Dear members of the ULC Committee on Fire Alarm and Life Safety Equipment and System (ULC-SF). Enclosed for CAN/ULC-S CAN/ULC-S ULC is pleased to announce the publication of the Fifth Edition of CAN/ULC- S, Standard for. Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems. This National. SCOPE. This Standard provides requirements for the inspection and testing of fire alarm systems and specifies the devices and functions to be inspected.

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Monthly Testing – Requires the building management or designated individual to actually initiate a fire alarm by activating one of the building’s pull stations.

Fuel levels and a low fuel trouble indication the low fuel alarm set point should be checked to ensure the unit is able to deliver emergency power for the duration required by the Building Code for the type of occupancy; In-suite signals if equipped ulcc a silence feature must be checked for proper operation of the silence function including resounding if signals are silenced and a second alarm zone is activated ; Duct mounted smoke detectors must be individually tested and some rather detailed results recorded namely the differential uld and the sensitivity reading on the Individual Device Test Record ; Stand-alone capabilities of networked systems must be tested and properly documented; Sprinkler system interconnection isolation valve supervisory signals, flow switch alarm, tamper, low temperature, heat trace controller trouble and supervisory, low air, etc.

Your service agency MUST identify those detectors that it could not perform this test s5536. Please review additional Article 9 testing requirements on the Passive Systems page.

There are two types of smoke detectors alarms: The common control employs several features to enable the occupants to identify any specific problems within the system. We provide expert inspection services to all makes and models of fire alarm and 044 systems. Vancouver, Richmond, and Langleythe individuals performing annual testing must be registered by ASTTBC or certified by an agency recognized by the local authority.

The audible signals can consist of bells or buzzers, but in some systems, an alarm tone is generated through a series of speakers located on each floor of the premise.

Most house fires start z536 the electrical wiring so it’s a good idea to have a battery operated smoke alarm installed as a “back-up”. A security or fire alarm system that employs integrated smoke detectors is by far the best way to protect your family or workers.

You can download a convenient monthly test record ilc PDF format.

It’s 0 prone to false alarms when installed close to bathrooms or kitchens with older style dishwashers. This type of detector works best for fast flaming fires that produce small amounts of smoke. Check the date stamp located on the back of the detector and ensure you follow the care and maintenance instructions that came with it to make sure to keep it operating at peak efficiency.


Regardless of the type of detector your residence or building employs, there’s some additional maintenance you can perform to ensure the continued peak efficiency. For detectors that cannot be properly tested, your local authority may require you to initiate a replacement program where a certain number of detectors are upgraded automatically every year.

Modern smoke alarms will only switch low voltage i. Supporting field devices cwn also be listed.

CAN/ULC-S | Standards Council of Canada – Conseil canadien des normes

These are the units that provide ccan interconnection to conventionally wired devices like manual pull stations, sprinkler isolation valves, flow switches, low air and the like; If your system employs cah UDACT communicator, the technician must ensure that appropriate signals generated by the system during the testing must be received at the monitoring station; Field addressable relay modules must be listed on the Individual Device Test Recordand their locations and function documented.

In some s356 e. Steam from your hot bath, shower, or operating dishwasher may accidentally “set-off” one of these units. Daily Testing General – is the responsibility of the building management or an individual they’ve designated to perform these duties. Never paint the sensor! Rechargeable batteries shall not be used in smoke alarms unless specifically recommended by the manufacturer.

National Canadian Fire Alarm Code and Standards

This type of detector is best used in residential applications, as it provides extremely good early warning to smoldering type fires that tend give off dense smoke and noxious fumes. Once a month or so, take w536 vacuum on it’s lowest setting and utilizing a soft brush attachment, clean out the vents of the detector.

Most smoke detectors installed today are wired directly to the household electrical system. If in doubt, replace the unit and dispose of the old one in a safe manner.

Annual Testing – The Annual Test of the fire alarm system is performed by qualified technical personnel to a specific National Standard. When sufficient particles accumulate, the unit goes into an alarm condition. If the sensor is part of an actual fire alarm system, make sure you alert other tenants in the building as to what you’re doing as well as your monitoring station if applicable. Zones or module numbers if the system being tested is addressable must be recorded for each field device on the Individual Device Test Record ; End-of-Line devices resistors – these have to be listed along with their locations on the Individual Device Test Record and specific testing must be conducted that requires their physical dismounting and re-installation; Isolators data buss, power buss, and in-suite signal isolators – these have to be listed on the Individual Device Test Record including a reference to their actual location and some may require physical dismounting in order to affect a proper test; Smoke detector sensitivity readings – results must be recorded on the Individual Device Test Record.


Extinguishment, Deluge, and Sprinkler Systems.

A specific reference to the Standard on the front page of the report i. There are a number of companies in the Lower Mainland that perform this service. Older model s5536 may be switching normal household voltage VAC in order to sound an audible alert when a sprinkler head activates. Photoelectric type smoke detectors utilize an infrared light source called the emitter and a receiver, both of ca are located inside the sensing chamber.

Batteries must be subjected to one ul FIVE 5 test methodologies the fifth one involves replacement of the batteries with a new set ; Gen-sets if part of the emergency power supply must be tested for run and trouble indications at the fire alarm control.

Have someone standing by the panel so that they can cancel or silence any audible alarm quickly.

National Canadian Fire Alarm Code and Standards – CFAA

Your sprinkler system may incorporate a flow switch or switches that are connected to your smoke alarms. For more information you can email us or telephone Door holders and releases you, as the building owner, should know the difference and how they operate on a fire alarm activation ; Elevator recall functions general alarm homing, alternate floor homing, and machine room and shaft fire operation ; Smoke s56 functions electrically operated dampers, fans, pressurization fans, etc.

Where hearing impaired patients or occupants are located, it is usual to have strobe s5336 located along s5536 and in individual ukc to indicate an emergency condition exists in the building. This form must include without exception the following: For homeowners with ten year old multi-station type smoke alarms or who may be contemplating changing or upgrading their existing units!

These units are vulnerable to electrical failures they won’t function in the absence of power. Most fire alarm systems employ zoned annunciators so that fire fighting personnel can be dispatched to the proper area of the building. Correction of any troubles should be left in the hands of a trained Anubis Systems Technologies fire alarm service technician. Applying household voltage to the interconnection wire will result in the destruction of any connected alarms and may even cause a fire.