February 13, 2020 Meeting

Gaetano’s Restaurant

1617 Banksville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15216


February 13, 2020

7:00 pm

nVent Pyrotenax

Tim Franco
Regional Sales Manager

Protecting Critical Circuits from Fire

Tim graduated from Marquette University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and currently resides in Concord, MA.

Tim has sold fire rated MI Cable for 34 years in New England and upstate New York. His primary responsibilities have been working with electrical engineers, assisting in design, layout and sizing of emergency feeders for life safety systems where required by the National Electrical Code. He has also worked with local electrical inspectors on familiarity with MI Cable and what a proper installation should look like. In addition, Tim has worked with electrical contractors, trade schools and unions educating them on the proper use and installation of MI Cable.

Tonight we will discuss NEC Code requirements for Fire Protection of Critical Circuits and Fire Protection methods allowed by code. We will also discuss the UL2196 2 hour test along with recent updates to the test as well as delisting issues of certain cables and MI Cable technology.

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Future 2020 Meeting Dates:

  • February 20, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • June – No Meeting
  • July – No Meeting
  • August – No Meeting
  • September 17, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December – No Meeting