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Kentec watches over National Maritime Museum

National Museums at Chatham is a heritage project of national significance, developed in partnership with the National Maritime Museum and the Imperial War Museum to create a new centre for world-class collections at the heart of the historic Dockyard.

This unique collection calls for a fire protection system of the highest integrity, configured to protect all areas of the building and to monitor the peripheral specialist detection systems in the five repositories, which store the priceless exhibits and collection of over 4,000 ships' models.

The fire alarm system comprises a Kentec Syncro 4 loop analogue addressable fire alarm panel protecting all areas of the building with a repeater panel installed within the Orientation Gallery. The system is supported by Hochiki's open protocol fire data communications with over 100 Hochiki devices including Automatic Smoke/Heat Sensors, Call Points and Base Sounder Beacons. Aspirating Detection is installed within the Repository Areas to provide the earliest possible warning of a fire condition.

Commenting on the project, David Rooney of CTA Fire Detection, the system installation company "We have always been impressed by the straightforward cause and effect programming tools offered with Kentec's Syncro, plus the company's excellent technical support. The panel is also very user friendly and simple to operate - essential when training staff. It also allowed us to make extensive use of the Hochiki Powered Output Modules to control and monitor the beam detectors, negating the use of additional power supplies and cabling."

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