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Apollo Technology Chosen to Protect Pharmaceutical Products Storage Facility

Apollo Fire Detector’s technology has been chosen to protect Waymade Healthcare Plc’s new pharmaceutical products storage facility in Basildon, Essex. Fisk Fire Group Ltd, which has represented Apollo for more than 20 years, was appointed by Waymade Healthcare to supply, install, commission and maintain a complete L1 system to protect the warehouse’s purpose built racking systems.

In total, over 600 Apollo XP95 devices were installed at the 120,000 square feet single storey site, which also incorporates a 500 square feet mezzanine level. Within the warehouse facility, over 600 Apollo XP95 devices are arranged in 40 zones and are controlled by two 5 loop Morley control panels. 15 Apollo interfacing devices enable the fire system to interact with other building systems, including the sprinkler and air handling units, the security system, door access controls and the fire suppression systems. It was essential for the solution to offer both audible and visual alarms to cover the aisles between the racking systems.

The Apollo fire detection system, which operates a ‘one out all out’ evacuation sequence, was designed to meet the BS5839 L1 fire protection requirements. The XP95 range of analogue addressable fire detectors provide an alarm facility that automatically puts an alarm flag on the data stream and reports its address when the pre-set EN54 thresholds are exceeded.

Tel Fisk, Director of Fisk Fire Group Ltd, says: “We only ever recommend open protocol products and in this case, our client specifically requested that Apollo devices were to be used in the new warehouse facility. Waymade Healthcare Plc has chosen Apollo products throughout all of its buildings for the past eight years and, based on previous positive experience, the company was keen to ensure that Apollo’s solutions were used in the new warehouse.”

Paul Pain, Head of Security and Building Management at Waymade Healthcare Plc, adds: “There are a number of particular considerations that have to be made when providing fire detection in such a facility so it was essential to choose a system that would meet our specific requirements and ensure the safety of the staff and the site. We’re very familiar with Apollo’s products so they were the natural choice for us when reviewing our fire detection requirements for our new warehouse storage facility.”


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