Xtralis™, a leading global provider of powerful solutions for the early detection of fire, gas and security threats, today announced that its market-leading very early smoke detection technologies – VESDA® – and ICAM™ have been expanded to include gas detection and environmental monitoring as well as its proven aspirating smoke detection capabilities.
These newly available solutions, VESDA ECO™ by Xtralis and ICAM ECO™ by Xtralis, use new or existing VESDA or ICAM pipe networks to reliably detect smoke and up to nine hazardous/combustible gases to ensure air quality in occupied areas. They also integrate easily with other building management systems for real-time situational awareness and intelligent emergency response, including the activation of demand-controlled ventilation to control costs and save energy.
“Because we want to deliver more value to our customers and end users, Xtralis has extended the integrity and high performance of our ASD systems beyond smoke to also include gas detection and environmental monitoring,” explains Xtralis President and CEO Samir Samhouri. “Every VESDA or ICAM customer now can amortize the cost of their existing smoke detection infrastructures to reliably and accurately detect certain gases early enough to prevent damage to staff and assets and prevent unnecessary and costly down time.”
Now customers across a wide array of industries, including data/telecom, manufacturing and transportation, can rely on VESDA ECO for very early warning fire detection, protection against hazardous gas leaks, air quality monitoring to ensure safe working environments, and help to reduce energy consumption and costs.
Invisible hazards can originate from the release of toxic gases, oxygen deficiency, or the presence of combustible gasses/vapours. With an ECO detector installed on a VESDA or ICAM pipe network, air can be conditioned or filtered to remove moisture, dirt and other particulates that can cause traditional gas-detection systems to false alarm or become contaminated. As with fire detection, early warning of gas leaks or build-up enables countermeasures to be taken to protect personnel, property and business operations.
Each VESDA/ICAM ECO detector can house up to two gas sensors, and additional detectors can be added easily to the pipe network to monitor more gases if required. In its initial release, the solution can be configured to detect ammonia (NH3), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), methane (CH4), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), oxygen (O), propane (C3H8) and sulfur dioxide (SO2).
VESDA/ICAM ECO provides point, zone or total-area coverage to suit different applications in a wide array of environments, including battery-charging rooms, underground utility tunnels, boiler rooms, manufacturing facilities, parking garages and transportation centers. The systems easily integrate with fire alarm control panels (FACP), programmable logic controllers (PLC), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and building management systems (BMS) to provide real-time situational awareness for intelligent emergency response. No construction or electrical conduit is required.
“For more than 20 years, Xtralis has been on the forefront of innovation in the life safety space, delivering powerful solutions to protect people, property and business continuity,” concludes Samir.
Xtralis is the leading global provider of powerful solutions for the early detection of fire, gas and security threats. Our technologies prevent disasters by giving users time to respond before life, critical infrastructure or business continuity is compromised. We protect more than 40,000 customer sites in 100 countries, including billions in assets belonging to the world’s top governments and businesses. Our solutions include VESDA® by Xtralis – aspirating smoke detection, ICAM™ by Xtralis – flexible fire protection, ADPRO® by Xtralis – perimeter protection and enterprise IP security, and ASIM™ by Xtralis – traffic detection. Visit us at www.xtralis.com to learn more.