Position Paper Conformity of Fire Extinguishing Systems

Manufacturers of fire extinguishing systems are repeatedly requested to provide an EU declaration of conformity for their systems or the components used in them. The purpose of this position paper is to define where an EU declaration of conformity is necessary and if so, which preconditions must be fulfilled for this.

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Sections:  EES and FEI

Position Paper on the RoHS Directive / ElektroStoff­V - Consequences for Fixed Extinguishing Systems in Buildings

The paper shall help manufacturers to comply with the requirements of the EU act, i.e. enable them to decide if their products are within the scope or the exemptions.

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Section:  FEI

Position paper on the use of aerosols to extinguish fires 

This document provides basic information on the use of fine dust in the extinguishing of fires. The target group mainly comprises people who are not specialists in this field. Opportunities, but also possible limits and disadvantages in comparison to alternatives, as well as regulations for the use are clarified...

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Section: FEI

CLP labelling

CLP Regulation ((EC) No 1272/2008 on classification (Classification), labelling (Labelling) and packaging (Packaging) of substances and mixtures) has been in force since 1 June 2015 for the classification and labelling of substances and mixtures.

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Section: PFE

Position paper on the importance of portable fire extinguishers in fire protection

Many people are unaware of the advantage of correctly installed and regularly serviced fire extinguishers. A large number of studies have shown the successful use of portable fire extinguishers. Some countries already have national standards for the servicing of fire extinguishers. A pan-European standardization of fire extinguisher servicing is under discussion.

In view of these aspects, Eurofeu has prepared this guideline in the form of typical questions on portable fire extinguishers, to assist decision-makers in their choice.

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Section: PFE

 

Protection of people and the environment

Where many people meet, fires have a particularly devastating effect. This is particularly the case in buildings that are open to the public.  In addition, any smoke emissions caused by fire are a burden on the environment. Sprinkler extinguishing systems in buildings offer optimum protection for people and reduce the risk to the environment.

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Section: ESS

Position paper on fire protection in multi-story car parks

A fire in a multi-story car park is particularly challenging. The design of the building creates natural horizontal and vertical chimneys and the architectural style increases the risk of fire. Other hazards include flammable liquids and highly ignitable flammable substances with a high fire load, such as plastics, rubber, textiles, etc., all of which have high heat and smoke development properties.

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Section: ESS

The most popular myths about sprinkler extinguishing systems and the truth behind them

For as long as sprinklers have existed, there have been inaccurate or even fairy-tale ideas about their functions and properties. Some of these are plausible at first glance, but on closer inspection turn out to be wrong. Other claims are downright unrealistic. But no matter how often these myths are repeated, they are pure fiction.

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Section: ESS

EUROFEU statement on the Construction Products Directive

EUROFEU welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to transform the Construction Products Directive into a regulation.  This makes the European Directive directly applicable law in every EU member state. The statement explains that the Construction Products Directive is one of the most important EU directives for preventive fire protection.

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The use of carbon dioxide as an extinguishing agent

Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless and dry inert gas, normally found in the atmosphere at a concentration of 0.04% by volume. Carbon dioxide, usually referred to as CO2, is the oldest and best-known gaseous extinguishing agent. It has been used in extinguishing systems for approximately 80 years. It is inexpensive and available worldwide.

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Section: FEI