Sarah Phillips

Global provider of fiber optic sensing solutions, Bandweaver Technologies will host its own webinar series next month on the ‘Protection of buildings and industrial facilities using fiber optic Linear Heat Detection (LHD)’. The webinars will take place on Tuesday 29th June and will be delivered in two online sessions, to ensure attendees from all over the world will be able to view the presentation and access a live Q&A with the Bandweaver team at a time that suits them.

The presentation, to be delivered by Bandweaver’s Managing Director, Richard Kluth, will take place on Tuesday 29th June 2021 at 10AM and 4PM (UTC) and cover the following areas:

  • Principles of fiber optic linear heat detection technology
  • Types of applications: Warehouses, hangers, manufacturing facilities, car parks, abattoirs, freezers/cold storage, false ceilings
  • Demonstration of increased reliability and lower levels of false alarms compared to existing technologies such as beam detector and aspirating smoke detectors
  • Examples of advanced intelligence over conventional LHD resulting in earlier alarming and greater levels of protection
  • Integration into building management systems and industrial SCADA

When it comes to the safety and protection of people, assets, and property, managing and reducing the risk of fire is still a key concern. Whether a fire begins intentionally, by human error or due to dangerous environmental conditions, the costs can be substantial. The company’s range of DTS solutions are well suited to such applications, with low maintenance, low cost of ownership, high reliability, and effective fire detection capabilities. Bandweaver has a long-standing track record of protecting large, enclosed spaces using fiber optic linear heat detection technology – from manufacturing and industrial sites to warehousing and storage, even multi-level car parks.

During the webinar presentation, Richard will explain how a DTS solution is highly reliable, accurate and reduces false alarms in such applications where environmental conditions render traditional fire detection systems inadequate. For example, in manufacturing facilities, where dust or other particles in the air often lead to blockages and general interference for both beam and aspiration detectors, which incorrectly detect them as smoke and trigger false alarms.

The presentation will also discuss the benefits of advanced intelligence to complement the sensing capabilities of the system. With combination fixed temperature, zone specific deviation algorithms and rate-of-rise heat detection over the entire fiber optic sensor cable route, each zone can be configured independently to suit its precise location. This ensures the source of a fire can be identified swiftly and appropriate action can be taken.

Richard Kluth adds: “The purpose of using linear heat detection for protecting building and industrial facilities is to prevent any loss of life, as well as minimise damage to assets including machinery, materials, stock and the facility itself. These sessions will give our audience the opportunity to better understand how this technology can achieve these goals for their projects and ask any questions they may have about the solution”.

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