STANDARD FOR INSTALLATION AND SERVICES FOR FIRE SIGNAL RECEIVING CENTRES AND SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||27 October 2020|
|ICS Code (Protection against crime):||13.310|
|ICS Code (Fire protection):||13.220.20|
This Standard covers the:
a) Construction, operation, installation, inspection and tests applicable to fire signal receiving centres for fire protective signalling services utilizing fire signal receiving centre facilities, satellite centres and bridging centres, hosted fire signal receiving centres, managed fire signal receiving centres, redundant fire signal receiving centres, and temporary fire signal receiving centres;
b) Construction and operation of a proprietary fire signal receiving centre; and
c) Installation, inspection and tests applicable to a fire signal transmitting unit and its field device inputs· at the protected premises.
The requirements of this Standard do not apply to the test, inspection, maintenance, installation and service of the building fire alarm system at the protected premises, as required in CAN/ULC-S524, Standard for the Installation of Fire Alarm Systems; CAN/ULC-S536, Standard for the Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems; and CAN/ULC-S537, Standard for the Verification of Fire Alarm Systems.
Equipment used in fire signal receiving centre systems is intended to be installed in accordance with the applicable sections of the following:
a) CAN/ULC-S524, Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems;
b) CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations or where applicable, a Provincial Electrical Code;
c) NFPA-13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; and
d) NFPA-20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.
Existing premises installations shall be deemed compliant with this Standard provided that all of the following are met:
a) They were in compliance with the First Edition CAN/ULC-S561, Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems in effect at the time of installation;
b) Relocation of the equipment within the protected premises shall be permitted provided that the equipment is in accordance with the applicable sections of CAN/ULC-S527-M87, Standard for Control Units for Fire Alarm Systems, and the re-installation of the equipment is in compliance with this standard; and
c) The equipment meets the requirements of 13.1.3 and 13.1.4.
Where a fire signal receiving centres relocates, it shall be permitted to move and re-install receiving equipment required to service customers utilizing protected premises equipment in accordance with the applicable sections of CAN/ULC-S527-M87, Standard for Control Units for Fire Alarm Systems.