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Protectowire Fire Alarm Control Panels- FireSystem 2000

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Fire Alarm System- Fire Alarm Control Panel- Protectowire- FireSystem 2000 - by Koetter Fire Protection - Dallas, Texas

Protectowire FireSystem 2000 Alarm Control Panel

The FireSystem 2000 is a fully supervised, non-coded fire alarm control panel available in multiple zone configurations. The control panels are modular in design and feature individual control modules designed to meet specialized system requirements for commercial, institutional, and light industrial applications. The system is both UL listed and FM approved and conforms to applicable NFPA 72 requirements for local and auxiliary protective signaling systems.

It may also be used as part of a proprietary fire alarm system or, when properly configured, is capable of sprinkler supervisory service, water flow alarm, preaction sprinkler or deluge system release. The basic 2-wire system control panel and its associated power supply provide the following standard features: two supervised detection circuits, which may be field wired for either Class A (Style D) or Class B (Style B); two supervised Class B (Styles W & Y) audible signal circuits; battery charger and monitor; ground fault detection; lamp test; one set of SPDT common alarm contacts, and two sets of SPDT common trouble contacts.

Control Panel Flexibility

The basic 2000 Series Fire Control Panel is designed for easy expansion of system capability by adding additional modules and functions to the standard system. The 2000 will accommodate a combination of the following options:

  • Protectowire alarm point location meter
  • Extinguishing system release and supervision
  • Water flow detection
  • Fire and non-fire supervisory monitoring
  • Intrinsically safe detection zones
  • Municipal tie
  • Supplementary relays

System Expansion

The basic 2-wire control unit consists of two (2) detection zones, and requires one module space in the system enclosure. The zone capacity of the basic system can be expanded up to a maximum of forty-six (46) zones in one EN12 enclosure, by utilizing the required number of plug-in zone modules and their associated EB-91 zone expander boards. Each standard 2-wire zone module requires a half module space in the system enclosure and contains two (2) individual detection circuits. To monitor the two detection circuits, a red LED zone alarm indicator and a yellow zone trouble indicator are supplied for each zone. Supervisory zone cards utilize two yellow LED indicators per zone to indicate supervisory alarm and supervisory trouble.

The modular system design enables the system to be modified at any time. The required number of input and output circuits and system options are custom assembled and tested at the factory to ensure exact conformance with the customerís application requirements.

Fire Control System Features

  • Easily expandable
  • Two supervised audible circuits
  • Lamp and system trouble circuit test
  • Ground fault detection
  • Initiating device circuit (IDC) alarm test
  • Monitors up to 3,500 feet (1,067m) of Protectowire Linear Heat Detector per zone
  • Up to 30 smoke detectors per zone
  • Compatible with Protectowire TRI-Wire™ Dual Temperature Linear Heat Detector with Pre-Alarm

Zone Expandable in Increments of Two

Up to 58 zones in largest available system enclosure The FireSystem 2000's modular design allows each system to be custom tailored to the required application. Initiating device zones are available in increments of two and may be added up to the capacity of the largest available enclosure size. The base system consists of a Main Board (MB-91) which has one expansion card slot which is typically used to provide the first 2 initiating device zones in the system. Zones are then added through the use of expansion boards (EB-91) which provide two additional card expansion slots each. Each card slot will accept one zone card (ZC-91) which has two initiating device zones. When ordering an FS2000, the model # depicts the number of standard initiating device zones installed in the system. In a model # starting as follows FS2002- the 2 indicates two standard initiating device zones. FS2004- indicates a Four zone system, FS2012- indicates a Twelve zone system and so on.

Line Voltage 120VAC or 240VAC 50/60Hz 175VA

The FireSystem 2000 standard power supply is rated at 120VAC 50/60Hz 175VA and is optionally available rated at 240VAC 50/60Hz 175VA. This gives system a maximum DC alarm power rating of 5.25 Amps. The systems has a built in AC line monitor which verifies the line voltage remains above the operating range of -15% of the rated line voltage. If the line drops below this voltage the system transfers to battery backup until the line returns to a normal operating voltage. An optional auxiliary power supply (option "W") is available when power requirement exceeds the standard power supply.

Built in Battery Charger/Monitor

The FireSystem 2000 battery charger is rated 27-27.6 VDC @ 1.25A Fast Charge with a 12mA Trickle Charge and is capable of charging a 4.5 to 60 Ampere Hour battery set. The charger is factory preset for Sealed Lead Acid Gel Cell Batteries, Ni-Cad batteries are optional. A battery monitor is included which monitors battery voltage and connection status. Normal battery voltages are approximately 20.4 through 28 VDC. A voltage less than this is displayed by a dedicated battery low indicator. Voltages higher or battery disconnection is displayed by a dedicated battery out indicator.

Two supervised Class "B" General Alarm Notification Appliance Circuits

The FireSystem 2000 has two Supervised Class "B" General Alarm Notification Notification Appliance Circuits which are typically rated at 24V FWR (Full Wave Rectified) @ 2 Amps* each but not to exceed 3 Amps* total between the two circuits. These circuits are activated in tandem by any alarm condition in the system an are non-programmable. The method of supervision for these circuits relies on reverse polarity, therefore all appliances must be polarized. Optional auxiliary notification appliance circuits (option "U") are available when zone programmability is required or power demands exceed the standard circuits.

* - This rating may be reduced by the factory based on each systems overall power allocation requirements.

Lamp and System Trouble Circuit Test

The FireSystem 2000 has a built in Lamp/Trouble test switch which enables a user to quickly verify the function of all indicators in the system. The switch also places the system in a Trouble condition which can be used to verify trouble annunciation.

Ground Fault Detection

The FireSystem 2000 has a built in ground fault detector which reports low resistances to ground from the systems DC power supplies. Both Positive and Negative ground faults are reported to single ground fault indicator. A resistance less than approximately 10K ohm from DC negative to ground or approximately 30K ohm from DC positive to ground will result in a ground fault condition. Certain system configurations and optional components, such as Shunt Diode Intrinsic Safety Barriers, require the ground fault detector be disabled.

Initiating Device Circuit (IDC) Alarm Test

The FireSystem 2000 has a built in Alarm test switch which enables a user to quickly verify the function of all initiating device zones in the system. The switch places a worst case scenario alarm resistance across all initiating device zones causing them to alarm. Warning! The user should be aware that using the alarm test feature will activate all alarm functions in the system, including relay activation, annunciation and notification. Systems with solenoid releasing features will not have the test feature installed to avoid inadvertent activation of an extinguishing system.

One Set of Form "C" Common Alarm Contacts

The FireSystem 2000 has a built in set of form "C" general alarm contacts. The contacts are rated 30 VDC @ 3 amps resistive load. The contacts are silenceable, and operate in tandem with the general notification appliance circuits. This should be taken in to account when the contacts are used for any auxiliary function since silencing the system will return the contacts to a normal state. Optional auxiliary common alarm relays (option "R") are available when non-silencable or higher rated contacts are required.

Two Sets of Form "C" Common Trouble Contacts

The FireSystem 2000 has two built in sets of form "C" general trouble contacts. The contacts are rated 30 VDC @ 2 amps resistive load. The standard contacts are non-silenceable but may be field programmed to be silenceable. Optional auxiliary common trouble relays (option "S") are available when higher rated contacts are required.

Monitors up to 3,500 Feet (1,067m) of Protectowire Linear Heat Detector per Zone

The FireSystem 2000 alarm initiating device zones are capable of monitoring up to 3,500 feet of Protectowire Linear Heat Detector each. Each initiating device circuit may be field wired for either class "B" or class "A" supervised operation. Copper feed cable to the beginning of each Protectowire Linear Heat Detector should not exceed 100 ohms resistance.

Up to 30 Smoke Detectors per Zone

The FireSystem 2000 alarm initiating device zones are capable of monitoring up to 30 Protectowire listed 2 wire smoke detectors. Each initiating device circuit may be field wired for either class "B" or class "A" supervised operation depending on field wiring. Feed cable, which may include a combination of copper wire and Protectowire Linear Heat Detector, to the last detector should not exceed 100 ohms resistance.

Available in Beige or Red NEMA-1 Enclosure

The FireSystem 2000 standard enclosure is a NEMA-1 rated enclosure available in beige or optional red textured finish. The enclosure door is vented to allow batteries to be installed within the system enclosure when battery size does not exceed the space available. When batteries size exceeds the available space in the enclosure an optional vented battery cabinet should be used.

Optional Features Additional Information

Alarm Point Location Meter

The FireSystem 2000 Alarm Point Location Meter allows the user to locate the linear distance in feet or meters from the beginning of a Protectowire Linear Heat Detector zone to the heat actuated point. The Alarm Point Location Meter requires that the system enclosure be opened and a corresponding read switch for the zone in alarm be depressed. A linear distance is then displayed on the numeric digital display representing the distance to the actuated portion of the detector. This "Alarm Point Location" is most effective when the Protectowire Linear Heat Detector zone has been previously "Mapped" to a graphical floor plan using reference points within the zone. This allows a user to quickly locate the overheat (fire) area, investigate the cause and take appropriate action.

When a Protectowire Linear Heat Detection System using the Alarm Point Location Meter is first brought online, points along the detector correlating to a floor plan or installation detail are temporarily shorted an measured. Each distance reading is marked on the floor plan or detail at it's corresponding point. In the future, a reading of the Alarm Point Location Meter can be referenced on the floor plan or detail, making location of the overheated (fire) portion of the wire easier to locate.

Automatic 8 Zone Alarm Scanner

The FireSystem 2000 8 Zone Alarm Scanner allows the Alarm Point Location feature to be automated for up to 8 individual zones. By itself, the Alarm Point Location Meter requires that the system enclosure be opened and a corresponding read switch for the zone in alarm be depressed to acquire a linear distance to the actuated portion of a detector.

The 8 Zone Alarm Scanner package consists of a window mounted Alarm Point Location Meter and Zone Scanner display. The scanner automatically detects a zone in alarm, displays the zone # on the scanner display and activates the Alarm Point Location Meter which displays the distance to the heat actuated point (fire) of Protectowire Linear Heat Detector. The scanner displays this information for approximately 3-4 seconds then continues scanning the remaining zones in the system. The scanner will continue to scan and sequentially display distance information for the zone in alarm and any zones in alarm thereafter.

The scanner may also be place in a manual mode (requires opening of enclosure door) which allows the user to sequentially step through all scanned zones and display any one distance reading indefinitely. This feature is useful particularly when those investigating the alarm may not be trained on operation of the Alarm Point Location Function of the system. It is also useful in cases where access inside the system enclosure is limited, especially LTi series enclosures which due to their rating are bolted shut.

Automatic 16, 32 and 48 Zone Alarm Scanner

The FireSystem 2000 16-48 Zone Alarm Scanner allows the Alarm Point Location feature to be automated for up to 48 individual zones. By itself the Alarm Point Location Meter requires that the system enclosure be opened and a corresponding read switch for the zone in alarm be depressed to acquire a linear distance to the actuated portion of a detector.

The 16, 32 and 48 Zone Alarm Scanner package consists of a window mounted Alarm Point Location Meter and Zone Scanner display. The scanner automatically detects a zone in alarm, displays the zone # on the scanner display and activates the Alarm Point Location Meter which displays the distance to the heat actuated point (fire) of Protectowire Linear Heat Detector. The scanner displays this information for approximately 3-4 seconds then continues scanning the remaining zones in the system. The scanner will continue to scan and sequentially display distance information for the zone in alarm and any zones in alarm thereafter.

The scanner may also be place in a manual mode (requires opening of enclosure door) which allows the user to sequentially step through all scanned zones and display any one distance reading indefinitely. This feature is useful particularly when those investigating the alarm may not be trained on operation of the Alarm Point Location Function of the system. Also in cases where access inside the system enclosure is limited, especially LTi series enclosures which due to their rating are bolted shut. Click here for more on Alarm Point Location.

Waterflow Monitoring Zones

The Option "D" waterflow monitoring zones provide 2 Class "A" or "B" (field selectable) initiating device zones for monitoring normally open flow or pressure switches. Each option "D" consists of a plug in waterflow zone card (ZC-91W) which provides 2 independent initiating devices circuits each with dedicated alarm and trouble indicators.

Switch Supervisory Zones

The Option "E" Switch Supervisory zones provide 2 Class "A" or "B" (field selectable) initiating device zones for monitoring normally open switches such as tamper or low air pressure switches. Each option "E" consists of a plug in supervisory zone card (SC-91) which provides 2 independent initiating devices circuits each with dedicated alarm and trouble indicators.

Solenoid Release Module

The Option "G" and "GG" Solenoid release modules provide 2 independent 24V supervised solenoid release circuits for extinguishing system activation. Each circuit is compatible with Factory Mutual group A, B, D, E, F and H (option "G") Factory Mutual group C (Option "GG") solenoid coils. Each release circuit has dedicated short, open and alarm indicators, a solenoid disconnect switch, and a pair of auxiliary form "C" contacts. Each Module also provides 2 independent class "B" only switch supervisory circuits with dedicated alarm and trouble indicators and a 24 VDC 0.5 Amp resettable power output. Solenoid logic is factory programmed an must be provided at time of ordering.

Intrinsic Safety Barrier - Shunt Diode

The option "H" is a shunt diode type intrinsic safety barrier which when interfaced with a properly configured initiating device circuit, provides an "intrinsically safe" connection for hazardous areas. One option "H" is required for each initiating device circuit. This option is compatible with Alarm Point Location (option "A") but requires that the systems ground fault detector be disabled. Reference the FS2000 Installation, Operation and Maintenance manual for additional information.

Intrinsic Safety Barrier - DC Isolation

The option "K" is a DC Isolation type intrinsic safety barrier which when interfaced with a properly configured initiating device circuit, provides an "intrinsically safe" connection for hazardous areas. One option "K" is required for each initiating device circuit. This option is not compatible with Alarm Point Location (option "A") but does not require that the systems ground fault detector be disabled. Ground fault detection will not be available for field wiring on the hazardous side of the barrier. Reference the FS2000 Installation, Operation and Maintenance manual for additional information.

Auxiliary Relay SPDT

The option "L" is a single pole double throw (SPDT) relay module which provides an auxiliary set of form "C" contacts which can be activated by system functions such as Zone Alarm or Trouble*. The contacts are rated 30 VDC or 115 VAC @ 10 Amps. Each relay module also provides a red LED indicator which illuminates when the relay is activated.

* - Detection zone must be class "B" only

Auxiliary Relay DPDT

The option "LL" is a double pole double throw (DPDT) relay module which provides two auxiliary sets of form "C" contacts which can be activated by system functions such as Zone Alarm or Trouble*. The contacts are rated 30 VDC or 115 VAC @ 10 Amps. Each relay module also provides a red LED indicator which illuminates when the relay is activated.

* - Detection zone must be class "B" only

Auxiliarizing Unit - Series Type

The option "M" is an Auxiliarizing Unit designed to supervise and trip a local energy series type Master Box. This device is installed within the system enclosure and is fully supervised by a required option "E" switch supervisory circuit. A door triggered disconnect switch is provided to prohibit accidental activation of the Master Box.

Auxiliarizing Unit - Shunt Type

The option "N" is an Auxiliarizing Unit designed trip a local energy shunt type Master Box. This device is installed within the system enclosure. A door triggered shunt switch is provided to prohibit accidental activation of the Master Box.

Battery Charger Status Meters

The option "P" consists of a Battery Charger Voltage status meter and a Battery Charger Current meter which are mounted within the system enclosure. The voltage meter requires that a push button switch be operated to read the charger voltage and has a range of 0-30 VDC +/- 5%. The current meter shows a constant charger current reading and has a range of 0-1 Amps +/- 5%.

Time Delay Relay

The option "Q" is a 24 VDC 0.6-60 second time delay relay which is used to delay control functions within the FireSystem 2000 such as Solenoid Release Activation. The relay provides 2 form "C" contact sets rated 120 VAC @ 10 Amps resistive load. Each option "Q" requires 0.125 Amps coil current.

Auxiliary Common Alarm Relay DPDT

The option "R" is a double pole double throw (DPDT) common alarm relay module which provides two auxiliary sets of form "C" contacts which are activated by any alarm condition in the system. The relay is non-silenceable and is suitable for functions such as annunciation and equipment shutdown. The contacts are rated 30 VDC or 115 VAC @ 10 Amps. Each relay module also provides a red LED indicator which illuminates when the relay is activated.

Auxiliary Common Trouble Relay DPDT

The option "S" is a normally energized double pole double throw (DPDT) common trouble relay module which provides two auxiliary sets of form "C" contacts which are deactivated by any trouble condition in the system. The relay is non-silenceable but may be field programmed to be silenceable. The contacts are rated 30 VDC or 115 VAC @ 10 Amps. The relay is normally energized allowing the system to report a trouble even if it is completely powered down. Each relay module also provides a green LED indicator which deilluminates when the relay is deactivated.

Auxiliary Relay Set - 8 SPDT

The option "RR" provides a set of 8 single pole double throw (SPDT) form "C" relay contacts which can be activated by system functions such as Zone Alarm or Trouble*. The contacts are rated 30 VDC @ 1 Amps. Each relay has a dedicated red LED indicator which illuminates when the relay is activated. This option is most commonly used when multiple low current annunciation contacts are required.

* - Detection zone must be class "B" only

Class "A" Alarm Notification Appliance Circuit Adapter

The option "T" Class "A" Alarm Notification Appliance Circuit Adapter converts the FireSystem 2000 two Class "B" general alarm notification appliance circuits to two Class "A" general alarm notification appliance circuits. The adapter has no impact on the electrical ratings of each alarm notification appliance circuit.

Auxiliary Notification Circuit

The option "U" Auxiliary Notification Circuit or Alarm Expander Card, provides one supervised class "A" or "B" (field selectable) notification appliance circuit typically rated 24V FWR (Full Wave Rectified) @ 1 Amps*. The circuits are factory programmed to be activated in tandem by any alarm condition in the system or by up to 4 individual alarm initiating device circuits. The method of supervision for the circuit relies on reverse polarity, therefore all appliances must be polarized.

* - This rating may be reduced by the factory based on each systems overall power allocation requirements.

Electrical Cross Zoning Module

The option "V" Electrical Cross Zoning Module or Zone Voting Module provides the ability to combine any two initiating device circuit outputs, typically an alarm zone and low air supervisory zone, into a single "AND" output (only active when both inputs are active) which is in turn used to operate a solenoid releasing circuit. The Voting Module is typically used to provide electrical cross zoning (double interlock) for preaction extinguishing systems. This module supports up to 4 individual electrically cross zoned outputs for up to 4 individual solenoid releasing circuits in the system.

Auxiliary Power Supply

The option "W" Auxiliary Power Supply provides additional system alarm power in situations where the panel configuration exceeds the standard power supply's 5.25 Amp DC maximum rating. The Auxiliary Power Supply increases the Systems overall available DC current rating to 9.0 Amps. Only one option "W" may be added to a FireSystem 2000.

Dual Temperature Zone Card for Tri-Wire

The option "X" Dual Temperature Zone Card, provides two independent initiating device circuits compatible with Tri-Wire™ type Linear Heat Detector. Each circuit provides for a High Temperature (Alarm) and Low Temperature (Pre-Alarm) class "B" connection with independent High Temp. Alarm, High Temp. Trouble and Low Temp. Pre-Alarm, Low Temp. Trouble indicators. The option "X" is compatible with the Alarm Point Location Meter which will display the linear distance to the actuated alarm point of the Pre-Alarm portion of the Tri-Wire™ Linear Heat Detector.

Auxiliary Regulated Power Supply

The option "Y" Auxiliary Regulated Power Supply, provides both resettable and non resettable power for system devices such as UV/IR detectors and 4-wire Smoke Detectors. It is typically rated 26 VDC @ 1.5 Amps* continuous load. The re-settable power source will be shut off during system resets, while the non re-settable source will be maintained.

* - This rating may be reduced by the factory based on each systems overall power allocation requirements.

External Key Operated Function Switches

The option "Z" External Key Operated Function Switches, provides four N4X rated key operated switches which allow the following system control functions to be performed without opening the enclosure door. System Reset, System Alarm Silence, System Trouble Silence, System Lamp Test/Trouble Test. This option is most commonly used with the LTi NEMA-4/12 rated Enclosures which are required to be bolted shut to maintain their NEMA-4/12 rating. This option is not compatible with the LTi2x type enclosure due to it having a full glass front.

LTi Series NEMA-4/12 Rated Enclosures

LTi Series of system enclosures provide a NEMA-4 (LTi4 - 9) or NEMA-4X (LTi2X) rated enclosure for the FireSystem 2000 allowing the systems to be located in an environment unacceptable for the standard NEMA-1 EN series enclosures. All LTi enclosures are painted in a red textured finish excluding the LTi2X which is a red impregnated fiber glass finish. The LTi series enclosures are not vented and therefore may not house the system batteries. A separate battery cabinet is required.

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