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Specifiers Journal 2015-2016

Specifiers Journal 2015-2016

New Energy-saving Smoke

New Energy-saving Smoke & Heat Alarms Launched Low energy consumption is high on the agenda for the new Firex® range of smoke and heat alarms, alongside a host of other advanced features ideally suited to all types of housing. For many years, Firex® has proved itself as a popular range of cost-effective hardwired, interconnectable alarms, satisfying Building Regulations and British Standards requirements. The latest generation of Firex® optical and ionisation smoke alarms, and heat alarms offers Standard, Long Life and Rechargeable battery back-up versions of each sensing technology, giving nine options in all. The latest range is fully compatible with all previous Firex® alarms and highlights several new advanced features. A particularly important benefit is the substantially lower, maximum mains energy consumption of less than 15mA – in the order of just 3.5W and less than many household items left on standby. This represents a 70% energy saving over previous models, ensuring significantly lower running costs and improving a building’s sustainability credentials. Other new features include an Alarm Memory Function where a flashing LED continues after an alarm has been triggered to easily and quickly identify the source unit. The three new optical alarms now feature dust compensation and a bug screen to help minimize nuisance alarms. All the models retain popular Firex® features including a combined Test/Hush button, Auto-reset facility and a tamperresistant locking device. Up to 23 Firex® alarms can be interlinked creating a network for protection throughout the home. Firex® can also form part of Kidde’s ‘Smart Interconnect’ feature which creates a comprehensive system for whole home protection, interlinking the company’s hard-wired smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms. Additional accessories are also available for use with Firex® alarms. A surface-mounting base allows simple installation, particularly for retrofitting with trunking or conduit, and a relay pattress can operate other devices – such as door-closers, warning lights, horns and warden-call systems – when an alarm is triggered. The wired Remote Test and Hush unit allows for system testing of interconnected alarms and to hush unwanted alarms from a single location. Firex® is manufactured and supplied exclusively by Kidde, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. For more information or to contact Kidde Sales, email: sales@kiddesafety.co.uk or call: 01753 766 392. FPC(UK) Limited are specialist manufacturers of Fire Protection Products that prevent a fire from spreading to other areas for periods up to and in excess of 4 hours. This gives time for the evacuation of people from unaffected areas and time for emergency services to attend. Our product range encompasses all trades allied to the construction industry which include plumbers, air ventilation installers, electricians, ducting installers, carpenters, door installers, roofing contractors etc. We are continually developing new products to make fire containment simpler and easier to contain. Below is New UFS Duct Seal being fire tested to 2 hours. Above is New UFS for plastic pipes up to 160mm diameter. Below is UFS for cable basket/trays. The newest addition to our product range is the UFS (Universal Fire Sleeve/Wrap). This latest product is designed for use in wall partitioning or solid walls and floors. The unique design enables the UFS to be used on various penetrations FireSure® No metal work is required even when installed in hollow partitioning. It does not need to extend past the wall edges and is only 4.8mm nominal thick which allows less of the structure to be cut out. The UFS is also supplied flat meaning less storage place on site. Easy to install in 3 easy steps. 1. Wrap tight around the penetration and join using the integral fixing tab. 2. Slide UFS until flush with or through both sides of partitioning. 3. Make good any imperfections between UFS and structure using FireSure® fire and acoustic sealant. See more of our range of products at www.fpc-uk.com Email:- sales@fpc-uk.com Tel: 01384 633660 100 SPECIFICATION JOURNAL 2015-2016

Saving Energy New Range The next generation of Firex ® hard-wired, interconnectable optical and ionisation smoke alarms and heat alarms – now with Standard, Long Life and Rechargeable battery back-up versions in each sensing technology – meeting Building Regulations and British Standards requirements. KF10 Ionisation Smoke Alarm KF20 Optical Smoke Alarm KF30 Heat Alarm New Features • 70% Reduced Energy Consumption – *compared with previous Firex ® models • Alarm Memory Function – identifies the source unit when triggered • Dust compensation and bug screen – on all optical alarms minimising nuisance alarms Saving Lives Firex ® is manufactured and supplied exclusively by Kidde, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. 01753 766 392 sales@kiddesafety.co.uk kiddesafetyeurope.co.uk