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Advanced Protection for World’s Largest Blood Processing Centre

Advanced Protection for World's Largest Blood Processing Centre

Three Advanced Mx-4400 fire panels and three mimic panels were installed by Bristol-based MAT Fire Systems Ltd, together with close to 900 Hochiki devices, including 615 smoke detectors. MAT Fire Systems also installed 10 air sampling units, 4 extinguishant systems and a complete voice evacuation system. The three 4-loop Mx-4400 panels were installed in different locations throughout the centre and networked together to provide a single integrated solution. This allows any fire and fault condition, at any location, to be instantly alerted on all the fire and mimic panels.

The Advanced mimic panels consist of a graphical map overlaid with LEDs to indicate fire zones. This provides the user with an unambiguous display of any fire and fault condition in the building. The mimic display can be either integrated into the front door of any Mx-4000 panel or mounted in a separate enclosure.

The provision of open protocol solutions is a key element in any Mat Fire Systems design”, said Mr Rick Coles, Managing Director of MAT Fire Systems. “The Mx-4400 panels fully support this, and their proven reliability and excellent customer service has meant that Advanced Electronics are now our preferred supplier for large scale projects such as this one”.

Advanced Electronics Ltd manufactures a comprehensive range of intelligent control and indicating panels, software and peripherals for fire detection, smoke control and the emergency lighting market. The EN54 approved Mx-4000 series and the UL 864 approved Ax-Series fire systems offer enhanced features for the end-user, system designer and installer. Advanced also manufacture the LifeLine family of DDA-compliant fire safety products for the deaf and hearing impaired.

The National Blood Serviceis constantly looking for new donors to meet the constant demand for blood supplies. You may be able to become a blood donor if you are aged between 17-60, weigh over 7st 12lb (50kg) and are in good health. Regular donors can keep on donating until they are 70. For further information or to make an appointment to donate call the NBS helpline on 0845 7 711 711 or visit