Emirates Stadium housing development invests in new fire detection system

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A mixed-use development, Ashburton Triangle comprises 249 flats over 12 floors, along with the ever-popular Arsenal Museum, and encloses a landscaped communal garden. The property is owned and managed by Newlon Housing Trust, and has recently installed Nittan’s addressable fire detection system installed to protect against false alarms.

Nittan’s Europe Evolution analogue addressable fire detection was specified for the development to provide improved reliability, while its flexible protocol is said to allow for substantial amounts of information to be transmitted at high speed, supporting high-performing cause and effect programming which was a key factor in the decision-making process.

Over 3,500 devices have now been installed throughout Ashburton Triangle, with a significant number being Evolution EV-DP smoke detectors. EV-DP smoke detectors have been designed to reduce false alarms caused by non-combustion products such as steam, dust and aerosols by effectively measuring the actual particle size in the chamber via its combined IR and blue LED technology. As steam and dust are much larger particles than smoke, the detector won’t false alarm, assures the manufacturer.

The Nittan Evolution devices feedback to eight Advanced MxPro 5 panels. The fire detection system also integrates with a range of third-party safety systems installed throughout the premises, including a sprinkler system, intelligent escape signage, lifts, door entry and access control systems, and dampers for both individual apartments and rooftops.

Nittan worked closely with one of its Elite Partners, Somerset based Coomber Fire & Security Systems, on this project. Commenting on this latest project between the two companies, Adam Pitman, Senior Fire Systems Engineer at Coomber Fire and Security Systems, said: “The requirements for the Ashburton Triangle development were relatively complex, with extensive cause and effect programming and the necessity for staged evacuation. The high number of dwellings and potential for unwanted alarms also made false alarm management a key driver in our choice and we know the highly resilient Nittan EV-DP with the Dual Photoelectric sensor is more than capable of meeting these needs.”

Robin Edmunds, Nittan Sales General Manager said “Nittan are delighted that Coomber continues to see not only the benefits of being a Nittan Elite Partner, but also the strengths of our individual products such as EV-DP. We look forward to working with Coomber and supporting them on many future projects of this nature.”