Fire prevention is your first line of defence, fire protection works best the earlier a fire can be detected because there is a greater the chance of both putting it out and of minimising the damage it can cause .
We design, manufactures and install fire alarm systems which range from simple manual evacuation systems to large systems providing the facilities required for modern building fire safety.
Fire Detector Units
These come in a variety of models depending on the facility to be protected. Thermal detectors require either a rapid rate of rise in temperature or the ambient temperature passing a set level to set them off. Smoke detectors are operated by photo-optic mechanisms where there is likely to be visible particles given off or by ionisation where combustion can take place with no real visible smoke - such as with large quantities of paper. Detector units can be any of the following:
- Rate of temperature rise
- Hazardous gases
- Air sampling (V.E.S.D.A)
Fully automatic fire sprinkler systems are widely regarded as the most effective method of controlling a fire.
These systems are engineered to comply with the relevant New Zealand and international standards, using the latest in fire protection technology.
Sprinkler systems automatically detect a fire, transmit an alarm and control or extinguish the fire. They are located in places where people cannot always be present and operate only as needed in the immediate vicinity of the fire.
They have important life safety connotations, and can prevent fires from reaching destructive proportions, which may mean the difference between a minor interruption and a prolonged permanent shutdown.
Fire Alarm Panels
It receives and processes alarm signals from the detectors, it can sound the alarms in the building, initiate early warning systems, notify the Fire Service and building management, close fire doors and start up smoke handling and ventilation devices as well as shut down building systems. The fire alarm panel may control any of the following:
- Automatic fire detection
- Control of air conditioning
- Staged evacuation
- Automatic fire extinguishant release
- Remote communications links & interface with building management systems
- Gas detection