BFR/PVC Free Cables 2
This project is a follow on project to the PVC Free 1 project completed in 2011.
In project 1 we used the current industry specifications, they are for materials that do contain PVC. For this project we are considering modifying the current specifications or developing new specifications for non-PVC containing materials.
As a follow on project the team is considering a lesser number of cable types and is planning to involve Underwriters Laboratory in the project development, particularly in the development of performance criteria for non-PVC containing cables.
Additionally there is a question of Halogen Free only or Low Smoke Halogen Free criteria that needs to be answered before proceeding into the definition stage.
The world wide cable standards organizations are not necessarily in agreement on criteria or change mechanism/procedures.
4. It is the intention of this Project to provide the basis of unifying the current Global Standards into one comprehensive document that will serve as the definition for PVC free cables. The outcome will be environmentally friendly cables that will be universally accepted and specified by OEM,s for use in their associated products.
Get a UL representitive on the project team
Identify specifications to be modified/created
Build cables and test to new criteria