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Cooper fire and emergency-lighting systems protect new building at Durham University

Jan 18, 2006

Cooper Lighting and Security has supplied the fire-detection and emergency-lighting systems for the recently constructed Earth Sciences building at Durham University.

The main part of the building is protected by a Menvier four-loop analogue addressable fire detection system linked to more than 250 smoke detectors, call points and sounders. Fully compliant with the latest standards and regulations, the fire system offers both advanced functionality and simplicity of operation.

In addition, the company also supplied a Vesda early-warning smoke detection system for the building’s computer room, which is a separate high-security area containing an array of powerful and valuable computers. The high-sensitivity Vesda system is connected to a remote display some 200m away in the university’s security lodge.

Over 200 Menvier stand-alone emergency luminaires were installed throughout the building, including Eurolite flush-mounted luminaires and Recessed Safe Edge exit signs, with Atlantic Plus IP65-rated luminaires chosen for exterior applications.

Although Cooper Lighting and Security already had a number of fire-detection and emergency-lighting systems installed on the Durham campus, the company won the contract for the new building, which also houses the E-Science Research Institute and part of the Geography department, in the face of competition from others on the university’s list of approved suppliers.

The consultants for the building were Cundall Johnston & Partners, and all installation work was carried out by the Newcastle branch of Integral.