Fire Detection & Alarm system

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.

Fire detectors sense one or more of the products or phenomena resulting from fire, such as smoke, heat, infrared and/or ultraviolet light radiation, or gas.

In dwellings, smoke detectors are often stand-alone devices. In non-domestic buildings, fire detection will typically take the form of a fire alarm system, incorporating one or more of the following automatic devices:

  • Heat detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Flame detector
  • Fire gas detector

Fire-detection system can also:

  •  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 hazardous chemical incidents, evacuation, etc. These events may utilize the speaker systems to provide voice instructions for action or protect in place. Modern FACPs may have telephone handsets in stairwells and elevators for two-way communication with people who are trapped.

Keep in mind that there are a number of specialized detection devices designed to increase life safety and reduce the potential for unwanted or nuisance alarms. Adams fire stands with qualified professionals who can provide valuable assistance in reviewing the circumstances of your operation and provide guidance and recommendations for your needs.

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