Etihad Stadium in Melbourne is a state of the art entertainment facility. The facility is mainly used for sporting events such as AFL, Rugby and Cricket. It also can be used to stage concerts. The stadium has a capacity of 55,000 seats and has a retractable roof.
The fire system comprises a four loop FireFinderTM and a LCD repeater panel. Over 200 Apollo XP95 detectors / devices are connected to the system. The system is also connected to the stadium’s security system and is interfaced to the air conditioning system.
SITE SPECIFIC CHALLENGES
Very long cable runs were required due to the physical size of the stadium. The contractor needed the flexibility of staging the system’s software configuration to meet the ongoing tenancy fit-outs. It was important to the contractor to have the ability to carry out all the software changes by themselves.
SITE SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS
Ampac’s LoopManager enabled each stage of the installation to be pre-commissioned before the Fire Alarm Control Panel was delivered to site. The contractor’s productivity was improved and it ensured the system was completed on time.
On site program changes were carried out by the contractor using the latest version of ConfigManager.
“Using the FireFinderTM made programming the system easy, as we were able to meet ongoing changes to the site. ”
Adrian Peart– Allfire Pty Ltd