TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH has further expanded its portfolio of testing services. Effective immediately, the company now holds accreditation granted by the national accreditation body for Germany (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH, DAkkS) for the testing of voice-alarm control and indicating equipment according to EN 54-16 and their power supply equipment according to EN 54-4. The new qualification means that TÜV SÜD operates one of only a few accredited laboratories in Germany. Testing of fire-detection and fire-alarm systems is mandatory under the EU Construction Products Regulation (EU-Bau-PVO) and must be carried out by a Notified Body, such as TÜV SÜD.
Fire-detection and fire-alarm systems are used in public buildings and other areas including public transport, and need to demonstrate a high level of reliability. The EN 54-16 part of the standard defines the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for voice-alarm control and indicating equipment to be used in fire-detection and fire-alarm systems. These systems send out acoustic signals and voice messages to alert their surroundings. Testing covers the electromagnetic compatibility of the system, environmental influences including temperature, vibrations and the technical specifications of the audio system. Power supply equipment of fire-detection and fire-alarm systems is tested according to the EN 54-4 standard. The system must function reliably with both mains supply and backup power supply.
Following positive assessment of conformity, TÜV SÜD, as the Notified Body, can issue a CE certificate of conformity that allows manufacturers to market their products throughout the EU. Manufacturers benefit from the extensive network of locations of the international solutions provider, which ensures that testing and certification services can be provided close to customers.
Further information about the services provided by TÜV SÜD Product Service can be found at www.tuv-sud.com/ps.
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