A handy guide to fire alarm system designs from ESP

Keeping up to date with the latest regulations and standards that impact the work they do, can be challenging for installers. With fire alarm system design in mind, ESP, has produced a handy, pocket-size guide to highlight the key points of the latest version of the BS5389 Part 1: 2017.

This standard deals with the code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in non-domestic premises. ESP’s new guide is designed for those designers and installers that need simple guidance to the selection, spacing and location of fire devices.

The 24-page colour booklet is highly visual and very straightforward to follow. It covers the different categories of fire alarm and fire detection systems, plus the coverage and positioning for smoke detectors, heat detectors, manual call points, visual indication devices (VIDs) such as strobes and visual alarm devices (VADs).

Details of ESP’s three fire alarm systems are also briefly explained – 2-Wire, Addressable and Conventional fire alarm systems – including the requisite cabling for each. A reminder of ESP’s free design and fire systems commissioning services is also featured.

The guide can be downloaded from the ESP website and can also be accessed via the Scolmore Group app, under the ESP Catalogues section.

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