SOMERVILLE, N.J., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Specified Technologies, Inc., (STI), an innovative leader in the firestop industry, announces that in an industry first, Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) has designated a fire-rated pathway to be fully code compliant and maintenance-free. Because they are self-sealing, have no moving parts, and are exempt from maintenance requirements, EZ-Path® Pathways are now confirmed as the only rated devices that eliminate downstream costs, paying for themselves again and again by providing ongoing compliance right out of the box.
PROVIDES CONTINUOUS LIFE-CYCLE SAVINGS FOR BUILDING OWNERS AND OPERATORS
Ongoing maintenance and inspection of firestop products can have a disproportionately large impact on building profitability and operational costs over time. By providing a totally sustainable, fully compliant cable management solution exempt from maintenance for the lifecycle of the building, EZ-Path® Pathways present broad savings and profitability implications for building owners, operations and facilities management administrators, and IT professionals.
According to STI's Vice President of Engineering, James P. Stahl Jr., CFPS, CDT, "This designation by UL® confirms our positioning that EZ-Path® Fire-Rated Pathways are the industry's only maintenance-free cable pathway devices that eliminate downstream maintenance, and repair activities (and possibly inspection) associated with other firestop sleeves. This truly provides contractors, building owners, and maintenance professionals with the best total cost of ownership of any rated cable solution on the market."
MITIGATES HEALTH RISKS RESULTING FROM MAINTENANCE IN HOSPITALS
According to STI's Senior Advisor for Healthcare and Former ASHE Deputy Executive Director, Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, "Being exempt from maintenance in the healthcare physical environment allows EZ-Path® Pathways to help limit liability by reducing unnecessary trips above the ceiling or into concealed spaces, where pathogens can become airborne. This lowers the impact of potential infection, especially in areas where patients with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to airborne infections. It also helps minimize disruption of patient rooms and workflow within the facility."
DRIVING INNOVATION WITH ANOTHER INDUSTRY FIRST
In a first for the construction industry, a firestop product has been designated as maintenance-free for the lifecycle of the building. STI has obtained an objective third party UL® Evaluation Services Report (ESR) confirming that EZ-Path® Pathways are fully fire and smoke compliant with IBC, IFC, and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and "do not require regular maintenance when properly installed". No other firestop product can make this claim.
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SOURCE Specified Technologies, Inc.