Kentec Extinguishing Control Panels Arrive at Bergen’s New Airport Terminal
New Arrivals at New Bergen Airport
Bergen Flesland International Airport’s new terminal will treble the airport’s capacity and will include a dedicated train line connecting Flesland to Bergen city centre.
The terminal building costing some 4 billion Kroner (Euro 407 m) will be scalable, with all core functions of check-in, baggage handling, storage systems, security control as well as departure and arrival halls on two separate levels. A life safety system from Kentec is being installed in the new terminal.
Gas extinguishing systems offer protection for people and property with balanced environmental effects. The extinguishing effect of inert gases is achieved by displacing the oxygen in the air. Assets are protected by the slow response that is typical of inert gases. In this case, nitrogen is not poisonous and is particularly well-suited for protecting highly frequented areas, while argon and carbon dioxide, which are heavier than the surrounding air, pervade the ground-level flood area quickly and thoroughly, making it more suitable for less frequented areas.
The extinguishing gases CO2, nitrogen and argon are referred to as inert gases, are colorless, non-conductive and do not leave residues. They are slow to react and do not usually result in any chemical interactions with the fire or other materials. These pure gases, which are available in our natural environment and are recommended for use in extinguishing systems, are derived largely from the air we breathe and, if released, do not adversely affect the environment. For procurement they have the advantage of being vendor neutral and are readily available worldwide.
This technology is specified in environments where system continuity is critical, and fire prevention management of the highest reliability is essential, as most fires cannot be sustained with less than 15% oxygen; a phenomenon of physics central to the development of inert gas automatic fire extinguishing systems.
In Full Control
Kentec’s Syncro XT+ control panels are multi-area addressable extinguishant control panels, approved to EN12094-1, EN54-2 and EN54-4.
Syncro XT+ provides addressable detection over one or two loops with 16 Zone LED Indicators and is available with up to four extinguishant release control units built in. The extinguishant control modules on the Syncro XT+ have a comprehensive set of inputs and outputs to monitor and control the extinguishing system, whether it is gas, aerosol or another type. Being configurable via a simple interface means that the panel can be programmed to meet the clients’ specific requirements.