D+H smoke vent control panels already ISO 21927-9 certified by VdS
The German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) has played a lead role in the enhancement of an important part of a DIN standard relating to smoke and heat exhaust ventilation. The recently published draft version of DIN 18232-9 refers to the internationally relevant ISO 21927-9 standard. As a result, an EN standardisation gap that existed throughout Europe has finally been closed in Germany. In addition to the specifications for natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators (NSHEV) and power supplies, the minimum requirements for control panels are now also clearly defined. D+H control panels for smoke and heat exhaust ventilation (SHEV) already fulfil these minimum guidelines and are certified by the Verband der Sachversicherer (VdS) (English: German Association of Insurers) in accordance with ISO 21927-9 guidelines.
ISO 21927-9, which was published in 2012, regulates the testing of control panels and power supply systems. The draft version of DIN 18232-9, now published in Germany with reference to ISO 21927-9, stipulates clear minimum requirements for the testing of control panels in Germany. These requirements cover aspects such as operating safety, environmental classification and the housing colour of the smoke vent buttons.
Smoke vent control panels from D+H already fulfil the minimum re-quirements that have been added in the draft of the new DIN standard. Accordingly, SHEV control panels from D+H have already been certified by the technical inspection body of VdS in accordance with the requirements of ISO 21927-9.
VdS was founded more than 70 years ago in Germany. Since that time, VdS has developed into an internationally renowned institution for fire protection and general safety in companies.
For architects and planners, these changes to the German standard also provide greater planning security on an international level for project planning of SHEV systems with control panels from D+H. Defining minimum requirements increases transparency regarding the quality of individual construction products. The result is even better assurance that the products will function properly in case of fire. In conclusion, these clear guidelines provided by the standard protect against possible deviations and any cost claims that may result over the course of a project. In addition, issues of liability can be determined with greater certainty from the beginning of the project. Lastly, the standards simplify the procedures during the acceptance of products and projects.
”In the area of safety and security technology, and especially in the area of fire protection, closing the standardisation gap in Germany means that specialist planners and architects now finally have the option to use quality standards as a guideline,” says Maik Schmees, CTO of D+H Mechatronic AG. “Our products already fulfil the updated standards. This means you can be sure that you're in safe hands with SHEV controllers from D+H.“