Construction Products Regulation – is the European Union’s set of rules, the purpose of which is to regulate the restrictions affecting fire and building materials used in the production of hazardous substances.
The regulation will apply to all construction products intended for use in building and civil engineering. The standard covers all power and Installation cables, control cables, telecommunication cables as well as communication and data transmission cables. Construction Products Regulation purpose is to ensure that all devices that are installed and used in the European Union, would be assessed, classified and recognized using the same criteria.
Construction Products Regulation will include:
- Installation cables and wires;
- Power cables;
- Control cables;
- Telecommunications cables;
- Communication and data transmission cables.
Six new reaction to fire classes
Construction Products Regulation includes seven new security classes from A to F, where the letter A represents a non-flammable product, and F – the reaction to fire characteristics have not been determined. According to the new classification, cables usually are divided into classes B, C, D and E. There are also additional criteria which determine the requirements of a quantity of smoke during combustion, falling droplets during combustion, acidity of the smoke and electrolytic conductivity.
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