VESDA ECO by Xtralis provides protection from both fire and gas threats in powerful yet cost effective configurations to provide point, zone or total area coverage in a variety of applications including:
- Battery charging rooms
- Underground utility tunnels
- Boiler rooms
- Manufacturing facilities
- Parking garages
- Transportation centres
Areas requiring gas detection often also require a fire / smoke detection system. Xtralis VESDA ECO combines gas detection capability with VESDA aspirating smoke detection (ASD) at minimal additional cost. This combined solution can be significantly less expensive than a number of conventional standalone fixed point gas detectors and a separate fire detection system. Routine maintenance costs are also reduced as a single service contract can cover both systems.
It is common practice to provide constant ventilation of plant and process areas to reduce the risk of a gas hazard. The energy costs associated with this solution can be considerable. As an alternative, gas detection can be used to activate or boost ventilation only when required and consequently reduce HVAC operating costs. VESDA ECO provides an economical method of providing gas detection over a wide area for this application.