Ansul Fire Alarm Control Panels- Ansul Autopulse
Ansul Fire Detection and Fire Suppression System
Ansul's Autopulse Control System
Ansul's AUTOPULSE control system is designed to protect fixed fire hazards. The control system can automatically actuate the releasing device on the fire suppression system after receiving an input signal from any initiating device(s); i.e., manual pull station or thermal detectors. The control system incorporates an internal power supply, on-line emergency batteries, and solid state electronics. The AUTOPULSE control system can utilize the AUTOPULSE FOUR control panel or the AUTOPULSE 442R control panel. Other approved control system panels are also available.
Ansul Autopulse IQ-301
The Autopulse IQ-301 is a compact, cost effective, analog addressable, releasing and fire alarm control panel with a capacity of 301 individually identified and controlled points and an extensive list of powerful features. It provides capabilities that exceed most large intelligent systems at a cost comparable to conventional control systems.
Fire Control System Application
The AUTOPULSE IQ-301 control system is ideal for industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities where an analog addressable control system is needed to detect fire, and if required, actuate a fixed fire suppression system. In addition this system can be used as a combination fire/burglary and burglary system, critical process monitoring, and tornado warning. Analog smoke detector sensitivity is monitored by the control unit which will indicate a special trouble condition if the detectors sensitivity moves outside the listed range. All devices can be installed on the single addressable loop with up to 99 analog addressable detectors and 99 addressable modules for conventional smoke detectors, heat detectors, manual pull stations, supervisory switches, alarm devices, releasing devices, and relays. The control unit can be programmed to provide the specific operating sequence required for the project.
Detectors can be programmed to operate as single zone or cross zoned for controlling agent release with time delays and abort capabilities. The control system is listed by UL and ULC and approved by FM and complies with NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code and should be installed in accorance with NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.
The control system also meets the requirements of the various standards for fire suppression systems including: NFPA 11, Foam Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 11A, Medium and High Expansion Foam Systems; NFPA 12, Carbon Dioxide Systems; NFPA 12A, Halon 1301 Systems; NFPA 13, Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 15, Water Spray Systems; NFPA 16, Foam/Water Deluge and Foam/Water Spray Systems; NFPA 17, Dry Chemical Systems; NFPA 17A, Wet Chemical Systems; NFPA 2001, Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems.
Control Panel Features
- 198 intelligent device capacity (99 analog detectors and 99 monitor/control modules)
- Overall 301 point capability (198 intelligent points, 4 programmable bell circuits, 99 programmable relays)
Sensitivity display in % per foot obscuration
- Manual sensitivity adjustment
- Day/Night automatic sensitivity adjustment
- Drift compensation (U.S. Patent Pending) meets UL requirements as a calibrated test instrument
- Auto detector test (meets NFPA 72)
- Maintenance alert
- Pre-alarm (AWACSTM – U. S. PatentPending)
- LED blink control
- Automatic device type check
- Releasing capability of four independent hazards
- Three cross-zone options
- Delay timer and Discharge timers (adjustable)
- Abort (four options)
- Optional Digital Alarm Communicator/Transmitter, with AC fail delay
- LCD-80 remote display/control (up to 4 per control unit)
- Directory annunciators (R5-485), and lamp driver for graphic annunciators
- Printer interface (80 column and 40 column printers)
- 5.0 A usable regulated output power, plus 3.0 A expander
- 80 character LCD display, back-lit
- Real time clock, with European format option
- History file with 650 event capacity in nonvolatile memory
- Waterflow or supervisory selection per point
- Alarm Verification selection per point, with tally
- Walk Test reports 2 devices set to same address
- Positive Alarm Sequence (PAS) Presignal per NFPA 72
- Silence inhibit and Auto Silence timer options
- March time/temporal/California code for bell circuits
- Field-programmable on panel or on PC with user-defined passwords, plus Autoprogram feature
- Interactive modem interface allows readout of all status, program, history and analog information over dial-up phone lines to remote monitoring sites
- Optional voltmeter and ammeter displaying battery voltage and charging current
Fire Alarm Contol Unit Description
The IQ-396X is a modular, cost-effective, intelligent fire alarm and agent releasing control unit with a capacity of 563 points and an extensive list of powerful features. The IQ-396X integrates the conventional output circuits, such as notification, telephone, and speakers, with the intelligent features of two signaling line circuits (SLC) and 396 intelligent/addressable points.
Fire Control Application
The AUTOPULSE IQ-396X control system is ideal for industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities where an intelligent control system is needed to detect fire, and if required, actuate a fixed fire suppression sys-tem. In addition this system can be used as a combination fire/burglary and burglary system, critical process monitoring, and tornado warning.
Analog smoke detector sensitivity is monitored by the control unit which will indicate a special trouble condition if the detector sensitivity moves outside the listed range. The control unit can be programmed to operate as single zone or cross zoned for controlling agent release with time delays, soak times, and abort capabilities.
The control system also meets the requirements of the various standards for fire suppression systems including: NFPA 12 CO2 Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 2001 Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 13 Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 15 Water Spray Systems; NFPA 16 Foam/Water Deluge and Foam/Water Spray Systems; NFPA 17 Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 17A Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems.
Fire Control System Features
- Two intelligent Signaling Line Circuits (SLC) Style 4, 6, or 7
- 396 intelligent device capacity (198 intelligent detectors and 198 monitor/control modules)
- Four built-in output circuits
- Up to 64 internal output circuits/relays on optional modules in the unit
- 99 programmable zone output relays
- Manual sensitivity adjustment – 9 levels
- Pre-alarm AWACS™ 9 levels
- Day/Night automatic sensitivity adjustment
- Drift compensation (U.S. patent pending)
- Multi-detector algorithm involves nearby detectors in alarm decision (patent pending)
- Early Warning View™ Detection
- Auto detector test (meets NFPA 72)
- Maintenance alert (two levels)
- Self-optimizing pre-alarm adjusts pre-alarm level to environment automatically
- Activate local sounder base on pre-alarm
AUTOPULSE® Z-28 Addressable Agent Release Control Panel
The AUTOPULSE® Z-28 agent release control panel is capable of controlling valve actuators for use in automatic fire suppression, and deluge and preaction release systems. SLCNet addressable communications are used to monitor initiating devices and for control of Z-28 EXT and Agent Release Peripherals. Release system logic is implemented within the control panel as required for the local application.
Automatic Agent Release Systems
These systems automatically activate electrically controlled valve actuators for the release of a fire extinguishing agent (such as dry chemical, water spray, foam, CO 2 , or INERGEN®) in response to fire detection device inputs as determined by programming of the control panel.
Automatic Agent Release System Panels are required to have a minimum of 24 hours of standby power. Initiating devices must be Listed/Approved for the application, and may be wired either Class A or B. Control valve actuators must be electrically compatible with the control panel circuits and power supplies, and are wired Class B to provide coil supervision.
Deluge and Preaction Sprinkler Systems
These systems automatically activate water control valves in response to fire detection device inputs.Deluge Sprinkler Systems employ open sprinkler heads and provide water flow when the fire detection system activates a common automatic water control valve. They are used to deliver water simultaneously through all of the system sprinkler heads. This type of system is applicable where the immediate application of large quantities of water over large areas is the proper fire response.
Preaction Sprinkler Systems are similar to deluge systems except that normally closed sprinkler heads are used and supervisory air pressure is maintained in the pipe. Operation requires both an activated sprinkler head and an activated fire sensor(s) with specific programming determined at the control panel.
- Coverage for up to 10 hazard areas for actuation of a fixed fire suppression system and/or Deluge and Preaction Sprinkler System Release
- Release appliance circuit control of compatible Listed/Approved 24 VDC automatic control valve actuators, one per circuit; or two 12 VDC actuators in series per circuit
- Four, 2 A Notification Appliance Circuits (NACs) are available at the panel for use with Suppression Release Peripherals; two can also be used for direct actuator control (NACs 3 and 4)
- Additional actuator circuit control and additional NACs are available using SLCNet Addressable Z-28 EXT Extenders and Suppression Release Peripherals Audible Escalation of Events:
- Temporal or 20 bpm March Time pattern for first cross-zone alarm
- 120 bpm March Time pattern to indicate releasing timer active
- On steady to indicate releasing timer expired and actuator is activated