Fire Protection for Stay Cables
Avoidance of cable failures during extreme fire events.
- Stay Cables
- Extradosed Cables
Incidents like lightning strikes or vehicle collisions can start fires that can impact an infrastructure's structural safety. In that case, the main parts of the stay cable system need to be protected against damage. Our engineers can provide testing and damage assessment for post-tensioning and stay cable systems—and configure or retrofit fire protection for cables and external tendons.
Fire protection mats for the free cable length
DYWIDAG´s stay cable system fully complies with PTI requirements for fire resistance and has been verified using the load capacity test at 300°C. Furthermore, special fire protection mats resist a 1,100°C hydrocarbon fire for at least 30 minutes without the strands heating up to above 300°C, thus fully complying with PTI requirements.
Steel parts in the anchorage area can be coated with a special fire protection coat that is intumescent under heat impact and thus protects the steel parts. Protection has been demonstrated during laboratory tests.
Direct wrapping onto strands assuring reliable protection during fire scenario
Mats have a hydrophobic behavior to avoid water absorption
Covered by standard HDPE sheathing
Application in cable transition zone is possible
Fire protection coatings at anchorages fulfill the highest requirements according to standard ISO 12944, corrosivity class C5
Any other fire resistance period can be achieved easily by modifying the mat thickness
Also for retrofitting of existing cables
Our cables meet all PTI DC 45 requirement for fire resistance