Experimental study on the fire protection properties of PVC sheath for old and new cables.

@article{Xie2010ExperimentalSO,
  title={Experimental study on the fire protection properties of PVC sheath for old and new cables.},
  author={Qiyuan Xie and Heping Zhang and Lin Lin Tong},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2010},
  volume={179 1-3},
  pages={
          373-81
        }
}
The objective of the present study is to analyze the fire protection properties of old and new cables through TG, FTIR and MCC experiments. The results show that the mass loss of old cable sheath is clearly larger than the new one when the temperature is higher than 550 K in air or nitrogen atmosphere. It suggests that the old cable sheath starts to pyrolyze generally at the same temperature based on the analysis of the onset temperatures of mass loss. The results also show that there is a main… CONTINUE READING