A network of fire panels from UK manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed as part of a campus-wide system upgrade at Imperial College London’s (ICL) Hammersmith campus. Six industry-leading 8-loop MxPro 5 fire panels and a TouchControl remote control terminal and repeater panel have been installed across the Wolfson Education Centre, the Institute of Reproductive Development Biology and the Commonwealth Building at Imperial College London’s Hammersmith campus.
The installation, part of a system-wide upgrade, was conducted by the team at Surrey-based Lloret Fire & Security Ltd. who were tasked with replacing the existing fire alarm control panels, installing new cabling and devices and commissioning the system across occupied buildings, where live coverage needed to be maintained at all times. ICL specifically requested a move away from the closed protocol fire system approach, and its associated service charges, which had been in operation for 15 years. Lloret Fire & Security’s experience installing Advanced control indicating equipment in other large-scale educational facilities meant they were confident the open protocol MxPro 5 could easily provide the levels of flexibility and stability required by the site.
In consideration of the site’s false alarm management strategy, multi-sensor detection was installed to manage and reduce the risk of false alarms. For example, detectors have been configured for day/night use or can be altered as area usage changes.
Advanced’s touch technology remote control terminal and repeater panel, TouchControl, was chosen to replace the existing flush-fitted panel positioned front-of-house in the reception area of the Institute of Reproductive Development Biology, and for aesthetic purposes, Combining aesthetics with practicality, the low-profile, high-resolution touchscreen makes it easy to check fire system status via interactive maps and zone plans, while complementing even the most stylish interiors. When in standby, you can use TouchControl to display branding, advertisements and information – it will instantly revert to fire operation when a fire condition occurs.