Fire Fighting Enterprises Ltd., manufacturer of the popular Fireray series of wide-area optical beam smoke detectors, has launched a full range of installation accessories for use with its fire protection products.
The company offers various mounting plates and brackets for the reflector prisms, allowing easy fixing and positioning of either a single- or 4-prism array to surfaces at almost any angle. Protective cages for the Fireray 5000 detector head and controller units are also available, in addition to those for the Fireray 50/100R and Fireray 2000 models.
The Prism Plate for either 1 or 4 prisms is suitable for situations where the wall facing the detector head is perpendicular to the angle of the beam. Where this is not the case, the Prism Plate can be attached to a Universal Bracket that fixes to the wall, allowing the angle of the prisms to be adjusted to reflect the beam back correctly. The reinforced Surface Mount Plate is another option, providing a particularly rigid and secure fixing.
The Protective Cages are made from plastic-coated galvanised steel and will protect detector heads and controller units from accidental knocks. Ladders, forklifts and other moving equipment in a warehousing or industrial setting could easily catch one of the wall-mounted devices, and the cages will help prevent damage or misalignment that may occur. Similarly, in leisure facilities, they will protect the fire detection system from flying footballs, tennis balls and other potential sources of knocks. The cages will also offer some protection against birds and bats, however care should be taken that the detectors’ lenses remain unobscured to prevent false alarms or unnecessary fault alerts.