The Minnesota History Center installed FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology® for very early fire detection in its galleries.
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PipeIQ is the all-in-one system design, configuration and monitoring software for the System Sensor FAAST aspirating smoke detector. It guides users through pipe design and system configuration for a FAAST aspiration system. Once the system is installed, PipeIQ enables continual system monitoring from anywhere in the world via the Internet using FAAST’s onboard Ethernet connection.
Frank Gardner knows his way around fire and life safety system design and installation, especially in mission-critical and special hazards applications. Gardner, project manager over the fire alarm/special hazards department for Fire Tech Systems, Inc. in Shreveport, Louisiana, is NICET certificated in inspecting and testing water-based sprinklers, special hazards suppression systems and fire alarm systems. Based on his more than 21 years of experience in the fire industry, he has a good understanding of how aspiration systems compare to other technologies and how to work through project challenges.
It’s difficult to be in a public place these days without overhearing someone talking on their cell phone. Of course, very little of what we overhear – intentionally or not – has any relevance to us. So when we listen, our brains act like a natural filter, sifting the irrelevant information from the important details.
FAAST 8100 aspirating smoke detectors deliver highly accurate, high-sensitivity smoke detection with extensive communications capabilities to provide maximum protection from smoke and fire. FAAST combines patented air sample filtration and dual source (blue LED and infrared laser) optical smoke detection with advanced algorithms to detect a wide range of fires while maintaining enhanced immunity to nuisance particulate. This enables FAAST to accurately detect incipient fire conditions while rejecting non-smoke particulate such as dirt and dust, making FAAST ideal to protect a wide variety of applications, including mission-critical spaces and those requiring Very Early Warning Fire Detection.
Fire safety for cultural institutions is complex and involves solving the challenges of protecting priceless property and ensuring life safety for thousands of attendees per day. Cultural institutions, such as museums and libraries, have a unique set of characteristics that make fire and life safety requirements different from those of other buildings. They must simultaneously [...]
A recent fire and electrical outage at a West Coast data center disrupted three hospitals’ access to the Internet, e-mail, phone and pager service, and electronic medical records for four-and-a-half hours. During that time, new records had to be taken manually as a parallel system only allowed reading of medical records.