Fire Panels Approved to EN 54-Part 13

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15.01.2020, 11:48

Fire Panels Approved to EN 54-Part 13

Kentec Electronics has received EN54-13 approvals from LPCB (part of BRE Gllobal) for its Taktis analogue addressable fire panels.


EN54-13 (Compatibility and connectability assessment of system components) was first published in 2005. In most European countries it is an essential requirement for FDAS. It is also a British Standard and is referenced in BS5839 part 1.

End users and specifiers often demand ‘open protocol’ systems using panels and components supplied by different manufacturers. EN54-13 certifies the integrity of such such systems and approves the panel network


Further, it certifies fire detection and alarm system components as being compatible and capable of communicating with each other at the most critical stages of a fire alarm operation and avoids limitations inherent in separate testing of different panels, beam detectors, call points and sounders by their respective manufacturers.

EN54-13 goes beyond any individual standard and the requirements for cable fault condition monitoring and reporting are demanding, but enable the user and maintainer an opportunity to identify potential problems before they occur – Taktis provides full compliance with this.

Kevin Swann, Kentec managing director, says:

“To those working within the fire sector, all will be familiar with the requirement for fire protection products and the need for them to be EN54 certified to the relevant standard. Almost all the standards in this series are related to individual product types and define the requirements and related tests for each component of the fire detection and alarm systems (FDAS). EN54-13 is a rigorous complete system test procedure that proves the compatibility of all the different individual components and that they work together as a system.”

“By Kentec obtaining EN54-13 on both Hochiki and Apollo protocols further demonstrates our commitment to innovation and compliance with the most demanding of standards and giving our customers peace of mind that they will always be protected, even in the most demanding situations and when you need them most, we are all very happy that we have now achieved this approval for our world-class Taktis fire panel.”

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