Many growing cities are moving new businesses into retrofitted mill and manufacturing buildings which include exposed cables and pipes that are ordinarily hidden by drop ceilings. In these environments, cable installations need to serve the business, but also comply to strict building codes and blend into their surroundings. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Fire Retardant (FR) Tape is now available in white and here are three reasons why these plenum rated cable ties should be used for retrofittings.
1. Damage Free & Data Friendly Cable Ties
VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® FR Tape can be unwrapped and reused many times during its lifespan. These easy-to-use cable ties eliminate the risk of damaged cable jackets and geometry changes by preventing the ability to over tighten. They also mitigate the risk of accidental punctures during adds, moves, and changes while reducing waste compared to traditional single-use plastic alternatives.
2. Plenum Rated Cable Ties that Comply with National Electric Code
Plenum spaces require fire retardant cables in order to prevent fires from spreading throughout a building. If you are spending the time and effort to make sure your cables are compliant, you will need to verify that you have plenum rated cable ties too. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® FR Tape is UL rated and suitable for use in air handling spaces in accordance with Section 300.22 (C) and (D) of the National Electrical Code.
Additionally, experts say that by using fire retardant equipment, liability can be lowered due to the reduced risk of fire damage. A lot of things can catch fire in an old building, make sure your cable ties aren’t among them.
3. Unnoticeable Cable Management
Without a drop ceiling, contractors need to clean up their installations to create a visually pleasing environment. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® FR Tape is available in white or black to help cable installations blend into their surroundings.
When specifying your next job, consider VELCRO® Brand Professional Series ONE-WRAP® FR Tape for your plenum spaces and see why this is an evolution in cable management.