Arc Flash Tapes

Material Description

NoFire/SafTee Arc and Fire Proofing Tape provides protection to primary distribution cables from the effects of the arc flash and fire that results from a fault on an adjacent cable or cables.
  1. The material is completely free of asbestos, fiberglass, silica, and any other material which does not meet all applicable Con Edison Environmental, Health &Safety (EH & S) Standards.
  2. Materials meet all applicable Con Edison Environmental, Health and safety (EH & S) standards.
  3. The material is sufficiently flexible to facilitate the wrapping process described in Con Edison Specification EO-6025, Procedure For Arc-Proofing Cables with Tape

Performance

  1. Arc Resistance: The material protects the cable from the effects of a 20,000 ampere, 10 cycle arc (from a 60 cycle source) created by a fault on an adjacent cable section.
  2. Steam Resistance: The material is capable of providing continuous protection up to 250°F (121°C) and withstands a steam impingement of 800°F (426°C) for 15 minutes.
  3. Salt Water Resistance: The material does not disintegrate or lose its tensile strength when completely immersed in a salt water bath (1% Salt Solution) at 50 degrees Celsius for a period of 30 days.
  4. Tensile Strength: Minimum break strength is 100 Ibs (45.36 kgs).
  5. Flame Resistance: Complies with the flame tests of EO-5343.
  6. Flame Spread: The material complies with ANSI/IEEE 383¬-1974 section 2.5.
  7. Smoke Density:The smoke density emitted from the burning, wrapped cable for the "Flaming and Non-Flaming Mode", when tested in accordance with ASTM E 662, Standard Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials, has the following results:
    Non-Flaming Mode: Ds @ 90 seconds less than 10; Ds @ 4 minutes less than 20; Dm less than 40.
    Flaming Mode: Ds @ 90 seconds less than 10; Ds @ 4 minutes less than 20; Dm less than 40.

Advantages

  1. High Voltage Arc protection of cables.
  2. Dramatically reduces flame spread and damage to cables from fire.
  3. Substantially reduces emission of smoke and toxic products.
  4. Resistant to water and environmental effects.
  5. High Tensile strength.
  6. Easy to Install – identical to current conventional installation.
  7. Significantly lowers costs – repair costs, down time.