WG 4.9 Hazard Alarm Technology


The "Hazard Alarm Technology" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Requirement profiles for the use of hazard alarm systems in the process industry
  • Integration of fire alarm technology in automation maintenance process strategies (e.g. risk based maintenance)
  • Application of the IEC 61508 within the fire alarm technology
  • Effects of the standard for voice alarm systems at industrial sites
  • Potential evaluation and strategies for a needs-driven fire detector replacement
  • Concepts for hazard alarm and emergency response center management at process industrial sites
  • Monitoring development of standards and guidelines for hazard alarm technology


  • Sustainable integration for hazard alarm technology in a site system network
  • Competencies for applying the standards for hazard alarm systems in the process industry
  • Cost efficient and targeted maintenance
  • Active participation in the definition of standards for the protection of user interests
  • Requirement profiles for manufacturers to the use of hazard alarm systems in the process industry
  • Additional competencies through active exchange of experience

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾TitleEditionResponsibleSubject areaInfoComments
0144NA 144Risk-Based Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems
Risikobasierte Instandhaltung von Brandmeldeanlagen
WG 4.9SafetyAbstract


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