Dutch College Benefits From Advanced Fire Protection

Dutch College Benefits From Advanced Fire Protection

The system was designed and installed by Advanced’s local partner Hertek in partnership with Electrical Contractor, Kropman Installatietechniek. Two Mx-4400 four-loop panels are connected to over 500 Apollo XP95 and Discovery devices, a repeater panel and three bespoke Advanced mimic panels, which provide a full graphical floor plan, LED indication and key-switch control. The fire, repeater and mimic panels are connected together using Advanced’s Ad-NeT different systems have to be controlled and activated in the event of a fire,” remarked Peter de Jonge, Electrical Engineering Manager at Kropman Installatietechniek. “The flexibility of the ’cause and effect’ programming and powerful input/output capability of the Advanced fire panels was therefore fundamental to the overall system design.”

In the event of a fire the Mx-4400 panels control a myriad of systems and provide phased evacuation, with the complex being split into two evacuation zones – the day care centre and the rest of the college. The lifts are sent to pre-selected floors, ventilation shutters are opened for smoke control, sprinklers are activated following a ‘double knock’, the access control system automatically opens all doors and barriers and an alarm is sent to the Fire Brigade.

Advanced’s fault tolerant network Ad-NeT+,is capable of withstanding a single fault between nodes without loss of communications to any single panel. Up to 200 panels (nodes) can be connected on the network with a total loop length of 20km, using standard two-core fire resistant cable. ROC Nijmegen network allows the status of all 500+ devices to be interrogated on any of the fire panels, repeater or mimics.

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 Electronics also manufacture the LifeLine family of DDA-compliant fire safety products for the deaf and hearing impaired.