Spotlight on Non-Compliant Overfilled Cable Sleeves

Restore Compliance to Non-Compliant Overfilled Cable Sleeves with Specified Technologies, Inc.’s New EZ-Path® Retrofit Device


SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY (Jan. 23, 2017) – Specified Technologies, Inc. (STI), an innovative leader in the firestop industry, announces a new addition to the EZ-Path® family of fire-rated and smoke-rated cable pathway devices with the EZ-Path® Retrofit Device. This newly designed and innovative concept can instantly convert existing deficient, overfilled cable sleeves to 100 percent code-compliant sleeves in seconds. By simply clamping onto the end of the steel sleeve, this two-piece device incorporates intumescent technology to expand and close off the path for fire.

With its complementary square shape, blending into the look and feel of the EZ-Path® family, the new EZ-Path® Retrofit Device plays a functional role permitting cables to spill out of the sleeve and travel in any direction – an important function for existing buildings with cables traveling in various directions. Each device is fitted with additional smoke-sealing foam to provide very low L Rating values to minimize smoke leakage, and the devices are able to accommodate bushings snapped or screwed onto the ends of the sleeves.

“The EZ-Path® Retrofit Device can accommodate cable fills up to 100 percent visual fill and immediately places the cable sleeves in full compliance, eliminating citations, and can quickly remedy the deficiencies found during a survey,” said James P. Stahl Jr., CFPS, CDT, Vice President & General Manager, Engineering and Emerging Businesses for STI. “Not only is the system UL® Certified, but it provides up to two-hour fire ratings in all common constructions. The EZ-Path® Retrofit Device is a quick, economical and sustainable solution.”

Making its industry debut at this month’s BICSI Winter Conference, the EZ-Path® Retrofit Device will be available for purchase from all authorized STI distributors thereafter. For more information about STI, including new product launches and more, please visit

About STI Firestop
Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) is an industry leader in developing innovative firestop solutions that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gasses. Offering a full range of product categories designed to address almost any application and backed with over 1,400 UL® Certified Systems, STI offers digital tools and resources, including Submittal Builder™, System Search and a free clash management plugin to complement a complete library of BIM objects. Headquartered in Somerville, NJ, with offices in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and China, with worldwide representation, STI is a global firestop manufacturer.


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