Mike Lynch, Sr. Vice President, Engineering, Honeywell Fire Systems, Northford, Conn.

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MNS, ECS February 14, 2007

UL 864 Ninth Edition: The New Standard In Fire Protection

On June 30, the Ninth Edition of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 864 will take effect—with an enormous impact on the worldwide fire alarm industry.For fire alarm equipment manufacturers, it will serve as a de facto test of financial, engineering and manufacturing strength. In fact, UL 864 already has. UL 864, “Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems,” has been around since 1948. Since that time, minor changes have been made to each edition of the standard.

By Mike Lynch, Sr. Vice President, Engineering, Honeywell Fire Systems, Northford, Conn.
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