Reacton's P-Mark Advantage Shows Commitment to Safety and Quality

Ed Chivers
March 11, 2020

P-Mark is the quality label from the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), the leading vehicle accreditation body. Having a P-Mark means that a product meets or exceeds stringent requirements demanded by the relevant standard or regulation and that the manufacturer operates an approved inspection regime and quality control system. The P-Mark certification confirms that the product is type-tested, the manufacturer’s own inspection is audited by RISE and that installation/fitting is inspected.

Advantages of P-Mark

Having a P-Mark demonstrates a commitment to safety, security and quality. Some of the key items that the certification scheme provides are:

  • The suppression system has been fire tested in a well-defined controlled environment in an objective way, providing realistic and repeatable fire hazards.
  • Thorough component testing to international standards in independent accredited testing laboratories. These mechanical resistance tests cover thermal cycling, vibration resistance, mechanical shock, corrosion resistance and ingress protection.
  • Robust fire risk assessment documentation is carried out on each vehicle type before design and installation of the fire suppression system.
  • Full review of design, installation, operation and maintenance manuals.
  • The fire suppression manufacturer’s design of systems, production and installation control is reviewed by independent approved third-party auditors as part of the overall quality assurance.
  • Reduction in the loss of lives and vehicles.
  • Business continuity.

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Types of P-Mark for suppression systems

SPCR 183 - Certification rules for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of bus & coaches.

The P-Mark to SPCR 183 is based on a reliable test method such as the SP method 4912. All fire tests are carried out in a test enclosure where the fire-fighting performance of different suppression systems can be evaluated in a well-defined and objective way. 

SPCR 199 - Certification rules for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of heavy vehicles.

The certification rules SPCR 199 are derived from SPCR 183 and the test method SP method 4912 is used as a basis for the P-Mark certification. The test is adaptable to simulate the suppression challenges of less enclosed engine compartments and can be without floor, ceiling or walls. It also has much improved re-ignition protection.

Reacton's A+ certified systems

Along with SPCR 183, Reacton FIre Suppression is currently the first and only company in the world to achieve the prestigious P-Mark SPCR199 standard for fire suppression heavy equipment vehicles, receiving the highest scores possible, classifying its systems as A+.

These third-party RISE accreditations mean that bus, coach and heavy vehicle operators can be confident that if Reacton’s automatic fire suppression systems are installed, their assets will be protected day and night, 24/7 365.

Contact Reacton to discuss how our A+ fire suppression systems can protect your bus, coach and heavy equipment.

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