What to Know About the Updated Fire Codes NFPA 72

<b>New Bedford, MA</b>—The recently approved 2019 edition of the 
National Fire Alarm® and Signaling Code NFPA 72 includes revisions to 
sections relating to the use of metallic cable wiring methods. Here are a
 few of the critical changes you should know:&nbsp;

AFC Cable Systems / Atkore International

New Bedford, MA—The recently approved 2019 edition of the National Fire Alarm® and Signaling Code NFPA 72 includes revisions to sections relating to the use of metallic cable wiring methods. Here are a few of the critical changes you should know: 
 
NFPA 72 Section 12.4 Pathway Survivability Level 1

NFPA 72 Section 12.4 Pathway Survivability Level 1 covers pathways in buildings that are fully protected by an automatic sprinkler system. Previously, this section required interconnecting conductors and cables be installed in metal raceways. The updates now allow the installation of metal armored cables as an alternative to metal raceways.

Product Solution: Using MC Cables saves time and labor on the jobsite. AFC Cable Systems offers Dual Rated Type MC/FPLP Fire Alarm® Control Cables to meet various fire alarm wiring needs including connecting the main fire alarm control panel with pull stations, smoke detectors and alarms, relays and signals, and more.   

The Dual Rated Type MC/FPLP Fire Alarm® Control Cable comes with red painted armor for easy identification as a fire alarm system with specialty colors identifying circuits upon request. NFPA 72-2019 becomes effective January 1, 2019, or when it is adopted by state and local jurisdictions. Building design work often precedes construction by six months or more, and any building projects in design now may take advantage of using Type MC Cable in their projects. To determine which version of the code your state has adopted, visit that State’s website or contact your local authority having jurisdiction.
 
About AFC Cable Systems
AFC Cable Systems, Inc., part of Atkore International, is a leading manufacturer of electrical products, tracing its origins to 1926. AFC supplies a broad range of innovative, cost-saving products to the electrical industry. These products include armored and metal-clad cables; flexible metal conduits, non-metallic conduits, and liquid-tight conduits; and modular wiring systems. AFC Cable Systems provides products used in new construction and the restoration and modernization of commercial office buildings, institutional facilities, healthcare facilities, and more.