The combustion characteristics of a Marine cable refer to how the cable will burn in an emergency such as a fire. Combustion characteristics mainly include three aspects:
1. Combustion performance: flammability, flame diffusion, smoke production and other indicators of the cable.
2. Toxicity: Whether the cable will produce toxic combustion products when burning and whether it is harmful to the human body.
3. Optical performance: Whether the cable will produce a bright flame or strong light when burning, and whether it will affect the vision of other rescue workers.
In order to ensure the safety of Marine cables in emergency situations, the corresponding national standards and international norms should be met, such as the IMO (International Maritime Organization) specification SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standards. These codes and standards require that Marine cables must have good flame retardant properties and low toxicity, and do not create optical hazards when burned.