What is FRLS Cable ?
FRLS (Flame Retardant Low Smoke) are fire-resistant cables used in fire-prone locations. As the name indicates, when these cables are exposed to flames, they self-extinguish the flame quickly and release less toxic smoke. This is because these wires contain a flame-retardant low-smoke PVC compound, which ensures low smoke release compared to other wires with a PVC coating. Hence, they are less toxic and emit a low amount of corrosive fumes.
FRLS cables should be used in places with major possibilities of fire accidents, like power plants, industrial complexes, hotels, and places of public gathering. Hence, the cables used in the various electrical installations must be fire-resistant. Thus increasing the safety while remaining functional.
When implementing FRLS cables, panic factor is reduced hence making the evaluation of buildings easier. This enables aiding damage control operations and preserving life and property.