Third party certification for the fiber-optic linear heat sensing (LTS) from Patol has been extended to cover the Fibresense range. Kelvin Miller, Patol Sales Director comments, “Having introduced the Fibresense brand, under which our fiber-optic heat detection systems are now being marketed, Fibresense has been EN54 cross-listed under the certification scheme to ensure that specifiers are aware it meets the same high standards of manufacture for which our cables have become renowned worldwide.” “It is now featured in the LPCB’s Redbook Live, an invaluable resource for anybody looking to source fire and security products and services.” Intelligent fire detection Patol’s LTS is providing reliable and intelligent fire detection and asset monitoring on many prestigious projects throughout the world. Each fiber-optic cable and its associated controller can provide up to 600 zones, with a system which offers maintenance-free, fast, accurate and reliable detection. Fibresense is particularly suited to protecting electrically noisy environments Fibresense uses Linear Temperature Sensing Technology to simultaneously measure temperature profiles at thousands of points along the sensing cable, providing not only the current position of a fire but also its progression. Fiber-optic cables It can be configured into multiple detection zones, with the capacity to set adjustable alarm levels for each zone to meet the specific requirements of a given site. It is employed in a wide range of applications including cable trays and racks, car parks, conveyors, petrochemical sites, warehouses, escalators and travellators and tunnels. As fiber-optic cables are immune to electromagnetic interference, Fibresense is particularly suited to protecting electrically noisy environments such as power generation and transformers. With no electric current used in the sensing fiber, it can also be used in hazardous environments.
Patol is returning to the Intersec 2019 exhibition, and will be showcasing its range of Firesense Linear Heat Detection Cables (LHDC), along with the Fire Thermal Infrared (FireTIR) detection system, on stand 4-G32. Patol is a provider of LHDC, manufacturing cables from its UK facility which are used in prestigious projects throughout the world. Firesense LHDC and its associated controllers provide economical temperature monitoring at the point of risk in a range of commercial and industrial applications, including hazardous areas. Firesense LHDC Firesense can be integrated with many fire alarm and extinguishing control systems to offer a complete system solution. It is particularly suited to situations characterized by harsh environmental conditions Available in both analogue (resettable) and digital (non-resettable) options, cables are available in temperature ratings from 70°C to 240°C in both braided and non-braided versions and cut to length. While Firesense can be employed in many varied applications, it is particularly suited to situations characterized by harsh environmental conditions, where there is a physical or hazardous maintenance access constraint to protect the area, or where installation of the detection is required close to the risk. Infrared cameras The FireTIR detection system features fixed infrared cameras connected to a user-friendly software interface through which the surface temperatures of the area being protected are monitored in real time. High or low pre-alarm and alarm set temperatures can be programmed for each zone The image from each camera can be divided into zones, allowing specific risk areas to be identified and to also establish non-detection areas. High or low pre-alarm and alarm set temperatures can be programmed for each zone, with outputs to fire alarm and process control systems. Heat detection technologies FireTIR is suitable for a wide range of applications, including storage and handling plants, manufacturing industries, transport and power generation. For hazardous areas, camera enclosures are available to IP66 or ATEX certification, with automatic camera lens cleaning ensuring the system is ideally suited to dusty environments. Kelvin Miller, Sales Director at Patol, comments, “The Middle East is an important export market for us, highlighted by two major critical infrastructure projects we are currently working on in the UAE. We look forward to returning to Intersec and the opportunity to highlight our position as a specialist in heat detection technologies.”
Industrial fire detection provider Patol has printed a new suite of literature and, in doing so, introduced a color-coding system to enable easier identification of the company’s product range. The new suite comprises six brochures: Firesense Linear Heat Detection (LHDC), Fibresense Fiber-Optic Linear Temperature Sensing, Aspirating Smoke Detection, FireTIR Thermal Infra-Red Imaging, Infra-Red Transit Heat and Flame Sensors and the company’s range of Special Control Equipment. Color-coded approach Sales Director Kelvin Miller comments, “We have come a long way from the company’s origins as a manufacturer of LHDC products. While we still supply our LHDC for prestigious projects throughout the world, we have significantly extended our range over the years to ensure we are able to meet the fire protection requirements of a whole host of different environments.” “With the adoption of the color-coded approach to our literature, customers can more readily see the products which are particularly suited to a given application.” Copies of the brochure are available to download from the Patol website, or printed copies can be sourced direct from Patol.
Patol will be returning to the Firex International exhibition to demonstrate its extensive capabilities in industrial fire protection. The focus on stand FX650 will be one of the more recent additions to Patol’s product range - the Fire Thermal Infrared (FireTIR) detection system. The system features fixed infrared cameras connected to a user-friendly software interface through which the surface temperatures of the area being protected are monitored in real time. Camera Lens Cleaning High or low pre-alarm and alarm set temperatures can be programmed for each zone The image from each camera can be divided into zones, allowing specific risk areas to be identified and to also establish non-detection areas. High or low pre-alarm and alarm set temperatures can be programmed for each zone, with outputs to fire alarm and process control systems. FireTIR is suitable for a wide range of applications, including storage and handling plants, manufacturing industries, transport and power generation. For hazardous areas, camera enclosures are available to IP66 or ATEX certification, with automatic camera lens cleaning ensuring the system is ideally suited to dusty environments. Fibre Optic Option Kelvin Miller, Patol Sales Director, comments - “The FireTIR products are a very natural fit for us as a business and further strengthen our position as a particular specialist in heat detection technologies. Building on our existing portfolio which includes LHDC (linear heat detection cable) and infrared heat and flame sensors, we are able to offer further solutions to the challenges posed by the fire detection requirements of many varied applications. We look forward to demonstrating the capabilities of the system to visitors to the exhibition.” Alongside FireTIR, Patol will also be showing the latest developments in its LHDC products. In addition to the extensive range of cables manufactured by Patol at its Reading facility, the company also offers the Sensa range of fiber optic linear heat detection cables. Kelvin continues - “The addition of the Sensa cable was the missing piece of the LHDC jigsaw and means that we can offer a fiber optic option, as well as our LHDC in both analog (resettable) and digital (non-resettable) options.” Intelligent Fire Detection The Sensa Fibre Optic LHDC system has been providing reliable and intelligent fire detection and asset monitoring on projects throughout the world for more than 20 years. It offers speed of detection, reliability and versatility in monitoring temperature and detecting incipient fires in a range of multi-discipline environments. Alarm levels can be adjusted dependent on the risk levels of the zones Applications for the technology include protection of car parks, monitoring of vessels, automatic storage warehouses and power cable trays, with the capacity to configure the cable in multiple detection zones to meet the specific requirements of a given application. Alarm levels can be adjusted dependent on the risk levels of the zones, providing a programmable platform to suit many fire detection applications and installations. Flame Detection Options Relay contacts communicate the alarm decision directly to the main fire alarm control panel, with the capacity to also interface with third party systems - via a Modbus communications path – to control ventilation or extinguishing systems. Completing the line up for Firex this year will be the conveyor detection systems from Patol. The 5000 Series of infrared transit sensors are available in heat and flame detection options. The suitability of the technology to protect conveyors in particularly challenging environments has been highlighted by a new video shot by Patol at the Aberthaw power station in Wales.