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Trouble-free fire protection at Devon golf resort

03 March 2022

Two fault-tolerant networks of MxPro 5 fire panels from UK manufacturer, Advanced, have been installed as part of a fire system upgrade at the Manor House & the Ashbury Hotels in Devon.

Set in 500 acres on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, the two hotels offer a combined total of 421 rooms as well as the Ashbury Hotel’s renowned 99-hole golf course, which is the ninth largest in the world.

As part of a site-wide upgrade to the Manor House and Ashbury Hotels’ fire systems, 11 of Advanced’s flagship MxPro 5 fire panels in one, two, four and eight-loop variants have been installed to provide industry-leading protection for the resort’s staff and its thousands of annual guests.

Due to the size and complexities of the site, the previous fire panels had struggled to perform as required. This was presenting numerous challenges for the client who duly appointed Yeovil-based Castle Technical Solutions Ltd to install new control and indicating equipment and look after its ongoing maintenance.

Castle Technical Solutions’ experience of retrofitting Advanced’s products to solve fire protection problems on complex and challenging sites led the company to specify MxPro 5 across the two hotels.

Ease of integration

Ben Moss, technical director at Castle Technical Solutions said, “To undertake the successful upgrade of both hotels’ fire systems, we needed a solution that could reliably handle the size of the network required. It also had to be easy to integrate with existing wiring and deliver instantaneous reporting of faults to minimise potential disruption to guests and members of staff alike. Advanced’s MxPro 5 solution is flexible, robust and dependable.”

Phil Calvey, regional sales manager for the South West at Advanced stated, “This project is a classic example of our fire protection solutions making life easier for installers and end users alike. We’re delighted to hear Castle Technical Solutions speak so positively about the retrofit experience.”

Calvey concluded: “MxPro 5’s high-speed networking capabilities come into their own when protecting large-scale sites such as this resort, where there’s a defined need for complex cause and effect programming without compromising overall system performance.”

Multiprotocol fire panel

MxPro 5 is a multiprotocol fire panel and was recently certified by FM Approvals to EN 54. It offers customers a choice of four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, all backed up by free training and support.

MxPro 5 can be used in single-loop, single-panel format or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200 panels covering huge areas.

Ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide range of peripheral options, render MxPro 5 customisable for almost any application.

For more information, visit www.advancedco.com