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New Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia

New Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia

LOCATION

South Australia

SECTOR

Hospital

DESCRIPTION

FireFinder Plus System

OVERVIEW

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.

SYSTEM SUMMARY

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.

INSTALLER’S STATEMENT

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’’

Specifications

FireFinderPlus Panels 34
Loops 117
Fan controls (Graphics) 174
Wagner Units 16
Flame Detectors 120
Functions Used 2025
XP95 Devices 10000
FIP SmartGraphics 4
EV3000 Panels 28
EWIS Zones 196
Warden Intercom Points 366
Speakers 6000
EV3000 SmartGraphics 2