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The Importance of Fire Alarms

Fire is one of the most dangerous events possible; somewhere in the world, one occurs every minute of every day. While fire can be our friend in some instances, it can be our worst enemy when it’s uncontrolled and allowed to continue through a building. Fire is, of course, destructive, and the smoke from a fire creates a toxic, dangerous atmosphere. The rapid detection of a fire and its control can save several thousand lives, thousands of injuries, and millions of pounds in property loss each year.

The field of fire detection has advanced to where smoke detectors and alarm devices have combined to become life-safety systems. The purpose of an automatic fire-alarm system is to detect an occurrence, alert the control panel and proper authorities, and notify the occupants to take action.

Current Fire-Detection Systems

The automatic fire-detection system, like any other asset, has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. After 15 years, it is no longer considered reliable, and there may not be parts available for its repair. The fire-detection system today consists of an FACP (fire alarm control panel) – this is the system’s brain, and it’s capable of making rapid decisions. Detection devices range from, from smoke detectors and heat detectors to multi-capability detectors, which contain a number of functions in one detector. Many of the detectors manufactured today are ddressable on order to l allow the detector to tell the FACP exactly where the fire is located. The detection devices detects the presence of smoke or particles of combustion and then alert the FACP about a problem; the FACP then decides what action to take through it's programmed cause and effect.

Extra Functions

Your fire-detection system can also do the below:

Discharge clean agent fire-suppression systems in computer rooms or clean rooms.

Activate deluge fire systems in aircraft hangers or similarly dangerous areas.

Open a dry pipe sprinkler system for a pre-action suppression system.

Be used for notification of other events, such as severe weather, terrorism, bomb threats, hazardous chemical incidents, evacuation, etc. These events may utilize the speaker systems to provide voice instructions for action or protect in place.

Allow safe and controlled evacuation of multi-occupancy large offices/factories or large public venues through staged evacuation by the cause and effect.

Monitor carbon-monoxide levels or independent detectors.

Modern FACPs are normally integrated to Disabled Refuge systems with handsets in stairwells and or lift lobbies for two-way communication with people who are trapped or need assistance to evacuate.

There are a number of specialized detection devices designed to increase life safety. The best way to find out the right system to protect LIFE AND BUILDING(it's on our name) is to use trusted, reliable, trained and qualified companies like us.