Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) will be working with ADI/Gardiner in giving a series of Continuous Personal Development seminars around the UK to promote further understanding of fire safety regulations, and to help in meeting the demands of recent amendments and additions to the legislation – in short, helping people to be safer from fire risks.
Running from 14th March to 26th October, the road show consists of twelve seminars over two days at each of the eight venues (admittance to which is free of charge), where FFE will be presenting on how to satisfy the EN54 requirements for the installation of beam devices in order to minimise the frequency of false alarms, and the impact on CE marking that the Construction Products Directive will have.
FFE specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of beam-type smoke detectors, whose wide-area coverage makes them especially suitable for broad interior spaces. With final certification of the new Fireray 5000 self-adjusting and visibly aligned optical beam sensor system currently undergoing completion, the company is keen to share their expertise to help ensure that the unique benefits of beam-type detection are fully forwarded to the end user. Further details and a copy of the CPD 2007 brochure are available on the company’s website at www.ffeuk.com.
ADI-Gardiner is a leading supplier of security products to traders and alarm installation services, and as such is rightfully taking a leading role in supplying the training necessary to maximise the benefit of those products by working to run the CPD road show. Those in the best position to give such training are the product designers and manufacturers themselves, to which end FFE and others will each be offering guidance on a different facet of the fire industry to enhance the skills and knowledge of those in attendance.
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Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) will be keeping the new Brunei Legislative Council building safe from fire risks. As a part of the comprehensive engineered smoke control system supplied by Singapore-based Acclaim Systems Pte Ltd, 14 FFE 50R Beam Type Smoke Detector units are situated in the Banquet Hall, Banquet Hall Lobby, Main Lobby and Chamber Hall.
The Fireray 50R emits an infrared beam up to 50m (with the 100R extending to 100m) onto a reflective prism on an opposing wall and interprets the loss of intensity received back to determine smoke particle presence, whilst automatically compensating for building shift and dust build-up. Each beam’s detection range can extend up to 7.5m laterally either side, covering a total of 750 metres square per unit, thus protecting broad spaces efficiently and effectively. A ground-level control unit can also be added to allow easy, convenient key-switch testing of the system without the need for ladders or scaffolding, with a serial port allowing functionality to be examined with a laptop or data-logger.
Costs, disruptions and aesthetic intrusions are kept to a minimum by housing the transmitter and receiver in the same unit, further reducing the number of devices needed when compared with ‘point’ style detection. As many as seven or eight ‘point’ detectors would be needed to cover the same area as a single 50R, each requiring separate installation, cabling and maintenance in addition to the increased ‘eyesore’ factor.
The Banquet Hall and Legislative Chamber Hall will be at the heart of the $62 million complex, situated in the central tower of the twenty six acre Legislative Council building, officially known as ‘Dewan Majilis Baru’. Designed to represent the legislature, history and culture of the State of Brunei, fire protection and prevention are obviously of paramount importance to protect such an emblematic building. The project is due for completion in March 2007 after two years of construction. It will include a banquet hall for five hundred people, a public gallery for over four hundred and fifty, a VIP room, canteen, surau, and confidential secretary, conference and press rooms.
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