Maximising the performance of your fire detecting capabilities.
A.P.E Fire & Security specialise in the installation of fire aspirating systems – systems that are able to detect fires at an early stage, often before an open fire and intense smoke develops. Early detection is paramount to high-risk applications such as EDP areas and network operating centres, particularly because they have an increased fire risk due to high power requirement and the density of equipment.
Aspirating systems provide an ideal solution to maintain fire detection in areas that become inaccessible once a building is complete, for example, in areas with large mechanical duct work, lift shafts or voids. The pipe work is carefully designed by our team to ensure safe future maintenance is achieved, complying with CDM maintenance requirements. For example, lift shaft detection will be engineered to prevent future access being required to the lift shaft for maintenance.
We installed a complex aspirating system at Berkeley Green UTC to help protect their inaccessible, high-level ceilings. The system has been designed with the end user in mind, removing the requirement of specialist high-level access equipment and the dangers of engineers working at height.