CSA - C22.2 NO. 208-03
Fire Alarm and Signal Cable
|Publication Date:||1 November 2003|
This Standard applies to single- and multiple-conductor fire alarm and signal cables with a maximum nominal voltage rating of 300 V and a minimum temperature rating of 60 °C for use in buildings and other structures in dry or damp locations in accordance with the Rules of Sections 16 and 32 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1.
Because other CSA Standards specify requirements for certain constructions suitable for use as fire alarm and signal cable, this Standard does not cover all such constructions.
Note: Examples of other CSA Standards that specify requirements for constructions suitable for use as fire alarm and signal cable include
(a) CSA C22.2 No. 51 (for armoured cable);
(b) CSA C22.2 No. 123 (for aluminum-sheathed cable); and
(c) CSA C22.2 No. 124 (for mineral-insulated cable).
The designations for constructions covered by this Standard use the letters FAS followed, for constructions rated above 60 °C, by the temperature rating. The type designations are as follows:
(b) FAS 90;
(c) FAS 105;
(d) FAS 150; and
(e) FAS 200.
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