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NOTIFIER's FAAST Aspirating Smoke Detection Goes BIG

New FAAST XT Detector Provides Very Early Smoke Warning for Large Spaces, Reducing Costs and Solving Challenging Smoke Detection Applications.

NORTHFORD, Conn. – NOTIFIER by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduces the FAAST XT 9400X conventional aspirating smoke detector, designed to provide very early warning of smoke for large spaces up to 28,800 square feet. As part of the System Sensor Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology (FAAST) line, the FAAST XT 9400X continues to offer the same high level of false alarm immunity and precision sensing to protect challenging fire detection applications and critical facilities.

The FAAST XT 9400X can support a network of up to four pipes to protect as much as 28,800 square feet per detector, making it ideal for large open spaces, such as warehouses, atriums and cold storage units. Its pipes can run a total length of nearly 1,100 feet, with a maximum of 400 feet per single pipe. Long pipe runs enable the FAAST XT 9400X to be placed in a much more easily-accessed area for maintenance and testing, as opposed to common spot detectors. Elevator shafts and high ceilings are just a few examples of areas where this new detector’s long reach can cut down on service time.

All FAAST detectors continually sample air through their pipes, using two elements (blue LED and infrared laser) to analyze air and quickly decipher incipient fire conditions as early as 30 to 60 minutes before a fire actually starts. FAAST employs a series of advanced algorithms, coupled with a choice of three sensitivity modes to practically eliminate nuisance alarms. In addition, a three-stage filtration system makes FAAST a great option for detecting fires in harsh environments with high air flow or a lot of dirt and other nuisance particulate matter.

“Yes, this aspirating detection is good for critical and high-risk facilities, but the 9400X can also be a real problem solver for a variety of places,” said Dick Bauer, business leader, NOTIFIER. “Now NOTIFIER users have another option that could help ensure no disruptions to their business and possibly save them some time and money too.”

Additional features of the FAAST XT 9400X include an internal Web server for remote monitoring and immediate email notification of events. An internal three-speed fan can be configured for more or less area coverage, or to reduce power consumption of each unit. The new detector can also integrate with building management systems via Modbus TCP/IP communication.

More comprehensive information on the FAAST line and the new FAAST XT 9400X conventional aspirating smoke detector is available on notifier.com. To inquire about FAAST for a particular facility, contact a local NOTIFIER sales manager.

EDITOR’S NOTE: High- and low-resolution images of NOTIFIER’s FAAST XT 9400X detector and other fire alarm products are available online. Please direct all NOTIFIER leads to: Notifier.Communications@Honeywell.com.