Specialists in life safety & public address systems

Case Study - The Diamond Synchrotron

diamond-synchrotron1THE DIAMOND SYNCHROTRON IS THE LARGEST UK-FUNDED SCIENTIFIC FACILITY TO BE BUILT FOR OVER 40 YEARS.

Diamond Light Source is a new scientific facility in South Oxfordshire on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. This giant machine, called a synchrotron, can be described as a series of "super microscopes".

It is housed in a futuristic doughnut-shaped building which covers the area of 5 football pitches. Diamond will ultimately host up to 40 cutting edge research stations, called beamlines, supporting the life, physical and environmental sciences.

Advanced Safety Communications were chosen by one of the largest fire alarm companies in the UK to design, manufacture, program and commission a distributed Praesideo system to provide voice alarm and public address throughout the building.

The system comprised six racks interlinked by a redundant glass fibre optic loop, with each rack having its own paging panel. The system was designed to accommodate up to 16 different evacuation and alert messages, for phased evacuation of the peripheral sectors and centre core of the building.

A custom made multi-zone master fireman's microphone was also designed and manufactured, complete with manual evacuation and routine message facilities. Full battery backup was provided in each rack to BS5839 Part 8, using Advanced Safety Communications CS2, fully monitored 48V intelligent battery charger.

 


 

Case Study - Manchester Airport Terminal 1

manchester-airport1MANCHESTER AIRPORT TERMINAL 1 £35M REDEVELOPMENT USED BOSCH PRAESIIDEO INSTALLED BY ASC.

Located south of the city, Manchester International Airport is listed as one of Great Britain’s busiest airports, facilitating over 189,000 flights and serving nearly 20 million passengers per annum.

The airport is the biggest and busiest in the north west of England and it provides a gateway to the world for the city’s large population and for residents of neighbouring towns such as Warrington and Liverpool, and those in the county of Cheshire.

The airport operates three terminals, which handle an extensive number of domestic and international carriers.


Advanced Safety Communications were chosen by Bosch to design, manufacture and program a large Praesideo system to provide voice alarm and public address throughout the terminal. The system comprised four interlinked racks with up to 24 paging panels, a custom designed, multi-zone master fireman’s microphone, including fault display and a PC Call Station with routine message manager.

Full battery backup was provided in each rack to BS5839 Part8, using Advanced Safety Communications CS2 fully monitored 48v intelligent battery charger.