ADVANCED’s MxPro 4 fire panels and ExGo extinguishing control panels was chosen to protect one of the UK’s busiest river crossings, the Tyne Tunnels, which experiences over 14.5 million vehicle journeys every year. The project covered the administration buildings, ticket plazas, extraction and service buildings and the two tunnels themselves, including the crucial safety corridors.
MxPro is Advanced’s flagship range of multiprotocol panels, offering customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network. MxPro panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or configured into high speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas.
The ExGo extinguishant release system was configured and installed in key service buildings for both tunnels. The ExGo range has been developed specifically for sensitive and strategic assets such as server rooms, historic attractions and critical infrastructure assets where gas extinguishing is required. The main control panel can be supplemented by remote terminals and up to seven remote status indicators for each panel. ExGo is fully compliant with relevant EN54 fire standards (Parts 2, 4 and 13) and EN12094-1 extinguishing standards.
In total, the network installed at the complex comprises eight MxPro 4 fire panels, four 50-way network I/O cards, two BMS Interface modules and two MX-4020 repeater panels, all connected by a fault tolerant fibre optic network. The system is connected to zonal LED mimics at the entry and exit points of the tunnels to communicate alerts directly to emergency service personnel and uses over 900 additional components. The fire system is linked to the ExGo panels, which are installed in the service buildings.
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