Cables for fire detection and alarm systems


Notes the impending publication of a revision of the code of practice for fire detection and alarm systems for buildings BS 5839-1. There will be two levels of performance of performance for cabling for fire alarms. Defines the new "standard" performance and the "enhanced" performance criteria. Concludes with discussion of the effects the new standard will have on the market for cables used in fire alarm systems.

Primary Author(s): Oldfield D.

Source: Fire Safety Engng., July 2002, 18-20.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000104040 Abs 20022567

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