Fireray 5000 Beam Detectors Granted FM Approval

The Fireray 5000 Auto Alignment Beam Detector range from Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) has received FM approval, certifying that it meets rigorous loss prevention standards.  The Fireray 5000 is the first and only motorized, auto align, self correcting beam smoke detector to receive FM approval. The detectors are also UL and ULC certified and independently approved by the states of California, Maryland and New York.

The Fireray 5000 Auto Alignment Beam Detector, designed to provide wide-area smoke detection in large indoor spaces, is now FM Approved.

The Fireray 5000 Auto Alignment Beam Detector, designed to provide wide-area smoke detection in large indoor spaces, is now FM Approved.

The Fireray 5000 is a beam-type smoke detector which covers much larger areas with far fewer units than traditional ‘point’ type sensors.  Its transmitter and receiver are housed in the same unit, with the beam being reflected off of a small, unobtrusive prism fixed onto an opposing wall, keeping the time, effort and expense of installation low.

The beam can be fully adjusted, controlled and annually tested from the low-level system controller.  Its AGC (Automatic Gain Compensation) monitors and reacts to environmental changes such as dust accumulation, while an Auto-Optimize feature automatically self corrects to ensure alignment of the infra-red beam with the reflective prism. The need for risky and time consuming re-alignment and maintenance from atop ladders or lifts is eliminated.  The Fireray 5000 Multi Head System allows up to four beam detectors to be installed on one controller to further streamline set up.

FM Approval is granted by FM Global, which offers insurance and property loss prevention engineering for properties worldwide.  FFE’s Fireray 5000 was subjected to comprehensive testing and its facilities were inspected as part of the approval process.  Follow-up audits of manufacturing facilities are required in order to maintain FM Approved status.

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