What is a Fire Indicator Panel (FIP)?
A Fire Indicator Panel (FIP) is the controlling component of a fire alarm system. The panel receives information from environmental sensors such as heat or smoke detectors. These detect changes in the environment associated with fire. Manual triggers such as break glass units can also be in the system so that occupants can manually trigger the system.
Once fire detection occurs, the Fire Indicator Panel produces both audible and visual alarms to warn building occupants of impending changer. It can also carry out tasks such as shutting down air-conditioning systems.
Two types of Fire Indicator Panels:
Addressable Fire Panel
Every device connected to the addressable system has its own unique address. When the system detects a fire, the device’s address shows up on the main control panel. This tells you exactly which device activated. This will enable you to find the exact location of a fire and extinguish it quickly.
Conventional Fire Panel
With a conventional system, there is no way of pinpointing the exact location of the fire. However, by wiring your building into different zones, you can get a general idea of where the fire is. For instance, if you have two floors, you could wire the first floor as ‘zone 1’ and the second as zone 2. So if a fire occurs in zone 1, you know that the fire is somewhere on the first floor.
What are the Australian Standards for Fire Indicator Panel (FIP)?
Fire Indicator Panel (FIP) are regulated according to Australian Standards.
There are standards for:
- fire detection,
- warning, control and intercom systems,
- control and indicating equipment,
- emergency intercom control
- and indicating equipment.
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