CRITICAL CYBER FACILITY PROTECTED WITH FAAST DETECTION TECHNOLOGY The Cyber Innovation Center, part of the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City, La., provides 139,000 sf of facilities to support users in the government, industry, private research, and academic sectors. The goal: accelerate technology transfer and improve workforce development. A recent installation by Fire Tech Systems combined a pre-action sprinkler system and System Sensor’s FAAST (fire alarm aspiration sensing technology) equipment to allow extremely early detection.

The sprinkler system has a double interlock, requiring smoke to trip the detectors and charge the pipes with water, plus heat to fuse at least one sprinkler head. Only then will water discharge. The equipment uses a high-sensitivity blue LED to detect incipient fire conditions and an infrared laser to detect nuisance particulate matter, reducing the number of false alarms. Fire Tech specified separate FAAST systems for hot aisles and cold aisles to accommodate the high airflow integral to the HVAC design.

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