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Cable manufacturer Ducab presented fire-resistant FlamBICC cables at the ongoing Middle East Electricity (MEE) in Dubai, in a bid to generate awareness on fire safety and safe building practices
The FlamBICC cable series are LPCB-certified, civil defense approved fire-resistant and fire-retardant cables, which are designed to survive and function in the event of a fire. They are low-smoke, zero-halogen cables, making them well-suited for large public spaces, areas with high circuit integrity and where evacuations can be carried out in an organised manner in case of an fire-related emergency.
Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, chairman of Ducab, said, “Fire safety is a collective responsibility, and is hindered by low awareness and cost-driven buying behaviour. As the authorities have taken the lead in laying down the applicable standards for the UAE, our primary responsibility is to ensure our products’ adherence to the most stringent local and global standards. Through our public and private educational initiatives, we believe that we are also driving the market towards a future in which damage to life and property is minimised due to non-standard cables and cabling products.”
Officials from Ducab have stated that the Gulf is a thriving region for fire safety products, especially with the rise in construction activities, and oil and gas projects. Ducab is sharing expertise on fire safety and is certifying professionals through its PowerOverFire campaign. It was launched in 2013, with a mobile roadshow in a 40-foot truck that has travelled across the UAE and distributed information on fire safety.
Recently, experts from Ducab organised fire safety roadshows and travelled across the GCC to educate professionals in the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain about the importance of selecting certified fire-resistant cables, and the potentially-lethal consequences of choosing sub-standard cabling.