Fire Alarm Systems New Namur Recommendation for Fire Alarm Systems
What to do in case of fire? A new Namur recommendation deals with "Risk-based Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems", defining new maintenance and service concepts for complex fire detection and alarm units.
Based on IEC 61508 and VDE0833-1 standards, this new recommendation defines risk based maintenance concepts for fire alarm systems. It includes methods and procedures for service and maintenance of fire alarms with the aim of replacing common pre-emptive maintenance protocols. Older concepts often lack a consideration of the risk potential of the monitored asset or other factors such as a self–monitoring capability of sensor components, Namur speakers explain.