Pathway Survivability – Part 1

Let’s talk about pathway survivability. What on Earth is that, you say? Keep reading and we’ll cover that and more!

We receive a lot of calls from contractors who are installing fire alarm circuit integrity cables only they weren’t aware that our system exists, much less that they needed a UL 2196 certified 2-hour rated electrical circuit integrity system. As a result, an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) inspected their job site and shut them down for non-compliance!

If you’re an electrical contractor or fire-alarm system designer and your project features a structure that is 75 feet or higher or contains 1,000 occupants or more, you need to be code compliant. Radix Wire’s DuraLifeTM FPL cables meet the mandatory fire alarm survivability circuit requirements in the National Fire Protection Code (NFPA 72), and are commonly utilized in fire alarm circuit integrity (NEC Article 760) and emergency systems (NEC Articles 700 & 517), among other applications.

In future posts we’ll feature various National Electric Code (NFPA 70) articles, and applications, that DuraLifeTM FPL cables satisfy. Meanwhile, you’ll find additional information about this and other topics on our newly-updated site.

Contact Eli (your CI Guy) at or 216-400-6719.