Fires are commonplace in Australia. We live in a harsh and unforgiving environment, where bushfires and industrial fires happen on a regular basis. 

Industrial fires in Australia can be detrimental to your staff and your business. That’s why we at ShieldCrete® Australia have partnered with CharCoat® to provide your facility with the best cable coating product to prevent fires on site. 

CharCoat CC is Australia’s Best Passive Fireproofing Protection System 

CharCoat CC (Cable Coating) is a specially formulated intumescent cable coating system that is proven to prevent cable fires from spreading out of control. It has been purposely designed for Fire Rating electrical cables and cable systems in Hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon environments. It is currently certified up to 90 minutes in these conditions and has a life expectancy of more than 30 years in fully exposed offshore conditions and onshore mines. 

Unprotected electrical cables (sheaths) are some of the most highly flammable materials in the workplace. Fires will spread along the surface of the cables to other areas of your workplace or facility. This is a huge workplace health and safety issue, even beyond the potential widespread destruction. Burning cables can release lethal toxic gases such as hydrochloric gas. Couple this with water and you have Hydrochloric Acid, which will spread through a facility rendering all electronics obsolete. 

By protecting HV (high voltage) and LV (low voltage) cables with CharCoat CC you will not only be preventing the spreading of cable fires, but you will also be able to identify the location of a short circuit, due to an intumescent char forming at the spot of failureThis will allow you to address and fix a cable issue before it is too late. 

As a result, it is the most sought-after Cable Fire Protection coating on the market internationally. With ShieldCrete on the ground in Australia, you can get CharCoat CC applied by trained applicators ASAPWith over 20 years on the market, we have confidence in CharCoat’s cable coating solutions. 

We have used CharCoat CC for applications including Substations, Cable Galleries, Switch Rooms, Battery Rooms, Cable Basements, Transformer Bays / Areas, Motor Rooms, Marine applications (ships / rigs), Cable Gantries and Conveyor Belts / Overlanders. 

CharCoat Special Features

  • 600-700% typical intumescent expansion after 10 minutes exposure to 870°C 
  • Fire rates cable(s) up to 90 minutes at 750°C 
  • Fire rates cable(s) up to 90 minutes at 1100°C 
  • Water based Intumescent Latex 
  • Non-Toxic / Non-Hazardous 
  • Lightweight, thin-film 2 coat application 
    • Permanent cost effective solution 
    • Zero maintenance required 
    • Single component (stir and spray) 
    • Solvent, mercury and asbestos free 
    • Highly fexible in cured form 
    • 100% UV Stable and certified 
    • Non-Corrosive – High resistance to chemicals and acids 

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