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
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."