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Berk-Tek limited combustible fiber optic cable now UL listed

Copper and fiber optic cabling manufacturer Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company, has announced the Underwriters' Laboratory...


January 18, 2005  


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Copper and fiber optic cabling manufacturer Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company, has announced the Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL) listing of Adventum LC.

The limited combustible Adventum LC cables will carry the fire hazard classification listing of FHC 25/50 and meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 255 Standard Test Method of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, and the NFPA 259 Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials.

Because limited combustible (LC) rated cables help to minimize the potential fuel load and produce up to 20 times less smoke than comparable plenum rated cables they offer enhanced life-safety and electronic asset protection for facilities such as hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as mission critical data centers and storage area networks, the company said.

“Smoke is the primary issue for both time-to-exit concerns and potential electronic equipment damage,” said Beni Blell, fiber optic business manager at Berk-Tek.

Berk-Tek says it is the first optical fiber cable manufacturer to produce an optical fiber cable that is safety listed as meeting the stringent limited combustible requirements.