POSITIONING OF SMOKE & HEAT DETECTORS To provide effective early warning of a developing fire situation, smoke detectors should be installed in all areas of the protected premises. Total coverage POSITIONING OF SMOKE HEAT and DETECTORS as defined by NFPA 72 should include all rooms, halls, storage areas, basements, attics, lofts, and spaces above suspended [...]

Fire alarm equipment

Fire alarm equipment Smoke Detectors As the name implies, these devices are designed to identify a fire while in its smoldering or early flame stages. Smoke detectors operate on either an ionization or photoelectric principle, with each type having advantages in different applications. Photoelectric Detectors: Photoelectric smoke detectors use light and how it is reflected [...]

Overview of Detection & Fire Alarm Systems

Detection & Fire Alarm Systems In order to undertake the process of designing a fire alarm system for a building it is necessary to have a sound understanding of the relevant design standards, the legal framework surrounding building safety legislation and a sound working knowledge of product application theory. The following system design process is [...]


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