M Station

M Station in Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ largest power and desalination plant and plays a critical role in the infrastructure of the region.

Built by DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority), at a cost of more than Dh10 billion it can produce over 2 mega watts of electricity and 140 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day - around 20 per cent of Dubai’s current requirements.

Advanced’s Axis AX fire system technology provides fire detection, alarm and control for M Station. The equipment is networked into one of the region’s largest fully automatic fire systems.

The 89 node fire panel network includes 46 dual redundant panels in 2m high rack enclosures which means in the unlikely event one panel fails, the other takes over operation automatically and with no user intervention.

The system includes bespoke gas detection panels, multiple remote control and display terminals, mimics and over 7,000 field devices. It includes a hybrid mix of UL 864 and EN54 devices and both standard panels and bespoke Advanced control equipment, designed and manufactured by the company’s AdSpecials department.

The network is monitored via Advanced’s Graphics integrated into the network via BMS interface. The control PCs and BMS units are also duplicated for full redundancy operation.

The system also includes Advanced’s ExGo suppression control panels.

Axis AX is Advanced’s fire system for the UL 864 world. The control panels come in 1, 2 & 4 loop formats with a complete range of devices and peripherals making it suitable for almost any installation. Its combination of features which include easy installation, configuration and maintenance, multiple command centre performance, audio and telephones, smoke control, mass notification and false alarm management means it is found in some of the most prestigious and challenging locations around the world.

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