New Royal Adelaide Hospital | SA
New Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia
|FireFinder Plus System|
This Hospital was one large footprint and not individual buildings. The entire building is the size of two football fields (10 hectares). It is 11 storeys high with 2,300 carparks. There are two Fire Control rooms which were designed so in a catastrophic event the building could still be controlled.
Due to the size of the EWIS we needed to speed up the network for it to function. This is the only project running which increased network speeds in Australia.
SITE SPECIFIC CHALLENGES
This site has two control rooms each with SmartGraphics systems running both the 1668 on the FIP, EWS and EIS controls on the EV3000. It is a 29 Node FireFinderPlus network with 5 SP8x Agent Release panels and 28 EV3000 ECP’s.
SITE SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS
Considering the size of this project the Fire install ran quite smoothly. Initially the 1668 Fan Controls and the EWIS Controls were going to be on an external touch screen however, this needed to change due to the battery backup requirements. We then sourced 24 volt touch screens for both the EWIS and FIP’s and modified the panels to suit.
Besides water damage throughout the build the system went together quite smoothly and in a timely manner. The panels were easy to network. A lot of thought went into the layout in regards to the addressable loops and it was lucky the panel could handle the amount of functions required to control the building services.
‘‘Dave Clare – Online Fire’’