Plexus FS have successfully upgraded the fire safety systems at three of Swansea University’s buildings on the Singleton Campus.
The Amy Dilwyn Building, the Finance Building and the Aqua Culture within the Llyr Building have all received upgrades or re-wiring of new systems as part of ongoing safety programmes at the University.
Amy Dilwyn Building
Home to the security team, the cleaning team, the lost property office as well as a recording studio, the Amy Dilwyn building had an old, conventional system in place that was deemed to have insufficient detection capabilities, so a full rewire was commissioned.
The project involved the installation of a two-loop Hochiki advanced panel with 65+ devices to bring the building up to standard.
The system, once installed, had a seven-day soak test to check how the alarm reacted to its environment and once calibrated, was commissioned for use and the old system removed in full.
Located at the eastern edge of the campus, the finance building had an addressable system that was deemed obsolete, so the project involved the replacement of the panel and devices, but utilised the existing cabling. Additional devices were also installed to meet Category L2 standards.
The original system was wired as a single loop, however, due to proposed additional devices, the wiring was split into two loops using an advanced mxpro5 panel. 90+ units were also installed along with an aspirator system in the lift shaft.
The system had a soak test, similar to the Amy Dilwyn building, and once passed, was commissioned for use.
Aqua Culture Department in the Llyr Building
Similar to the Finance Building, the original system was deemed obsolete, so the project involved the replacement of the panel and devices, but utilised the existing cabling.
The system was split from a single loop to a double loop using a two-loop using an mxpro5 advanced panel, and the existing devices were replaced with 70+ new Hochiki devices to bring detection levels up to category L2.
Due to the nature of the environment, IP66 Rated call points were installed to suit the environment.
As with both the Amy Dilwyn building and the Finance building, an extended period of soak testing and calibration was completed before the system was commissioned.