Early warning fire detection system protects Olympic venues, mass transit systems and critical infrastructure in Beijing
Xtralis, a provider of intelligent fire detection and security solutions, announced the news today that its VESDA Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) system has been deployed in a variety of locations across the city of Beijing to help protect athletic venues, mass transit systems, tourist attractions and critical infrastructure facilities slated for use in the 2008 Olympic Games.
The Xtralis VESDA system combines advanced, proactive air sampling smoke detection technologies to effectively protect large open areas with potentially high dilution of smoke. VESDA detectors integrate easily with existing fire alarm and building management systems and can be deployed across a diverse range of operating environments.
VESDA ASD systems will protect all or parts of the following facilities: Beijing International Airport; Beijing Mass Transit System; and 2008 Beijing Olympic Venues including switch rooms, data centers, maintenance facilities and large open spaces at Olympic venues including the 90,000-seat Beijing National Stadium “Bird’s Nest,” Beijing National Aquatics Center “Water Cube,” 18,000-seat Wukesong Basketball Center, Olympic Communications Center, Olympic Press Center, and the Live TV Tower. In addition, ASD systems are implemented at the Beijing Museum, as well as in buildings and facilities within the former Chinese Imperial Palace known as the Forbidden City.