High Sensitivity Smoke Detection (HSSD): Advanced Fire Detection Technology
Precise Early Detection
HSSD is the most sensitive smoke detection system available, offering early indications of emerging fire conditions. This pre-emptive warning grants crucial time for corrective action, minimizing fire-related dangers.
Efficient Incident Management
Utilize local corrective measures like powering down equipment or portable fire extinguishers to handle incidents swiftly before a risk has time to develop. This approach avoids costly automatic suppressant release expenses and reduces downtime caused by fire damage or evacuations.
Blazequel HSSD systems seamlessly integrate into your main fire protection system. Set specific alarm levels for suppressant release or evacuation, ensuring a well-coordinated response to any threat.
HSSD serves a wide range of applications, including:
- Early Fire Detection: High bay warehousing, environments with extreme temperatures (e.g., cold stores), and areas with rapid air movement like air conditioning plenum chambers.
- Asset Protection: Safeguarding electrical switchgear and servers by providing early detection right at the point of risk. Fire risks can be detected at a very early stage of component failure, before damage is compounded by a developing fire. Early shutdown of the equipment at this point helps to mitigate any potential damage risks.
- Combined with Automatic Fire Suppression: Integrating with automatic fire suppression systems for enhanced asset protection.
Embrace HSSD to fortify your fire safety measures and protect critical assets with confidence.
How does HSSD work?
- HSSD systems work by using a network of pipework (usually plastic, but sometimes steel) which is routed through the risk area(s). This pipework can cover an area as large as 2000m2 for very large systems. This pipework comes back to an Air Sampling Unit (ASU). Holes of the correct size are drilled into the pipework at the required intervals.
- Air is sucked through these holes, and drawn back through the pipe network to the ASU where the detection takes place. Dust filters are fitted between the pipe network and the ASU to prevent dust and airborne contaminants from being drawn into the detection chamber.
- The Air Sampling Unit (ASU) utilizes laser technology to analyze air quality and detect traces of smoke. Programmable threshold levels enable pre-alarm warnings and full alarms for optimum safety.
- The ASU is connected to your fire alarm system to raise the alarm, and any associated cause-and-effect shutdown actions or suppression activations, based on the setup of your system.