The Smoke Aspiration System FAAST has been certified
according to EN 54-20 for Classes A, B and C. Thanks
to the very high sensitivity and the excellent detection
characteristics, the system is intended in particular for
early fire detection in especially critical areas according
to Class A. But the smoke aspiration system is also very
well suited for large systems according to Class B or C.
Via the pipe network, air is sampled from the monitored
area and directed to the highly sensitive laser detector
module in DualVision technology. By means of modern
evaluation algorithms, a fire can already be reliably de-
tected at an early stage. At the same time, noise vari-
ables are filtered out by the patented particle filter and
complex analysis techniques. In addition, the system
can be very well adjusted to the environmental condi-
tions by means of the optional Acclimate
a result, the smoke aspiration system has a very high
immunity to deceptive alarms.
For the alarm evaluation, there are 5 graded alarm
thresholds – ۲x fire, 2x action, and alert – which can
be optically indicated on the device and which can be
forwarded to the fire detection control panel via relay
outputs. For the evaluation of faults, 3 additional relay
outputs are available.
At the front of the device, two ten-segment LED displays
indicate the air opacity and the relative air flow. Further-
more, there are light emitting diodes for the 5 alarm
levels, different faults as well as system conditions.
By means of a modern ultrasonic technique, a precise
and temperature-independent monitoring of the air flow
is achieved. The failure of the fan, a blockage of the
aspiration holes or a pipe rupture are detected, visually
indicated on the device and output as fault message.
For the communication with the PC software PipeIQ
an Ethernet interface has been integrated into the de-
vice. The integrated web server allows the visualisation
of the system condition and of all settings – even from
a distance. Emails with events and system information
can be sent automatically to up to 6 email addresses.
The integrated event memory contains 18,000 entries
and facilitates the evaluation of fire events and fault
For maintenance purposes, the integrated air filter can
be easily removed and cleaned or replaced.
The smoke aspiration system is delivered with the wall
bracket, the terminals, a user manual and a front foil for
the labelling of the display and operating elements in
English. Front foils in further languages are separately