Fireray beam detector saves factory from acetone blaze

Fireray, optical smoke detector
The quick response of a Fireray 5000 optical beam smoke detector prevented an acetone fire in a Hull factory taking serious hold.

When a recently installed Fireray 5000 optical beam smoke detector sounded an alarm at 8.45 a.m. because acetone had caught fire, a sequence of events was initiated that say 10 fire engines arrive within five minutes to quickly subdue the blaze. All staff were evacuated safely.

The alarm signal at the factory in Hull was picked up by the constantly manned security lodge, which called the fire brigade.

Tim Allerston of Global EFP, which installed the fire-protection system, explains that the beam detectors had recently been upgraded from ones that were 15 years old and had become unreliable and prone to false alarms and fault conditions. The new detectors detected the fire and triggered the alarm, resulting in the building being saved.

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