When rapid smoke detection capability is required, an aspirating smoke detector system is needed.
Aspirated smoke detection is a method of smoke detection where the air from the protected area is actively drawn through a network of air sampling pipes, passed through a central detection unit and sampled for the presence of smoke.
Aspirating systems can typically detect smoke before it is visible to the naked eye. High sensitivity smoke detection provided by laser based forward light scatter detection ensures reliable very early warning. This is key to ensure action can be taken even at the incipient stages of a fire, long before there are flames and this way keeping damages to an absolute minimum.
Aspirating systems are suitable in clean rooms; areas which contain goods easily damaged by fire, electronic rooms, communication facilities, server rooms, datacenters, museums and highly flammable liquid and gases