Principles of fire alarm systems, Other Engineering

Principles of Fire Alarm Systems:

Fire alarm systems usually perform two primary functions.   Firstly, they provide a means for warning people throughout the building that there is a fire and that they should commence their evacuation. Secondly, they can detect a fire automatically before any person has found it.

Fire alarm systems do also have a third function and it is usually employed in larger buildings. This third function is to automatically control other systems in the building. These other systems can include:

  • Calling the fire service
  • Bringing lifts to the ground floor
  • Turning off air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Opening smoke ventilators
  • Starting smoke control fans
  • Opening inlet ventilators
  • Starting pressure differential systems
  • Stopping escalators
  • Charging fire mains
  • Unlocking secure doors
  • Shutting fire doors
  • Dropping smoke curtains or fire shutters for fire separation
  • Opening car park barriers


Posted Date: 10/22/2012 6:25:11 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Principles of fire alarm systems, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Principles of fire alarm systems, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Principles of fire alarm systems Discussions

Write discussion on Principles of fire alarm systems
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
what is cohesion

list 10 major project topic in agricultural engineering

i got an assignment on chemical engineering reactions

Uncertainty propagation In order to calculate the error of a quantity derived from a mathematical formula which has measured variables with errors, one should use the uncertain

explain the objective of capital budgeting

To achieve successful results in powder metallurgy the metallic powder must be thoroughly homogenized. The term blending and mixing are both used in this content. Blending refers t

how to create a chart of time motion study

The cupola is the most widely used furnace in the foundry for melting ferrous and non ferrous metals and alloys. Various zones of cupola     (i)            Well or crucibl

what is centrifugal twisting moment