Case Study: Heineken Ireland system upgrade to Advanced panels
A historic brewery is reaping the benefits of remote fire panel monitoring, following a complete system upgrade to Advanced panels.
TEE Fire Safety Solutions were tasked with designing and installing a complete upgrade of Heineken Ireland’s existing fire protection system, which had come to end of life and spare parts were becoming difficult to purchase.
Established in 1856 as Lady’s Well Brewery, the business moved into the New Malt House in Leitrim Street, Cork City in 1889 where it is still headquartered today. It was purchased by Heineken in the 1980s and continues to produce Heineken, Murphy’s Irish Stout and other Heineken products for the Irish market.
Seven MxPro 5 panels were installed alongside 1,055 devices, including cutting-edge Hochiki Ekho wireless detectors throughout the Brewery, covering areas which were built in the 1800s.
MxPro 5’s open-protocol nature made it possible for production areas to be fitted with flame detectors and ATEX equipment, while Patol linear heat detection was installed in wash down areas. The system also includes Wagner air sampling equipment with the use of a steam catch.
Selected for its exceptional performance, quality and ease of use, the site also benefits from MxPro 5’s powerful false alarm management and reduction capabilities using the in-built AlarmCalm software.
The new panels are monitored remotely using AdvancedLive, alerting maintenance employees to potential fire events via instant text notification and giving them the option to silence false alarms when off site.
Enda Buckley, Commissioning Engineer at TEE Fire Safety Solutions, said: “I’m delighted to have installed a system that meets the modern day needs of this historic brewery. Advanced is our preferred fire protection manufacturer, because quite simply, the panels are bulletproof. Not only are they the easiest I’ve ever installed, but they also come with excellent technical support.”
Advanced Sales Manager for Ireland, Neil Parkin, said: “Heineken Cork is a great example of a business seeing real benefits from fire alarm system remote monitoring. Not only have false alarms been reduced thanks to a system upgrade, when they do occur, they can now be dealt with quickly and with minimal disruption, without the expense of keeping a trained individual on site at all times.”
Available on a subscription basis to Advanced panel users in the UK and Ireland, AdvancedLive provides users with day-to-day reassurance that their fire system is working as intended, with instant notifications to alert them of critical incidents and status changes, and flexible secure access methods to keep their data safe.
The platform can be accessed from any internet-enabled device, anywhere in the world, giving users reassurance that they will be the first to know about any problems – no matter where they are. Text alerts notify users of fire events as they occur – and as they evolve – allowing for safer, informed decision-making to maximise safety, minimise disruption and ensure the fastest possible response time.