In the wind industry, the functionality and safety of current evacuation devices are increasingly questioned. Some social media even talk about complete inadequacy of existing resources due to insufficient fire safety. The fire-retardant effect of the current systems would be insufficient. The polyamide lines of centrifugal systems (Cresto Redpro, Skylotec Milan hub) are fire retardant to only 280 degrees. An individual solution such as the Smartline-X from Cresto already has a fire-retardant effect up to at least 480 degrees Celsius. A solution with steel cable (Evacuator) would solve the problem of limited temperature range, because the fire retardant effect would thus increase to above 1000 degrees Celsius. The steel cable system trumps the other solutions in this.

But does this mean that a steel cable system is the holy grail of evacuation in the wind industry?