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Panel at college

A touch-screen controlled addressable fire panel is in use at a new university technical college, in Wigan’s town centre. The academy is for 14 to 18 year olds teaching practical and vocational subjects such as environmental technology and food production.

The building’s reception area features a flat screen television and two of C-TEC’s ZFP compact controllers. The touchscreens provide information at a glance on fire alarms in the converted Victorian mill.

The installer was Nick Potter of R V Fire Systems, the Clitheroe-based specialist fire company. He said: “Clients simply don’t want ugly metal boxes spoiling the overall design of a building’s focal point so the ZFP’s touchscreen compact controllers are ideal for ‘front-of-house’ areas and very popular with consultants.”

A ZFP 4-loop fire panel sits in the server room. The panel features a 20-zone indicator module, which highlights in LED form which zones have been activated. One of C-TEC’s SigTEL eight-line disabled refuge systems is also in use at the college, officially opened by the Earl of Wessex in September. In the event of an emergency, it will provide disabled people with relatively safe places where they can call for assistance and wait until help arrives. A weatherproof disabled refuge outstation was specified for the exposed ‘Vertical Farm’ on the roof of the building, where the students grow crops.

For more information, ring C-TEC on 01942 322744.

Website: http://www.c-tec.co.uk/


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