LSZH Cable is the most common type of XLPE Cable. LSZH cable or wire refers to cables where the cable jacketing and insulation is made with materials that produce low and or limited smoke and non-toxic halogens when exposed to fire or high temperatures.
When fire safety is critical, low smoke zero halogens (LSZH) cables are employed, especially in enclosed spaces. The development of LSZH cables was a direct response to a number of fires in transportation facilities and other locations. In these emergency fire situations, the low smoke factor helps maintain visibility and can reduce respiratory damage, while zero halogen material cuts the production of toxic, halogenated gases.
Halogen-free cable/wire also called zero halogen cable, refer to cables where the cable jacketing and insulation is made with materials that produce no toxic halogens when exposed to fire or high temperatures. These halogen-free cables are used when smoke considerations are minimal. Halogen-free cables also do not use materials that may have an environmental impact.
Low smoke cable/wire, also called limited smoke cable, refers to cables where the cable jacketing and insulation is made with materials that produce no or only small amounts of smoke when exposed to fire or high temperatures. These low smoke cables are used when halogen considerations are minimal.
Due to their low smoke and toxicity benefits, LSZH cables are often chosen for a multitude of applications. These include:
Railway and subway stations and cars, buses and bus stations, airplanes and airports, other mass transit facilities
Any public underground or poorly ventilated location
Public entertainment and sports facilities
Apartment buildings and hotels
LSZH insulation and jacketing can be used to manufacture nearly any type of cable, including but not limited to:
Power and data cables
Video and broadcast cables
In some locations, there are regulations that require the use of low smoke zero halogen wire/cable. Local codes should be checked to see if LSZH wires are required.
SHONSIN has successfully transitioned a large number of cable projects from unapproved cable specifications to cables that now meet stringent low smoke zero halogen requirements. This expertise and experience is a strong reason to choose us for LSZH cable.
Also, there are various combinations of cable compounds with different characteristics. There are some low-smoke compounds that are not halogen-free, and some halogen-free compounds that are not considered low smoke. Our wire and cable experts can provide guidance in selecting a cable solution that is well suited for specific applications.
SHONSIN Cable offers LSZH, halogen-free, and low smoke insulation and jacket material for cable with:
Various shielding options
Zero Halogen cable and wire from SHONSIN Cable is available with the following materials:
XLPE ( Low smoke )