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What is meant by fire rated cable and why are they so important?

Q & A Time with John Shanahan (CEO of Pyrosales)-

We asked John: What is meant by ‘Fire Rated Cable’ and why are they so important?

Response: Fire Rated Cable, also known as Pyro Cable is one which there is a standard it needs to be able to withstand and still operate for some time to temperatures in fire situations that can reach up to 1000 Degrees Celsius.

Pyro cable is especially important in buildings that require security such as Banks and Police Stations. If there was an incident in a regular building, people generally have access to get out. Hospitals however, need secure power because in the event of something going wrong, the power cannot go out. It becomes extremely difficult as patients are in beds and others may be on life support.