Mimic panel is a fire and gas purpose panel on which shows a geographical layout of the installation and equipment to represent rapid visual appraisal of any fire and gas hazard. Mimic panel shall be installed at convience location to the personnel sight. Mimic panel for building should be installed somewhere near building entrance.
Mimic panel shall be furnished with indicator/lamp to indicate the existence of fire or gas leak and pushbutton/switches to do plant shutdown or extinghuisant system manual activation. The panel should also provide indication of fire and gas equipment status such as fire water pumps, foam system, etc. Critical push button shall have guard/protection such as flap or cover to avoid accidental operation.
The following picture shows example of mimic panel. The alternative construction for mimic panel is tile matrix which allows easy modification for additional or removal items by changing the tile.