Johnson Control's Metasys earns 864 9th edition UL certification

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

MILWAUKEE--Johnson Controls announced that components of its Metasys building management system - along with Intelligent Fire Controller (IFC) models IFC-320, IFC2-640, and IFC2-3030 - are now compliant with Underwriters Laboratories' revised standard for Smoke Control Systems and Equipment, UL 864 UUKL 9th edition.
The new standard requires faster response in an emergency. It aligns the UL standard with the National Fire Protection Association Standard 92A for Smoke Control.
Intelligent Fire Controllers are designed to locate and check the status of fire control devices within a building. Growing businesses can expand the scalable, newly released line of IFCs with additional control panels, new devices and connectivity to other building systems, Johnson Controls said.
Smoke control systems are designed to keep smoke away from exit passageways and refuge areas. When configured to integrate with a smoke control system, the Metasys system reacts to a fire emergency by adjusting air pressure in smoke-filled areas according to local codes and jurisdictions. It exhausts air from smoke zones to clear evacuation routes. A complete guide for design and installation is available at