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C-TEC’s new CAST fire system safeguarding South African business park

  • 26 Mar 2021

A vast multi-functional business park in South Africa’s Cape Town is the latest prestigious site to be protected by C-TEC’s revolutionary CAST fire alarm system.

Owned by Inospace, a rapidly-expanding operator of serviced business parks, the Textile Exchange is a two-hectare park, just minutes from Cape Town’s International Airport.

Featuring a fully-kitted business hub, warehouse storage areas, high specification meeting rooms and restaurants, the park is home to a wealth of fast-growing businesses, with security guards present 24/7.

Brigit Group, one of South Africa’s leading fire protection companies, had the task to equip the site with its life safety systems.

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Divan Lerm, the company’s Detection and Special Risk Manager, comments: “Site security is of paramount importance at such a large high-value site and our client insisted on the highest quality fire equipment. Hence our specification of C-TEC’s CAST system.”

The CAST system comprises a powerful 2-loop XFP addressable fire alarm panel, connecting to over one hundred CAST devices.

This includes heat and smoke detectors, call points and sounder visual alarm devices, which provide the ultimate fire protection at the site.

A number of input output units feature – this is to interface the system to third-party equipment, such as sprinkler valves, flow and mains switches.

Beam detectors are also in operation, to protect the ceiling spaces in the extensive warehouse storage areas and a repeater panel is in operation in the on-site Park Manager’s office to display data and provide an alert in the event of an emergency.

Programming the devices was particularly easy, as CAST’s soft-addressing capacity means all fire devices are programmable at the panel.

‘Fast and easy’

From an engineer’s point of view, Divan describes CAST’s soft-addressing feature as ‘superb’.

“The fact that we were able to programme all the devices via panel rather than having to walk around the site locating devices to physically program them made system set up fast and easy,” he adds.

“From start to finish, this was a very smooth installation and our client is delighted with the end result.”

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