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Why use LSOH(low smoke halogen free)cable?

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LSOH(low smoke halogen free)cable

When purchasing industrial equipment wires and cables, many engineers and project managers will recommend choosing(LSOH cable) low smoke zero halogen cable. Do you know why? What are the benefits of industrial-grade low smoke zero halogen cable? The first step of industrial production and construction often involves the construction of infrastructure, among which the layout of strong and weak current systems is crucial. The success of this link directly affects the progress of subsequent projects and even the safety and efficiency of factory operation. In order to lay a good power system, you must first choose good materials, especially the materials of wires and cables. Next, TST cables will show you why LSOH “low smoke zero halogen” cables are so widely used.

According to relevant statistics, there are an average of 40,000 fires in my country each year, and the number of deaths caused by fires is about 2,000.
Imagine that in an emergency, such as a fire, ordinary cables may become “smoke bombs”, releasing a lot of smoke and toxic gases, turning the scene into a “smoke maze”. But low-smoke halogen-free cables are like a calm and composed fire hero. Even in the sea of ​​fire, they can remain calm, only release a small amount of smoke, and never produce those troublesome halogenated hydrogen gases. This means that in times of crisis, it can help people find an exit faster, ensure life safety, and reduce damage to the environment. It can be called the “safety guard” of the industrial world.

According to research, most people who died in fires fell under the thick smoke before the fire was completely burned. Low-smoke halogen-free cables do not contain halogens, do not produce any toxic gases when burning, and the smoke is very small, which does not affect visibility, making it easier for people to escape from the fire. More importantly, low-smoke halogen-free wires have the function of self-extinguishing when away from the fire, which can reduce the probability of electrical damage when a small area of ​​fire occurs. Therefore, when replacing and upgrading equipment cables, for the safety of life and property, most people will choose low-smoke halogen-free cables.

At present, cables are basically used in buildings and public facilities in many places, which requires cables to be non-toxic or low-toxic. That is to say, when producing cables, the formulas and ingredients used should be non-toxic, and many countries have made relevant restrictions on some production raw materials, such as asbestos, biphenyls and their ethers, polybrominated phenols, polychlorinated biphenyls, short-chain (C10~C13) chlorinated paraffins, etc. These raw materials are extremely harmful to human health, so people prefer to use green and environmentally friendly cables, and low-smoke halogen-free cables are such healthy and environmentally friendly cables.

Ordinary cables contain a large amount of harmful heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury, and almost no brominated flame retardants and halogens. The flame retardant properties of ordinary cables are mostly poor. Once burned, toxic gases and smoke will be produced, and the maintenance of cables in the later stage is also more troublesome. Low-smoke halogen-free cables do not contain halogens, lead, cadmium, chromium, mercury and other substances. They do not produce any toxic gases when burned. They have the function of self-extinguishing when away from the fire, which can reduce the probability of damage to electrical appliances when a small area of ​​fire occurs, and the later maintenance and replacement are also relatively simple. Therefore, the cost of low-smoke halogen-free cables is lower than that of ordinary cables.

Features and advantages of LSOH cable & low smoke zero halogen cable

The main reasons for using LSOH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) “low smoke zero halogen” cables and other halogen-free products are focused on safety, health and environmental protection.

  • Low smoke emissions:Under fire conditions, low smoke zero halogen cables produce less smoke than ordinary cables, which helps improve visibility, facilitates personnel evacuation and firefighters to carry out rescue operations.
  • Halogen-free:It does not contain halogens (such as chlorine, bromine, iodine, etc.), avoiding the production of toxic hydrogen halide gases such as hydrogen chloride (HCl) during combustion. These gases are extremely harmful to the human respiratory system and can react with moisture in the air to produce acidic substances, aggravating the corrosion of buildings and equipment.
  • Environmentally friendly materials:Use environmentally friendly materials such as polyolefins (PE, PP), polyester elastomers (TPE), etc. as insulation and sheath materials, which have less impact on the environment during production, use and disposal.

TST cables summarizes the following key points to explain why these low smoke zero halogen cable products are becoming increasingly popular in various industry applications.

  • Safety and fire safety:(LSOH cable) Low smoke zero halogen cable produce significantly less smoke when burning than traditional cables, which is critical in fire situations because thick smoke is the main cause of obstructed vision and inhalation of toxic gases.
  • Halogen-free materials do not contain halogens, which means that they do not produce toxic hydrogen halide gases such as hydrogen chloride when burned, which can be fatal in fires.
  • Environmental protection:Halogen compounds can generate persistent organic pollutants such as dioxins when burned, which cause long-term harm to the environment.
  • LS OH cables have less impact on the environment during the production and disposal phases because they generally use more environmentally friendly materials and reduce reliance on hazardous substances such as asbestos, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
  • Health considerations:Halogen-free products reduce the emission of hazardous substances, which not only protects people’s health in the event of a fire, but also reduces health risks during cable production and disposal.
  • Regulatory compliance:Many countries and regions have implemented strict regulations that restrict or prohibit the use of halogen-containing materials in certain applications, especially in crowded areas such as public buildings, transportation systems and data centers.
  • Low smoke halogen-free cables also have the ability to comply with the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances. (RoHS) Directive. Some cables may have “EN” “UL” “CE” “BS” “GB” “ISO” and other marks, indicating that the manufacturer has complied with EU safety, environmental protection and health standards. These products are also subject to rigorous testing, including but not limited to smoke density tests (such as IEC 61034), vertical burning tests (such as IEC 60332) and material composition testing to ensure that they meet international and regional safety standards.
  • Long-term cost-effectiveness: Although the initial cost of halogen-free products may be slightly higher, they tend to have better aging and environmental resistance, which can extend the service life of the product and reduce the frequency of replacement, thereby reducing the total cost of ownership.
  • Sustainability: Halogen-free products are in line with the concept of green building and sustainable development. They are easier to recycle and dispose of at the end of their life cycle, and they have less burden on the environment.
  • Brand image and social responsibility: For enterprises, the use of low-smoke halogen-free cables and other halogen-free products can demonstrate their responsible attitude towards employees, customers and society, and help to establish a positive brand image.

The use of low-smoke halogen-free cables and other halogen-free products is the result of a comprehensive consideration of safety, health, environmental impact and laws and regulations. They play an increasingly important role in modern buildings and industrial facilities.

The above is an explanation of why many people choose low-smoke halogen-free cables. I hope everyone can understand the design concept of low-smoke halogen-free products. The use of low-smoke halogen-free flame-retardant cables is to maximize the safety of equipment and people’s electricity use. Finally, TST cables would like to remind everyone that when purchasing wires and cables, you must identify regular manufacturers and check the quality clearly. Don’t buy some unqualified wires because of the low price to avoid accidents and cause losses to personnel and property.

TST cables is a manufacturer of wires and cables that integrates cable design, research and development, production and sales. The high-temperature, low-smoke, halogen-free and flame-retardant wires and cables produced by the company meet the requirements of the International Electrotechnical Commission and national standards. The leading products include: high temperature cable, LSOH cable,cross-linked power cables, polyvinyl chloride insulated power cables, control cables, computer cables, mineral insulated cables, electrical equipment wires and cables and other types of cables. Special cables can also be customized according to user needs. If you have any needs for low-smoke halogen-free cables, please feel free to email or call our engineers and get free samples.

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