UL 268A
Standard for Smoke Detectors for Duct Application

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Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2008-12-11DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-08-12
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover air duct smoke detectors intended for indoor use within or protruding into a duct, or mounted in a housing with sampling tubes extending into or traversing a duct. Air duct smoke detectors are intended to be installed in ducts where the maximum air temperature inside the duct does not exceed 100°F (38°C), nor does the minimum temperature become less than 32°F (0°C), in accordance with the Standard for Automatic Fire Detectors, NFPA 72, and the Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, NFPA 90A.

    1.2 An air duct smoke detector unit, as covered by these requirements, is intended to detect smoke for the primary purpose of controlling blowers and dampers of air conditioning and ventilating systems to reduce the risk of panic and damage from distribution of smoke and gaseous products. Each unit consists of an assembly of electrical components, including a sensing means to detect smoke (sensing head or projected beam assembly), sampling tubes or equivalent (based on design), provision for connection to a source of power, and means for generating a signal when smoke is detected. It is not prohibited that remote control circuits be provided. A detector shall be powered from a commercial power source, separate power supply, or be connected to a control unit as part of a fire protection signaling system. Duct detectors are not intended as a substitute for open area protection.

    1.3 These requirements cover detectors:

    a)    Intended to control air conditioning and ventilating systems,

    b)    Intended for control of releasing devices, such as fire and smoke dampers, or

    c)    Both (a) and (b).

    1.4 These requirements do not cover:

    a)    Control units that are covered by the Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864, to which the air duct smoke detectors are connected.

    b)    Single and multiple station smoke detectors covered by the Standard for Smoke Alarms, UL 217.

    c)    Smoke detectors intended for open area protection or releasing device service, or both, covered by the Standard for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 268.

    d)    Smoke detectors integral with combination door closers and holders, covered by the Standard for Door Closers-Holders, With or Without Integral Smoke Detectors, UL 228.

    e)    Commercial-resident detectors not intended for connection to a system control unit that are covered by the Standard for Smoke Detector Monitors and Accessories for Individual Living Units of Multifamily Residences and Hotel/Motel Rooms, UL 1730.

    1.5 A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard does not comply with this standard. Revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Components
            • 2.2 Units of measurement
            • 2.3 Undated references
          • 3 Glossary
          • 4 Installation and Operating Instructions
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 Enclosure
            • 5.1 General
            • 5.2 Cast metal enclosures
            • 5.3 Sheet metal enclosures
            • 5.4 Nonmetallic enclosures
            • 5.5 Covers
            • 5.6 Glass panels
          • 6 Remote Accessories
            • 6.1 General
            • 6.2 Sensitivity indicating means
            • 6.3 Radioactive materials
          • 7 Air Flow Monitoring
            • 7.1 General
            • 7.2 Alignment and secureness
          • 8 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 9 Field-Wiring Connections
            • 9.1 General
            • 9.2 Field wiring compartment
            • 9.3 Field wiring terminals
            • 9.4 Field wiring leads
            • 9.5 Grounding terminals and leads
            • 9.6 Grounded supply terminals and leads
            • 9.7 Isolated (nongrounded) detectors
          • 10 Internal Wiring
            • 10.1 General
            • 10.2 Wireways
            • 10.3 Splices
            • 10.4 Barriers
            • 10.5 Strain relief
          • 11 Bonding for Grounding
        • COMPONENTS
          • 12 General
            • 12.1 Mounting of components
            • 12.2 Operating components
            • 12.3 Current-carrying parts
          • 13 Bushings
          • 14 Electrical Insulating Material
          • 15 Lampholders and Lamps
          • 16 Photocell Illuminating Lamps
            • 16.1 General
            • 16.2 Operating conditions – LED
          • 17 Motors
          • 18 Protective Devices
          • 19 Printed Wiring Boards
          • 20 Switches
          • 21 Transformers and Coils
          • 22 Dropping Resistors
        • SPACINGS
          • 23 General
          • 24 Servicing and Maintenance Protection
            • 24.1 General
            • 24.2 Sharp edges
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 25 General
            • 25.1 Test units and data
            • 25.2 Test voltages
            • 25.3 Test samples and data
            • 25.4 Component reliability data
            • 25.5 Remote accessories
            • 25.6 Detector head tests
          • 26 Normal Operation Test
          • 27 Electrical Supervision Test
            • 27.1 General
            • 27.2 Component failure
            • 27.3 Photocell illuminating lamps
          • 28 Circuit Measurement Test
          • 29 Air Leakage Test
          • 30 Overvoltage and Undervoltage Test
            • 30.1 Overvoltage test
            • 30.2 Undervoltage test
          • 31 Temperature Test
          • 32 Vibration Test
          • 33 Component Replacement Test
          • 34 Jarring Test
          • 35 Cover Replacement Test
          • 36 Fire Tests
            • 36.1 General
            • 36.2 Combustibles
            • 36.3 Test equipment
            • 36.4 Typical duct testing facility
            • 36.5 Test methods
          • 37 Stability Tests
          • 38 Variable Ambient Temperature Test
            • 38.1 Operation in high and low ambients
            • 38.2 Effect of shipping and storage
          • 39 Humidity Test
          • 40 Corrosion Test
          • 41 Transient Test
            • 41.1 General
            • 41.2 Internally induced transients
            • 41.3 Extraneous transients
            • 41.4 High-voltage transients
          • 42 Static Discharge Test
          • 43 Overload Test
            • 43.1 Internally energized circuits
            • 43.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 44 Endurance Test
            • 44.1 Internally energized circuits
            • 44.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 45 Abnormal Operation Test
          • 46 Locked Rotor Test
            • 46.1 General
            • 46.2 Thermal or overcurrent protection
            • 46.3 Impedance protection
          • 47 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 48 Polarity Reversal Test
          • 49 Tests of Polymeric Materials
            • 49.1 General
            • 49.2 Temperature test
            • 49.3 Flame test
            • 49.4 Conduit connections
          • 50 Tests of Elastomeric and Foam Materials
            • 50.1 General
            • 50.2 Accelerated aging
          • 51 Strain Relief Test
          • 52 Radioactive Material Measurement Test
          • 53 Sensitivity Tests of Smoke Sensing Chamber(s)
        • MARKING
          • 54 General
          • 55 Installation Wiring Diagram
          • 56 Technical Bulletin
          • 57 Packaging Marking
    • CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE OF MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • APPENDIX A
    • APPENDIX B