Abandoned Cable Removal

In the past, as companies moved office locations or upgraded their cabling systems, large amounts of cables were left abandoned in the ceiling spaces, riser systems and air handling systems of buildings. These abandoned cables pose serious concerns for safety due to the increased fuel load during a fire. Consequently, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has written into the National Electric Code (NEC) the requirement for the removal of abandoned cable.

Often the removal of the abandoned cable is performed during the demolition phase of construction. However, it is important to make sure that all the cables to be removed are truly abandoned and are not still being used in adjacent office spaces. The removal of abandoned cable in a working office environment is often a very tedious and labor-intensive process. Blue Wave can provide on-site identification and removal of abandoned communications cabling, hardware and equipment and will work closely with you to identify a proper implementation plan to minimize the impact on daily business operations.

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Out-of-Sight Fire Hazard: Abandoned Cables and Wires

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