SUN - UL 2024, Cable Routing Assemblies and Communications Raceways

Effective January 9, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 2024
Standard Name:
Cable Routing Assemblies and Communications Raceways
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
5th Edition Dated March 25, 2014
Date of Revision:
January 9, 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
5th Edition Dated March 25, 2014
 
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): January 9, 2016

 
Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes: Updated the requirements of UL 2024 to correlate with the requirements of NFPA 90A-2015. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

Schedule: So that shipping of products with Listing Marks will not be interrupted, an approximate schedule has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:

  • May 11, 2015 = 8 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • July 10, 2015 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • December 9, 2015 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • January 9, 2016 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

Fees: An initial review of Listing Report (s) will be covered by a direct billing project and will be invoiced at not more than $1000 per report.

Client Action Required:

Information - To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).

Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.

 
Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
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Table 9.1 

This table is revised to remove the conflict with NFPA 90A. NFPA 262, the Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in Air-Handling Spaces, is not permitted to be used to qualify plenum grade cable routing assemblies. It adds UL 723, the Standard for Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, as an alternate test for qualifying plenum communications raceways and the only test for qualifying plenum cable routing assemblies. Other changes are editorial.

 
Section 11 (title) and 11.1.1 

Since there will be two tests for plenum products, it is necessary to distinguish between NFPA 262 which is used for qualifying communications raceways only, and UL 723 which can be used for qualifying both cable routing assemblies and communications raceways.

 
11A 

This is a new section to introduce UL 723 as the only test for qualifying plenum cable routing assemblies and as an alternate test for qualifying plenum communications raceways. It correlates with NFPA 90A sections 4.3.11.2.6(2) and 4.3.11.5.5(2).

 
16.2 

New Surface marking requirements;

The following information shall be marked on the cable routing assembly or communications raceway by ink, embossing, indent printing, or by other permanent means at least every 5 ft (1.5 m):

a) The name of the manufacturer, that manufacturer’s trade name for the cable routing assembly or communications raceway, or both the manufacturer’s name and trade name, or any other acceptable distinctive marking by means of which the organization responsible for the raceway can readily be identified.

b) ²Plenum Cable Routing Assembly² if found to comply with the requirements in Test for Flame Propagation and Smoke Density Values of Cable Routing Assemblies and Communications Raceways (Plenum), Section 11A.

c) ²Plenum Communications Raceway² if found to comply with the requirements in Test for Flame Propagation and Smoke Density Values of Communications Raceways (Plenum), Section 11 or Test for Flame Propagation and Smoke Density Values of Cable Routing Assemblies and Communications Raceways (Plenum), Section 11A.

d) ²Riser Cable Routing Assembly² or ²Riser Communications Raceway² if found to comply with the requirements in Test for Flame Propagation of Cable Routing Assemblies and Communications Raceways (Riser), Section 12.

e) ²General-Purpose Cable Routing Assembly² or ²General-Purpose Communications Raceway² if found to comply with the requirements for Vertical-Tray Flame Test for Cable Routing Assemblies and Communications Raceways (General Use), Section 13.

 
16.3(b) 

New Carton, reel or tag marking requirements;

The following information shall be marked on the carton or reel or tagged on each coil or bundle of cable routing assemblies or communications raceways:

b) The product type as indicated by 16.2 (b) – (e).

 

CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.