Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Malta’s 800 bed Mater Dei Hospital consists of two main and five satellite buildings, all of which interconnect at ground level. Apollo’s products are accredited to the highest international
standards and, thanks to their use of an open protocol, there is a wide choice of compatible products. This allowed installers Alberta Fire & Security Ltd to tailor solutions to specific circumstances.

Overview

Apart from the wards, there were special requirements for computer rooms and electricity substations, service ducts and plant rooms as well as hazardous materials stores that required the installation of intrinsically safe fire detectors.

The Solution

The fire detection system designed for the Mater Dei Hospital was based around Apollo’s Discovery range of intelligent fire detectors. It consists of 15 Advanced addressable fire control panels networked together.

These panels control over 9,000 Apollo Discovery intelligent fire detectors, 2,300 sounders and 1,200 manual call points. In addition, there are over 700 input/output modules that enable the fire detection system to interface with other building services. Areas above 10min height, such as chapels, halls and auditoria, are fitted with beam detectors.

Almost all areas are equipped with audible alarms. Plant and service areas, where high noise levels may be an issue, have both audible and visual alarms. The fire alarm network and the BMS are interfaced.

The Verdict

Edwin Aquilina, Project Manager, Alberta Fire & Security said:

"This project is one of the largest ever seen in Malta. Apollo helped us to meet all the challenges along the way. "

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