Penetration software calculates required materials per job

Sept. 1, 2008
Beele Engineering's RISE System ( cable sealing calculation software now lets you work out the required...

Beele Engineering's RISE System ( cable sealing calculation software now lets you work out the required amounts of materials needed for the penetration systems, including an option for creating a database for all penetrations and for compiling a materials list for specific penetrations or the project as a whole.

Enhancements to the RISE System cable penetration calculation software include the ability to determine the amount of materials needed for a specific installation.
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The calculation software is designed to provide support for determining the material require- ments for sealed cable or pipe penetrations that are required to be fire- resistant as well as gas- and smoke-tight. The updated Windows-based software, which can be downloaded from the RISE website, includes a range of options for implementing future adjustments or alterations, and the ability to export and forward selected project or penetration files.

The RISE system is used for sealing cable and pipe penetrations, while RISE/NOFIRNO has been developed for ducting metal and plastic pipes, and RISWAT is for cable and pipe penetrations that must be sealed water- and gas-tight.

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