FGS 1400 MKII FM Approved Fire & Gas Control System
Jul 12, 2013
FGS 1400 MKII FM Approved Fire & Gas Control SystemThe FGS1400 MK II is a pre-engineered, FM approved, fire alarm system, and toxic and combustible gas monitoring system. It is based on the Siemens S7-400 Safety PLC platform. Each system is furnished with a 24 Volt battery set and charger system that has been FM approved to be compliant with the NFPA 72 requirements for primary and secondary power supplies. This system is best suited for installation in industrial facilities with technical staff familiar with industrial control systems such as the S7-400 Safety PLC.
The system is comprised of three main components, the Fire Alarm Panel, the Battery Charger Panel and the Battery Set. An engineering workstation running Siemens PCS 7 configuration software and Siemens Safety Matrix configuration and monitoring tool is also required and may be purchased with the system or separately.
The FGS1400 MK II Fire Alarm Panel is a scalable system. It supports both local and remote I/O. Each FGS1400 MK II local panel houses the CPU, First Responder Interface (FRI), I/O, and other peripheral equipment required for the proper operation of the FGS1400 MK II system. Remote I/O cabinets are optional. Remote I/O cabinets are used for system expandability and to reduce geographic limitations and reduce the installation cost of the system. Remote I/O cabinet communication is via fiber optic technology. Each FGS1400 MK II cabinet has a lockable door. Each system is custom engineered for the I/O requirements of a specific application. Field device circuits are terminated in either the local or remote panels.
System status and diagnostic information for the fire alarm system and its main components are available through the FRI. Monitoring of fire alarm zones is also available from the FRI. The FRI provides an Event Summary page as well as a historical event page. In addition to the touch screen, there is one keyswitch and three momentary pushbuttons mounted on the front of the fire alarm panel to support system operation. Control of the system both via the FRI and the pushbuttons is disabled when the keyswitch is in the "LOCKED" position. The system can be monitored from the FRI regardless of the position of the keyswitch.
FRIs may be mounted in remote IO fire panel cabinets. This provides the operations and maintenance personnel with the same level of detailed information in each remote location.
A Fire command center using aeSolutions FGS1400 Master OS product may be used to interface to multiple FGS1400 MK II fire and gas systems that are within a single protected premise. The Master OS product will allow an operator to view and control from one location the status of multiple FGS1400 MK II fire and gas systems. The FGS1400 Master OS product is FM approved as a fire command center and proprietary supervising station. aeSolutions offers a product line of NFPA 72-compliant, FM-approved power supply systems. There are three standard power supply sizes. The three sizes are 50 Amp, 100 Amp, and 150 Amp power supplies. The 50 Amp power supply standard battery set is 600 Amp Hour. Smaller battery sets are allowed if system load requirements allow. Battery sets larger than 600 Amp hours are not allowed for 50 Amp power supplies. The 100 Amp power supply standard battery set is 1200 Amp Hour. Smaller battery sets are allowed if system load requirements allow. Battery sets larger than 1200 Amp hours are not allowed for 100 Amp power supplies. The 150 Amp power supply standard battery set is 1800 Amp Hour. Smaller battery sets are allowed if system load requirements allow. Battery sets larger than 1800 Amp hours are not allowed for 150 Amp power supplies.
Battery capacity for each system provided is calculated using a battery calculation tool. A battery calculation report is furnished with each battery and charger combination. This report is required for all systems that are to receive an FM Approval.
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