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What about the new CPR UE 305/11 – EN 50575 for alarm cables and security cables

Big news in July in the market of alarm cables and security cables. After July 1st, 2017, all products placed on the market will have to comply with EN 50575. But let's go into detail and find out what the norms are about. The CPR's objective is to ensure the free movement of construction [...]

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. At the beginning, the arson [...]

2017-03-27T17:33:23+00:00 27 marzo, 2017|Fire Cables, Fire Safety, News ed Eventi|

Lead-acid batteries and fire systems maintenance

The maintenance of fire protection systems and control of lead-acid batteries are crucial phases for the existence of the system. Those stages are often mistakenly put into the background compared to design and installation of the same. In particular, the control of lead-acid batteries is critical. Many times we confuse the extraordinary maintenance, linked [...]

2016-12-20T15:51:36+00:00 20 dicembre, 2016|Fire Safety, Lead-acid batteries|

Reaction of fire cable Elanfire to the flame

In the past we have dealt with different aspects of the main causes of a fire and the consequences that may result from this phenomenon. We refer to fire of Dubai, Fiumicino Airport and Bucharest nightclub. The impact of the fire and the flow rate, however, depend in almost all cases by what happens [...]

2016-10-11T19:56:06+00:00 11 ottobre, 2016|Fire Cables, Fire Safety, News ed Eventi|

Safety and fire prevention measures in public places: the case of the Bucharest nightclub

The news about fires in public places appear more often on television news. The causes of these accidents are mostly explicable to the violation of the main safety rules and the use of flammable materials inside the premises. Among the public places most affected there are certainly discos. After cases of tragedies that occurred in [...]

2016-09-19T22:07:50+00:00 19 settembre, 2016|Case History, Fire Cables, Fire Safety|

Certification ISO 9001: 2008 on fire-resistant cables manufacturing system

ELAN informs that on 15 August 2016 it has been awarded with ISO 9001: 2008 relating to the business organization's Quality Management System.   To date, the ISO 9001 is the world reference in the field of company certification. The ISO 9000 standards provide guidance on how a company works to provide a product or [...]

Event in September with Security Essen

Elan will be at the Essen Fair in Germany from 27th to 30th September as every year. Security Essen is the worldwide fair for innovations relating to all aspects of security and fire prevention. Exhibitors will show new products and services in six thematic areas. The areas are: mechanical safety systems, Cyber Security, CCTV, fire [...]

Fire prevention: what does not work on the skyscrapers of Dubai

Although the cable is a small component of a sprinkler system, today we want to show you that any fire-resistant cable, as Elanfire, can play a decisive role for the safety of persons. On December 31, in Dubai, during the New Year celebrations, a fire completely destroyed a 63-storey hotel. While thousands of people watched [...]

2016-04-19T11:43:18+00:00 19 aprile, 2016|Fire Cables, Fire Safety|

Fire resistant cables: what about the law

Short-circuit and spread of fire have been always the main causes of failure of safety systems. For years, lawmakers from across Europe have adopted specific protocols on the fire resistance on cable test. The results on the assessment determine the quality of the cable itself.  The main differences between the rules concern the duration of the [...]

2016-04-15T11:55:26+00:00 15 aprile, 2016|Fire Cables, Fire Safety|

All about CEI UNI 36762

Today we want to do some 'clarity on the CEI UNI 36762 regulations governing the old category 0 (low voltage cables) with category 1 (power cables). This legislation sheds light on the insulation characteristics that must be respected, so that the signal cables and power cables can be laid in the same channel. This legislation [...]

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