With multi-million numbers of people passing through Terminals at an International Airport during any one year, the risk of fire and with it the potential for loss of human life in large numbers is very high. Disruption to business as a result of a fire goes far beyond the boundaries of the Airport at which the fire has occurred. The potential effect on the business can be global - with resulting delays in flight departures and arrivals putting aircraft in the wrong part of the world at the wrong time.Loss of passenger confidence in the safety of an airport or airline could generate a major negative effect on the important Corporate profit levels for decades to come.
International Airport Terminals bring together many different fire risks and include Complex Electrical Power Distribution Systems, Retail Outlets, Metro Systems, Restaurants, Storage Warehouses, internal passenger and baggage transit systems.
The more traditional applications for LINEAR HEAT DETECTION involve dirty, dusty, damp and corrosive risk environments and areas of limited access and surveillance. Within Airport Terminals many such environmental conditions apply, but its specification also accepts its ability to be located close to the potential source of temperature rise.
- POWER CABLE PROTECTION - including the SERVICE TUNNEL areas beneath the Terminal building
- ELECTRICAL CUPBOARDS
- METRO STATION PLATFORMS
- ROAD /RAIL TUNNELS
- PASSENGER CONVEYORS
- BAGGAGE CONVEYORS
- LIFT/ ELEVATOR SHAFT & MOTOR
- VENTILATION/EXTRACTION DUCT PROTECTION
- FALSE CEILING CABLE INSTALLATION PROTECTION
- STORAGE WAREHOUSES
- AIRCRAFT HANGARS
- RESTAURANT COOKER HOODS
The above list is representative rather than exhaustive of applications for LINEAR HEAT DETECTION within Airport Terminals!
Of all the linear detection operating concepts available, DIGITAL LINEAR HEAT DETECTION provides a pre-specified FIXED alarm temperature - regardless of whether 1% or 100% of an installed length is exposed. Post alarm condition, replacement of the fire/overheat damaged section of the installed sensor cable is all that is required. No matter what the construction material used in the manufacture of the sensor cable or the temperature rating applied, exposure to excessive temperatures or direct flame WILL have a negative effect on the cable operating characteristics - regardless of manufacturer. Better that the exposed cable section is replaced.... ensuring end user operator confidence in the system is retained at the highest level.