Fire Protection for Old Masonry
Protecting the Engineers of Tomorrow at One of Southern Europe’s Most Important Research Centres
Dating back to 1808, the origins of the University of Belgrade when it was founded as a ‘High School’, it now has over 89,000 students and is currently the largest university in Southeastern Europe. The building is old, as was its fire system.
The project at the University of Belgrade’s School of Electrical Engineering, involved installing a fire system to reliably protect lives and property while respecting the value and authenticity of its 1920s features. This meant overcoming various problems presented by outdated construction methods, inaccessible areas and high ceilings.
What was Installed?
Thanks to their performance, quality and ease of use, a network of three of Advanced’s 4-loop and one of its 1-loop MaxPro 5 fire panels, including over 1000 Argus detectors, were chosen to protect the entirety of this top educational and scientific institution, including the facilities of Civil Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
What was the Advantage?
Advanced’s local partner in Serbia, TVI, was responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the project. Electrical Engineer, Radomir Kerkez, at TVI, said: ‘The flexibility of Advanced’s fire panels to adapt to sites both, large and small, is what makes us choose them time and time again. Advanced products make even the most complex installation challenges straightforward and we can always rely on them to deliver complete protection.’
The multiprotocol fire system solution MaxPro 5 was recently certified to the EN 54 standard by FM (Factory Mutual). It offers customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support.
Solution for Prestigious Buildings
Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC, has a long history of protecting some of Europe’s most notable and prestigious buildings, including Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Sofia’s Sofia University.