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An addressable fire alarm has been specified for a logistics site in County Durham. Set up in 1954, Stiller Warehousing & Distribution Ltd offers storage and distribution of palletised goods with a turnover of £14m. The purchase of a new 94,000 sq ft site led to the company approaching Key Security Group to design, supply and install a fire system. However, due to a major order and a delivery that would fill up the warehouse, the installation had to be completed within two weeks.
Tony Leck, Key Security’s Head of Systems, says: “The tight two-week timescale presented a big commitment due to the sheer size of the building. As a swift installation was required, we specified C-TEC’s robust and easy-to-install CAST addressable system. With a short-circuit loop isolator in each device to simplify fault-finding, multi-level addressing for easy device addition and two speedy programming options, we were confident CAST could be installed quickly and meet the requirements for a first class intelligent fire system for the site.”
In a project by Key’s specialist fire engineers and managed by Tony Leck, a two-loop 32-zone CAST addressable fire panel connected to over 500 CAST detectors, sounder VADs and multi-sensors was installed. Another manufacturer’s beam detectors were also interfaced to the system via CAST input output units to cover the warehouse space. The system was then commissioned by Key, within the two-week deadline.
Tony says: “C-TEC’s CAST system is very intuitive, easy-to-install and proved ideal for this time-tight installation. C-TEC also offer a fantastic technical support service and are always available to answer any questions which is great when you are on site. CAST is a powerful high-quality fire system and definitely our system of choice for future projects.”