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HCF MCAP Engineer Specifications - Division 26

Division 26 – Electrical

Section 26 05 19 – Wire and Cable

HCF Type MC Cable




A. Branch Circuits: HCF Type MC Cable for use as branch circuits.

B. General Applications: HCF Type MC Cable may be used in the following general applications based on the National Electrical Code (NEC):
   1. For branch circuits for general purpose, non-essential electrical systems in Patient care areas of hospitals, medical and other types of health care facilities
   2. For applications requiring redundant grounding paths
   3. For applications requiring isolated grounding
   4. Exposed or concealed
   5. In cable tray where identified for such use
   6. In dry locations and embedded in plaster or against other masonry


A. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s product data that materials comply with specified requirements and are suitable for intended application.

B. Installation Instructions: Manufacturer’s installation instructions shall be included in submittal. Industry guides may supplement the manufacturer’s instructions.

C. Manufacturer: HCF Type MC Cables and wire shall be supplied from a single manufacturer.


A. MC Cable: HCF Type MC Cable shall meet the following:
   1. UL 1569 Standard for Metal-Clad Cables including the provisions of Section 6.1.5A.
   2. UL Standard 83 for Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables or UL Standard 44 for Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
   3. UL Standard 1479 Standard for Fire Tests of Through-Penetration Firestops.
   4. UL Classified 1, 2, and 3 Hour Through-Penetration Firestop Systems.