Eurofyre’s Product of the Month – VESDA-E VEU Aspirating Smoke Detector


The product that we feel deserves its own mention this month is the VESDA-E VEU aspirating smoke detector from Xtralis. The VESDA-E VEU offers short-wavelength, laser-based detection with advanced detection technology equivalent to thousands of sensors, all housed in a stylish, IP 40 rated enclosure.

Although not the only detector in the VESDA-E range, the VEU is considered to be the most superior. It has an ultra-wide sensitivity range, provides more sampling holes and gives elevated coverage in high airflow applications.

Typical Applications

The VESDA-E VEU is armed with a powerful aspirator that is able to cope with considerably longer pipe runs than other detectors in the VESDA range. This means that VEU detectors are able to provide increased coverage of up to 80% in applications with higher ceilings, making it the perfect detector for buildings such as:

  • Apartments, Hotels, Shops and Offices
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Cultural Properties
  • Education Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Nuclear Facilities
  • Large Offices
  • Shops
  • Travel Stations
  • Warehouses


Installation of the VESDA-E VEU is greatly assisted by Xtralis’ pipe network design software – software that can accurately design pipe networks to meet performance criteria, calculate sampling hole sizes and provide 3D schematics, reports and a detailed materials list.

All VESDA-E devices are backwards-compatible and use the same mounting footprint, pipe conduit and electrical connector positioning as VESDA VLP and VLS detectors and can therefore easily be installed in their place.

Key Features

  • FlairTM Detection Chamber
    The FlairTM Detection Chamber uses sophisticated algorithms and the equivalent of 330,000 sensors to detect smoke and for particle classification.
  • VESDAnetTM
    VESDAnetTM enables primary reporting, centralised configuration, control, maintenance and monitoring via a strong bi-directional communication network which allows continued operation, even during single point wiring failures.
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi Connectivity
    VESDA-E devices offer ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity and can be added to a corporate network. This allows laptops and tablets on the same network to connect wirelessly to the detector using the Xtralis configuration software.
  • Colour Touchscreen Display
    All of the systems status information can be accessed via the VEU three and a half inch colour touchscreen. This includes information such as trouble conditions and smoke levels which are easily reached via the simple navigation system.
  • Certification
    The VESDA-E VEU is approved by UL, ULC, VdS CE activFire and is EN 54-20 classified for Class A, B and C applications.

Unsurpassed Detection Performance

To summarise, the VESDA-VEU is a fully approved system that offers advanced fire detection. A range of innovative features provide unsurpassed detection performance, flexibility, field programmability, connectivity and reduced total cost of ownership. The VESDA-E VEU is well suited to buildings with increased airflow and/or high ceilings such as warehouses, correctional facilities and cultural properties.

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