Recent catastrophic car park fires, such as the Liverpool Arena fire in 2017, have once again highlighted the essential requirement for having approved and efficient fire detection systems within car parks.
However, due to the difficult environmental conditions found in car parks it is not easy for many traditional fire detectors to perform well in these areas.
Signaline FT-EN is a new range of EN54 Part 28 approved linear heat detectors that are designed to mitigate such environmental issues. With a newly developed corrosive resistant outer coating Signaline FT-EN is impervious to difficult atmospheric conditions.
The Signaline FT-EN range was selected to protect the underground car park at a City Hall in the western region of the Netherlands.
With a quick alarm reaction and easy installation, the Signaline FT-78-EN, was the perfect solution.
Signaline FT-EN cables report to the Signaline LocatorPlus-EN controller which shows exact alarm location along the cable and is easily to integrated onto addressable fire system to report fire and faults. In this case an Apollo XP95 Loop was used and an addressable interfaced incorporated for power as well as monitoring fire and fault outputs from the LocatorPlus-EN.
Testing is also very easy with the Signaline FT-EN range as integrated test and fault buttons are in the FT-EOL-EN.
Rienk Leenstra, Aerocheck BV, commented ‘Setting up the system was very easy and testing with the EOL works like a charm’