The MICO® Mineral Insulated Cable is an excellent choice for electrical circuits in the area of fire and safety.
MICO® Mineral Insulated Power Cables
The MICO® Mineral insulated power cable is composed of:
- 99.9% ETP (Electrolytic Tough Pitch) copper conductors, with a melting point of 1083°C;
- Magnesium oxide insulation, with a melting point of 2400°C;
- DHP (Deoxidised High Phosphorus) copper outer sheath, with a melting point of 1083°C;
- Additional LSF (Low Smoke Fumes) outer covering.
MICO® is used in the following applications:
- Fire detection systems, where regulations require fireproof conductors.
- Emergency circuits, with the purpose of continuing the power supply, even during a fire, to emergency lights, automatic shutdown systems, alarms and so on.
- Distribution of signals and power to potentially explosive atmospheres, in accordance with the ATEX directive.
- Distribution of signals and power to historic buildings, for both indoor and outdoor systems.
- Fireproof: MICO® cable can withstand very high temperatures (higher than 1000°C), since all its components are inorganic. It can continue working during a fire, maintaining all emergency services.
- Waterproof: The MICO® copper sheath and the special waterproof IP67 glands prevent the penetration of moisture and dust towards the cores. Mineral insulated cables are highly suited for outdoor applications.
- Mechanical strength: The copper sheath acts as a metallic screen, and therefore MICO® cables can withstand extremely high mechanical stress such as crushing, 180° bending and flattening.
- High operating temperatures: MICO® bare cables can operate indefinitely up to 250°C; for higher temperatures, the lifetime of the cable is lessened as it approaches the melting point of copper (1083°C).