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Updated System Smoke Detector Guide promotes proper use.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 06, 2011 - NEMA SB 11-2011 Guide for Proper Use of System Smoke Detectors, developed by Signaling Protection and Communication Section, has been published with the B 11 designation and provides technical information on basic fire alarm systems, with focus on early-warning smoke detection devices. Covering smoke detectors connected to control panel, guide has been updated to include technology advancements spanning past 10 years.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes NEMA SB 11-2011 Guide for Proper Use of System Smoke Detectors

Press release date: Sep 29, 2011

ROSSLYN, VA-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA SB 11-2011 Guide for Proper Use of System Smoke Detectors.

Developed by the Signaling Protection and Communication Section, the guide, now published with the SB 11 designation, provides technical information on basic fire alarm systems with a focus on early-warning smoke detection devices. Early warning smoke detection has contributed to saving more than 90,000 lives since 1970. This guide covers smoke detectors connected to a control panel, and has been updated to include the technology advancements over the past 10 years.

The contents and scope of SB 11 may be viewed at www.nema.org/stds/systemsmokedetectors.cfm. A hard or electronic copy may be purchased for $62 by visiting global.ihs.com or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (U.S. only), 303-397-7956 (international) or 303-397-2740 (fax).

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.

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