July 17, 2007 -- Coleman Cable Inc. (CCI) announced that its quality lab in Waukegan, Illinois has received approval from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to conduct burn tests on products such as power, control and communication cables.
According to a press release, to earn this accreditation, the lab was required to satisfy strict requirements for testing the flame resistance of electric cables, title 30 CFR 7.407, for products such as power and control cables; and flame resistance testing of signaling cables, title 30 CFR 7.408, for products such as low-voltage, coax and communication cables.
The approval process was initiated several months ago when CCI built a burn booth in its lab, then worked with MSHA officials for inspection and approval of the flame resistance test procedure, as well as approval of the individuals who conduct the test.
"There are a limited number of facilities that are approved to conduct this testing. For CCI, the in-house testing significantly improves our time to market, making us more effective and efficient in product design and development," comments Howard Caccia, CCI's vice president of engineering. "The investment in our lab is just one more example of CCI's commitment to the market to do everything necessary to serve the customer's needs."