Course A

This course provides an introduction to those who have started working in the fire safety sector in the UK. It also acts as a refresher for those needing to be updated on recent industry changes. Course A covers our basic services / product ranges: Conventional Series 65 and Addressable XP95.

N.B. the courses on 22nd May, 4th September and 20th November are held at Oprema's offices in Cardiff, address below. These sessions are limited to 8 people per session.
Oprema Ltd, Unit 11 & 12 Eastgate Business Park, Wentloog Avenue, Cardiff, CF3 2EY

Detection Principles and Device Selection

  • Ionisation smoke detector
  • Optical smoke detector
  • Rate-of-rise heat detector
  • Multisensor smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) detector
  • Selecting the right device
  • Heat detector selection chart.

Conventional Detector Operation

  • Quiescent and alarm characteristics
  • Control panel sense windows
  • Conventional products
  • Series 65 features
  • Relay base operation and applications
  • Detector head removal systems
  • Sav wire system.

Analogue Addressable Principles

  • Analogue value from detectors and A-D conversion
  • Control panel thresholds
  • Drift compensation and variable sensitivity
  • Addressability.


  • Smoke and heat detectors
  • Manual call points
  • Isolators
  • Interfaces - description
  • Interfaces - selection and applications
  • Beam detectors
  • Flame detectors.

AV Alarm Devices

  • Series 65 sounder base
  • Ancillary base sounder
  • Intelligent base sounder
  • Integrated base sounder
  • Sounder beacon base
  • Beacon base
  • Loop-powered beacon
  • Open-area sounders
  • Open-area sounder beacons
  • Intelligent open-area products
  • Discovery sounder/beacon range
  • Group addressing

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