The Undisclosed Risks of Using Unapproved Insulation Materials in Industrial Wiring


Using unapproved insulation materials in industrial wiring can lead to serious safety hazards and legal issues. As an industrial facility manager, I aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the key risks involved and why it is critical to only use approved insulation products.

Fire Hazards

One of the most significant dangers is the increased fire risk from using flammable or substandard insulation materials. Some key points:

Thermal Degradation


Poor Performance

Case Example: Refinery Fire

Electrical Shock Hazards

Besides fire risks, unapproved insulation also raises the chances of electrical shock exposures:

Reduced Dielectric Strength

Current Leakage

Fault Current Exposure

Legal and Compliance Issues

Violating requirements to use approved insulation materials also creates legal and compliance risks:

Violations of Electrical Codes

Mandatory Safety Listings

Liability for Incidents

Insurance Issues

Reputation Loss


It is evident that using unapproved insulation materials in industrial wiring carries significant safety and compliance risks. My recommendation is to always insist on rated electrical insulation products from reputable manufacturers, in order to protect your workers, property and business from these undisclosed dangers. Let me know if you have any other concerns, as your safety is my top priority.