Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2016 - Page 46

SPECIAL FEATURE EN54-23 explained BS EN54-23 stipulates the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for VADs in fire detection and fire alarm systems. In order to comply, manufacturers now need to present their products’ performance data in a uniform manner so that they can be directly compared and their suitability assessed for particular applications. EN54-23 gives an independent assessment of a beacon’s performance in the same way that EN53-3 does for sounders. With this standard, systems designers, risk assessors and installers can assess what the r \]Z\