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    FIRE ALARM CABLE

    Fire Alarm cable type 'FPLR' POWER lIMITED fIRE ALARM SYSTEM
    I can't find in code any objection to installing this cable in CABLE TRAY,Horizontal runs
    Anybody agree?

    #2
    I don't believe that the code forbids it. Be careful what else is in the tray though. If its just a communications cable tray, it should be fine. Check with your Fire Alarm manufacturer's rep about what kind of separation is required from power cables. I think you're going to need at least 6" of separation.
    Alternate current
    Line to ground and ground to line
    Current alternates

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      #3
      P.S.

      If the cable tray runs through a "space used for environmental air" i.e. plenum, you'll need to use FPLP instead of FPLR.
      Alternate current
      Line to ground and ground to line
      Current alternates

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        #4
        FPL, FPLR, FPLP?

        What JoeStillman said.

        If you're the one providing the cable, you might consider never using anything other than FPLP. The cost difference is miniscule; maybe $100 per 1,000 feet. You never have to worry about pulling the right cable for plenum, non-plenum and riser. Unless you're doing 10's of 1000's of feet of riser you'll never notice the difference in the bottom line. All it takes is having to re-pull the alarm/control wire in a return air ceiling once over an area of 20,000 sq ft or so and you've probably blown all the savings you could make in a year if you're a one-man shop.

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