BS EN 54-23:2010 - Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Fire alarm devices. Visual alarm devices – BSI British Standards
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BS EN 54-23:2010

Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Fire alarm devices. Visual alarm devices

Status : Current   Published : May 2010
Conformity to regulation : Designated



BS EN 54-23:2010 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. Fire alarm devices. Visual alarm devices

BS EN 54-23 is a European Standard which specifies the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for visual alarm devices in a fixed installation intended to signal a visual warning of a fire between the fire detection and fire alarm system and the occupants of a building.

It is intended to cover only those devices which derive their operating power by means of a physical electrical connection to an external source such as a fire alarm system.

BS EN 54-23 specifies the evaluation of conformity and the marking of the visual alarm devices.

BS EN 54-23 applies only to pulsing or flashing visual alarm devices, for example xenon beacons or rotating beacons. Devices giving continuous light output are excluded.

BS EN 54-23 is not intended to cover visual indicators, for example those on detectors or on the control and indicating equipment.

Contents of BS EN 54-23:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
4 Requirements
5 Tests and evaluation methods
6 Evaluation of conformity
Annex A (normative) Method for measuring the light distribution from a VAD
Annex B (normative) Comparative light output level measurement for VADs
Annex C (informative) Construction of the light test chamber and associated equipment for comparative measurements
Annex D (informative) Comparison of flammability test requirements in various standards
Annex ZA (informative) Clauses of this European Standard addressing the provisions of the EU Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC)


Standard NumberBS EN 54-23:2010
TitleFire detection and fire alarm systems. Fire alarm devices. Visual alarm devices
Publication Date31 May 2010
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60068-2-27:2008, EN 50130-4:1995/AMD 2:2003, EN ISO 9001:2008, EN 60695-11-10:1999/AMD 1:2003, IEC 60068-1:1988/AMD 1:1992, IEC 60068-1:1988, EN 60529:1991, EN 54-1:1996, EN 50130-4:1995, IEC 60068-2-75:1997, IEC 60529:1989, EN 60068-2-30:2005, EN 60695-11-20:1999/AMD 1:2003, IEC 60068-2-6:2007, IEC 60068-2-42:2003, EN 60068-2-78:2001, ISO 9001:2008, EN 60068-2-75:1997, EN 60068-1:1994, EN 60068-2-1:2007, IEC 60068-2-30:2005, IEC 60068-2-78:2001, EN 60068-2-27:2009, EN 60068-2-2:2007, EN 60695-11-10:1999, EN 60695-11-20:1999, IEC 60068-2-2:2007, EN 60068-2-6:2008, EN 60068-2-42:2003, EN 60529:1991/AMD 1:2000, EN 50130-4:1995/AMD 1:1998, IEC 60068-2-1:2007, IEC 60068-1:1988/Corrigendum:1988, ISO 23539:2005
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 2813:1994, EN ISO 2813:1999, IEC 60695-11-10:1999, IEC 60695-11-20:1999/AMD 1:2003, IEC 60695-11-20:1999, UL 94, 93/68/EEC, IEC 60695-11-10:1999/AMD 1:2003, ISO 2813:1994/Technical Corrigendum 1:1997, 89/106/EEC
International RelationshipsEN 54-23:2010
Draft Superseded By04/30109635 DC
DescriptorsMarking, Fire alarms, Conformity, Flashing lights, Warning devices, Visual signals, Fire safety in buildings, Performance testing, Indicator lights, Quality control, Performance, Fire detectors, Environmental testing, Fire safety, Alarm systems
Title in FrenchSystèmes d'alarme feu et de détection d'incendie. Dispositifs d'alarme feu. Alarmes visuelles
Title in GermanBrandmeldeanlagen. Feueralarmeinrichtungen. Optische Signalgeber
ISBN978 0 580 54279 4
File Size915 KB

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