NKT Telecom Cables Are Adopting CPR
CPR is a common classification of fire properties and it is a regulatory requirement in Europe for cables used in buildings since 2017. This is also valid for telecom cables. Within CPR there are different classes of fire safety from A (toughest) to B, C, D and E. “ca” is added after the class and stands for “cable”. A common class is Dca and it was adopted when CPR was introduced.
Since first being introduced, tougher requirements have been discussed and implemented in several countries due to increased need for fire and personal safety. Class Cca has become the standard requirement. For some environments and building where safety is extra important e.g. hospitals, airports the tougher class Bca is required.
This is why NKT is adopting Bca to telecom power cables. No matter where it is installed, it will always be safe. One cable for all scenarios. No discussion with building owners. Look for the CE mark and CPR class on the packaging and cable.