What does a VESDA system detect?
Unlike conventional smoke and gas detectors that become easily contaminated due to airborne dust, VESDA ECO overcomes harsh environmental conditions to provide reliable detection of methane (CH4) and carbon monoxide (CO) or other hazardous gases.
How often should a fire panel be tested?
In section 25.2 it states that all fire alarm systems in commercial premises need to be tested weekly to ensure that there has not been any major failure, and that the fire alarm system is in working order.
What is high sensitivity smoke detection system?
High Sensitivity Smoke Detection (HSSD) is the most sensitive form of smoke detection on the market. It is designed to give very early indication of an emerging fire condition. This pre-emptive warning provides the time necessary to take corrective action and avoid the danger that a fire can cause.
What is VESDA fire detection?
THE WORLD’S LEADING BRAND OF ASPIRATING. SMOKE DETECTION. VESDA very early warning smoke detection solutions provide the earliest possible warning of an impending fire hazard. VESDA buys time to investigate an alarm and initiate an appropriate response to prevent injury, property damage or business disruption.
Where would you expect to see VESDA installed?
Where can VESDA ® be used? Simply, VESDA ® can be installed anywhere that a conventional smoke detector system can, but with greater flexibility.
Where is VESDA system used?
VESDA aspirating smoke detection solutions with continuous air sampling provide the earliest possible warning of an impending fire hazard. VESDA aspirating smoke detectors buy the critical time needed to investigate an alarm and initiate an appropriate response to prevent injury, property damage or business disruption.
How often should fire drills be carried out?
once a year
In order to fulfil your legal obligations, and in accordance with all fire safety regulations, fire drills should be conducted at least once a year (more often in environments such as schools and nurseries) and the results should be recorded and kept as part of your fire safety and evacuation plan.
How often should my fire alarm be serviced?
Fire alarm systems should be serviced in accordance with BS5839-1:2017 (BS5839-6:2013 for domestic and sleeping accommodation). Regular service and maintenance should be carried out at least twice per annum or quarterly depending on your fire risk assessment with weekly tests being carried out by the client.
Where is VESDA system installed?
A VESDA System Installation can be used as pretty much anywhere but over the years we have found it to be most useful for the following settings:
- Warehouses where we can install the VESDA system at high level to ensure complete coverage.
- Large ceiling void areas with good access.
- IT/Server rooms.
Who makes VESDA?
Xtralis manufactures VESDA and ICAM brand aspirating smoke detectors (ASD).
What is the full form of FM 200?
FM200 is the commercial name given to it by its makers, DuPont. Its technical name is ‘heptafluoropropane’ and it is a colourless, odourless halocarbon.
What is air aspirating smoke detection?
FAAST aspirating smoke detectors use a pipe network and a fan to draw air from a protected space in to the detection chamber. This pipe network allows for smoke detection in hard-to-reach or difficult-to-access areas, including areas with temperature extremes, and allows for ease of testing and maintenance.