All Cables are not the Same (ACANTS)

Cutting-edge solutions to support the construction of the future

All Cables are not the Same (ACANTS)

A growing need for quality cables

Prysmian is helping build the cities of the future, today. Pioneering new buildings increasingly form part of a highly urbanised landscape that is expanding vertically to host many thousands more people.

In this fast-evolving environment, we support the construction industry as it faces continual challenges – maintaining quality of life for urban dwellers and upholding efficient installation times whilst providing effective new solutions for safety.

Cable quality has never been so crucial.

​​​​​​Fire: the facts

  • Growing fires inside buildings represent 90% of total fires
  • Every year, 4000 people are killed by fire
  • Faults in electrical installations are the second most common cause of fires.

Why quality counts

Every building works thanks to kilometres of cables. They play a key role in the seamless day-to-day functioning of a structure, but also enhance safety – never more so than in fires and emergency conditions. Despite their importance, there are still high volumes of cable products for sale that are non-compliant to relevant safety standards.

Even though the cost of cables may represent only a small percentage of the total project cost, people often opt for low-quality alternatives, which cause an increased risk for the building’s inhabitants and can significantly delay installation time.

Since, in most cases, the difference is not visible at first glance, there is an incorrect perception that all cables are the same.

 

We’re leading the way in cable safety

In order to prove this difference and drive the necessary change in people’s mindset, Prysmian Group as the worldwide leader, has developed the industry's only comprehensive tests system which evaluates cables in terms of safety, performance and usability and which is able to clearly quantify the benefits reached by using Prysmian and Draka cables: the Prysmian performance test.

Analysis from the Prysmian performance test has so far compared more than 80 different brands and more than 10.000 tests has already been executed, analysing five different test categories:

  1. Geometrical

  2. Electrical

  3. Mechanical

  4. Performance

  5. Usability

Demonstrably better in practice

Our cables have been analysed in real construction projects. The findings revealed a superior level of safety, increased energy efficiency and savings on installation time of up to 32%, meaning a considerable saving on total project cost.

This more than recoups any costs saved by purchasing low-quality cables.

We are committed to continued cable innovation that will combine world-class functioning capabilities with measurable economic advantages on installation cost and total cost of ownership.

ACANTS - All cables are not the same

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