Euroclass Cable Levels and Colour Coding
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) introduced the Euroclass levels as shown in the table below. The levels are designed to help save lives and protect buildings by enforcing a hierarchical system defining safety performance requirements in fires. Brand-Rex offers datacom cabling in copper and fibre in all applicable Euroclass levels, including Eca, Dca, Cca and B2ca. This gives customers more options to meet the needs of their unique cabling environments and comply with CPR requirements specific to each different EU member state.
Also, for easy recognition of Euroclass level, Brand-Rex is colour coding its copper cabling. Copper cable jackets are coloured as shown below to clearly identify the level of Euroclass cable. This colour code is already being embraced by major European countries.
The unique colour for each level simplifies visual inspections and allows for easy verification of CPR classification. Installers can quickly and easily determine which cables go in the appropriate locations to comply with specification. Also, inspectors can easily confirm visually that the cable complies to national regulations.
Click here for more about CPR regulations, and to see a list of Brand-Rex CPR compliant cable.