VdS 2540 for reliable CIE comprehensively revised guidelines, includes precise performance characteristics for risk minimisation in the control and activation of alarm valve stations, and in fault monitoring.
The ‘brain’ of every fire alarm system is the Control and Indicating Equipment (CIE). This is where all information from the monitored areas comes together, where processes such as alarming, clearing an object and, above all, the triggering of connected extinguishing systems are coordinated.
Product Guidelines VdS 2540
VdS (VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH) has been testing these devices since they were first used in Europe
VdS (VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH) has been testing these devices since they were first used in Europe and is bundling the experience gained over all this time into the product Guidelines VdS 2540.
The compact publication (featuring 16 pages) has now been extensively revised. “New features include a separate test for degraded transmission paths”, explains Frank Schäfer, Product Manager at VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH (VdS), who is responsible for the update.
Fire brigade indication panels
Frank Schäfer adds, “And as a direct customer request, we have now also specified requirements for the switch-over valves for the triggering of alarm valve stations and added performance characteristics for fire brigade indication panels. This makes it easier for manufacturers to produce high-quality CIE, while installers, operators, insurers as well as authorities can fully rely on its safe application.”
Reliable risk minimisation and safeguarding
The new VdS 2540 are provided free of charge by Europe's largest and oldest testing institute for fire protection technology.
VdS compresses loss prevention experience from thousands of laboratories, as well as on-site tests in the product Guidelines 2540, ‘Control and Indicating Equipment’, with the aim to offer reliable risk minimisation, as well as safeguarding for manufacturers, installers, operators, insurers and authorities.