Fire & Signalling
April 30, 2014 - Patlite’s new generation PES-A and PEW-A series of LED signal lights promise to provide the diverse functionality and adaptability for virtually any signal lighting application.
March 6, 2014 - Dialight launched its new Class I Div 2 (CID2) -certified SafeSite integrated LED obstruction lighting system for medium-intensity signalling installations, such as smokestacks, towers and other obstructions in petrochemical, power generation, pharmaceutical and other hazardous locations.
December 19, 2013 - E2S has published a 384-page catalogue to present its portfolio of signalling products, offering specifications including hazardous area classifications, performance data, third party approvals, dimensional diagrams and part code configuration.
December 5, 2013 - Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has introduced a “holistic” line of IP network-based mass notification systems (MNS). The newest solution from the company’s ALERiTY line of unified interoperable platform offers WAVES over IP (WoIP) for emergency communications.
November 5, 2013 - Patlite’s EHV/EHS series MP3 annunciator and melody/alarm horn boasts the programmable functionality needed for today’s ever-changing industrial and commercial settings. The EHV/EHS is 30% more compact than previous models, says Patlite, but features improved sound quality and volume (up to 105dB at 1m for the EHV and up to 110dB at 1m for the EHS).
September 10, 2013 - Preferred Technologies Group, a U.S.-based company and manufacturer of Cartell driveway alarms and gate openers, says it is now accepting distributorships around the world to sell its products.
September 10, 2013 - With Sinorix Compact, Siemens’ Building Technologies division says it offers a complete fire safety system for enclosures with a volume of up to 120 m3, such as small data centres, server or electrical switching rooms.
July 27, 2013 - The Fireray 5000 optical beam smoke detector from Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) delivers wide area coverage for large indoor spaces with a motorized, auto-align, self-correcting detector. With recent upgrades, contractors can now install up to two detector heads reporting to a single ground-level controller. With two independent sets of output relays identifying the activated detector, time and cost for installation, wiring, and power supply are reduced, says FFE. The system controller now offers one set of fire and fault relay contacts for each detector connected to that controller; also, each detector configures independently and maintains its own range, fire obscuration threshold and fire/fault delay settings. The Fireray 5000 now also includes a new event history log that is capable of storing up to 50 detector events, including alarms, trouble, service and power On/Off.
June 18, 2013 - SimplexGrinnell is introducing Simplex TrueAlert ES, a new family of intelligent notification appliances that has been designed to provide better protection, ease of use and lower operating costs. Simplex TrueAlert ES (eServices) notification brings addressable technology to the systems that warn building occupants in the event of a fire or other emergency.
October 1, 2012 - The new Siemens Sinteso FC2080 fire detection control panel supports up to 5,000 peripheral devices. It can also be individually configured with the addition of up to 37 line and I/O cards. When an alarm occurs, the panel displays "precise messages in plain language", allowing personnel to operate them safely and with as little stress as possible, says Siemens. The Sinteso FC2080 is housed in a standard 19-inch rack, and the operating unit can be integrated into the housing door or placed at a distance from the unit, as needed. The system is best suitable for very large fire detection systems, in locations such as airports, shopping centres, chemical and pharmaceutical production facilities or power plants.SIEMENS
September 28, 2012 - The Siemens Building Technologies Division has introduced the FDA221 and FDA241 aspirating smoke detectors which can distinguish between smoke, steam and dust. According to Siemens, the detectors provide early fire detection and will still function reliably under harsh detection conditions. Both devices are based on optical dual-wavelength detection technology, which uses blue and infrared light waves. Based on different light wavelengths, the detectors can determine the size and concentration of particles and thus distinguish between smoke and dust. Model FDA221 covers an area of up to 500 square meters with a programmable sensitivity of 0.2 to 20%/m, while FDA241 monitors up to 800 square meters with a sensitivity of 0.03 to 20%/m. SIEMENS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES VISION
July 20, 2012 - With its Swing (Siemens Wireless Next Generation) fire detection system, the Siemens Building Technologies Division promises a wireless fire detection solution offering a “high level of reliability and flexibility”. Swing combines a wireless network with patented ASA technology (Advanced Signal Analysis) for fire detection in areas where wired detectors are impossible or undesirable. The Swing system is based on mesh technology; within the mesh network, each wireless device communicates with adjacent devices, meaning that at least two redundant paths are available at any time for transmitting information. To further increase reliability, each device has two frequency bands with multiple channels. In the event of a disturbance, the network ‘repairs’ itself by automatically attempting to change channels and/or frequency bands or forward information via an adjacent device. Since each fire detector communicates with its neighbours, the central gateway no longer has to be in direct radio contact with each detector. Using a single gateway, a network can be installed in a radius of up to 60 metres and over as many as five floors. Every Swing fire detector has a redundant sensor system with two optical and two heat sensors. Special parameter sets (ASA technology) allow the detector configuration to be optimized for individual environmental conditions.
May 12, 2011 Federal Signal Corporation, a manufacturer in alert communications and mass notification systems, has launched EMComm (emcomm.federalsignal.com), a blog it says is specifically designed for the discussion and exchange of ideas across the “ever-broadening” field of emergency communications. It will cover topics ranging from developments in system integration and secure interoperable communications technology, emergency preparedness training and the advantages and limitations of citizen-notification systems such as cell phone alerts. The blog will also evaluate the latest technology developments in context with human behavior, cultural and generational differences, as well as breaking news case studies. FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION
Federal Signal’s loudspeakers, models P-LS2B and P-LS2C, are designed for use in industrial public address and general alarm applications where corrosion resistance and ATEX/IEC certification are required. They are available in an ATEX/IEC Zone 1 explosion-proof version certified IP66 for ingress of dust and combustible gas to either Group IIB or Group IIC. The loudspeakers are designed to accept an audio input of 100Vrms; each speaker is transformer-coupled with a maximum power output of 25W, and is supplied with 10 preset taps to provide an adjustable sound output range of between 114dB and 124dB (P-LS2B) and 113dB and 123dB (P-LS2C). Universal mounting is provided by a common template, stainless-steel, ratcheted mounting bracket that eliminates slippage by securely locking the sounder in position at a predetermined angle.FEDERAL SIGNAL
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