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Honeywell issues FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Applications Guide

A new in-depth FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Applications Guide has been published by Honeywell in order to aid system integrators, consultants, specifiers and installers during the specification, design, installation and commissioning process.

Choosing the right fire detection method for a specific environment can have wide-reaching benefits not only in terms of the level of protection provided but also economic advantages such as reduced downtime and improved maintenance.

Aspiration Smoke Detection (ASD) – whereby air is drawn through sampling holes in a pipe network for smoke particulate analysis – has become one of the premier detection methods in challenging applications due to its adaptability for diverse projects.

Honeywell’s FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Applications Guide details aspiration device benefits and application considerations, along with Best Practice techniques for installation, commissioning and maintenance. It draws on industry Codes of Practice and guidance from key associations and focuses on the FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology range.

The FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Appications Guide produced by Honeywell

The FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Appications Guide produced by Honeywell

Key applications covered include telecoms, large open spaces, extreme temperature locations, dirty environments, transportation facilities, historic and cultural sites, ducts and lift shafts.

Gintare Budriunaite – marketing manager for speciality products at Honeywell Fire Safety – explained: “We developed the guide to provide a detailed, informative resource for anyone interested in learning more about the implementation of Aspiration Smoke Detection in specific environments. It provides particular value to those working in areas where the earliest detection is required, interior design aesthetics cannot be compromised, standard detection methods fail and there are zones with restricted or limited access. We’re seeing significant growth in the use of aspiration technology in these applications thanks to its ability to meet specific challenges.”

Budriunaite continued: “Ever-evolving safety standards and insurance prerequisites are driving fire protection to new levels. In turn, this is increasing the demand for advanced detection technologies. Next generation ASDs go one stage further, incorporating state-of-the art technologies designed to deliver the earliest and most accurate fire detection in the most challenging of applications while at the same time removing the false alarm issues that plague so many sites and industry sectors.”

Choosing the right fire detection method for a specific environment can have wide-reaching benefits not only in terms of the level of protection provided but also economic advantages such as reduced downtime and improved maintenance

Choosing the right fire detection method for a specific environment can have wide-reaching benefits not only in terms of the level of protection provided but also economic advantages such as reduced downtime and improved maintenance

*Download your PDF copy of the new Honeywell guide by visiting: http://www.faast-detection.com/files/2514/2357/8294/Aspiration_Smoke_Detection_ASD_Applications_Guide.pdf

**For more information on FAAST visit: www.faast-detection.com

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Apollo launches EN54-20 approved point-based ASD

Apollo Fire Detectors has added an EN54-20 approved point-based aspirating smoke detector to its range of specialist fire detection solutions for end users.

The aspirating smoke detector (ASD) is an essential tool when it’s impractical to place the detector head in situ.
Apollo’s point-based ASD features an IP65-rated enclosure which provides protection against ingress from the environment. In addition, the code protection controls and bespoke removal key provide safeguards against vandalism and tampering.

Available in two versions, both of these ASDs use ‘Discovery’ optical detectors and are fitted with a mini-switch monitor which allows for the monitoring of fail-safe fault relays. A maximum of 50 metres of sampling pipe can be used on a single chamber (the ASD-1), while the dual version of this product allows for two 50 metre sampling runs (the ASD-2).

The new ASD from Apollo Fire Detectors

The new ASD from Apollo Fire Detectors

The ASD is designed to operate in a wide range of environments and is often used in secure facilities where anti-ligature and anti-vandal solutions are of paramount importance, in lift shafts where access is difficult, in wet or dusty environments or in clean environments where access is restricted.

Neil Taylor, sales and marketing director at Apollo, explained: “We’re delighted to have launched this aspirating smoke detector. It adds another dimension to our product range and enhances our reputation as a world leader in the development and manufacture of fire detection equipment.”

For more information on the new Apollo ASD visit: http://www.apollo-fire.co.uk/discoveryasd

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