Wireless fire safety for office block

Issue 2 2021 Fire & Safety

It’s an old story: much planning has gone into the new office block and just as they are doing the final touches, someone points out there is no fire detection.

Luckily for the new office block in Walmer Main Road, Port Elizabeth, it called upon Jean-Paul (JP) Germishuizen and Jacques De Beer of Dynafire to come to the rescue. At the point where they were called in, the building was 99% completed and installing wiring and conduits would have been very difficult, especially considering how quickly it needed to be completed.

Wireless was the obvious answer as it offered quick installation and flexibility should the internal layout change, which would result in detectors needing to be moved in the future. As the buildings’ tenants move in and make changes, the wireless devices can be easily relocated, offering long-term cost and time savings.

For the wireless portion of the installation, Germishuizen used the tried and tested EMS Firecell Wireless range of radio devices. However, as an early adopter, and wanting to offer the new office space a panel befitting its new modern design, Dynafire installed the newly launched Teledata OneMini touchscreen panel.

Understanding that Dynafire only had limited time to complete the installation, G2 Fire, using design plans from Germishuizen, helped by doing some of the pre-programming of the wireless devices onto the panel before shipping. Working over the weekend, Dynafire installed and commissioned the entire system.

Equipment used:

• Teledata OneMini (selecting Apollo protocol).

• EMS wireless loop modules.

• EMS wireless optical smoke detectors.

• EMS wireless heat detectors.

• EMS wireless manual call points.

• EMS wireless base sounder beacons.


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