At Facilities Protection Systems, we consider the anticipated fuel loads and the performance of fire detectors predicted by a design analysis. Fire detection systems should be designed, installed, and maintained to detect fires as part of a performance-based approach. If sensitive signal processing equipment is contaminated by smoke, the equipment survivability is adversely impacted and the cost of clean up can quickly approach the replacement cost of the equipment.
Oftentimes, standard smoke detectors alone are not enough to get the job done. Many critical facilities have special circumstances such as high rates of air flow, limited service access, high levels of ambient dust, or special fuel sources. We have the experience to know what advanced detection technologies are necessary to fit your application.
In some cases, very early warning smoke detection is required. Air Sampling Systems can be used to quickly detect the products of combustion well before a standard smoke detector is designed to respond.
Fike Video Fike Video is a turnkey video smoke detection solution. The state-of-the-art, camera-based Fike Video Analytics smoke detection system, visually detects the presence of flame or smoke at its source, independent of airflow in the area.
Fike Video Analytics represents a critical advantage for early warning fire detection, especially for challenging environments and open area venues.
Optical Flame Detection
The amount of heat released from certain combustible materials, such as liquid solvents or diesel fuel, can result in flames before enough smoke is generated to activate a smoke detector. In this case, Optical Flame Detection is accomplished using an electro-optical digital fire detector. These detectors sense the optical radiant energy emitted by fire. Multi-spectrum sensors are available as stand-alone devices or can be interfaced with a controller in an integrated fire alarm system.
Linear Heat Detection Linear Heat Detection cables will sense a high temperature or fire condition at any point along the cable. Typical applications include freezers, warehouses, conveyors, cable trays, aircraft hangars, tunnels, and electrical equipment enclosures. These systems are also ideal when service accessibility is limited.