Control and Indicating Equipment

Control and Indicating Equipment

Fire alarm control panels or Control and Indicating Equipment (CIE) is the main switchboard of the fire detection and alarm system.  An addressable CIE will display a wide variety of information about a fire/event including the exact location,  while the less sophisticated conventional CIE will only display the general area of fire activation.

BS EN 54-2:1997+A1:2006
Fire detection and fire alarm systems control and indicating equipment

BS EN 54-4:1998
Fire detection and fire alarm systems power supply equipment

BS EN 54-13:2005
This is the standard to determine that the components of a fire detection and fire alarm system are compatible and/or connectable with each other.

System compatibility approval is a growing requirement with European national regulatory authorities to meet their national installation guidelines. There is also an increasing need from specifiers for fire detection and alarm systems equipment installed in commercial premises to be BS EN 54-13 compliant.

So why not contact BSI today where our laboratory can offer a UKAS accredited test report and our certification team can offer BSI Kitemark certification to BS EN 54-13:2005 for compatibility of fire detection and fire alarm system components.


Fire extinguisher panels

Fire extinguishing panels or Electrical Automatic Control and Delay Devices (ECD), are used to protect specific high risk or high asset value areas such as computer suites.

Fire alarm control panels provide an output. When the ECD receives the fire condition the information is processed and any necessary delays taken into account before extinguishing the fire through the use of CO2, inert gas or halocarbon gas to flood the protected area and extinguish the fire.

BS EN 12094-1:2003
Fixed fire fighting systems – components for gas extinguishing systems – requirements and test methods for electrical automatic control and delay devices.


BSI can offer:

In addition, to CE marking and BSI Kitemark schemes against the required standards for CIEs and ECDs (see left), BSI can offer full compliance testing against Electro Magnetic Compatability (EMC) and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), and are also a Notified Body for the Marine Equipment Directive (MED).

BSI Kitemark certification schemes for these products will automatically qualify against CE marking compliance.