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Cable Entry Systems for Railroad Technology

Fire Resistance of Fire Barriers According to EN 45545-3 (E45/EI30)

 

The European railroad standard for fire safety BS EN 45545-3 regulates the fire resistance of fire barriers. The requirements and measures defined in this part of the standard aim to protect passengers and staff in trains against onboard fire incidents. icotek cable entry systems meet the classifications E45 and EI30. Find out more »

icotek Cable Entry Systems at a Glance

Split Cable Entry Frame, UL Type 12/4X / IP66

Grommet based cable entry with IFPS fire penetration seals acc. to EN 45545-3 for standard cut-outs of heavy industrial connectors. Available as single or double row version.

» KEL-ER-BS

Split Cable Entry Frame, UL Type 12 / IP54

Grommet based cable entry frames with IFPS fire penetration seals acc. to EN 45545-3 suitable for cut-outs of heavy industrial connectors. Available as single or double row version.

» KEL-U-BS

Heavy Duty Cable Entry Plate, UL Type 12/4X / IP66/IP68

Heavy duty cable entry plate with IFPS fire penetration seals acc. to EN 45545-3.

» KEL-DPU-BS

Cable Entry Plates, High Cable Density, UL Type 12 / IP66

Cable entry plates for standard cables with IFPS fire penetration seals acc. to EN 45545-3.

» KEL-DPZ-BS

Fire Penetration Seals, Single

Fire penetration seals for certified icotek BS cable entry components, approved for use in railway technology.

» IFPS
 

Fire barriers can have different standards:

The lowest standard “E”

Barrier against flames, preventing fissure formation. "E45", for example, means that the specimen can withstand the test for 45 minutes.

The highest standard “EI”

Barrier against flames, preventing fissure formation and thermal insulation, which means that the temperature on the side facing away from the fire must not exceed 392° F (180° K above room temperature). "EI30", for example, means that the specimen can withstand the test for 30 minutes. 

Based on the standards EN 45545-3 and EN 1363-1 icotek cable entry systems have been tested on "E" and "EI" in vertical alignment using mounted IFPS fire penetration seals. All tested products have been successfully certified using only one layer of fire penetration seals. Furthermore, conventional cables instead of fire-resistant railway cables have been used for the testing.

icotek cable entry systems meet the classifications E45 and EI30!

 

Well Tested & Certified

Numerous certifications (IP, UL Type Rating according to UL50E, UL recognised,...) make icotek a reliable partner for railroad technology. Due to the high quality of icotek products, good fire protection can be achieved according to EN 45545-2 in the category HL3 (Hazard Level 3) and EN 45545-3 (E45 and EI30). Furthermore, numerous icotek products have been subjected to a vibration and shock test according to EN 61373 with positive results.