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Cable Trenches Fire Detection Requirments

Cable Trenches Fire Detection Requirments

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is a fire detection system required for cable trenches for a 500 kV & 220 kV GIS substation in accordance with NFPA??

RE: Cable Trenches Fire Detection Requirments

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I appreciate if any one can help..

I appreciate Your cooperation..

RE: Cable Trenches Fire Detection Requirments

NFPA850-851 directs you to IEEE 979,384,525. There are a lot of "shoulds" so all are recomendations related to consider risk of fire spreading along cable trenches, trench sepration, cable separations, cable and tray materials, fire stops along trench, fire detection, fire extinguishing with water or CO2 mainly. It is a complicated issue since there is a not a simple obligation.

RE: Cable Trenches Fire Detection Requirments

(OP)
Thanks for the reply, we have a cable trenches under a switchgear room and equipped with trench separation, cable separations, cable and tray materials are according NFPA, fire stops along trench.my question is based on your experience, a linear heat detectors shall be provided also? or the above consideration are enough?

I appreciate Your cooperation..

RE: Cable Trenches Fire Detection Requirments

It´s difficult if the company does not define a standard since all are recomendations.
Cable damage may be detected earlier with smoke detection if feasible. If I´d had the conditions, I´d consider: regular spot photoelectric, air sampling, Vesda special cable combustion air sampling.

RE: Cable Trenches Fire Detection Requirments

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thanks a lot David

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