Product number: B701

To safeguard both life and property it is usual, when designing new industrial, office and public buildings, for a fire alarm system to be specified. With increasingly stringent modern safety standards, the upgrading of fire alarm systems to older buildings is also becoming more common.

Though the safety standards and complexity of alarm systems will vary from country to country, all share a common basic format.  Various forms of fire detectors will be linked to a central control panel and this in turn will be linked to an audible and sometimes visual alarm. In some cases, the system may also either shut down plant or transit systems and summon emergency services.

In most cases the control system will have various internal fault detection and warning systems and internal or external power supply backup.

The Hilton Fire Alarm trainer B701 and Alarm Wiring Kits B720 have been designed to provide students with hands on experience of installation, commissioning and the operation of the various types of detector and alarm components.

Specifications and resources

Glass reinforced plastic demonstration board on which are mounted:
Control Panel - a two- zone detector and two zone alarm control panel manufactured to comply with BS5839 Part 4 1988 and BS5839 Part 1 and EN54 Installations
Detector Zone - #1 -Comprising a fixed temperature detector unit and a rate of temperature rise detector both mounted inside fire resistant GRP enclosures. Both detectors are equipped with a heater designed to raise the temperature within the box and trigger the alarm
Detector Zone - #2 – Comprising a multi-sensor detector, an optical smoke detector, and a manual (Break glass) call point. Both detectors are mounted inside fire resistant GRP enclosures with a stainless- steel backing plate
Smoke to trigger the alarm may be admitted to the enclosures through holes in a stainless-steel base plate
Alarm Circuit #1- a high intensity Xenon strobe visual alarm indicator
Alarm Circuit #2 -an audible bell with removable damper (for use during prolonged experiments)
Six Fault switches - A bank of six switches allowing the operator to simulate fault conditions that the control panel should be capable of detecting and giving both an audible and visual warning
The control panel also has provision for connection to Hilton B721 Alarm Circuit Modules (Optional) and B722 Detector Circuit Modules (Optional) for commissioning and investigation
Comprehensive operations manual, which includes: Notes on theory and principles, Instructor’s guide notes, Student test papers and sample answers, Electrical wiring diagram