UL 864
Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems

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Edition Number:10SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2014-12-01DOD Approved: 1991-05-02
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2014-12-01
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover:

    a)    Discrete electrical control units and accessories for fire alarm systems;

    b)    Electrically- and electronically-operated amplifiers that provide speech communication and distinctive sounds in conjunction with fire protective signaling systems; and

    c)    Commercial stationary and fixed power supplies for fire-protective signaling systems, having input and output ratings of not more than 600 V, direct- and alternating-current, (DC and AC).

    1.2 These requirements cover products to be employed in accordance with the following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards:

    a)     Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems, NFPA 12;

    b)     Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, NFPA 12A;

    c)     Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 13;

    d)     Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, NFPA 15;

    e)     Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems, NFPA 16;

    f)     Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, NFPA 17;

    g)     Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, NFPA 17A;

    h)     National Electrical Code, NFPA 70;

    i)     National Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72;

    j)     Standard for Smoke Control Systems, NFPA 92;

    k)     Standard for Water Mist Fire Protection Systems, NFPA 750;

    l)     Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, NFPA 2001; and

    m)     Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems, NFPA 2010.

    1.3 The products covered by this standard are intended to be used in combination with other appliances and devices to form a commercial fire alarm system. These products provide all monitoring, control, and indicating functions of the system. An installation document(s) provided with the product describes the various products needed to form a fire alarm system and their intended use and installation.

    1.4 These requirements do not cover:

    a)    Manual boxes, automatic fire detectors, abort stations, manual releasing stations, or other initiating devices; nor do they cover notification appliances not provided as part of the product.

    b)    Commercial sound equipment for institutional and industrial use or theater equipment. Commercial sound equipment is covered by the Standard for Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus-Safety Requirements, UL 60065.

    c)    Commercial power supplies covered by the Standard for Power Units Other Than Class 2, UL 1012, or commercial battery chargers covered by the Standard for Battery Chargers for Charging Engine-Starter Batteries, UL 1236.

    1.5 These requirements do not include determination of compliance with regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Should products covered by these requirements be required to comply with FCC regulations, a report of verification from the manufacturer is required as evidence of such compliance.

  • 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 Information Required for Assessment
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 General
          • 6 Enclosures
            • 6.1 General
            • 6.2 Metallic material
            • 6.3 Polymeric materials
            • 6.4 Covers
            • 6.5 Battery compartments
            • 6.6 Enclosure openings – general
            • 6.7 Enclosure top openings
            • 6.8 Enclosure side openings
            • 6.9 Enclosure bottom openings
          • 7 Internal Materials
          • 8 Accessibility of Uninsulated Live Parts, Film-Coated Wire, and Moving Parts
          • 9 Mechanical Assembly
          • 10 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 11 Branch-Circuit Connection
            • 11.1 General
            • 11.2 Permanently connected
            • 11.3 Cord-connected product
          • 12 Other Field-Wiring Connections
            • 12.1 General
            • 12.2 Field-wiring compartment
            • 12.3 Power-limited circuits
            • 12.4 Field-wiring terminals (general application)
            • 12.5 Field-wiring terminals (qualified application)
            • 12.6 Field-wiring leads
            • 12.7 Cords and plugs
          • 13 Internal Wiring
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Splices and connections
            • 13.3 Connectors and receptacles
          • 14 Protective Devices
          • 15 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 16 Spacings
          • 17 Insulating Material
          • 18 Printed-Wiring Boards
          • 19 End-of-Line Devices
          • 20 Voltage-Dropping Resistors
          • 21 Coil Windings
          • 22 Components
            • 22.1 Switches
            • 22.2 Lampholders and lamps
            • 22.3 Operating mechanisms
            • 22.4 Across-the-line components
          • 23 Batteries
            • 23.1 Rechargeable storage-type used as standby power source
            • 23.2 Primary dry-cell batteries
            • 23.3 Lithium batteries
          • 24 Grounding for Products Containing High-Voltage Circuits
          • 25 Servicing Protection
            • 25.1 General
            • 25.2 Trained service personnel
            • 25.3 Antenna terminal discharge assembly
        • PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY TO PERSONS
          • 26 General
          • 27 Telescoping Antenna
          • 28 Sharp Edges
          • 29 Stability
        • PERFORMANCE
          • GENERAL
          • 30 Details
            • 30.1 Tests and voltages
            • 30.2 Maximum rated load
          • OPERATION TESTS
          • 31 Specifics
          • LOCAL SERVICE
          • 32 General
          • 33 Signaling
            • 33.1 General
            • 33.2 Display information
            • 33.3 Alarm signals
            • 33.4 Trouble signals
            • 33.5 Supervisory signals
            • 33.6 Other signals
          • 34 Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications and Telephone/Intercom Signaling
            • 34.1 General
            • 34.2 Emergency voice/alarm communications
            • 34.3 Two-way telephone/intercom communication
          • RELEASING SERVICE
          • 35 General
          • 36 Operation
            • 36.1 General
            • 36.2 Signals
            • 36.3 Abort
            • 36.4 Manual release switch
            • 36.5 Cross-zone initiation
            • 36.6 Single-zone multiple-detector (counting zone) initiation
            • 36.7 Combination single-zone multiple-detector and cross-zone initiation
          • REMOTE STATION, CENTRAL STATION, AND PROPRIETARY SERVICES
          • 37 General
          • 38 Protected Premises Units
            • 38.1 General
            • 38.2 Trouble signals
            • 38.3 Supervisory signals
            • 38.4 Guard tour supervisory signals
            • 38.5 Off-premises signaling
          • 39 Supervising Station Units
            • 39.1 General
            • 39.2 Display and recording
            • 39.3 Monitoring integrity
          • 40 Supervising Station Signal Processing Equipment
          • 41 Transmission and Communication Paths
            • 41.1 General
            • 41.2 Active multiplex
            • 41.3 Digital alarm communicator transmitter (DACT)
            • 41.4 Two-way private-radio frequency multiplex
            • 41.5 One-way private-radio frequency
            • 41.6 Direct-connect non-coded systems
            • 41.7 Performance based technologies
          • AUXILIARY SERVICE
          • 42 General
          • 43 Protected Premises Units
            • 43.1 General
            • 43.2 Alarm signals
            • 43.3 Auxiliary signaling circuit
          • 44 Supervising and Subsidiary Station Units
          • MARINE APPLICATIONS
          • 45 General
          • 46 Signaling
            • 46.1 General
            • 46.2 Display information
            • 46.3 Alarm signals
            • 46.4 Supervisory signals
          • SMOKE-CONTROL APPLICATIONS
          • 47 General
          • 48 Power Supplies
          • 49 Firefighter's Smoke-Control Station (FSCS)
          • 50 Operation
          • RELEASING DEVICE (NON-EXTINGUISHING AND NON-WATER BASED)
          • 51 General
          • 52 Power Supplies
          • 53 Operation
          • 54 Monitoring for Integrity
          • COMMON REQUIREMENTS
          • 55 Power Supplies
            • 55.1 General
            • 55.2 Primary power source
            • 55.3 Secondary power source(s)
            • 55.4 Primary batteries
          • 56 Common Performance and Monitoring for Integrity – Protected Premises Units/Systems
            • 56.1 General
            • 56.2 Initiating-device circuits
            • 56.3 Notification appliance circuits
            • 56.4 Signaling line circuits
            • 56.5 Low-power radio-frequency signaling
            • 56.6 Remote keypads/annunciators
          • 57 Trouble Signals
          • 58 Components – Monitoring for Integrity
          • 59 Software
            • 59.1 General
            • 59.2 User access and programming
            • 59.3 Software integrity
          • 60 Features
            • 60.1 General
            • 60.2 Alarm verification
            • 60.3 Multiple detector operation
            • 60.4 Positive alarm sequence
            • 60.5 Automatic drift compensation and/or smoke detector sensing chamber supervision
            • 60.6 Calibrated detector sensitivity testing
            • 60.7 Pre-signal
          • 61 Combination Systems
            • 61.1 General
            • 61.2 Mass notification system interconnection
            • 61.3 Carbon monoxide signaling
          • 62 Interconnected Fire Alarm Units
          • OTHER TESTS
          • 63 Electrical Ratings Test
            • 63.1 General
            • 63.2 Power input circuits
            • 63.3 Other external circuits
          • 64 Voice Amplifier Harmonic Distortion Test
            • 64.1 Crossover
            • 64.2 Total harmonic
          • 65 Variable Voltage Operation Test
          • 66 Power-Limited Circuits Test
            • 66.1 General
            • 66.2 Maximum voltage
            • 66.3 Maximum current
            • 66.4 VA (not inherently limited circuits only)
          • 67 Compatibility Tests
            • 67.1 General
            • 67.2 Notification appliance circuits (NAC)
            • 67.3 Power output circuits
            • 67.4 Releasing device circuit
            • 67.5 Signaling line circuit (SLC)
            • 67.6 Two-wire conventional smoke detectors
            • 67.7 Audio amplifier power input/output characteristics tests
          • 68 Component Temperature Test
          • 69 Charging Current Test
            • 69.1 General
            • 69.2 Discharged battery
            • 69.3 Charged battery
            • 69.4 Discharged battery – second trial
          • 70 Standby Operating Power Test for Releasing Devices
            • 70.1 Releasing device service – extinguishing agents and water suppression
            • 70.2 Releasing devices – non-extinguishing and non-water based
          • 71 Variable Ambient Temperature and Humidity Tests
            • 71.1 General
            • 71.2 Low temperature test
            • 71.3 High temperature test
            • 71.4 Humidity test
          • 72 Overload Test
            • 72.1 Products supplied from commercial AC power systems
            • 72.2 Separately energized circuits
            • 72.3 Battery charger transfer mechanism
            • 72.4 Voice amplifiers
          • 73 Endurance Test
            • 73.1 General
            • 73.2 Integral operating devices
            • 73.3 Power supplies
            • 73.4 Battery charger
            • 73.5 Printers
            • 73.6 Audible signaling appliance
            • 73.7 Voice amplifiers
          • 74 Jarring Test
          • 75 Time-Limit Cutout Calibration Test
          • 76 Leakage Current Test
          • 77 Transient Tests
            • 77.1 General
            • 77.2 Externally-induced supply-line transients
            • 77.3 Internally-induced transients
            • 77.4 Input/output (low-voltage) field-wiring transients
          • 78 Electric Shock Current Test
          • 79 Ignition Test Through Bottom-Panel Openings
          • 80 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 81 Abnormal Operation Tests
            • 81.1 General
            • 81.2 Operation
            • 81.3 Field-wiring circuits
            • 81.4 Electronic components
            • 81.5 Cooling fans and blowers
            • 81.6 Transformer burnout
            • 81.7 Communications circuits
            • 81.8 Evaluation of reduced spacings on printed-wiring boards
          • 82 Tests on Special Terminal Assemblies
            • 82.1 General
            • 82.2 Mechanical secureness test
            • 82.3 Flexing test
            • 82.4 Millivolt drop test
            • 82.5 Temperature test
          • 83 Mechanical Strength Test for Metal Enclosures and Guards
          • 84 Radio Frequency Interference Test
          • 85 Short-Range Radio Frequency (RF) Devices Test
            • 85.1 General
            • 85.2 Reference level determination
            • 85.3 Interference immunity
            • 85.4 Frequency selectivity
            • 85.5 Clash
            • 85.6 Clash error
            • 85.7 Error (falsing) rate
            • 85.8 Throughput rate
            • 85.9 Transmitter stability tests
            • 85.10 Transmitter accelerated aging test
          • 86 Long-Range Radio Frequency (RF) Device Tests
            • 86.1 General
            • 86.2 Reference signal level
            • 86.3 Throughput rate test
            • 86.4 Error (falsing) rate test
            • 86.5 Adjacent channel rejection test
            • 86.6 Intermodulation rejection test
            • 86.7 Spurious response rejection test
            • 86.8 Clash
          • 87 Primary Batteries Test
            • 87.1 Life test
            • 87.2 Battery trouble voltage determination
            • 87.3 Battery replacement test
            • 87.4 Butt-type connection pressure test
          • 88 Strain-Relief Test
            • 88.1 Cord-connected products
            • 88.2 Field connection leads
          • 89 Antenna End-Piece Secureness Test
          • 90 Polarity Reversal Test
          • 91 Environmental Tests for Marine Applications
          • 92 Wet Location and Outdoor-Use Tests
            • 92.1 General
            • 92.2 Corrosion tests
            • 92.3 Dust test
            • 92.4 Water spray test
            • 92.5 Gasket testing
            • 92.6 Polymeric materials tests
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION-LINE TESTS
          • 93 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 94 Grounding-Continuity Test
        • MARKINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
          • 95 Markings
            • 95.1 General
            • 95.2 Permanence of marking
          • 96 Installation Wiring Diagram/Instructions
          • 97 Operating Instructions
          • 98 International Languages
    • APPENDIX A