Halogen-free cables are safer than PVC cables. The difference between standard cables and halogen-free cables becomes really important if there is a fire. Halogen-free cables can save lives and money.
The right cables can save lives
Halogen-free cables reduce the black smoke from a fire, allowing the room to be evacuated significantly faster. People can find the exit more quickly with better visibility and less noxious smoke.
A wise investment
Choosing halogen-free cables is also about saving money. They do not produce the harmful acids released by PVC that cause serious damage to machinery, computers, electronics and stock. This means there is no need to stop production for long periods, avoiding the resulting serious losses.
We have compared what happens with PVC cables and halogen free cables during a fire.
Karl-Gunnar Alvekrans is a fire engineer from LTH and a risk engineer at Länsförsäkringar regional insurance company in Älvsborg. In the interview, Karl-Gunnar explains what happens when halogen-free cables catch fire, compared to PVC cables. And he outlines what this means from a financial point of view.