ALUMINIUM CABLE Applications

Trafalgar has a range of approved systems to offer that have been specifically fire – tested for Aluminium cables, which are commonly used service penetrations in the market today.

ALUMINIUM CABLE APPLICATIONS​

Trafalgar has a range of approved systems to offer that have been specifically fire – tested for Aluminium cables, which are commonly used service penetrations in the market today

ALUMINIUM CABLE APPLICATIONS

Trafalgar has a range of approved systems to offer that have been specifically fire – tested for Aluminium cables, which are commonly used service penetrations in the market today.

ALUMINIUM CABLE APPLICATIONS​

Aluminum cables are becoming more commonly used in the market and just like any service penetration they have to be properly fire rated in accordance to AS 1530.4.
Trafalgar has a range of approved systems to offer for all commonly used service penetrations.

Traditionally, copper core cables are used in the electrical and power industries however aluminum cables are becoming increasingly popular across the Australian building industry, specifically due to the cost of these when compared to the rising costs of copper core cables. However, aluminum cables have a much lower melting point of 660 degrees Celsius, compared with copper at 1080 degrees Celsius, which means that under fire conditions the cables react very differently.

This means that for cable service penetration systems through fire rated barriers, we cannot directly apply previous cable testing from copper cables to aluminum cables because they will yield very different results. To address this, the National Construction Code (NCC) and AS1530.4 require that AL core cables should be tested separately to determine their performance as a penetration system.

Trafalgar Fire is committed to innovation within the passive fire industry and has been developing new passive fire systems specifically designed to maintain the Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of AL core cable penetrations through a range of common fire rated barriers. The Trafalgar products in this datasheet have been fire tested to AS1530.4-2014 as penetration systems with aluminum cable services, and are fully compliant under the National Construct Code (NCC).

Resources

We have a wide range of resources available for every product and system to ensure that you’re choosing the right fire stopping solution for your needs.

Technical Manual

FRL Tables, installation instructions, benefits, applications, and more are all available in our comprehensive Technical Manual. Click the button below to download it today!

Passive Fire Stopping Systems Aluminium Cables

At Trafalgar Fire, we have a wide range of passive fire systems available for Aluminium Cables. All of our systems have been extensively fire tested at independent fire test laboratories ensuring strict compliance with the National Construction Code.

Use the Interactive Render below to find the best fire stopping system for Aluminium Cables Applications!

Resources

We’re proud to be making passive fire protection easier every single day. Our extensive range of resources have been written, developed, or sourced by Trafalgar Fire’s experienced team of passive fire professionals to help you better understand our systems, products, and the passive fire industry as a whole.

Check out the latest installation and product videos, articles, and case studies for Trafalgar Fire’s passive fire protection systems, recommended for  Alluminium Cables.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Trafalgar Fire, we’re dedicated to making passive fire easier for you. To save you some time, we’ve answered a collection of Frequently Asked Questions about 3-4 Hour Penetration systems.

If you have any additional questions, our Technical Team is here to help.

TWRAP™ (or FyreWrap®) will need to be wrapped around the FyreBOX™ to achieve an insulation rating. Contact Trafalgar Fire for installation details and refer to our YouTube channel for installation videos.

Yes, refer to the FyrePEX HP Technical Manual for details on approved cables.

Yes, intumescent sealants require the perfect volume of sealant to expand and perform appropriately.
Using FyreSHEATH removes the need for larger openings.