August 27, 2012
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Furukawa Techno Material Co., Ltd., (Head Office: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Toshio Tosaki; Capital: 300 million yen, 100% subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.) announces sale from August 28 of Ichijikan Pipe [one-hour pipe] (Product No. IP39, 75, 104), a fire prevention kit for steel cable conduits that penetrates fireproof compartmented walls and floors within buildings. The product is expected to generate sales of 200 million yen in FY2013.
The Building Standards Act demands that the penetrating part of fireproof compartmented walls and floors set up inside buildings for every given area must be installed with a one-hour fire resistant, fireproofing measure that is certified by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
The Company sells Nijikan Pipe, a fireproofing kit for steel cable conduits to be installed with metal fixtures and heat-resistant sealing material applied from both ends of the conduit, but the market demanded products with easier installation. The Company has now developed and commercialized Ichijikan Pipe, a low-cost sheet-wrapping method easily installed by cutting the required length from a rolled sheet, wrapping around one end of the steel cable conduit pipe exposed from the wall (or from or on the floor), and affixing with a cable tie.
To facilitate installation, soft heat-expanding sheeting (Rokumaru Sheet) was developed. As shown in the figure on the right, this is wrapped around the end of the steel cable conduit encircling the cables and blocking off any gaps. The soft Rokumaru Sheet easily fits over the penetrating cables and their unevenness, and can be installed without gaps over bends and branching of cables close to the end of the conduit tube, providing stable installation quality and protection against the spread of fire.
Cable bend installation example
Cable branch installation example
Rokumaru Sheet covering-depth diagram
1) Provided as a kit
In addition to the Rokumaru Sheet, all necessary items for installation including the cable ties are provided as a kit.
2) Wide range of applications
It can be used for reinforced concrete or ALC walls, as well as on hollow wall partitions and thin walls.
3) Can also be used together with plastic pipes
In addition to power, communications, control, optical and other cables, it can be applied as a fire-prevention measure in penetrations with flexible plastic conduit pipes (PF, CD pipes) alone or mixed with others.
4) Can be reapplied
Rokumaru Sheet applied can be removed and applied again after addition or removal of penetrating cables.
5) Environmentally friendly
All materials are halogen-free and will not emit hazardous substances in the case of fire, ensuring low impact on the environment.
Kit components appearance
Reinforced concrete wall penetration
Reinforced concrete floor penetration
Pricing and Sales Targets
Ichijikan Pipe, fireproofing kit for steel penetration cable conduits
Sales units and pricing
|Product No.||Applicable steel conduit pipe size||Kit component materials||Sales unit||MSRP (note 1) (yen/kit)|
|Rokumaru Sheet||Cable tie||Installation manual|
|IP39||16-39||1 roll,(60mm width x 2m length)||400mm x 26pcs||1 copy||1 kit||6,600|
|IP75||42-75||1 roll,(100mm width x 2m length)||650mm x 14pcs||1 copy||1 kit||10,700|
|IP104||82-104||1 roll,(130mm width x 2m length)||900mm x 8pcs||1 copy||1 kit||12,300|
(note 1)MSRP: Manufacturer suggested retail priceBack to Main Content
Expecting sales of approximately 200 million yen per year in FY2013
Sales start date
August 28, 2012 (Tuesday)