A networked fire system driven by Advanced MxPro multiprotocol fire panels has been installed in Derry Guildhall, Derry Londonderry, Northern Ireland, following a £9.5m restoration of the building that lies at the heart of the former UK City of Culture.
The Guildhall, which reopened in June, is one of the city’s main cultural assets, dating from 1890, and has played an important role in the history of the City. The refurbishment has restored the building and delivered new facilities. It will remain the home of Derry City Council and its mayoral office, hosting the Council Chamber and Mayor’s Parlour as well as a new café, outdoor terrace, an exhibition space and historical display detailing the 400 year history of Derry and its central role in the history of the entire country.
Advanced’s MxPro panels are the leading intelligent, multiprotocol, fire control panel, offering unmatched performance and quality across a choice of detector protocols, with an open installer network and delivered with free training and support. MxPro panels come in 1 to 8 loop variants can run as stand-alone panels or large 200 node networks and work with Apollo, Argus, Hochiki and Nittan protocols. Apollo’s XP95 protocol and devices are used throughout the installation.
In addition, a Wagner aspirating smoke detection system is interfaced with the Advanced panel, which also manages gas and air handling shutdown. A three minute investigation delay is programmed into the system using Advanced’s simple DynamixTools configuration software and a DDA paging system is interfaced via RS485, delivering full text data on system status and offering fire pager alerts to the hearing impaired.