Kentec gas extinguishing fire safety panels are part of a recently installed fire system that’s helping to protect staff and students at one of the country’s leading independent schools.
Bromsgrove School, founded in 1553, is a co-educational independent public school in the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove. The school comprises kindergarten, primary, and secondary sections with a total of around 1,600 boarding and day school pupils and a teaching staff of 200.
A new fire safety system, designed and installed by life safety systems specialists Leader Systems LLP, comprises Kentec K11031 M2 Sigma XT Automatic three zone Extinguishant Control Panels with Apollo conventional Series 65 devices plus conventional sounder/beacons and bells from Klaxon Signals.
Kentec’s leading Sigma XT series is designed to comply with the requirements of EN12094-1, EN54-2 & EN54-4. It features 3 detection zones as standard, where any zone or any combination of zones can be configured to release the extinguishant gas. This allows delay in first stage sounder and detection to be configured, with an instant release facility by using the manual release option. The Kentec Sigma XT is compatible with Intrinsically Safe barriers, which makes it ideal for use in hazardous areas.
Kentec, leaders in extinguishant technology since 1985, were the first company to introduce an EN12094-1:2003 compliant extinguishing panel and were able to apply the CE mark showing compliance with the Construction Products Directive to any type of fire control panel.