Fire Alarm System and Remote Monitoring Sytem


Fire Alarm System and Remote Monitoring Sytem

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Fire alarm systems are essential in providing an early warning in the event of fire. They help to save lives and protect property whilst also fulfilling the needs of insurance companies and government departments.

Fire alarm systems typically consist of several inter-linked components, such as smoke detectors, heat detector, carbon monoxide, manual call points, sounders, alarm and buzzer. The fire alarm system should give immediate information in order to prevent the fire spread and protect live and property.

To get maximum protection a shoe manufacturer in Indonesia opted for a new fire alarm system to monitor 13 production sites spread over 160 hectars. Although the company had an existing fire alarm system, it could not be monitored remotely.

It was essential that the new system would be able to be monitored from a central control room. It needed to be able to connect to the existing smoke detector and manual call point. Information should be easily collected and passed on to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Furthermore, the system should have several features such as alarm management, auto reporting, being connected to many client computers without additional cost, and run 24/7 without fails. The company also needed a system which could be implemented without changing the architecture of the existing fire alarm system.

A Shoe Manufacturer in Indonesia

A state-of-the-art remote monitoring system by Advantech designed for the purpose of detecting fires:

The ADAM-6000’s are 8-channel thermocouple input modules used to monitor temperature. They come with 8 T/C input channels and 8 digital output channels. To connect to field sensors and enhance the accuracy and reliability for thermocouple measurement it also comes with an external DIN-rail terminal board for wiring to the field sensor.

EKI-5525 ProView switches are used to connect the fire alarm system and provide the information about status and speed connection for each port. They are the world’s first convergence switches for process control and IT networking management.

They use Modbus/TCP to communicate with the SCADA software and SNMP to communicate with a Networking Management System (NMS) at the same time, thereby allowing full read control over the devices either for control engineers or for IT.

The devices come with the Port-based QoS for deterministic data transmission allows the priority ports to prioritize the traffic coming over those ports and delay the less immediately necessary data over the remaining ports. The information is collected in an IPC-5122 industrial panel PC server.

Advantech WebAccess SCADA software is installed and records the historical log in. Going beyond SCADA, WebAccess 8.x is also an HTML5-based Business Intelligent Dashboard. It analyses data and helps managers make decisions, and can be opened from anywhere on any HTML5compatible browser.

WebAccess 8.x provides developers with the tools to design their own widgets and applications and the integration of Microsoft Excel reports. Included is a set of Excel templates, and users can build their own report templates to generate daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports to help predict the status of equipment.

Through HTML5, a limitless number of users, with varying access levels are able to read information and make changes from wherever they are using either the Internet or Intranet.

If the system finds that fire is detected, then an early warning system is controlled by an ADAM-5000L/TCP Ethernet-based I/O system that allows remote configuration via Ethernet.

The ADAM-5069 is designed for on/off control in high-voltage applications. Its major feature is the power relay rating at 240 VAC and 5 A. This range can satisfy most requirements for driving externally controlled devices such as lights, fans, alarm systems, and various electronic devices in industrial automation, security, building and home automation applications.

Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)

Remote Monitoring of Fire Detection Architecture

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