Power, control and communication cables that are permanently installed in structures/buildings and that contribute to the functionality of the structure/building fall under EU Regulation 305/2011 (the so-called Construction Products Regulation).
Exempt from this:
– Lift cables, cables inside machines and cables for use in industrial installations.
– Cables with insulation and functional integrity (resistance to fire), such as NHXH E30/E90, will be dealt with separately in another future harmonised standard. Classification according to the Construction Products Regulation is only possible when the corresponding harmonised European standards are available. Partial classification and CE marking according to EN 50575 is not permitted.
They are therefore also not the subject of the current implementation of the Construction Products Regulation!
It is therefore unlikely that the Construction Products Regulation will be applied to these cables for the time being.
Since 01.07.2016, the European standard EN 50575 has been applicable to cables considered as construction products with regard to the requirements for fire behaviour. The standard specifies the classification of cables into certain reaction to fire classes (classes A to F), sets out the requirements for the test procedures and tests required in each case and specifies for which reaction to fire classes the involvement of a notified body is required and to what extent.
With the application of the standard, the cable types covered by the standard are considered as construction products in the sense of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 and must fulfil the documentation and information requirements set out therein (e.g. the issuing of a declaration of performance).