Large multi storey offices, apartment buildings, residential care facilities and hospitals contain large areas where it is difficult and costly to install conventional fire detection systems. These include stairwells, utility tunnels (for water, gas, and steam piping, lift wells, and electrical and data cabling), car parking and storage areas. Similarly, industrial buildings include large warehouses for raw materials and product storage, large maintenance bays for equipment maintenance potentially in hazardous and/or corrosive environments.
Our DTS system will be installed throughout all of the building areas to provide early warning and its exact location within a metre, during the fire development phase and before it reaches ignition. Due to the fire rating of our DTS cable (2 hours @ 750°) the movement of the fire can also be remotely monitored.
Fire event and safe people evacuation management is therefore improved, allowing the efficient use of automatic fire fighting systems and deployment of the trained firefighters.