What is LPCB Approval?
When installing a fire alarm system it is important to ensure that the system meets all the necessary requirements, thus providing safe and reliable fire detection.
The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) has been working for more than 100 years to set the high standards needed to make certain that fire and security products function effectively, offering third-party approval certifying that products and services have met, and will continue to meet, suitable standards. Having LPCB certification allows installers and specifiers alike to ensure that the product will work as required and enables manufacturers and suppliers to demonstrate the quality of their products.
Many installers and specifiers look for the LPCB mark of ratification when dealing with fire alarm installation. By selecting LPCB approved products they can reduce fire safety risks, demonstrate due diligence and abstain from wasting time researching products and wasting money purchasing unsuitable equipment.
Manufacturers also benefit from having their products approved by the LPCB, showing that their products are specified worldwide and recognised for the ability to conform time and time again.
What Standards Are Tested Against?
The LPCB thoroughly test and approve fire safety products and their installation against published standards which include:
- British Standards
- European Standards
- LPCB Loss Prevention Standards (LPS)
Eurofyre’s Range of LPCB Approved ProFyre Detectors
Eurofyre offer a range of both addressable and conventional LPCB approved detectors:
The ProFyre conventional range detector range is housed in a stylish, modern moulding with 360° LED indication and is designed to compliment the the ProFyre A2 addressable control panel and the ProFyre A4 addressable control panel.
- ProFyre Addressable Optical Smoke Detector, Part no. 16-050
- ProFyre Addressable Rate of Rise Heat Detector, Part no. 16-051
- ProFyre Addressable Fixed Heat Detector, Part no. 16-052
- ProFyre Addressable Combined Smoke & Heat Detector, Part no. 16-053
The ProFyre conventional range detector range is housed in a stylish, modern moulding with 360° LED indication and is designed to compliment the ProFyre C8 conventional control panel and the ProFyre T8 2-wire system.
- ProFyre Conventional Optical Smoke Detector, Part no. 12-020
- ProFyre Conventional Rate of Rise Heat Detector, Part no. 12-021
- ProFyre Conventional Fixed Heat Detector, Part no. 12-022
- ProFyre Conventional Combined Smoke & Heat Detector, Part no. 12-023
Both the addressable and conventional optical smoke detectors use a pulsing IR LED and photodiode to detect IR scatter caused by smoke entering the chamber. ProFyre optical smoke detectors are particularly suitable for detecting optically dense smoke involving materials such as PVC, foam, plastic, soft furnishings and all similar materials which produce small visible particles.
The ProFyre rate-of-rise heat detectors use a thermistor arrangement to sense a quick rise in temperature combined with a final threshold temperature of 57°C. Fixed heat detectors have a single thermistor arrangement that gives an alarm at a temperature of 90°C.
For more information on our LPCB approved detectors or any of the other products that we have available please feel free to get in touch either by telephone on +44 (0)1329 835024 email to [email protected] or by filling out the online enquiry form found on our Contact Us page.