Euralarm publishes guidance for proper refilling of clean agent systems


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The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm, a leading trade association representing the fire safety and security industry, has released a new guidance document titled ‘Guidance on Approved fill stations’.

The document provides important guidance on how to ensure filling stations can perform as expected by end users, detailing the main subjects for maintaining functionality of clean agent systems.

Clean agent systems are a vital component in early fire detection and suppression, and correct refilling of containers is essential to maintain their functionality.

The new guidance document covers topics such as the different types of fill station operatives, training by a qualified third party or OEM, checking of containers before the refill is conducted, process documentation, personal safety, important additional steps for a correct filling process, and the required equipment. The document also contains a bibliography as reference to other important documents and relevant standards.

In addition, the document refers to the Euralarm Guidance on the Periodic Testing of Transportable Gas Containers used in Fire Extinguishing Systems for retesting of containers prior to refill.

Copies of both the ‘Guidance on Approved fill stations’ and ‘Guidance on the Periodic Testing of Transportable Gas Containers’ can be downloaded from the Euralarm website:—final-pdf.html

The new guidance document is an important addition to the existing resources available to industry professionals, providing essential guidance on the correct filling of clean agent systems. Euralarm continues to be at the forefront of the fire safety and security industry, providing invaluable support to professionals worldwide.

About Euralarm

Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies. Our Members make society safer and secure through systems and services for fire detection and extinguishing, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring, alarm transmission and alarm receiving centres. Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents over 5000 companies within the fire safety and security industry valued at 67 billion Euros. Euralarm Members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.

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