Retail is the process of selling consumer goods or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution. One of the biggest channels of distribution is through bricks and mortar. Retail shops or stores come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can range from very small local shops and high street stores to huge superstores and shopping malls.
Retail facilities often contain an abundance of high-value products and welcome thousands (sometimes millions) of visitors every day. Therefore, it is essential that they have suitable fire detection systems in place to protect stock, the property itself and, most importantly, human life.
Aspirating Smoke Detection
Aspirating smoke detection provides very fast and reliable fire detection and, therefore, is perfectly suited to protect retail facilities from fire.
Aspirating smoke detectors use powerful fans to draw samples of air from the protected area via a network of pipes. Sampling points are discrete and pipes can usually be well hidden, thus preserving the aesthetics of the store. The detectors themselves can be installed in a central location such as a store room or office, away from the protected area. This means they are easily accessible for maintenance and secure from vandalism or tampering.
VESDA aspirating smoke detectors provide continuous air sampling to provide the earliest possible warning of fire. They have multi-level warnings and a wide sensitivity range allowing them to detect even the smallest levels of smoke, often before it is even visible to the human eye. This allows fires to be investigated and contained before they become out-of-hand, to prevent damage to the building and stock and protecting occupants from fire.
Handpicked Products for Retail Aspirating Smoke Detection
VESDA-E is the next generation of aspirating smoke detection from Xtralis. It offers increased sensitivity, increased flexibility and up to 40% improved coverage in high-airflow areas.
VESDA-E VEA offers the features of VESDA-E but with pinpoint addressability and a range of annunciation options that exceed traditional spot detectors. This means fires can be detected, located and dealt with quicker than ever.
Aspirating Smoke Detector
VESDA-E VEA Aspirating Smoke Detector
VESDA-E VEA detectors draw a mixture of air from a network of sampling pipes via a powerful aspirator pump. Once a fire is detected, the system uses a rotary valve to individually test each sampling point to accurately pinpoint the location of a fire. VESDA-E VEA detectors support 40 sampling points.
VESDA-E VEA Custom Interface
VESDA-E VEA detectors can provide the user with up to 40 individual sampling point locations. To make use of this unique feature, a custom interface is required. Eurofyre can prepare everything that is required to connect a VESDA-E VEA microbore aspirating detection system to an addressable loop, away from the installation site, to make installation and commissioning as easy as possible and ensure that the system delivers optimum performance.
VESDA-E VEA 40-Relay Local StaX
The VESDA-E VEA Local Relay StaX enables alarm location signalling from the detector via relays and enables the mounting of fire loop input modules inside the enclosure. Each Relay StaX provides up to 40 relay connections to provide full addressability and is powered and controlled by the detector.
Power Supply Unit
Xtralis 2A Output Power Supply
Xtralis Power Supply Units are technically matched to provide sufficient current and battery charging capacity for VESDA-E aspirating smoke detectors, meeting the requirements of EN54-4. Xtralis Power Supply Units also perfectly match the VESDA-E range of aspirating smoke detection in style and appearance.
6mm Pipe & Fittings
VESDA-E VEA 6mm Sampling Tube
VESDA-E VEA microbore tubes are custom-made, high-quality plenum rated flame retardant polyethylene tubes. They have superior stress crack resistance for reliable, long-term performance. They are marked with a white ink numbering system over the full length of the tubing.
VESDA-E VEA 6mm Sampling Tube
Standard sampling points are designed for ceiling mounting where there is a void available for the microbore tubes to be installed. Sampling points can either be directly screwed to the ceiling or mounted using a retainer supplied as a standard inclusion and are available in black or white.
Aspirating Smoke Detection Test Equipment
Solo 365 Smoke Detector Test Equipment
The Solo 365 Detector Tester uses a proximity sensor to test detectors quickly. Smoke is produced through non-pressurised cartridges and is compatible for use with VESDA-E VEA detectors. 365 Detector Testers automatically release a controlled amount of smoke to activate the detector’s alarm in order to test if it is working effectively.
Why Choose Eurofyre?
- Complete System Supplier
- Eurofyre is a complete system supplier and has been a major Xtralis technical wholesaler since 2007. This means we can offer expert advice and supply all aspects of fire detection including aspirating smoke detection systems, conventional and addressable fire alarm control panels and linear heat detection.
- Pipework Design
- Eurofyre can also provide assistance with aspirating pipe network design to ensure optimum network performance and installation quality.
- Demonstration and Training
- We have a sophisticated training facility where we offer demonstrations and expert training on a range of systems, including VESDA-E VEA aspirating smoke detection systems.
- After-Sales Support
- Eurofyre prides itself on providing after-sales care and support that is second to none. We offer both on-site and telephone assistance to help you ensure that your system is fully operational and working at its best.
For more information about VESDA aspirating smoke detection, or to discuss any of the other products that Eurofyre have to offer, please feel free to get in touch either by phone on +44 (0) 1329 835 024, by email to [email protected] or via the online enquiry form situated on our contact page.