Oman Cables Industry (OCI), a Prysmian Group company and Electro Trade Company (ETC), its strategic distributor in the region, recently held a customer meet and technical seminar on fire survival cables and wires.
ETC has a “long-term relationship and is a key and strategic distributor” for Oman Cables in Qatar.
The seminar was held to introduce OCI’s new logo and to highlight the importance of unique safety features required in wires and cables used in the commercial/residential and construction industry, especially for extended protection during a fire.
With an increased focus on the protection of human life in the event of fire, OCI has spearheaded the development of a comprehensive range of specified cable and wire products in line with international specifications and testing methodologies that can withstand fire.
Such cables will be critical when it is necessary to maintain circuit integrity and the supply of power to vital equipment such as the lifts, alarm systems and life support machines.
In addition to the circuit integrity operation during a fire, the wire cables are also flame retardant, emitting small amounts of smoke and are designed not to emit corrosive gas, especially in public areas such as malls and hospitals.
The presentation further elaborated on the selection of the right cable and correct storage and handling procedures. Members of the audience, comprising various consultants in the industry, were guided on some of the technical specifications and requirements.
OCI develops, manufactures and markets totally integrated variety of electrical cables, which include medium voltage power cables, low voltage power and control cables, pilot cables, overhead power transmission line conductors and building wires.