Corey’s Sports Bar, a newly refurbished nightspot in Tamworth, has invested in a fire detection solution from Fike Safety Technology (FST).
Located in the town centre, the new bar opened at the end of last year and offers local residents the latest sports, music, entertainment and food seven days a week.
FST-approved systems integrator Justice Fire & Security designed and installed a fire safety solution based on FST’s popular Duonet single-loop intelligent addressable fire alarm system.
“The innovative technology built into the Duonet panel is designed to significantly reduce false alarms and provide the flexibility required for demanding environments such as nightclubs,” explained, Steve Grant, installations manager at Justice Fire & Security. “This flexibility, combined with the benefits of FST’s multi-criteria detectors, made Duonet an obvious choice for this project.”
Forty devices including Multipoint ASD detectors, call points, sounders and beacons have been installed in the bar (up to 200 devices can be installed on a single loop). The Multipoint ASD detector provides high performance and flexibility through multiple choices of detection mode combined with an optional built-in 90 dBA sounder and strobe. The unit can be set to a single mode or a combination for a choice of up to 15 different settings.
Each detector also has an in-built loop isolator as well as optional I/O for local control and switching. This single device can be used in all fire detection applications simply by changing its mode of operation.
For example, the detectors protecting the dance floor have been programmed to a heat mode as the bar uses a smoke machine for effects. This flexibility also allows the system to be easily reconfigured if the layout of the venue should change at any time in the future.
“As a system designer and installer the flexibility of the Multipoint ASD Detectors is a great advantage,” added Grant. “We only have to stock a couple of different versions of detector and they can easily be re-programmed on site if we come across any problems during commissioning.”
To aid evacuation in the event of a fire scenario, standalone strobes have been installed in the toilets as well as on detectors on the dance floor. The use of integral strobes eliminates the need to install a separate strobe and therefore saves time and money.
Loop-mounted I/O modules have been used to automatically turn off the sound system and turn on the lighting if an alarm is triggered.
The Duonet panel provides up to two loops whereas Quadnet, its larger brother, has a capacity of up to four loops making addressable Multipoint ASD detector technology available to end user customers with systems of up to 800 devices.
The standard black high-gloss finish of the panels not only reflects its state-of-the-art technology, but also enhances the surroundings such that they don’t have to be ‘hidden away’ as is often the case with traditional fire alarm control panels.