HONEYWELL has announced the next generation of Xtralis VESDA aspirating smoke detectors that is says will re-define the ASD technology and will set a new benchmark in the industry for reliable very early warning smoke detection.
Honeywell’s Xtralis VESDA-E VEP offers improved detection performance – 1.5x greater sensitivity than VESDA VLP, up to 6x better dust rejection to minimize nuisance alarms, saving building owners significant potential costs from fire department calls. The technology offers higher detection stability over a wider range of environments and improved consistency through its Flair Detection Technology. Its new unique particle characterization capability provides analytics for targeted detection and efficient and effective response.
VESDA-E VEP enhances the user experience with out-of–the-box operation utilizing auto configuration to aid commissioning, an intuitive 3.5-inch LCD touch screen display for simplified status investigation and wireless remote review with the iVESDA app for proactive maintenance. New standard features including built-in Ethernet and WiFi provide ease of connectivity with commonly used handheld devices and the PC-based Xtralis VSM monitoring package.
The series occupies the same mounting footprint, pipe, conduit and electrical connector positioning as VESDA VLP, providing a virtually seamless retrofit option. The new system enables longer pipe runs for convenient detector mounting, helping to reduce maintenance costs. Detector coverage is extended by up to 20 per cent in high-ceiling environments, which also helps reduce costs for customers. VESDA-E VEP is also compatible with existing VESDAnet installations, allowing monitoring of both VESDA-E and legacy detectors via the latest iVESDA application. ♦