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Fire

Detection

Fire

Detection

Fire Detection

A Fire Detection system / Fire Alarm system is an integration of Fire Detection devices controlled from a central control panel. Smoke and Heat Detection are effective in alerting people in the immediate vicinity of where the heat / smoke is detected.

A Fire Detection system will alert people throughout the building / premises, therefore alerting all concerned to implement emergency procedures.

The Fire Detection system has the capability to be programmed to alert the designated people accordingly. Fire Detectors sense one or more of the by-products resulting from fire such as smoke, heat, infrared and / or ultraviolet radiation, or gas.

Fire detection systems

“Fire Detection systems can be designed to suit your business / exposure.”

A typical Fire Detection installation consists of the following:

  • Fire Panel – Monitors and Controls the entire Fire Detection system from one location (can be more than one panel)
  • Smoke Alarm / Smoke Detectors, – A wide range including ionization, optical /photoelectric smoke detectors.
  • Heat Detectors – Detect temperature increases and used in specific locations e.g., chemical fumes etc.
  • Manual Call Points / Fire Boxes – manually operated to activate the alarms.
  • Fire Alarm Sounder Beacons / Bells / Alarms / Sirens / Strobes, All to audio – Visual alert to any fire outbreak.
  • Fire Aspiration System – A very accurate method of detecting smoke in sensitive locations. Air samples accurately recognize suspended smoke particles in the air even before they are visible to the naked eye.
  • Building Management Systems – Including Voice Activation systems will incorporate Fire Detection systems.  

Fire Control 

Panels

The entire Fire Detection Installation is controlled by the Fire Control Panel. There are two types of systems viz. Addressable and Conventional systems available:

Conventional System – Generally used for small sites and can only determine the problem in a general area and via the panel you will be alerted accordingly.

Addressable System – Monitors the specific location of each device (e.g., smoke detector, call point, sounder etc.) i.e., in the event of a fire / device activation you will know exactly where the incident has occurred and saves time in that your response will be to the exact location and / or the Emergency Services can be directed to the precise location, e.g. (1st floor office number 6)

Gas Suppression Systems

“Gas Suppression systems can be designed to suit your business / exposure.”

In very sensitive locations / areas where it is crucial the effective / efficient Fire Suppression is of vital importance. WCS Fire can design, install, and maintain a compliant Gas Suppression system suited for your needs.

Gas Suppression systems quickly extinguish all types of fire in areas where chemicals and / or water will cause serious damage, areas like server rooms, art galleries etc. These systems can be activated by optical beam detectors / smoke beam detectors, used for large areas which in-turn will activate the Gas Suppression system.

Fire Control

Panels

The entire Fire Detection Installation is controlled by the Fire Control Panel. There are two types of systems viz. Addressable and Conventional systems available:

Conventional System – generally used for small sites and can only determine the problem in a general area and via the panel you will be alerted accordingly.

Addressable System – monitors the specific location of each device (e.g., smoke detector, call point, sounder etc.) i.e., in the event of a fire / device activation you will know exactly where the incident has occurred and saves time in that your response will be to the exact location and / or the Emergency Services can be directed to the precise location, e.g. (1st floor office number 6)

Gas Suppression Systems

“Gas Suppression systems can be designed to suit your business / exposure.”

In very sensitive locations / areas where it is crucial the effective / efficient Fire Suppression is of vital importance WCS Fire can design, install, and maintain a compliant Gas Suppression system suited for your needs.

Gas Suppression systems quickly extinguish all types of fire in areas where chemicals and / or water will cause serious damage, areas like server rooms, art galleries etc. These systems can be activated by optical beam detectors / smoke beam detectors, used for large areas which in-turn will activate the Gas Suppression system.

“Stand Alone” Suppression Systems

“Suppression systems can be designed to suit your business / exposure.” In many instances’ risks / exposures are remotely located or isolated and require immediate protection should a fire break out. Electrical malfunctions and auto ignition of combustible materials attributed to exposed heat are known to be two of the most common causes of fires. 

Electrical equipment, wiring, DB’s, panel boards, switch boards, generators, MCC’s etc. are most frequently involved in ignition and causes of fires. Electrical fires or combustion fires in confined spaces require early detection and suppression to not only extinguish the fire but to mitigate the risk of injury, even death! This in-turn will minimise the possible damage and “down time” as far as reasonably possible.   These small enclosures are congested and restrict access, increase the danger in the event of a fire hence quick response and automatic suppression is crucial. The Fire Detection Tubing which is pressurised with a Fire Extinguishing Agent from a Fire Suppression Cylinder which will rupture at the source then suppress the fire almost immediately.

The “Fire Wire” can be repaired / joined within minutes, cylinder replaced with minimal effort and re-activated ensuring on-going exposure protection. 

WCS Fire can design and install / maintain all Fire Detection systems as per SANS 10139 and FSIB (FDIA).

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