Pertronic Control Panels Deliver Excellent Nuisance Alarm Management

Unnecessary fire brigade callouts are expensive. Fire brigades charge at least a thousand dollars per unwanted alarm. Effective nuisance alarm management is a top priority at Pertronic Industries.

Pertronic fire indicating panels provide highly effective nuisance alarm management because they can be configured to respond appropriately to different conditions. This capability underpins the Alarm Delay Function (ADF) used for nuisance alarm management at 363 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. Each apartment kitchenette has an Acclimate Multi-Criteria Detector, which has separate heat and smoke sensors. The heat sensor reports an alarm condition if the air temperature exceeds 63 °C. The smoke sensor can report five levels of smoke.

The control panel activates a general fire alarm and calls the fire brigade in response to a heat alarm. A smoke alarm from kitchenette Acclimate detectors at 363 Adelaide Street initiates a different chain of events. The control panel activates warning devices in the affected apartment, and a switching module to start the apartment’s air extraction system. If the smoke clears within three minutes, the panel turns off the warning devices; the extraction system continues operating for another five minutes. If the smoke does not clear, the panel initiates a general fire alarm and calls the fire brigade.

This ADF solution depends on unique capabilities of Pertronic panels. Virtual Detection allows the panel to recognise separate heat and smoke sensors. Cause and Effect Logic and Virtual Detection allow Pertronic fire indicating panels to initiate distinct outcomes in response to each sensor.

Pertronic fire indicating panels deliver economical yet highly effective nuisance alarm management.

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Kitchenettes in student apartments are a significant source of nuisance alarms. Pertronic’s ADF capabilities slash nuisance alarm expenses without requiring a custom-engineered Performance Solution.


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  * Corrected 26 Sep 2019