detection brand VESDA was first introduced in the 1980s in Melbourne, Australia,
with the aspirating smoke detection technology completely revolutionising the
way the world protected life, business continuity and irreplaceable assets.
Xtralis has once again
reset the benchmark for reliable, high-performance detection with the VESDA-E, a
new generation platform developed and released from Melbourne, Australia. The
VESDA-E has achieved ActivFire listing, passing stringent testing by CSIRO.
According to Xtralis
SVP Product Management - Safety, Richard Taylor, VESDA has long been the
industry benchmark for high performance, high reliability early warning
detection systems with over 450,000 installations in more than 35 applications across
30 market segments ranging from semiconductor cleanrooms to coalmines. The new
VESDA-E is the outcome of Xtralis’ nearly 30 years of VESDA experience and
represents an unprecedented leap in aspirating smoke detector performance.
Mr Taylor explains
that the VESDA-E development was focussed on providing superior performance and
functionality, while reducing both capital installed cost and total cost of
ownership for the system, benefiting their channel partners, installers, and
end-users alike. Xtralis is confident that VESDA-E will see deployment in
applications and markets previously inaccessible to aspirating smoke detection
Per Olsson, Managing
Director of Olsson Fire, one of the largest fire engineering consulting firms
in the Australasia region said he was particularly impressed with the
innovative new software analytics, distinguishing between substances such as
dust and burning PVC cable, which not only improves the effectiveness of VEW
smoke detection, but also opens up new applications for this type of detector.
Observing that the
ability to detect dust or diesel exhaust and initiate extraction fans, open
dampers and notify site personnel to the potential hazard is of great value in
OH&S, Per Olsson said that the iVESDA mobile application enabled by
embedded Wi-Fi connectivity will allow facility managers and system integrators
to manage detectors from anywhere, speeding up response when needed and optimising
VESDA-E is the
next-generation of VESDA, the world’s leading ASD system. While
current-generation VESDA was considered the benchmark for ASD systems, VESDA-E
surpasses VESDA with 15 times greater sensitivity to smoke and double the
longevity while maintaining sensitivity over its lifetime, all with up to 8%
less power consumption.
VESDA-E can quickly
add monitoring, servicing, and detection capabilities using bolt-on hardware
modules called VESDA Stax, including a version of its award-winning ECO gas
detection solution. The Stax modules do not require re-engineering of the smoke
detection pipe network.
Key advantages of VESDA-E
include superior setup, configuration, monitoring, and connectivity options; and
innovative, downloadable Xapp software applications enabling new, on-demand
monitoring services. These applications include WireTraceXapp to isolate
threats from overheating cables and electrical wires, DieselTraceXapp for
monitoring diesel smoke trends to enable on-demand ventilation systems, and
DustTraceXapp for monitoring dust conditions and enabling corrective response
to take place with ventilation.
The VESDA-E detector can be monitored on popular
tablets using an iVESDA application.