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At Sudan University, the Faculty of Pharmacy sought an adjustable fire alarm system that could withstand the harsh climate.
Temperatures can soar to 40 degrees and above and the city can face dust storms. Products that can remain unaffected by the storms, were essential for the university, as exposure to dust can cause severe interference to devices and result in false alarms being raised or device malfunction. As a high traffic area, the faculty has lectures, meetings and assemblies and requires quality fire detection. The university selected Hochiki’s HFP product.
A key concern for the faculty, which comprises three separate buildings, was that the fire detection installed allowed for full connectivity around the premises. The university has fire alarm control panels from Hochiki’s complete fire detection system (HFP) range. The networked HFP panels form a system that allows for site-wide ESP fire device monitoring of the university buildings and evacuation of personnel in the event of a fire condition.
Hisham Abuzeid, Manager at Sorouh Advanced Works, Hochiki’s partner in the region said: “We recommended Hochiki HFP control panels for the faculty because they are ultra-reliable and can be networked. Since installation we have received positive feedback from the client that the panels are extremely user friendly providing them with peace of mind.”
The alarm devices in the HFP range, pictured, feature Hochiki’s Enhanced System’s Protocol (ESP) including reduction in false alarms, and compliant to world recognised standards. The fire alarm was chosen because of its ability to perform in even the most demanding places – an important benefit when considering the extreme weather that Sudan faces. A high-performance chamber allows for adjustable sensitivity settings, reducing the likelihood of false alarms.
Hisham said: “Despite several external challenges to the project, once it was finished the university was very happy with the final result. Hochiki devices are extremely popular in Sudan thanks to their high tolerance to dust, durability and reliability. They were the perfect choice for this project and we’re pleased that, since completion, representatives from the university have told us that there have been no false alarms since installing the product.”