Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 3: Fire alarm devices - Sounders

This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for fire alarm sounders, including voice sounders, in a fixed installation intended to signal an audible warning between the fire detection and fire alarm systems and the occupants of a building (see EN 54-1:2011).
This European Standard provides for the assessment and verification of constancy of performance (AVCP) of fire alarm sounders to this EN.
This European Standard is not intended to cover:
a)   loudspeaker type devices primarily intended for emitting emergency voice messages that are generated from an external audio source;
b)   supervisory sounders, for example, within the control and indicating equipment.

Brandmeldeanlagen - Teil 3: Feueralarmeinrichtungen Akustische Signalgeber

Diese Europäische Norm legt die Anforderungen, Prüfverfahren und Leistungskriterien für akustische Signalgeber, einschließlich Sprachsignalgeber, fest, die in einer ortsfesten Installation für die Abgabe einer akustischen Warnung von einer Brandmeldeanlage an die Personen im Gebäude vorgesehenen sind (siehe EN 54 1:2011).
Diese Europäische Norm sieht die Bewertung und Überprüfung der Leistungsbeständigkeit (AVCP) von akustischen Signalgebern nach dieser EN vor.
Diese Europäische Norm ist nicht dafür vorgesehen, Folgendes abzudecken:
a)   Lautsprechereinrichtungen, die primär für die Aussendung von Alarmdurchsagen vorgesehen sind, die in externen Audioquellen erzeugt werden;
b)   Statustongeber, die z. B. innerhalb von Brandmelderzentralen vorgesehen sind.

Systèmes de détection et d'alarme incendie - Partie 3 : Dispositifs sonores d'alarme feu

Sistemi za odkrivanje in javljanje požara ter alarmiranje - 3. del: Naprave za alarmiranje - Zvočne naprave

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve, preskusne metode in merila delovanja za zvočne naprave za alarmiranje, vključno z glasovnimi napravami, v vgrajenih napravah, namenjenih signaliziranju zvočnega opozorila med sistemi za odkrivanje in javljanje požara ter alarmiranje ter uporabniki stavbe (glej standard EN 54-1:2011).
Ta evropski standard zagotavlja ocenjevanje in preverjanje nespremenljivosti lastnosti (AVCP) zvočnih naprav za alarmiranje za ta standard.
Ta evropski standard ne zajema:
a) naprav, podobnih zvočnikom, namenjenih zlasti oddajanju glasovnih sporočil v sili, ki jih proizvaja zunanji zvočni vir;
b) nadzornih zvočnih naprav, ki se nahajajo na primer v nadzorni in indikatorski opremi.

General Information

Status
Published
Publication Date
30-May-2019
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
08-May-2019
Due Date
13-Jul-2019
Completion Date
31-May-2019

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 54-3:2014+A1:2019
01-julij-2019
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 54-3:2014
Sistemi za odkrivanje in javljanje požara ter alarmiranje - 3. del: Naprave za
alarmiranje - Zvočne naprave
Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 3: Fire alarm devices - Sounders
Brandmeldeanlagen - Teil 3: Feueralarmeinrichtungen Akustische Signalgeber

Systèmes de détection et d'alarme incendie - Partie 3 : Dispositifs sonores d'alarme feu

Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 54-3:2014+A1:2019
ICS:
13.220.20 Požarna zaščita Fire protection
13.320 Alarmni in opozorilni sistemi Alarm and warning systems
SIST EN 54-3:2014+A1:2019 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 54-3:2014+A1
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
March 2019
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.220.20 Supersedes EN 54-3:2014
English Version
Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 3: Fire alarm
devices - Sounders

Systèmes de détection et d'alarme incendie - Partie 3 : Brandmeldeanlagen - Teil 3: Feueralarmeinrichtungen

Dispositifs sonores d'alarme feu Akustische Signalgeber

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 8 May 2014 and includes Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 14 October 2018.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.
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© 2019 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 54-3:2014+A1:2019 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 5

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 8

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 9

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 9

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations .................................................................................................. 10

3.1 Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................... 10

3.2 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................ 12

4 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................ 12

4.1 Compliance ..................................................................................................................................................... 12

4.2 Operational reliability ................................................................................................................................ 12

4.2.1 Duration of operation ................................................................................................................................. 12

4.2.2 Provision for external conductors ......................................................................................................... 12

4.2.3 Flammability of materials ......................................................................................................................... 12

4.2.4 Enclosure protection................................................................................................................................... 13

4.2.5 Access ............................................................................................................................................................... 13

4.2.6 Manufacturer's adjustment ...................................................................................................................... 13

4.2.7 On-site adjustment of the operation mode ......................................................................................... 13

4.2.8 Software controlled sounders ................................................................................................................. 14

4.3 Performance parameters under fire conditions ............................................................................... 15

4.3.1 Sound pressure level ................................................................................................................................... 15

4.3.2 Frequencies and sound pattern .............................................................................................................. 15

4.3.3 Synchronisation ............................................................................................................................................ 15

4.3.4 Performance of voice sounders .............................................................................................................. 16

4.3.5 Voice sounders sequence timing ............................................................................................................ 16

4.4 Durability of performance parameters under fire conditions .................................................... 16

4.4.1 Temperature resistance ............................................................................................................................ 16

4.4.2 Humidity resistance .................................................................................................................................... 16

4.4.3 Shock and vibration resistance ............................................................................................................... 17

4.4.4 Corrosion resistance ................................................................................................................................... 17

4.4.5 Electrical stability ........................................................................................................................................ 17

5 Testing, assessment and sampling methods ...................................................................................... 17

5.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 17

5.1.1 Atmospheric conditions for tests ........................................................................................................... 17

5.1.2 Operating conditions for tests ................................................................................................................. 18

5.1.3 Mounting arrangements ............................................................................................................................ 18

5.1.4 Tolerances ...................................................................................................................................................... 18

5.1.5 Provision for tests ........................................................................................................................................ 18

5.1.6 Test schedule ................................................................................................................................................. 19

5.1.7 Reproducibility ............................................................................................................................................. 20

5.2 Operational reliability ................................................................................................................................ 21

5.2.1 Duration of operation ................................................................................................................................. 21

5.2.2 Provision for external conductors ......................................................................................................... 21

5.2.3 Flammability of materials ......................................................................................................................... 21

5.2.4 Enclosure protection................................................................................................................................... 21

5.2.5 Access ............................................................................................................................................................... 23

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5.2.6 Manufacturer’s adjustments ..................................................................................................................... 23

5.2.7 On site adjustments of the operating mode ........................................................................................ 23

5.2.8 Requirements for software controlled devices ................................................................................. 23

5.3 Performance parameters under fire conditions ............................................................................... 23

5.3.1 Sound pressure level ................................................................................................................................... 23

5.3.2 Frequencies and sound patterns ............................................................................................................. 24

5.3.3 Synchronisation ............................................................................................................................................ 24

5.3.4 Performance of voice sounders ............................................................................................................... 25

5.3.5 Voice sounder sequence timing ............................................................................................................... 26

5.4 Durability of performance parameters under fire conditions ..................................................... 27

5.4.1 Heat resistance .............................................................................................................................................. 27

5.4.2 Humidity resistance ..................................................................................................................................... 30

5.4.3 Shock and vibration resistance ............................................................................................................... 32

5.4.4 Corrosion resistance, SO corrosion (endurance) ............................................................................ 36

5.4.5 Electrical stability ......................................................................................................................................... 37

6 Assessment and verification of constancy of performance (AVCP) ............................................ 38

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 38

6.2 Type testing .................................................................................................................................................... 38

6.2.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 38

6.2.2 Test samples, testing and compliance criteria ................................................................................... 39

6.2.3 Test reports .................................................................................................................................................... 39

6.3 Factory production control (FPC) ........................................................................................................... 39

6.3.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 39

6.3.2 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................. 40

6.3.3 Product specific requirements ................................................................................................................ 42

6.3.4 Initial inspection of factory and FPC ...................................................................................................... 43

6.3.5 Continuous surveillance of FPC ............................................................................................................... 43

6.3.6 Procedure for modifications ..................................................................................................................... 44

6.3.7 One-off products, pre-production products, (e.g. prototypes) and products produced

in very low quantities .................................................................................................................................. 44

7 Classification and designation ................................................................................................................. 44

8 Marking, labelling and packaging ........................................................................................................... 44

Annex A (normative) !Sound pressure level measurement for fire alarm sounders" .............. 46

A.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 46

A.2 Mounting arrangements............................................................................................................................. 46

A.3 Instrumentation ............................................................................................................................................ 46

A.4 Background noise level .............................................................................................................................. 46

A.5 Measurement of sound pressure level .................................................................................................. 46

Annex B (normative) Comparative sound pressure level test during environmental

conditioning .................................................................................................................................................... 51

B.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 51

B.2 Test chamber .................................................................................................................................................. 51

B.2.1 Size ..................................................................................................................................................................... 51

B.2.2 Shape ................................................................................................................................................................. 51

B.2.3 Rigidity ............................................................................................................................................................. 52

B.2.4 Surface treatment ......................................................................................................................................... 52

B.3 Mounting arrangements............................................................................................................................. 52

B.4 Instrumentation ............................................................................................................................................ 52

B.5 Background noise level .............................................................................................................................. 52

B.6 Test procedure .............................................................................................................................................. 52

B.6.1 Number and positioning of microphones ............................................................................................ 52

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B.6.2 Measurement of sound pressure level ................................................................................................. 53

Annex C (informative) Data supplied with sounders ..................................................................................... 56

Annex D (informative) Sound patterns used in some European countries ............................................ 57

D.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 57

D.2 Standards references .................................................................................................................................. 57

D.3 Information on sound patterns ............................................................................................................... 58

D.3.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 58

Annex E (informative) Comparison of flammability test requirements in various standards ....... 61

E.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 61

E.2 Relevant standards ...................................................................................................................................... 61

E.3 Vertical burning tests ................................................................................................................................. 61

E.4 Horizontal burning tests ............................................................................................................................ 62

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship of this European Standard with Regulation (EU)

No.305/2011 .................................................................................................................................................. 64

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 67

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European foreword

This document (EN 54-3:2014+A1:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 72 “Fire

detection and fire alarm systems”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by August 2019, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by March 2022.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes !EN 54-3:2014".
This document includes Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 14 October 2018.

The start and finish of text introduced or altered by amendment is indicated in the text by tags ! ".

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.

!EN 54-3:2001" has been revised so as to align with the second answer of CEN/TC 72 to Mandate

M/109. !EN 54-3:2014" includes new clauses and annexes as follows:
— Requirements for software controlled devices (5.2.8);
— Clause 6 Assessment and verification of constancy of performance (AVCP);
— Clause 7 Classification and designation;
— Clause 8 Marking, labelling and packaging;
— Annex C Data supplied with sounders;
— Annex D (informative) Sound patterns used in some European countries;

— Annex E (informative) Comparison of flammability test requirements in various standards.

The previous Annex C dealt with the requirements and test methods for voice sounders. The content of

this annex has been integrated in the main body of the standard, specifically under 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5,

5.3.3. 5.3.4 and 5.3.5. In addition, Annex ZA has been revised to align with the Construction Products

Regulation (CPR).

!Amendment 1 to EN 54-3:2014 corrects some of the errors and clarifies some of the points."

EN 54, Fire detection and fire alarm systems, consists of the following parts:
— Part 1: Introduction
— Part 2: Control and indicating equipment
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— Part 3: Fire alarm devices – Sounders
— Part 4: Power supply equipment
— Part 5: Heat detectors – Point detectors

— Part 7: Smoke detectors – Point detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization

— Part 10: Flame detector – Point detectors
— Part 11: Manual call points
— Part 12: Smoke detectors – Line detector using an optical light beam
— Part 13: Compatibility assessment of system components

— Part 14: Guidelines for planning, design, installation, commissioning, use and maintenance

— Part 15: Point detectors using a combination of detected phenomena
— Part 16: Voice alarm control and indicating equipment
— Part 17: Short circuit isolators
— Part 18: Input/output devices
— Part 20: Aspirating smoke detectors
— Part 21: Alarm transmission and fault warning routine equipment
— Part 22: Line-type heat detectors
— Part 23: Fire alarm devices – Visual alarms
— Part 24: Components of voice alarm systems – Loudspeakers
— Part 25: Components using radio links and system requirements
— Part 26: Carbon monoxide detectors – Point detectors
— Part 27: Duct smoke detectors
— Part 28: Non-resettable (digital) line type heat detectors

— Part 29: Multi-sensor fire detectors - Point detectors using a combination of smoke and heat sensors

— Part 30: Multi-sensor fire detectors - Point detectors using a combination of carbon monoxide and

heat sensors

— Part 31: Multi-sensor detector – Point detectors using a combination of smoke, carbon monoxide and

optionally heat sensors

— Part 32: Guidelines for the planning, design, installation, commissioning, use and maintenance of voice

alarm systems
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NOTE This list includes standards that are in preparation and other standards may be added. For current

status of published standards refer to www.cen.eu.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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Introduction

The purpose of a fire alarm sounder is to warn person(s) within, or in the vicinity of, a building of the

occurrence of a fire emergency situation in order to enable such a person(s) to take appropriate

measures.

This European Standard recognizes that the exact nature of the sound requirements, i.e. its frequency

range, temporal pattern and output level will vary according to the nature of the installation, the type of

risk present and appropriate measures to be taken, the type of signals used by other non-emergency

alarms (see, for example, EN ISO 7731) and national differences in custom and practice. The resulting

standard specifies, therefore, a common method for the testing of the operational performance of

sounders against the specification declared by the manufacturer rather than imposing common

requirements.

In some European countries, specific frequencies of sound and sound patterns are used. These may be

given in national codes or standards (see Annex D). Attention is drawn to national safety regulations

which may specify maximum safe sound pressure level received by occupants of a building.

Attention is also drawn to ISO 8201:1987, Acoustics – Audible emergency evacuation signal, the

international standard which specifies the temporal pattern and the required sound pressure level of an

audible emergency evacuation signal.

This European Standard gives common requirements for sounders as well as for their performance

under climatic, mechanical and electrical interference conditions which are likely to occur in the service

environment. This European Standard covers sounders for either an indoor or an outdoor application

environment category.

In fire detection and fire alarm systems, voice sounders are used as alarm devices for warning the

occupants of a building of the occurrence of a fire risk, using a combination of an attention-drawing

signal and dedicated voice message(s). The requirements, test methods and performance criteria

specified in this standard for sounders are also applicable to voice sounders. Additional requirements,

test methods and performance criteria specific to voice sounders are also incorporated.

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1 Scope

This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for fire

alarm sounders, including voice sounders, in a fixed installation intended to signal an audible warning

between the fire detection and fire alarm systems and the occupants of a building (see EN 54-1:2011).

This European Standard provides for the assessment and verification of constancy of performance

(AVCP) of fire alarm sounders to this EN.
This European Standard is not intended to cover:

a) loudspeaker type devices primarily intended for emitting emergency voice messages that are

generated from an external audio source;

b) supervisory sounders, for example, within the control and indicating equipment.

2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 54-1:2011, Fire detection and fire alarm systems — Part 1: Introduction

EN 50130-4:2011, Alarm systems — Part 4: Electromagnetic compatibility — Product family standard:

Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm

systems

EN 60068-1:1994, Environmental testing — Part 1: General and guidance (IEC 60068-1:1988 +

Corrigendum 1988 + A1:1992)

EN 60068-2-1:2007, Environmental testing — Part 2-1: Tests — Test A: Cold (IEC 60068-2-1:2007)

EN 60068-2-2:2007, Environmental testing — Part 2-2: Tests — Test B: Dry heat (IEC 60068-2-2:2007)

EN 60068-2-6:2008, Environmental testing — Part 2-6: Tests — Test Fc: Vibration
(sinusoidal)(IEC 60068-2-6:2007)

EN 60068-2-27:2009, Environmental testing — Part 2-27: Tests — Test Ea and guidance: Shock

(IEC 60068-2-27:2008)

EN 60068-2-30:2005, Environmental testing — Part 2-30: Tests — Test Db: Damp heat, cyclic (12 h + 12 h

cycle) (IEC 60068-2-30:2005)

EN 60068-2-42:2003, Environmental testing — Part 2-42: Tests — Test Kc: Sulphur dioxi

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