Leading fire detection equipment manufacturer, Global Fire Equipment (GFE), has been awarded EN 54-13:2017+A1:2019 system compatibility approval, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to offering its customers best-in-class fire detection and alarm solutions.
An international third-party accredited laboratory awarded GFE the EN 54-13:2017+A1:2019 approval for its entry level and high-end addressable fire detection and alarm systems.
EN 54-13:2017+A1:2019 is one of 23 standards for fire detection and alarm (product) systems (FDASs) in the EN54 series of standards. The European standards define the requirements, test methods and performance criteria required by various individual components making up FDAS.
EN 54-13 differs from the other standards because it is a system performance standard rather than a product standard. It is a particularly important standard as it confirms the compatibility and connectivity of all the individual components of a FDAS to work together. EN54-13 was first published in 2005 and has since been adapted with a number of technical revisions. As such, the 2005 edition is recognised as being outdated and will soon become obsolete.
João Paulo Ajami, Managing Director of GFE, comments: “We are delighted to have been awarded the latest EN 54-13 approval. When specifying fire detection and alarm solutions it is always advisable to specify that the system approval should be the latest version and, as such, this announcement brings GFE right up to date. This is a significant achievement and further demonstrates our commitment to compliance and innovation. Our customers now have the added reassurance that each individual component of our fire systems will work in conjunction with the other components which, in turn, conform to the relevant standard for that particular component.
“We have witnessed a marked increase in the number of authorities, specifiers, installers and end users requesting EN 54-13 compliance, and we’re also seeing EN 54-13 compliance being stated in the approval requirements for commercial installations in several European countries. Now, with the full EN 54-13:2017+A1:2019 approval in place, we can guarantee that our entire systems and fire control panel networks offer compatibility and connectivity.”