Air Tight!

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of filtration solutions has selected C-TEC’s innovative new CAST ZFP addressable fire system for one of its UK sites.

A global expert in the field of filtration, MANN+HUMMEL employs 15,000 people at more than 50 locations worldwide and has a turnover of more than 3 billion Euros. In 2014, it acquired Vokes Air manufacturing plant in Burnley to increase its presence in the booming filtration and air purification market.

Last year, the company identified the need for a powerful new fire alarm system to protect the site. Further to consultations with Lancashire-based specialist installation company, ADJ Fire and Security, the decision was taken to install one of C-TEC’s new CAST addressable fire systems comprising a network of ZFP 1-loop touchscreen-controlled panels connected to over 250 CAST devices including heat detectors embedded with C-TEC’s unique ‘HEART’ (HEat Analysis and Response Technology) algorithms to ensure each one remains in a high state of readiness for a potential fire alarm situation.

Steve Hutchinson, Head of Sales at ADJ, said: “We were delighted to be asked to equip the MANN+HUMMEL Vokes Air site with an L1 fire detection and alarm system developed by one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of life-safety systems. The fact that C-TEC is based in the North-West was important to ourselves and our client as we are both keen to support local manufacturers wherever possible particularly those which produce such high-quality equipment.”

“Performance-wise, CAST is fast, reliable and incredibly powerful. As a 40V loop driven system, it allows you to put twice as many devices on a loop compared to other manufacturers’ systems. The soft-addressing nature of the system also means it’s simple-to-install, programme and commission as all the devices can be easily programmed at the panel.

“Another key factor as to why we chose CAST is C-TEC’s outstanding free-of-charge technical support service. Terry Gordon, the company’s Technical Support Manager, and his team have been absolutely amazing, offering advice, answering any queries we had and providing phenomenal technical support throughout. I cannot praise them highly enough.”

Certified to all relevant EN54 product standards, including EN54-13, CAST is C-TEC’s own UK manufactured ‘distributed intelligence’ addressable fire detection and alarm system.