FIRE BEAM KIT
The standard Fire Beam package comes complete with the head unit, the low level controller, a single reflector, a user manual, a test filter and a 3mm allen key. This will enable you to cover distances between 5 and 40 metres.
Designed in Britain and manufactured in Malaysia, The Fire Beam has been specifically created to overcome the problems normally associated with optical beam smoke detection, which in the past have made this type of smoke detection unreliable and difficult to maintain.
Optical beam smoke detection is a very cost effective method of protecting large areas, especially using reflective technology that only requires wiring to one end. But the reliability of products has up until now seen a move away from beams toward other more expensive methods of detection.
So what makes The Fire Beam Different
Two main attributes stand The Fire Beam out from the crowd, a motorised beam head that continually self aligns, and a low level controller from which all major functions can be performed.
The Motorised Head
Up until now, aligning an optical beam could well have been a nightmare, often giving uncertain results that can lead to false alarms. By utilising motors within the beam head The Fire Beam can make commissioning a safer and more accurate procedure. Our unique method of using high quality stepper motors, allows us to make minute adjustments of just 1/40 of 1 degree to the beam head. This is automatically controlled by software which finds and continually monitors its position in relation to the reflector. A simple commissioning procedure ensures that you achieve perfect alignment every time and that your beam will keep that alignment.
Building movement is the enemy of beam detection, as the smallest movement of a building through heat changes or settlement will move a beam off its target (imagine a couple of degrees of movement in a 100m building). The Fire Beam will continually monitor any movement and re-align itself automatically. How many times have you had to return to a site and re-align beams at high level, and at what expense?
Low Level Controller
Low level control means just that. Once you have the head in place and wired in, you can make any changes and adjustments you want from ground level. You can:
- commission the beam from ground level
- manually move the beam head
- view the air quality
- view the status of the beam
- change sensitivity thresholds
- change the time to fire and fault
- make the alarm latching or non latching
- turn on and off the green flashing light
- see fire and fault counts
- see how much compensation has been made for dirt build up (you will only have to clean the head and reflector when it needs it)
- complete a self test
- turn the beam on and off (it will reset itself after 8 hours)
- adjust output and receiver settings
- and even monitor the temperature at the beam head
Low Power: 3mA at all times means in some cases you can power from the loop. Combine The Fire Beam with a switch monitor isolator such as the Apollo XP95 and you have an addressable beam powered from the loop
IP 65: Built in seals mean that it is fully protected from ingress. You can happily hose down The Fire Beam in hostile environments such as food processing halls
Technician Friendly: Designed with the technician in mind we have tried to make things easy. Large colour coded terminals make connection easy in an often awkward environment, and nice touches such as captive screws all help when working at height.
In The Fire Beam we believe we can now offer you a high quality reliable answer for optical beam smoke detection that will save you both time and money.