Fire at Parco Stella between short circuit and fire alarm

The investigations are currently ongoing on alarm and fire system and the causes of the fire at Parco Stella Shopping Center. At the moment the damage is estimated around 100 million euro and more than 50 people have lost their jobs due to the devastation of Unieuro Eurobrico and shops.

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At the beginning, the arson was excluded. The hypothesis leads to a short circuit fed by the presence of cartons in the warehouse, polystyrene and the proximity to Eurobrico sawmill. For this reason, the fire spread even though it is established that the fire system has functioned smoothly.

Fire alarm role and fire cable

In any public building, it is essential to have a fire system and therefore those devices that are part of the fire alarm. A fire-fighting system consists of fire alarm control unit and devices which detect the presence of fumes or heat changes or fire starting.

In addition, for the realization of the fire detection system you should use fire cables according to UNI 9795.

The legislation provides that the cables for fire alarm to be able to hold out for at least 30 minutes. For buildings such as the Parco Stella Shopping Center you need in particular LSZH fire shielded twisted cables. Elan has made specific fire cables in various dimensions characterized by:

  • Indoor cables
  • Halogen free
  • Low smoke emission
  • Installation with power cables

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Elan customer care is able to respond immediately to the needs of installers and / or fire cable distributors.

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2017-06-05T22:10:23+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Fire Cables, Fire Safety, News & Events|0 Comments