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New Flagship School Benefits from Advanced Fire Protection

New Flagship School Benefits from Advanced Fire Protection

Seven Advanced Mx-4000 fire control panels were installed by Bristol-based MAT Fire Systems Ltd, together with over 400 detectors and 300 base sounders from Hochiki and 8 Airsense Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) systems. A combination of 5 single loop panels and 2 4-loop panels were installed in different locations throughout the school and networked together to provide a single integrated system. The Airsense units were also fully interfaced to the Mx-4000 panels via I/O units.

The fire alarm system is fully integrated with the Building Management System (BMS) and access control system to ensure safe and quick evacuation in the event of a fire or incident. The Mx-4000 panels automatically initiate a plant shutdown via the BMS and activate door retainers and smoke dampers and notify the fire services via a RedCare link.

We specified the Mx-4000 range from Advanced Electronics because of their field-proven reliability, advanced networking features and excellent customer and technical support”, said Mr Rick Coles, Managing Director of MAT Fire Systems.

Advanced Electronics manufactures a comprehensive range of intelligent control and indicating panels, software and peripherals for fire detection, smoke control and emergency lighting monitoring. The Mx-4000 family of fire panels is approved to EN54 Parts 2 & 4 and is compatible with both Hochiki and Apollo protocols. Advanced also manufacture the LifeLine family of DDA-compliant fire safety products for the deaf and hearing impaired.

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Maintaining your machinery

If your machinery isn’t maintained or checked, it may malfunction. If a malfunction occurs, the equipment may go awry, the equipment may overheat and subsequently cause a fire. Along with your machinery, your fire alarm systems and protection should regularly be maintained and checked, so as to ensure it will still adequately function in the case of a fire outbreak. So make sure your fire alarm system is regularly serviced and maintained!

Manufacturing Fire Safety Emergency Procedures

Fire drills where loud machinery and equipment are being operated, are often difficult to carry out. You will need the right alarm system that can be heard over these. However, drills must be carried at least once a year. All full time and temporary members of staff should be aware of the full evacuation process. If your staff are more experienced in fire procedures, the smoother the evacuation process! Additionally, staff need to understand how to use the fire protection equipment available. To get your staff confident with the use of the fire protection equipment, get them fire warden trained!

Therefore, for more information on manufacturing fire safety and the right fire protection, installations and maintenance for your premises. Call our friendly team on 0845 402 3045 or email for more information on Fire Protection Service and MaintenanceFire Alarm InstallationsFire Safety Training or any Fire Risk Assessments!

Published August 2018