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Fire panels protect engineers of tomorrow

25 October 2019

Four networked MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced are now protecting one of Serbia’s most prestigious higher education facilities.

The project at the University of Belgrade’s School of Electrical Engineering, involved installing a fire system to protect lives and property while respecting the value and authenticity of its 1920s features. This meant overcoming various problems presented by outdated construction methods, inaccessible areas and high ceilings. 

Thanks to their performance, quality and ease of use, a network of three of Advanced’s 4-loop and one of its 1-loop MxPro 5 fire panels, including over 1000 Argus detectors, were chose to protect the educational and scientific institution, including the facilities of Civil Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. 

Advanced’s local partner in Serbia, TVI, was responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the project. Electrical engineer, Radomir Kerkez, at TVI, says: “The flexibility of Advanced’s fire panels to adapt to sites both large and small is what makes us choose them time and time again. Advanced products make even the most complex installation challenges straightforward and we can always rely on them to deliver complete protection.”

MxPro 5 is a leading multiprotocol fire system solution and was recently certified to the EN 54 standard by FM (Factory Mutual). It offers customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed by free training and support. MxPro panels can be used in single-loop, single-panel format or easily configured into high-speed, multi-loop networks of up to 200 nodes covering huge areas. MxPro’s legendary ease of installation and configuration plus wide peripheral range, make it customisable to almost any application.

Vladimir Zrnic, Advanced’s regional sales manager for Southern Europe, says: “Our fire systems offer many ways to meet the challenges of protecting a building’s heritage features while providing robust and reliable fire protection. It is great to see that potential put into practice in yet another successful and prestigious site.”

Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC, has a long history of protecting some of Europe’s most notable and prestigious buildings, including Athens’ Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Sofia’s Sofia University.