This is an European legislation that includes all types of products used in the building industry; CPR has a common technical language, mandatory CE marking, a network of Certified Notified Bodies and an agreed Assessment system with Verification of Constancy of Performance.
Cables will be included from July 2017 for “Safety in case of fire” and “Reaction to fire”. If your cables are fixed into the fabric of the building they will be in scope for CPR.
Euroclass programs are classifications that are designed to reflect the real world including reaction to fire performance for building products; the Euroclass table currently consists of seven classes for the assessment of fire performance of cable.
Testing includes, spread of flame, smoke emission, heat release, corrosiveness of gases and flaming droplets. Once a cable has been tested it can be assigned a performance rating in the Euroclass system that provides an indication of how it will react in the event of a fire.
Manufacturers need to meet the required conditions with physical testing to the new classes, ensure that paperwork and product markings have been provided also periodically assess classified products to ensure ongoing continuity to the Euroclass classification
How is all of this is going to apply to us in the UK? Well everything could change following our decision to leave the European Union but currently from 1st of July all communication cables used in the European Economic Area (EEA) are subject to CPR.
If you require any further information on CPR, please contact us on 01329 236000
Maser are pleased to announce a new product. The Multiwave Smart Aligner System is a GPS-based compass designed to effectively and efficiently align your antennas in real time. The Smart Aligner solution is an antenna alignment tool designed for ease of use and unparalleled accuracy that provides a True North or Grid North azimuth measurement, Tilt, Roll and Position. Once the system is mounted to the antenna, it is simply turned on. From there the user interface is the full feature app on any iOS and Android smart device. Reporting with this antenna aligner is as simple as a few clicks with the report being able to be emailed directly from the app. The system has been tested in the harshest RF live antenna environment while still maintaining it’s accuracy. The Smart Aligner solution is an accurate, fast, and scalable antenna alignment tool creating an effective solution for all your alignment needs.
Intelligence Helps UWE Win ‘Go Green’ Energy Efficiency Award!
The University of the West of England are celebrating after winning the ‘Go Green’ Business award for ‘Most Improved Energy Efficiency’.
The Sports Centre Intelligent lighting upgrade by Maser Lighting and partner, Lighting Services, has exceed expectations since it was installed in December. It was one of the projects submitted by UWE for the ‘Go Green’ awards panel of judges.
The existing sports hall lighting was inefficient and lacked control. The 300 lux fixed output was not sufficient for official competitions in badminton, volleyball and basketball etc. It also fell far short of the 750 lux required for International Hockey for the England’s Women’s Team who use the sports hall for winter training.
The revolutionary LightRules networked control system by Digital Lumens means that staff members can not just choose the right lux level for the sport being played, then can even monitor the performance of the lighting system. If you factor in the 10 year warranty, then this truly is a future proof, ‘fit and forget’ lighting system.
It’s not just Sports Halls that can benefit! We can save up to 95% on lighting energy in distribution centres and manufacturing plants.