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Kentec chosen at Oxford University Wellcome Trust Centre

Kentec fire control panels are central to a new fire detection system installed at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG) - a research institute of the University of Oxford.

Based in the Henry Wellcome Building of Genomic Medicine located on the University of Oxford's Old Road Campus, WTCHG houses more than 400 occupants spread over three floors. The Centre aims to explore all aspects of the genetic susceptibility to disease, including the understanding of how DNA variants contribute to the risk of disease in the population.

When the university decided to replace the existing 10-year-old fire alarm and detection system, it was agreed with Oxfordshire based Pyrotec Services that the new system would be based around Hochiki's Enhanced Systems Protocol (ESP), Hochiki devices and Kentec control panels.

The University of Oxford Safety Office insists on open protocol systems, together with commonality of equipment. The use of Hochiki devices and Kentec control panels for all replacement and new systems has been the norm for the past 20 years.

The project involved installing a Kentec Syncro 12 loop, 96 zone Analogue Addressable control panel and two Syncro Focus Network LCD Repeater Panels using the existing cabling infrastructure.

Approximately 1,000 devices were installed including nearly 500 ACB-E analogue multi-sensors, which incorporate a variable temperature heat element and a rate of rise heat element - both of which are controlled from the control panel, allowing either one or both elements to be active in making the fire decision.


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