Fireray beam smoke detectors at Dubai Airport
Dubai, March 26, 2013
Fire Fighting Enterprises, a leading manufacturer of fire extinguishers for the aviation market, said it has installed 265 Fireray end-to-end infrared beam smoke detectors at the newly-opened Concourse A of Dubai International Airport as part of its fire protection system.
One of the world's largest independent manufacturers of infrared optical beam smoke detectors, Fire Fighting Enterprises is a subsidiary of London-listed Halma, a market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.
The new concourse is the first in the world built to accommodate the giant Airbus A380, resulting in a public space of exceptional size: 528,000 sq m spread across 11 floors, and the capacity to handle 15 million passengers a year.
The lounges span the entire length of the concourse, making them the largest in the world, and feature high ceilings, sweeping architectural design and modern aesthetics throughout.
A total of 860 Fireray products have been installed throughout the airport's four terminals, which feature exactly the kind of large, high-ceilinged indoor areas that the range is designed to protect, said a statement from the company.
The Fireray's ability to detect smoke over a 100m path between the transmitter and receiver heads, coupled with its minimalist visual impact and easy installation made it an ideal choice to the protect the hitech facility, it added.
The first Fireray products were installed in the airport 15 years ago, and have suited the environment and served their purpose so well that they have been specified again and again for refits, renovations and new additional developments, the company said.
The latest installation of 265 Fireray end-to-end units was supplied by Jamal al Majid, local Dubai agent for Edwards, it added.-TradeArabia News Service