Wire & Cable India
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Chandresh Cables Limited (Brand AVOCAB)

“There is a tremendous requirement and demand-potential of the fire-safe cables in the country… very soon, we will see a total shift of specifications from normal cables to fire-safe cables.”

Cable Application Standards in India

Mr. Abhishek Jain, Director – Operations,
Chandresh Cables Limited
(Brand AVOCAB)

To start with, India is quite rapidly catching up with the global standards with respect to the cable applications. Almost all the global players in the wire and cable market have put up their base in India which has led to swift technological advancements. Besides, the domestic players have also adapted to the same and with this, we are creating a world-class infrastructure.

Fire-Safe Cables by the Company and the Manufacturing Capabilities

Our range of Fire-Safe Cables include – Fire Survival, FRLS (Flame Retardant Low Smoke), and ZHFR (Zero Halogen Flame Retardant) Cables. They can withstand the temperature ranging from 100° to 1200° depending on the construction of the cables.

The cables are type tested with BASEC and CPRI, and we are getting our products tested with the best laboratories in the world and the country.

Market-Potential of Fire-Safe Cables in India

There is a tremendous requirement and demand-potential of the fire-safe cables in the country. For instance, in areas such as – metros, hospitals, data centers, defence, airports, bullet trains, refineries and various other sectors have a mandatory requirement for these cables.

Cost-Effectiveness of Fire-Safe Cables

The cost is not a major criterion when it comes to the criticality of the operation. There is no cost for saving a life or continuous operations for data purposes. Nevertheless, the cost-difference is not major and very soon, we will see a total shift of specifications from normal cables to fire-safe cables.

Efforts Undertaken to Educate the Consumers

We conduct seminars on the theme of safety in the selection of wires and cables virtually as well as physically on a frequent basis. In addition, we also undertake our efforts in educating the clients as well as some educational institutions about the developments in the fire-safe cable segment.

Government’s Focus and Efforts to Raise Awareness

As a matter of fact, the National Building Council and BIS is very much vigilant with regard to fire-safety pertaining to the wires and cables. Many of these norms are already imbibed into the technical documents and compulsorily needed to be followed for certification purposes. Further, the clients are also preferring to go an extra mile and choose fire-safe products.

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