VESDA stands for Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus; instead of cables the system uses a series of pipes which run out from the panel location. Where a smoke detector would normally be sited you can either drill a hole directly into the pipework or install a capillary tube. The panel is fitted with a pump which draws air through the pipework back to a sensing chamber. The benefits of a VESDA system over a traditional fire alarm system is that it can be used in a wide range of environments – from coal mines to clean rooms and from airports to prison cells.
- Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus
- Used in a wide range of environments