Comtran Obtains UL approval for 2-Hour Fire Resistive Circuit Integrity Cables

Comtran Cable is the first company to re-certify to the new UL 2196 guidelines for 2-hour fire resistive cables while maintaining a Riser rating (FPLR). Our VITALink® cable is designed to survive for 2 hours in burning infrastructure while being fully operational in order for safe evacuation of building occupants. This cable is designed to support critical systems such as emergency voice-alarm communication smoke/fire alarm systems (EVAC), Fireman’s telephone and area of refuge communication systems, and visible notification appliances.

Our Shielded 14AWG 2-Conductor cable is UL 1424 Listed FPLR for Power-Limited Fire Alarm Circuits and is UL CERTIFIED to UL 2196 2-Hour fire rating for use in FHIT system 40.

Common Applications:

  • Manufacturing, Commercial, and Industrial locations
  • Colleges, High-rise Buildings, Hotels, Airports, and Stadiums
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Tunnels and Subways for Emergency Communications


  • NEC type FPLR for use in Electrical Circuit Integrity System FHIT.40
  • 14AWG 2-Conductor vertical straight-through w/couplings in 1-1/4-inch EMT. 60-inch maximum support spacing (CIC)
  • 14AWG 2-Conductor horizontal straight-through w/couplings in 1-1/4-inch EMT. 60-inch maximum support spacing (CIC)
  • Fire certified for power-limited system use at 50V phase-to-phase utilization voltage
  • When installing cable(s) in vertical runs, the maximum distance of cable within EMT shall be 33 ft. between terminating points

Hardware Certified:

  • 3/4-inch, 1-inch, and 1-1/4-inch EMT Conduit “E-Z Pull”– Allied Tube & Conduit Co.
  • 3/4-inch, 1-inch, and 1-1/4-inch Steel Compression Couplings – Thomas & Betts
    (¾ PN 5220, 1 PN 5320 and 1 ¼ PN 5420)
  • 3/4-inch, 1-inch, and 1-1/4-inch Strapping – Thomas & Betts
    (¾ PN 700-3/4-STR, 1 PN 700-1-STR and 1 ¼ PN 700-1-1/4-STR)

Performance Standards:

  • Certified to ANSI/UL 2196 (Tests for Fire Resistive Cables) per UL FHJR.R27557
  • UL listed Type FPLR per UL 1424
  • UL Listed Type CMR per UL 444
  • UL Listed Type CL3R per UL 13
  • Riser rated per UL 1666
  • 300 volts rated per NEC
  • Sunlight Resistant and Wet Location Rated
  • Low Smoke, Zero Halogen
  • California State Fire Marshal Approved

For more information, please contact Comtran Customer Service:
Telephone: 508-399-7004

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