How VESDA works

VESDA works by continually drawing air into the pipe network via a high efficiency aspirator. A sample of this air is then passed through a dual stage filter. The first stage removes dust and dirt form the air sample before it allows the sample to enter the laser detection chamber for smoke detection. The second (ultra fine) stage provides an additional clean air supply to keep the detector’s optical surfaces free from contamination, ensuring stable calibration and long detector life.

From the filter, the air sample is passed through to the calibrated detection chamber where it is exposed to a laser light source. When smoke is present, light is scattered within the detection chamber and is instanly identified by the highly sensitive receiver system. The signals is then processed and presented via a bar graph display, alarm threshold indicators and /or graphic display. The VESDA detectors are able to communicate this information to a fire alarm control panel, a software management system or a building management system via relays or a high level interface (HLI).



Product Knowledge

7 Reason for VESDA

  1. When bussines contunity is paramount
  2. When smoke is difficult to detect
  3. When maintenance access is difficult
  4. When unobtrusive detection is required
  5. When evacuation is a challenge
  6. When enviromental conditions are difficult
  7. When suppression systems are present