- Products Used:650 XP95 Detectors, 147 MCPs, 375 ancillary devices
- Installer:Khayber Trading
BATELCO is the national telecommunications company of Bahrain
and is situated in the Salmaniya Complex. The complex comprises two
multi-storey buildings - Telephone House and Telegraph House - and
a new security control building. Telephone House and Telegraph
House were built in 1982 to house the state-of-the-art equipment
that is vital to the country's global communications network. Since
banks of electrical equipment are a major potential fire hazard,
Khayber Trading needed to supply a fire system that would provide
reliable, twenty-four hour protection.
The company specified a fire system that uses Apollo's open
digital protocol and includes 650 Apollo XP95 detectors, 147 manual
call points and 375 ancillary devices. The latter are used for
controlling sounders on different levels of the buildings and for
interfacing with critical plant and equipment, such as the
automatic carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system.
The Apollo devices are arranged around three main fire alarm
control panels and fifteen repeater panels, strategically situated
across the BATELCO complex. These individual panels are networked
and link back to a master computer with graphics display that
allows swift visual identification of the location of any alarm.
There is also a slave graphic user interface in the ground floor
control room of the Security Building, duplicating the graphics
display from the master computer.