FAAST Installed at KAC for Factory Protection and CPD webinars

The system is housed in a new, purpose-built customer experience centre

System Sensor, part of Honeywell, has installed a live demonstration of its FAAST aspiration system at the KAC Manufacturing Facility in Redditch. The system is housed in a new, purpose-built customer experience centre, where regular CPD webinars and events will be hosted from the end of March.


Part of the demo system is configured to replicate a hostile, powder rich manufacturing environment, where FAAST was selected over competing products after a six-month evaluation exercise. It uses large quantities of powder, with particulate sizes ranging from 50 to 100 µm. The other part of the demo system is protecting KAC’s injection moulding facility which is subject to challenging environmental conditions and includes high value assets.


Honeywell’s Tim Checketts, who manages and presents the CPD aspiration programme, said, “The live demo facility allows us to take our CPD webinar programme online and to show how FAAST achieves false alarm immunity in real life hostile environments where other forms of fire detection normally fail. We have so far delivered more than 50 face-to-face seminars throughout the UK to more than 700 fire system designers, insurance assessors and electrical consultants, and we are expecting significant interest in the online programme. The ability to show additional features such remote management via a web browser and the Acclimate mode will be particularly attractive.”


Russull McNamara, Site Leader at KAC, stresses the importance of using the right fire detection products for the right environments. He said: “KAC manufactures two million call points and AV devices per annum therefore it’s vital that we achieve 100% manufacturing uptime. Products like FAAST are ideal for challenging areas. Our injection moulding processes emit fumes which can cause problems for traditional fire detectors as it can be recognised as smoke and therefore can cause false alarms. Sophisticated filtration and features like IP integration give us additional confidence that we have complete protection.”


The next face-to-face CPD seminars are being held in Manchester on 5th March and London on the 13th of March as part of the Construction CPD Roadshow programme. To register for the 13th March one, click here.

The first online CPD seminar is scheduled for 12pm on 28th March. It is designed to demonstrate how aspiration technologies, legislation and system design tools have evolved to enable installations such as data centres, prisons, warehouses and hospitals to benefit from the benefits of aspiration fire detection.

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