System Sensor Europe has extended its popular aspirating detection (ASD) portfolio with the launch of FAAST LT-200 – an update to the existing FAAST LT range – featuring a number of key technological improvements. Innovation highlights include a new patented high-sensitivity IR LED detection chamber specially designed for challenging ASD applications and new design features to improve usability and flexibility for installers and end users.
Dino Petronio, Product Marketing Manager said: ‘FAAST LT is a market-leading ASD range with a large installed base – particularly in Class C applications where standard fire detection is prone to failure or alarm.
‘FAAST LT-200 represents the next evolution in this technology; the device features a new patented detection chamber, including a very high-sensitivity, high-power-output LED and high-gain IR receiver amplifier capable of delivering fast and effective detection, particularly for fast flaming liquid fires and slow smouldering fires. This innovation allows FAAST LT-200 to offer high sensitivity, whilst limiting nuisance alarms, through improved protection of internal components.’
FAAST LT-200 includes a new three-stage external filter for enhanced performance in harsh environments. The detection unit features improved position of air inlets, outlets and switches for easier installation/maintenance, pre-drilled top and bottom cable glands, a new pre-alarm setting for added flexibility and a new black housing. FAAST LT-200 also features improved airflow (extended flow tolerance range of ±50%).
FAAST LT-200 is well suited to complex spaces, difficult-to-reach locations and areas where aesthetics matter; the system features an advanced detection chamber and aspirator, which can be situated outside of the protected area. Air is drawn into the detector via sampling points in the system’s discreet pipe network, located within the protected area at ceiling height (either exposed or concealed in a roof void). This makes FAAST LT-200 ideally suited to applications where standard detection methods are inefficient or prone to failure.
One of FAAST LT-200’s most attractive features is its ability to dramatically reduce the time spent designing, commissioning, installing and maintaining the system of multiple detectors. The pipework itself requires no maintenance and a single FAAST LT-200 unit can monitor a space of up to 2,000m2, replacing many points of detection that would require both electrical wiring and individual maintenance.
Dino Petronio adds: ‘FAAST LT-200 helps to drive down the cost of smoke detection in several effective ways: Pipe-IQ™ – the all-in-one pipe design, configuration and monitoring software – guides users through system design and provides full device configuration and ongoing system monitoring. Using Pipe-IQ™, a designer can complete the pipe network layout, verify hole sizes and sensitivity, obtain a Bill of Material and Layout Report and automatically verify if the design meets EN54-20 requirements in minutes. The only maintainable part for the whole system is the field serviceable filters (an internal, integral filter, combined with a robust three-stage external filter for harsh environmental monitoring).
‘Many applications operate 24/7 so the ability to test and maintain the device easily is essential. This value also makes FAAST LT-200 popular in hard-to-access locations such as voids and lift shafts, preventing out-of-hours maintenance needs; the detector can be located in an easily accessible location and can be maintained by a single operator with no need for any special equipment.’
The FAAST LT-200 range includes Loop and Standalone models (single and dual-channel variants).
For more information, go to www.systemsensoreurope.com/English/Datasheets/FAAST-LT200-Loop-18.pdf