With a climate crisis upon us and a need to find suitable power solutions at a lower carbon cost, many are looking to solar to fulfil, not just the next generation of energy needs, but today’s needs as well.
This exciting transition to renewables also presents new fire risks.
Solar panel fires can be caused by panels short circuiting, poor maintenance, damage from debris, or over heating. A recent BRE analysis suggested that system design or poor installation can also create significant fire risks.
Furthermore, solar is also used domestically to supplement or replace mains electrical supply. This can lead to increased risk of domestic damage, as a recent fire on a block of flats in Hampshire, UK, demonstrated.
Nonetheless, solar’s advantages of low-cost and green energy are benefits that cannot be ignored.
Therefore it is imperative that the fire risks are assessed on any new solar panel project.
Signaline Linear Heat Detection has been working within the solar market for some time now and can offer a simple and cost affective solution for fire detection of small domestic solar solutions all the way to large solar farm power plants.
Signaline Linear Heat Detection are weather resistant and maintenance free, and can be installed in close proximity to the panels and therefore provide quick and reliable detection of any over heating.
The system is easy to incorporate into wider fire detection systems. Alternatively, it can also be used as a ‘standalone’ heat detector, signalling to the solar panel controller directly. This input can be used to activate automatic shut down and stop any further power running to the panels.
In larger applications, such as solar farms, the Signaline LocatorPlus can be used to help identify the exact alarm location of the fire. This will enable first responders to quickly and affectively attend to a fire event.
Alternatively please do speak to our sales team on +441252 725257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With live events now back in full swing Signaline is excited to announce three upcoming exhibitions around the world!
Signaline is now sold to over 50 different countries and with recent projects from the Netherlands to the Phillipines it is really exciting to see the products being shown at these market leading events.
First up, is the ISC Brasil show in Sao Paulo. Running from the 21-23 September at the Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo, ISC will be the largest fire and security show in South America. Our Brazil partners, Global America, will be showcasing the full range of Signaline Linear Heat Detection Cables. Come see the stand at booth E47.
If you are quick; you can leave Sau Paulo and get to Dubai for the WETEX & Dubai Solar Show. This energy sector specific show is facilitating the creation of new trade opportunities, to exchange new ideas and experiences and showcase the latest innovations. Signaline, alongside our partners, Haven, will be exhibiting Signaline’s fire detection solution for Solar farms and PV panels. Come see what we can offer on stand AR-H19. The show runs from the 27-29th September
If you are still looking to see more get; on a flight to Istanbul and head to ISAF!
For the second year running Signaline Turkey will be on show at the largest south east Europe Fire and Security show. Running from the 13th-16th October ISAF is in its 22nd edition and this show promises to be the biggest yet!
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. LGM extends our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and all those grieving the loss of the Monach.
She was an exceptional leader and role model for her people. She led the country through good times and bad and did so in a humble and understated manner, guided by her faith. She will be sorely missed.
LGM Products will be observing the public holiday to celebrate her life and mourn our loss, on the 19th September 2022 and therefore will not be open for trade that day.
Our last day for dispatches therefore will be the 16th September and we will re-open on the 20th September 2022.
The solar, storage and EV industries in the UK are going from strength to strength. There is no better place for the community to meet, share ideas and do business than Solar & Storage Live from 18-20 October at the NEC.
Signaline Linear Heat Detection solutions have long been used to protect power generation applications. With changing technology comes changing risks and the protection of solar panels, both domestic and commercial solar farms, is crucial for the protection of property and life.
Furthermore, Signaline Linear Heat Detection can also be used across the electrical grid and is an excellent solution for transformer units as well.
Signaline looks forward to displaying these solutions at Solar and Storage Live. LGM’s Business Development Manager, Dan Smith, said ‘Signaline is an excellent solution for overheat detection across green energy solutions. We are really excited to be at Solar and Storage Live and getting more involved in this growing market sector’
Come meet Dan and see the products yourself at the NEC from the 18-20th October 2022, at stand P14.
In the meantime check out the highlights of the 2021 show –
The Gold Medal award is awarded to new products that demonstrate a number of benefits across a range of criteria including cost-effectiveness, modernity of the solution, ease of operation and aesthetic appeal.
Chair of the competition committee Prof. Dr. Hab. Eng. Marek Domanski, head of department of Telecommunications and Microelectronics of the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunication at the Poznan University of Technology, confirmed the Gold Medal award for Signaline FT-EN, citing that it was ‘highly rated by the entire judging panel’.
Achieving this award Signaline FT-EN has now been automatically entered for the public choice award. You can vote for Signaline FT-EN here. The public choice award will be announced as part of the opening ceremony of the Securex exhibition. We hope to share more good news then!
To learn more about Signaline FT-EN please click here.
Signaline FT-EN will be on display alongside our other Signaline Linear Heat Detections solution at the Securex show. Come see us in Pavillion 4.
Securex runs between the 25th and 27th April 2022. To get your free ticket please click here.
To find out more about our EN54 approved solutions please call +44 1252 725257 or email email@example.com
Signaline has always strived to offer the best and most suitable fixing solutions to secure our linear heat detection. In certain applications this is not always so easy!
In areas were there are no easy fixing place or there maybe obstacles on the ceiling securing the linear heat detection cable can be problematic.
ignaline Catenary Wire is available as an optional addition to any of the Signaline Linear Heat Detection cables.
Signaline Catenary Wire aids in installing Signaline linear heat detection cables in areas which may be difficult to access, have large spans to cover or fixing the cable at the normal recommended spacing (up to 1.5m / 5ft intervals) would be too difficult or time consuming.
The catenary wire is spiralled around the cable and makes the detector cable self-supporting.
A turnbuckle hook and support is sold separately to complete the installation.
For further information please call our sales team on +44 1252 725257 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Signaline is delight to launch the new 2022 Brochure. Complete with all the latest updates.
The new 2022 addition will be the first to include our market leading EN54 part 22 approved Signaline FT-EN range. Signaline FT-EN, is a fixed temperature linear heat detection cable. Signaline FT-EN comes in 78˚C or 88˚C alarm temperatures and is complete with alarm location controller.
As well as the Signaline FT-EN we are please now offer stainless-steel braiding across all Signaline linear heat detection. This braid is made up of multiple SS316 wires ensuring the cable has exceptionally high mechanical protection, making it an incredibly robust heat detector and ideal for harsh environments such as conveyors, escalators and engine bays.
2021 saw the launch of the new catenary wire product. This product attaches a fixed steel wire to the Signaline Linear Heat Detector and therefore allows the detection cable to be ‘suspended’ from the steel cable. This solution is perfect in areas were there is no easy fixings position, partitioned ceilings, or simply you are looking to speed up installation and reduce costs.
Signaline WATER has also been enhanced! The updated Signaline WDM-KM now comes in a better enclosure with IP rated terminals rather than flying leads. This allows for quicker installation and better protection from water ingress.
Signaline has always offered a highly corrosive and UV resistant range of Linear Heat Detection Cables. However, in some applications you need to only offer uv and chemical protection but also mechanical protection.
In these applications we can offer any of our Signaline FT-EN or FT cables with a braided stainless steel outer coating. The standard cable has an additional SS316L braid weaved around it to ensure the highest level of mechanical protection.
The result is an immensely strong and durable linear heat detector that can be placed into areas were the cable maybe subject to mechanical damage.
Alongside the new stainless steel option we also now can offer two new stainless steel fixing clips; the L Clip and the V Clip
Both made of SS316 grade stainless steel, these new clips can be used in the harshest of conditions and offer a robust and reliable fixing for Signaline Linear Heat detectors. Easy to install and with no maintenance required these new clips will ensure you complete your Signaline Linear Heat Detection solution with confidence.
To find out more on any of these new products call our team on +44 1252 725257 or emails Sales@lgmproducts.com
Central Europe’s leading industrial security and fire detection fair, Securex, will be running from the 25th to the 27th April 2022.
In its 23rd edition Securex 2022 looks set to be the biggest edition yet with exhibitors from 32 different nations covering market areas such as fire detection, access control, drone security, IT security and evacuation.
Signaline will be presenting our brand new EN54 part 28 approved Signaline FT-EN range of cables. With two alarm temperatures as well as controller with alarm location Signaline FT-EN is setting a new standard for linear detection within the market. To see the full range please click here
We welcome you to visit us at stand 58 Pavillion 5a.
After two years of cancelled and postponed exhibitions, it is really exciting to have Signaline on display again!
Costs caused by not recognising the beginnings of a fire in a power station can quickly run to the millions.
Fire damage in secondary areas can also cause prolonged down time and add to ongoing running costs.
This is not to mention the possible loss to life should a catastrophic fire develop.
Power stations contain different operating and functional areas creating a complex site.
Therefore integration of an affective and fast fire detection system is crucial in the design of any power plant.
In 2019 Masinloc Power Partners Co, bought online their 335Mw power station in Masinloc, The Philippines.
The design of the fire system was paramount to the overall operation of the power station.
The power station is situated on a coastal site allowing for the coal to be deposited directly from the dock side. The coal is then needed to be taken from this store into the power plant itself. A 2km series of conveyors was assembled to achieve this.
The conveyor system employed Signaline Linear Heat detection throughout to detect any overheating section.
The Signaline FT-R range is particularly suited for this application as it allows for long single zones of line type heat detection.
It is also highly sensitive for close area overheating, like those found within conveyor systems.
The Signaline LocatorPlus will also identify the alarm location to the extinguishing system. Allowing for quick identification to the exact area of over heating before a fire develops.
Areas processing coal are also designated hazardous areas.
Signaline FT-R is deemed ‘simple aparatus’ meaning it is not at risk of being a source of ignition for the hazardous area.
However, the cable must be protected by an intrinsically safe barrier to ensure this safety.
With vast knowledge of hazardous area signalling, and 30+ years of offering approved solutions, LGM was also called upon to provide hazardous area notification devices.
In this instance the UL, ATEX and IECEX approved D1XC1X05F was selected.
The D1X units employ the latest electronic technology and acoustic engineering in robust, marine grade, LM6 aluminium enclosures. Ensuring complete sound coverage and 360° warning illumination.
To learn more about Signaline’s solution for power plants, conveyors system and other application please do see our applications guides or contact our sales department on email@example.com
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’
To learn more about using Signaline Linear Heat Detection within car parks please visit our applications guide here, or to see the Signaline FT-EN product range please click here.
As a global society we have all come to feel the impact of the Corona Virus. It is a very real threat but with the correct preventative measures the full impact can be avoided and the virus killed.
Like all businesses LGM has implemented special measures to ensure the safety of our employees and the continuation of business activities.
Therefore, we are pleased to say LGM Products is still open for business and here to fulfil orders, support technical queries and questions and continue supporting our clients.
To enable this LGM has –
· Enabled all sales, technical and finance teams to work from home. They have full access to all systems and therefore can continue to provide the level of support LGM is known for
· Warehouse operations have been altered so no member of staff are working in the same area and mostly on different floors of the building so zero contact between them is required
· Implemented a strict and enforced work-station disinfection schedule for those still in our facility
· All common areas that come into human contact, such as handrails, door handles, kitchens, bathrooms etc. are disinfected on a regular schedule
· All on site meetings have now been cancelled, postponed or moved to e-meetings
· Issued all employees with hand sanitizer and access to face masks
· Altered logistics operation procedures to avoid any colleagues coming into direct contact with external logistics personnel
While we are trying to limit the impact these new procedures have on service levels, we place the health and well being of our staff and community first and therefore this may lead to some disruptions or delays to customer orders. For this we apologise for any inconvenience, but also know that our customers understand that LGM’s first priority is to fight this threat.
LGM has always enjoyed great relationships with our customers and suppliers and we’re in this together as one team.
We will respond as the situation develops and will update our customers as necessary. We wish you all the very best and ask you to take similar special measures to stay safe and to stay healthy.
Signaline is delighted to announce the arrival of Signaline FT-EN. Our first EN54 part 28 approved range of linear heat detectors.
EN54 part 28:2016 is the new European standard for non-resettable line type heat detection and Signaline FT-EN is delighted to achieve this market leading standard.
Approved by UL EU, the Signaline FT-EN range is a new range of fixed temperature (digital) linear heat detectors. Based on are best selling Signaline FT cables the new range will include two alarm temperatures cables; 78˚C and 88˚C.
However, the approval is not the only thing that is new for the Signaline FT-EN range! Far from it! Signaline FT-EN cables incorporates a UV stable and chemical resistant coating into the construction of the cable meaning they can be used in even the harshest of environments.
Furthermore the cables also confirm to the ROHS compliant and low smoke zero halogen.
Signaline FT-EN range also includes the new EN54 part 28 approved Signaline LocatorPlus-EN. This digital linear heat detection control monitors two zones of Signaline FT-EN with up to 1000m per zone.
The Signaline LocatorPLus-EN comes in a IP65 rated enclosure allowing for field mounting and as well as fire and fault outputs it can also be connected directly to building management systems via the MODBUS connection.
In an alarm condition the LocatorPlus will give LED indication to the alarm zone and the backlit LCD display will also show the alarm location.
To complete the installation the EN54 part 28 approval also includes the Signaline FT-EOL-EN. This end of line box can terminate two zones of cable and provides alarm and fault test switches to ensure your installation is fully operational.
Signaline FT-EN furthers the Signaline family, that already includes Signaline FT and Signaline HD linear heat detectors, and ensures that we continued to provide approved solutions around the globe.
Vietnam is a rapidly growing economy with strong growth in the marine, manufacturing and power generation markets. Secutech is the therefore the perfect opportunity for LGM to display our market leading Signaline linear detection range to this exciting market.
Secutech 2019, now in it’s fifth year, is destined to be the biggest yet with 360 confirmed exhibitors.
LGM stand will be showcasing the following Signaline products –
Signaline FT-230-X – Brand new high temperature linear heat detector; ideal for engine rooms and kitchen applications
Our extensive range of audio visual alarm warnings approved for hazardous locations
The Exhibition is at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, and runs from the 14th to the 16th August 2019.
LGM’s booth number is K16; We look forward to seeing you there.
LGM Products is delighted to announce the arrival of our latest fixed temperature Linear Heat Detector: FT-230-X
The Signaline FT range of Linear Heat Detection cables are well known for their suitability in extremely harsh environments. They provide efficient and effective fire detection regardless of environmental conditions.
Signaline FT-230-X takes this one step further and provides our highest alarm temperature yet at 230ºC/445ºF.
FT-230-X is specifically designed to be used within extremely high ambient temperature conditions. Capable of withstanding a continuous ambient temperature of 170ºC, FT-230-X is the ideal solution for detection of overheats within vehicle engine bays and cooker hoods.
UL approved and ROHS compliant, FT-230-X cable comes with a highly resistant green rubber coating. This provides protection for the cable from atmospheric chemicals, oils and UV.
For more information please do visit the product page here or contact our sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 1252 725257
OMC 2019 is set to be a record breaking exhibition. With over 600 exhibitors from 33 different countries it is certainly going to be a busy 3 days!
The deep‐water discoveries in the East and South Mediterranean have turned the Mediterranean into an important gas hub for export to Europe. OMC is therefore a key event to encourage technical and business knowledge sharing among ministers, CEOs, experts and trade professionals from around the world.
Signaline is regularly used within the oil and gas industries for applications including the fire detection in tank farms, transformer units and turbines.
The conference is on between the 27th and 29th March at the The Pala De Andre’ complex, Ravenna.
We will be at Stand 3F11. We look forward to seeing you there.
LGM Products Ltd. has always recognised the importance of third-party qualifications on its range of products. As well as the globally recognised approvals of UL, FM and VdS on our Signaline range we have continued to work with local partners to ensure local compliance as well.
Last year we introduced the Signaline LocatorPlus into the Signaline FT family. This innovative new control unit for the FT cable range monitors the cable and immediately reports alarm location in an over heat situation.
Already UL approved, we are now pleased to announce the product has also been approved by Kuwait Civil Defence. Once again, we thank our Kuwaiti partner, Specialised Security Systems, for helping us achieve this extra qualification.
By gaining this approval we are now able to offer the LocatorPlus into this burgeoning and exciting market.
LGM Products is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting our range of Signaline linear heat detection at the Security Essen Show.
Security Essen is one of the world’s largest fire and security exhibitions. With the previous edition of the show attracting over 40,000 visitors. This year is set to be bigger and better than ever with 1040 confirmed exhibitors from 45 different nations. And Signaline will be proud to be amongst them!
Visit us hall 6 stand 6B10.C from the 25th – 28th September 2018.
On display we will have our market leading Signaline HD cable. Approved by VdS, our Signaline HD analogue cable is the ideal solution for open area fire detection system such as car parks, warehousing and factory units.
We will also be very pleased to introduce onto the market Signaline LocatorPlus, our brand new Signaline FT controller with alarm locator and alarm outputs. The LocatorPlus enables end users to quickly identify an alarm location anywhere along a line of Signaline FT or Signaline FT-R cable. Further functionality also includes interlocking modes, modbus outputs and fault alarm.
To get your ticket for this event please click here
We look forward to seeing you there!
It is with delight LGM Products can announce that the Signaline HD cable and Signaline SKM-03 controller have reached the latest European EMC standard. As a result our certification on both products has been extended.
LGM Products prides itself on offering product approved to the highest international standards. With this approval extension we can continue to offer Signaline linear heat detection solutions approved to EN54, FM, UL and KFI standards.
Unfortunately, the approval extension will not apply to the Signaline SKM-95 controller this year. It’s certificate will expire on the 21st March 2018 and in accordance with the certification will be withdrawn from sale on the 21st September 2018. Please ensure any projects requiring this model of the controller are placed before this deadline.
Signaline HD is an ideal solution for the protection of open areas such as car parks, tunnels, farm buildings and warehousing. The SKM-03 controller monitors the Signaline HD cable and will give an alarm signal when a significant temperature change has been detected.
Any questions or to speak to a member of the sales team please call +441252 725257 or email.
LGM Products is proud to have been among the first companies to be certified as meeting the new international Quality Management Standard ISO9001:2015
The certification means that our customers can be assured of high levels of service, performance and satisfaction.
The ISO9001 standard requires organisations to demonstrate that they have quality management systems in place to ensure consistency and improvement.
Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and they are assessed annually to ensure that progress is being maintained.
Alister Mogford, LGM Products’ Managing Director said: “This certification firmly establishes LGM as a leading company within its field for putting its customers first and an exceptional level of quality right the way through our supply chain.”