Wire & Cable Fire & Flammability Testing

Govmark's Fire & Flammability Testing

Wire And Cable
(Vertical Trays) Fire TestsDownload PDFDownload

Test # of Values
Reported
Footage
Required
Performance
Time
IEEE 383 (Vertical Tray) 1974
Standard - 70,000 BTU's
Modified - 210,000 BTU's
3 Varies with cable diameter
See table below
10 - 12 days
IEEE 383 (Vertical Tray) 2003 2 Varies with cable diameter
See table below
10 - 12 days
IEEE 1202 (Vertical Tray) 2 Varies with cable diameter
See table below
10 - 12 days
UL 1685 Section 4
(Vertical Tray with Smoke)
2 Varies with cable diameter
See table below
10 - 12 days
UL 1685 Section 12/FT4
(Vertical Tray with Smoke)
2 Varies with cable diameter
See table below
10 - 12 days
UL 1581 Section 1160
(Vertical Tray)
2 Varies with cable diameter
See table below
10 - 12 days
UL 1581 Section 1164
(Vertical Tray with Smoke)
2 Varies with cable diameter
See table below
10 - 12 days

Single wire tests and fire tests under load are listed separately.

Footage Required
1. UL 1685 Section 12 FT4
2. UL 1581 Section 1164 FT4
3. IEEE 1202
4. IEEE 383 - 2003
Cable Diameter
(mm)
# Cables in
each bundle
# bundles
in the tray
Total # of 2.44
Meter Lengths
Total
Meters
From But Less Than Per Test Per Test Per Test Per Test
  3 19 13 247 603
3 5 19 8 152 371
5 6 7 9 63 154
6 9 3 10 30 73
9 11 3 8 24 59
11 13 3 7 21 51
13 15 1 11 11 27
15 19 1 9 9 22
19 21 1 8 8 20
21 26 1 7 7 17
26 28 1 6 6 15
28 39 1 5 5 12
39 52 1 4 4 10
52 73 1 3 3 7
73 120 1 2 2 5
Footage Required Multiplier
1. UL 1685 Section 4 3
2. UL 1581 Section 1160 3
3. IEEE 383 - 1974 4
Formula
N = (101.6/D) + 0.33 * Multiplier
N is the number of cables (rounded up to the next whole number)
D is the diameter of the cable in millimeters