Xtralis’ VESDA-E aspirating smoke detectors have been selected to safeguard IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park which is due to open in Dubai.
VESDA-E VEA is badged as the only addressable detector on the market that delivers “assured detection” through active sampling, proactive self-supervision and auto-cleaning and which offers “the highest longevity with sustained sensitivity”.
The centralised detection architecture features up to 120 sampling points per detector, coupled with auto-supervision and cleaning, in turn lowering servicing times by up to 90% and decreasing total cost of ownership for the end user.
VEA will protect the entire facility, with over 50 detectors and over 2,000 sampling points. The detectors are going to provide constant early and reliable smoke detection to ensure absolute fire prevention.
Lennard Otto, CEO of IMG Worlds of Adventure, commented: “When we open to the public, IMG Worlds of Adventure will be an industry leader, not only in the provision of entertainment, but in all areas of operation, including guest security and protection. Ultimately, the safety of our guests is of the utmost priority. We’re delighted to partner with Xtralis in offering state-of-the art protection to ensure that our guests are offered the best and safest theme park experience possible.”
Samir Samhouri (chairman, CEO and president of Xtralis Group) responded: “IMG Worlds of Adventure is something of an architectural marvel. The fire detectors on site must ensure the best protection for visitors, personnel and the many valuable assets at the location with no operational disturbance.”
Samhouri continued: “VESDA-E VEA is transforming traditional smoke detection, delivering pinpoint addressability and unique assured detection with centralised testing and maintenance. It can now address all market segments and applications that traditional ASDs couldn’t address before.”
Layout of the site
IMG Worlds of Adventure will consist of four zones including global brands Cartoon Network and MARVEL and original concepts IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure, plus 28 themed F&B concepts and 25 retail outlets.
The theme park will feature an array of adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, thrill rides and spine-tingling attractions as well as a 12-screen Novo Theatre. Set to become a must-visit international destination, IMG Worlds of Adventure will bring the best of family entertainment to Dubai’s growing leisure sector.
To offer this unprecedented entertainment experience, IMG Worlds of Adventure has partnered with over 20 blue-chip companies including Bose, Avaya, Pelco, Cisco, Microsoft and Xtralis.
As a multi-channel addressable system, the VEA detector is able to divide a protected space into sampling locations, enabling the localisation of potential sources of fire for faster incident response.
The detectors are ideal for the protection of areas facing challenges, and where the pinpoint location of fire events is essential. Detector testing and maintenance with VESDA-E VEA is both simple and unobtrusive, allowing service technicians to maintain the detectors without scaffolding or lift equipment.