FIRE ALARM CONTROLS
Frequently, and in light of the growing complexity of modern buildings, compliance with object goals based on structural fire protection only cannot be maintained. That is why technical fire protection is gaining increasing significance. In cases of fire, fire control systems ensure the interplay of fire protection installations and their relative systems, plants or components.
FIRE ALARM CONTROL PLANNING
The most important planning tools for fire alarm controls are concepts and matrixes. Concepts describe the basic principles of fire alarm controls, the zoning in buildings, applied control philosophy and any surrounding conditions that require consideration.
The matrix shows the fire alarm controls or links between sensors (sources) and controlled systems, plants and facilities (actors) in accordance with project specific zoning and control philosophy per trip zone.
FIRE ALARM CONTROL TESTS
Prior to their first-time use, fire alarm controls are checked in integral tests, or so-called operating principle tests are carried out. Also possible are extended tests of building technology systems, so-called full rehearsals.
With existing buildings recurring inspections or periodic tests of fire alarm controls are conducted.