PRLog - June 1, 2010 - BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Fike announces the expansion of its fire alarm and detection products to include a new solution that combines aspirating smoke detection (ASD) with gas detection and environmental monitoring.
VESDA ECO™ by Xtralis™ uses new or existing VESDA pipe networks to reliably detect smoke and up to nine hazardous/combustible gases. It also integrates easily with other building management systems for real-time situational awareness and intelligent emergency response.
Invisible hazards can originate from the release of toxic gases, oxygen deficiency, or the presence of combustible gases/vapors. With a VESDA ECO detector installed on a VESDA pipe network, air can be conditioned or filtered to remove moisture, dirt and other particulates that can cause traditional gas-detection systems to false alarm or become contaminated.
Each VESDA ECO detector can house up to two gas sensors, and additional detectors can be added easily to the pipe network to monitor more gases if required. In its initial release, the solution can be configured to detect ammonia (NH3), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), methane (CH4), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), oxygen (O), propane (C3H8) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).
VESDA ECO provides point, zone or total-area coverage to suit different applications in a wide array of environments, including battery-charging rooms, underground utility tunnels, boiler rooms, manufacturing facilities, parking garages and transportation centers.
Fike Vice President and General Manager Jeff Moore says, “Fike has long partnered with Xtralis to market the highly effective VESDA ASD technology. The new VESDA ECO system will provide Fike customers across a wide array of industries with early warning fire detection, protection against hazardous gas leaks, air quality monitoring to ensure safe working environments, and help in reducing energy consumption and costs. This new solution is also compatible with Fike's complete product offering, including our intelligent and conventional control systems and event management software packages.”
VESDA ECO easily integrates with Fike’s complete line of fire alarm control panels, as well as programmable logic controllers (PLC), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and building management systems (BMS).
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Fike is a globally recognized supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosions, and over-pressurization. With over 60 years experience manufacturing safety solutions, Fike offers a complete line of proven, reliable products to customers around the world.