We are pleased to inform our customers that the new Syncro XT+ Extinguishant Control Panel is fully compatible with our Signaline Fixed Temperature range.
The Syncro XT+ is a multi-area addressable extinguishant panel complying with EN12094-1. The panel can be used for up to 16 zones over 1 or 2 loops making it suitable for small or large fire extinguishing systems.
Our Signaline Fixed Temperature (FT) linear heat detection cable can be linked to an addressable interface of the Syncro XT+ loop.
When Signaline FT detects a fire, the panel identifies the detector’s address locating the fire and releasing an extinguishing agent to the specific area.
Signaline FT is maintenance free, low cost and easy to install. Used in conjunction with the Syncro XT+, customers will benefit from a cost-effective fire detection solution which quickly detects and identifies the location of a fire.
Signaline also reduces instances of false alarms meaning the extinguishing agent is not released unnecessarily causing unwanted damage and costly repairs.
Among many applications, the Syncro XT+ and Signaline FT combination is suitable for use in computer server rooms, IT infrastructure, kitchens and factories.
The panel can also be used with Apollo or Hochiki addressable loops.
Both the Syncro XT+ and Signaline FT are available for purchase from LGM Products.
Please contact our sales team directly for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The risk of damage to wind turbines from fire is second only to the risk from blade failure according to a recent article in Windpower Engineering and Development.
The risk from fire is significant because wind turbines pose particular fire detection and suppression challenges.
Wind turbines are usually situated in remote locations which means fires can easily go unreported causing substantial damage.
Any fire system must also be able to withstand challenging environmental conditions including fluctuations in weather and temperature, ambient dust and vibrations from the turbine itself.
The article highlights the use of linear heat detection (LHD) as a good method of addressing some of the challenges.
Linear heat detection systems are not affected by air or dust reducing ongoing maintenance to zero. Any other system would have to be cleaned and maintained.
Linear heat detection is also a mechanical – rather than an electrical – alarm system which is activated when the heat sensitive polymer melts. This significantly reduces the power required to operate the system compared with other detection methods.
For wind turbines we would recommend installing Signaline FT – a simple cost-effective solution which is not affected by dust and air temperature fluctuations, requires no ongoing maintenance and would not need its own dedicated power supply.
You can find out more information about Signaline FT on our website, or contact our sales team: email@example.com.
Signaline linear heat detection cable is being used for the fire protection of Trafalgar Street, multi-storey car park in Brighton, UK.
The system was installed as part of a £4.2m modernisation project of two city centre car parks, which included structural repairs and refurbishment with new power, lighting, security and fire alarm systems.
Trafalgar Street car park operates 24/7 and has a capacity for 275 cars located on two underground levels.
The original fire alarm system consisted of traditional point type detection within the main car park areas. Due to the harsh environment, including corrosive sea air, these were prone to fail or false alarm.
Linear heat detection was specified as part of the refurbishment, as it is designed to operate in challenging environments and requires no ongoing maintenance.
A two-loop analogue addressable fire alarm system was installed with 1,250m of Signaline Fixed Temperature cable, split into 11 zones across the two floors.
For more details on using Signaline in car parks please click here.
Signaline linear heat detection has been installed in Ülemiste junction – one of Estonia’s most important and complex road hubs.
As well as connecting the eastern and western sides of Tallinn, the intersection carries traffic between the city centre and the capital’s international airport.
For years the junction has been a bottleneck in this rapidly developing nation but thanks to EU funding it is about to benefit from a major overhaul.
A €80m project will finance the construction of 7.5km of road, new viaducts, signage and lighting, a passageway for non-motorized users, gas and electrical lines, and three new tunnels.
The provision of fire detection in these tunnels was a top priority, but regular point detection can be problematic due to false alarms and difficult maintenance planning.
Signaline FT cable was an ideal alternative with its simple installation and low ongoing maintenance – features which were regarded as vital to the success of the project.
Contractors were also impressed with the fast reaction of Signaline FT and the ease of integration with the tunnel’s complex control systems. The junction is due to be completed by mid-2013.
For further information about using Signaline FT within road and access tunnels please click here.