High-speed smoke detection technology

December 2001 Fire & Safety

Represented in southern Africa by TeqTrader, Notifier, a manufacturer of commercial fire alarm systems, has recently introduced Acclimate Plus - the new multicriteria technology smoke detector with the enhanced capabilities of Flash-Scan technology.

Acclimate provides an optimum balance of stability and early warning to maximise fire detection whilst rejecting unwanted nuisance alarms. Notifier's Flash-Scan technology allows Acclimate to respond to a broad range of fires at fast speed.

Flash-Scan protocol groups and scans 10 devices simultaneously, improving response time. By constantly monitoring its environment for temperature, smoke, electrical noise and air particulate levels, Acclimate can report an alarm within 1 s and turn on all outputs within 2 s. Dual bi-colour LEDs flash green when normal, and steady red on alarm.

Acclimate's dual-stage drift compensation feature reduces maintenance by notifying the control panel when dust build-up requires attention. Its smoke detection sensitivity increases with heat, eliminating the need to set sensitivity levels at the panel. Acclimate analyses feedback from thermal and photoelectric sensor interactions via an onboard microprocessor and advanced software, and automatically adjusts its detection parameters and alarm levels without user intervention.

A host of features are standard including a sounder, relay and isolator bases; analog intelligent design; separate head and base; standard tamper-proof base with age-resistant polymer housing plus rotary address switches that are easy to read and set in decimal, eliminating the need for binary charts or detector programmers.

For further details contact Frank Fowles, TeqTrader on tel: (011) 403 3002.

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