Apollo Products Achieve Functional Safety Approval

Fifteen Apollo products have been independently evaluated to IEC61508 resulting in Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2. This evaluation establishes the functional safety of the products by illustrating how reliably and correctly they respond to inputs.

Paul Pope, Business Innovation Manager, for Apollo, explains the significance of this certification: “Whilst on site testing and maintenance is a vital component of ensuring the on-going functionality of any fire detection system, it doesn’t provide evidence that in a ‘live’ situation, equipment will function as planned. A SIL rating gives confidence that it will. Through a series of extensive evaluations this certificating process demonstrates a product’s integrity to perform its primary function in a real life situation.

“Evidence of this kind is particularly important in high risk environments such as the marine and offshore industry, as well as other sectors including education and healthcare that demand a high level of functional safety.”

The following products have been evaluated and have been SIL2 certified:

Discovery

  • Sounder Beacon Base
  • Heat Detector
  • Ionisation Smoke Detector
  • Optical Smoke Detector
  • Multisensor Detector
  • Manual Call Point
  • Manual Call Point (Surface)

XP95 Intrinsically Safe

  • Heat Detector
  • Ionisation Smoke Detector
  • Manual Call Point

XP95

  • Input/Output Unit with Isolator
  • Output Unit with Isolator
  • Manual Call Point – Surface Mounting Box
  • Manual Call Point – Isolated with Surface Mounting Box

The devices are certified to be used with Apollo protocol control panels that are SIL rated.

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