CPR – The EU Construction Product Regulations

CPR - G.Bears Cable Communications Marketing
CPR – G.Bears Cable Marketing for Communications

Regulation 305/2011 was written in 2011 by a special committee of the European Union to regulate the whole issue of combustion performance in construction products in a way that can be me
asured.An old proverb says "What you can't measure, you can't manage" or loosely translated "You can't control what you can't measure." And that's the purpose of the CPR. Clearly and empirically define combustion levels for various products in order to gain control.

The last update was made on July 1, 2015 and is titled: COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2016/364.

The above regulation is mandatory in Europe as of July 1, 2017, Currently it is not yet defined as mandatory by the State of Israel but is likely to be defined in the mandate in the coming years.In a few more words
, from the date specified above any material related to construction (including cables) is permitted for sale in Europe only if it contains a CPR classification and is marked accordingl
y.The basic standard defining the requirements from cable is the EN 50575:2014:

"Power, control and communication cables – Cables for general applications in construction works subject to reaction to fire requirements"

FireProof Cables - G.Bears Telecommunications Cable Marketing
FireProof Cables – G.Bears Communication Cable Marketing

The classification is determined by performing rigorous combustion tests that measure various parameters such as heat release, flame spread, increased combustion rate, smoke acidity, combustion fragments, smoke spread and more. All criteria are defined by different standards so that the cable classification can be clearly measured and defined.The cla
ssifications are defined by a single-valued marking method that defines all measured parameters.

  1. Classification of cables according to the various testing methods
  2. Classification of cables according to the defined criteria
  3. Marking the cables according to the classification method
  4. Relevant Standards
  5. Testing Methods
  6. Certification Methods
  7. Recommendations for choosing the appropriate classification by installation type

For more information on the following topics or technical tutorials please contact Roee@beres.co.il

Roy Ran Qua
lity & Engineering Mana
ger. Bears Marketing (1983)

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