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 sessions on September 4th and November 20th are to be held at Oprema, full address below. All other sessions will be held at Apollo HQ, PO9 1JR.

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.

XP95

  • 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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