50CF30/100CAT 30R21SCM50XLP 1200 mm 2 kg/mP 1200 mm 5 kg/m P 1200 mm 5 kg/mCF54/50CF54/50CF30/100Medium dutyCSNC 150300TF8TF820 kg/mCF54/400CF54/100CSN150TF10TF8CF54/100200CF30/200CF54/30020 kg/m 1 kg/m5 kg/m 5 kg/mCF54/50CF30/200CF54/150CSN200CF54/300CSN400TF12R41SP 1250 mm 10 kg/m P 1200 mm1 kg/mto 20 kg/mP 1250 mm 10 kg/mCF54/100200CF54/50400Heavy dutyCF30/200CF54/100300CF54/300TF8/10/12CF105/40010 kg/m20 kg/mPFREDFCU500CF54/300CF54/150C41S200TF8/10/12P41S 300 to 1000TF12CF54/400CF54/400C41S 500P41S 300 to 1000C41S 500CU500CF105/40020 kg/mEDF600C41S 400CF54/400CF54/400C41S 500CU500C41S 500P1200 mm1 kg/mto 20 kg/mP 1250 mm 10 kg/m P 1250 mm 10 kg/mCF54/300CF105/400CF54/150400CF54/100400Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.25


®Fire protectionPreventing a fire from spreading not only saves lives but can significantly reduce furtherdamage to property.Fire prevention is a critical factor in an electrical installation. Specialist designers have thetask of making these installations safe and flexible whilst respecting the rules relating topassive protection.FIRE PROTECTION RULESCompartmentation ofdifferent zonesBy containing a fire, it preventsthe fire from spreading to therest of a building.Stop fire from spreadingas a result of gaps in thewall and flammable cablesheaths. Because they extendthroughout the entire building,allows fire to spread easily.Restore the integrity ofcompartmentsin different zones.After feeding electrical cablesthrough a wall, it is vitally importantto restore the integrityof firestop walls using a firestopproduct that offers at leastthe same level of protection asthe original wall.SOLUTIONS> Conventional firestopsMade from foam, putty or mortar. Thedisadvantage of these products is that the caulkhas to be destroyed in the event of adding cables.Without guaranteeing the integrity of the wallby rebuilding its compartmentation, it may nolonger comply with fire protection requirements.> EZ-Path firestop devicethe innovative system from CABLOFIL.Non-compliantCompliant26Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


EZ-Path ®The relentless development of electrical and datacom installations demands readily adaptablefirestop solutions. EZ-Path ® , the firestop solution from CABLOFIL ® , is able to satisfy boththe requirements associated with modern buildings and those imposed by fire protectionregulations.GUARANTEED FIRE PROTECTIONThe EZ-Path firestop module contains pre-installedintumescent foam which reacts spontaneously at 177°C(350°F) or above or when in direct contact with flames.In less than a minute, the foam expands to 16 timesits original size, fills any gaps and hardens, therebysealing the pathway.The firestop in the wall regains its impermeability andstops the fire from spreading. As a result, property isprotected and the building can be safely evacuated.PROTECTION OF PEOPLEMAINTENANCE AND DEVELOPMENTAs soon as EZ-Path is installed and even before thecables are pulled through, the pre-installed intumescentfoam within the module guarantees firestop protection.The module remains functional, regardless of howmany cables there are running through it.At any stage of the project, the installer and then theoperator can use this flexible cable routing facilityto add or remove cables without altering the level offirestop protection at any point.COMPLIANCE GUARANTEEDTested by the major independent laboratories, the EZ-Path system complies with the applicable standardsand has been awarded the relevant certificates.The shape of the modules ensures there is just theright amount of intumescent material for the numberof cables present.As the system is modular, networks can be keptphysically separate and circuits identified.ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND BENEFITSThe modules' convex slats closely mirror the shape ofthe cables, leaving no visible gap, restrict the leakagerate to 0.5 m 3 /h and reduce noise pollution by 45 dB.The particular design used, combined with thefinishing plates, give the modules unrivalled aestheticappeal. The colour used (RAL3001 red) is part of thecolour-coded system associated with fire protection.During normal, non-disaster scenarios, the convex shapeof the intumescent foam ensures it remains in closecontact with the cables, reducing the leakage rate andminimising the spread of cold fumes generated whenfires start.At 177°C and above, the intumescent foam expandsrapidly to permanently block the pathway. Toxic gasesare unable to pass and lives are saved.Convex slatsAttractive designPlease note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.27


®A FAST AND FLEXIBLE SYSTEMCOST MANAGEMENT3,532,5Solution cost21,510,50initial installation 1st Modification 2nd Modification 3rd Modification 4th ModificationMortar Intumescent foam EZ-PathThe EZ-Path range offers 3 different sizes of module.Thanks to their innovative accessories, the modulescan be installed quickly and easily without the need ofany specialist tools or qualifications.Its versatility means the system can adapt to any typeof opening, including concrete walls and floors, or drywall. Extensions are available for thicker walls.The EZ-Path system is by far and away the most costeffectiveinvestment you could ever make in terms offirestop solutions.EZ-Path ® is easy to install without the need for an expert.During maintenance work, cables can be added orremoved as required without causing any damage orcreating debris.There is no need to restore the original level of firestopprotection because it is never affected in the first place.From the moment the first maintenance work is carriedout, the return on your investment is never in doubt.Modules can be removed and opened up to facilitateinstallation around any cables already in place.28Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATIONSTested by independent laboratories, the efficiency ofEZ-Path firestop modules satisfies the requirementsof the numerous standards.> Standard applicationsDefinitionA product's firestop level is determined by the lowerof the values relating to:• Integrity (E), expressed in minutes, is how long it canprevent a flame from spreading• Insulation (I), expressed in minutes, is how long itcan limit the increase in temperature to 180°CAimTo establish the level of firestop protection for EZ-Pathmodules.Procedure• Build a test wall within an oven.• Insert modules in accordance with the configurationsrequired.• Simulate a fire by increasing the temperature in linewith a curve defined by the standard.• Check the insulation (I) by measuring the temperatureon the unexposed side.• Visually inspect integrity (E).Example: A product that is able to withstand a period of 2hours will be classed as EI120.> Results of each standardZone Standard ClassEurope EN1366-3 EI120United Kingdom BS 476: Part 20 EI60Germany DIN 4102-9 S90 or EI90Russia NPB ( ) 237-97 IET90 or EI90America ASTM E814 (UL1479) F rating – 4 h or E240> Specific marine applicationsMetallic partitions in the WFRC test wallAimTo determine, for shipbuilding applications and inaccordance with the international standard IMOResolution A754 (18), the level of firestop protectionof EZ-Path modules installed on a metal partition ina ship.ProcedureThe steps are similar to those for the previous tests,but a metallic wall is used as the test wall.Class (A) defines in minutes the level of firestopprotection offered by the partitions in shipbuildingapplications as compared to integrity (I).ResultsThe tests performed at the WFRC (Warrington FireResearch Centre) and validated by Bureau Veritasclassify EZ-Path as A60 (deck and bulkhead).> Noise barrier and leakage rateThe STC rating (Sound Transmission Class) definesthe acoustic impermeability of firestop productsbased on the ASTM E90 standard.EZ-Path modules have an STC of 45 dB.The L Rating defines the leakage rate of firestopproducts based on the ASTM E814 standard.EZ-Path modules have a leakage rate of 0.5 m 3 /h.NB: Differences in class can be explained by the fact that differentstandards use different procedures.Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.29


®Implementing Ez-Path ®To ensure your firestop installation is a success, simply follow the steps below:1. Define the type and number of modules in accordance with the number of cables (see table opposite).2. Identify the type of installation: thin partition, concrete wall, concrete floor, etc.3.1. Check the existing framework.3.2. If there is none, select suitable tools for the material involved (saw, crown saw or a diamond coring system) andmake an opening.4. Select finishing plates with the help of the tables below.HORIZONTAL INSTALLATIONModule 22 Cat. No. Code KitDRY PARTITIONS Sawn frameworkØ Coring with crown sawCONCRETE WALL FrameworkØ CoringCablesalreadyin place23 31250518Only sold as a kitwith a module + 2 plates 45x45 mmØ 52 mm 45x45 mmxNumber ofModule 33 Installation Plates* and accessories CodemodulesDRY PARTITIONS Sawn frameworkØ Coring with crown sawCONCRETE WALL FrameworkØ Coring1 EZP133R 250210 80x80 mm 80x80 mmØ 102 mm Ø 102 mm1 EZP133CW 250240 80x80 mm 80x80 mm xØ 102 mm Ø 102 mm1 EZP133W 250110 80x80 mm x xCablesalreadyin place2 EZP233W 250120 80x155 mm x x 3 EZP333W 250130 80x230 mm x xCode: 2500184 EZP433W 250140 80x305 mm x x56 697 EZP733W 250170 80x535 mm x x1 EZD33E 2500781 RCM33E 250206Module 44NumberInstallation Plates* Codeof modulesDRY PARTITIONS Sawn frameworkØ Coring with crown sawCONCRETE WALL FrameworkØ CoringCablesalreadyin place1 EZP144W 250230 120x105 mm 120x105 mm xØ 152 mm Ø 152 mmCode: 25005878 97* Plates sold in pairs1 to 5 EZP544W 250250 120x105 mm 120x206 mm 120x308 mm 120x410 mm 120x511 mmx 30Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


MAXIMUM MODULE CAPACITYØ of cables (mm)3.5 4.5 5.5 6 7.5 8 10 14 16 18 21 22 24 26 29 32 38 48 60 70 75ModulesMaximum number of cablesEZDP22 58 30 20 17 11 10 6 3EZD33 280 140 99 75 51 45 29 12 10 6 5 5 4 3 1 1EZD44 654 331 224 178 127 107 73 33 23 19 13 11 9 7 6 4 3 2 1 1 1The table above provides an estimate of the maximum number of cables that each module can accommodate.* Within the context of renovation work, if cables are already in place in the duct, modules can be caulked directly into the wall.VERTICAL INSTALLATIONModule Code InstallationNumber ofmodulesPlates* Code 250018 1 EZP133K 250220FLOOR Framework - Ø Coring 80x80 mmØ 102 mmNumber ofModule Code Installation Plates* Codemodules 250058 1 EZP144F 250260FLOOR Framework - Ø Coring 120x105 mmØ 152 mmNumber ofKIT Code Installation Plates* CodemodulesFLOOR Framework 250098 4 modules + 1 plate 150x450 mm CM250058 2500884 or 8 EZG844 250280 300x450 mm4,8,12 or 16 EZG1644 250290 610x450 mm* Plates sold separatelyFramework: A frame or structure for various types of opening (doors, windows, pipes, etc.). These are put in place as partof a building's main construction work and may take the form of polystyrene blocks or wooden frames.Coring: A procedure for cutting out a test specimen from an area undergoing work. A diamond crown is generally used forthis procedure.Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.31


®ReferencesSELECTED REFERENCES> Service sectorManchester Royal Infirmary – EnglandIKEA, Auchan, HSBC, BNP ParibasWorld Trade Center, Brussels – BelgiumDell Call Center, Edmonton – CanadaSheraton Hotel, Burj Dubaï TowerSaint Louis University – USA> Heavy industryBlack Thunder coal mine – USAWolverine Tubes factory – CanadaCemex factory, ItalcementiLukoil – RussiaNoble Drilling Services – SingaporeMeridien Solar Energy Park, Siemens Wind PowerIN CABLOFIL ® THEY TRUSTHeathrow Airport, England, Terminal 5 (T5)Terminal 5, which houses all of British Airwaysoperations, has three satellites. These required morethan 500 km of CABLOFIL cable trays to be installed fromthe public areas, technical areas, baggage conveyanceareas and underground rail tunnels."Continuous improvements in quality can only beachieved if we are prepared to try new approaches.We will always use those products which create themost value for the customer", says Ron Haldane, whois responsible for quality assurance and continuousimprovement at Amec Building and Facilities Services.> InfrastructureT2, Mexico DF Airport - MexicoRome Train Station - ItalyUnderground rail tunnels, Sydney - AustraliaZhivopisny Bridge, Moscow – RussiaKing’s Dock Arena, Liverpool – EnglandDeutsche Telekom, Telmex> Processing industriesBayer Healthcare, Sanofi AventisFord/Magna Corp, Bombardier TransportationNestlé, Danone, Unilever, MasterfoodsChantiers de l’Atlantique – FranceGdansk shipyard – PolandMT MembraTec – DenmarkManufacturing and distribution centre,Nestlé Nespresso S.A.Special coffee calls for special equipment! On theoutskirts of the town of Avenches, Nestlé Nespresso(...) has built a completely new production centre witha logistics platform (...). CABLOFIL is involved in theventure."CABLOFIL won me over. It is quick and easy toinstall. Amongst other things, I particularly like thesmaller installation accessories and the hangers. Theergonomics are great. As everything comes down to time,the product satisfies all concerned. Installers appreciateits simplicity andmanagers lovethe speed withwhich it can beimplemented",explains JacquesScharwatt, whois responsible forelectrotechnicalimplementation atthe Nespresso site.32Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®Decision-making softwareCABLOFIL ® has developed 3 types of decision-making software to guide users throughoutevery stage of the process, from design through the creation of the bills of material.- CABLOSOFT: to recommend a solution- CABLOCAD: to help design installations- e-CATALOGUE: to put together a technical specification and generate a request for quotationCABLOCAD is a plug-in for all versions ofAUTOCAD ® . It is a comprehensive resource containing allthe CABLOFIL solutions and can be used to create apicture of the cable routing solution along with detailedinformation. It also has the facility to integrate thissolution into the wider design of the building andgenerates a detailed list of the products required(including quantities).e-CATALOGUE brings together all the productsand gives all the technical information required. Once theproducts have been selected and the quantities specified,a technical specification is automatically generated,along with a quantitative description, which can be sentoff for quotation.CABLOSOFT software makes recommendationsto help ensure the right products are chosen and getthe most out of them in terms of the cable routes athand and the associated technical demands. It generatesa full list of products to be used for each sectionof the cable routes.All of our softwares can be downloaded for free from www.cablofil.comPlease note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.33


®Specifications for power and data cablesupportsWelded steel wire cable trays shall comply with the description and performance levelsdescribed below.DESCRIPTION- Cable trays shall be manufactured from steel wires, welded together and bent into final shape.- All cable trays, except the 30x50, shall be manufactured with a longitudinal ‘T-welded’ safety edge.- Trays shall be constructed with a 50 mm x 100 mm mesh configuration.- The internal dimensions of the cable trays shall be:• Internal heights of 30 mm, 54 mm, 105 mm and 150 mm• Internal widths of 50 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm, 300 mm, 400mm, 450 mm, 500 mm and 600 mm forheights of 30 mm and 54 mm• Internal widths of 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm, 300 mm, 400 mm, 450 mm and 500 mm for heights of 105 mmand 150 mmSurface treatments for wire cable trays and related accessoriesThe surface treatment chosen shall depend on the environment wherein the product will be installed.The positive contribution made by each type of surface treatment and each type of stainless steel shall bedemonstrated by means of salt spray tests (SST) performed in accordance with the standard EN 9227:- Electro zinc plated after manufacture in accordance with the EN standard 12 329: at least 120 h of SST- Hot dipped galvanised after manufacture in accordance with the standard EN ISO 14 61: at least 360 h of SST- 304L stainless steel – standard EN 10088-2 – AISI 304L - X2CrNi18.09 - or 316L stainless steel – standard EN10888-2 – AISI 316L - X2CrNiMo17.12.2 - degreased, pickled and passivated: at least 750 h of SST for 304L and1000 h of SST for 316L- In addition, stainless steels must be able to withstand at least 10 cycles (i.e. 10 days or 240 h) of Kesternich SO 2tests in accordance with DIN 50018.PERFORMANCE LEVELSWire cable trays:- All trays shall be arranged and positioned on the site itself in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.- The deflection of the wire cable tray must be no more than 1/200 th of the distance between two supports andtested in accordance with the standard IEC 61537.- Wire cable trays must be designed with an optimum span of 2 m, taking into account the maximum carryingcapacity authorised by the manufacturer.- The positive contribution made by the wire cable tray in terms of reducing electromagnetic interference mustbe demonstrated by tests performed by COFRAC certified independent laboratories.- The reliability of the wire cable tray for Category 5e and Category 6 communication cables must be demonstratedby tests performed by an independant laboratory.- Assemblies with specific fire-resistant properties must have an E30-E90 certificate issued by an approvedlaboratory in accordance with the tests described in the standard DIN 4102-12.- The wire cable tray short-circuit resistance must be tested by an independent laboratory.- The positive contribution made by the wire cable tray in terms of energy consumption must be tested by anindependent test laboratory.Couplers:- For the purpose of assembling the various wire cable tray, only fast coupling systems or screw-based (CE25/CE30) systems must be used. These must be designed, mechanically tested and supplied by the wire cable traymanufacturer.- The electrical resistance of the joints must not exceed 50 mΩ and must be tested in accordance with theprocedure described in the standard IEC 61537.Supports:- Only supports, brackets or hangers designed, mechanically tested and supplied by the wire cable tray manufacturermust be used. The loading capacities of the brackets and the hanger torques must be tested in accordancewith the standard IEC 61537.Earthing:To enable earthing every 15 m, bimetal terminals or tin-plated aluminium connectors must be used. These mustbe recommended and tested by the manufacturer.This text is available in Word format on our website: www.cablofil.com34Please note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.


®Specifications for the firestop caulking ofcable pathwaysAfter feeding electrical cables through a wall, the integrity of firestop walls must, withoutexception, be restored using a firestop product that offers at least the same level of protectionas the original walls. Firestop products will comply with the description and performancelevels described below.DESCRIPTION- The firestop product must consist of a metal case, pre-installed intumescent foam and finishing plates. Theintumescent part of the product must take the form of two convex foam slats positioned in such a way within themodule as to apply constant pressure to the cables, however many there may be.- The external dimensions of the firestop modules will be:• H x W x L: 114 mm x 102 mm x 353 mm• H x W x L: 75 mm x 75 mm x 267 mm• H x W x L: 37 mm x 37 mm x 267 mm- It must be possible to open these modules so that they can be mounted on existing installations.- They must be used on its own or side by side.- It must be possible to route cables at a later time without affecting the integrity of the firestop installation.- The module must ensure the electrical continuity of the installation. To this end, it must have a facility forconnecting the earthing cable.PERFORMANCE LEVELSFirestop- The intumescent part of the product must act as a barrier in the event of fire.- The product must be certified as a firestop in accordance with the following standards:• European standard: EN1366-3• German standard: DIN 4102-9• British standard: BS 476: Part 20• American standard: ASTM E814 (UL1479)• Russian standard: NPB ( ) 237-97SPECIFICATIONIn order to ensure consistency across firestop installations, the specified product is EZ-Path ® sold byCABLOFIL ® .This text is available in Word format on our website: www.ezpath-solution.com - www.cablofil.comPlease note! Not all steel wire cable trays are the same. The mechanical and electrical characteristics, tests, certifications, overall quality management aspectsand recommendations referred to in this technical guide are relevant to CABLOFIL ® only and cannot, under any circumstances, be applied to other similar or imitation products.35


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