Design, configuration software for smoke detectors
PipeIQ by System Sensor guides user through pipe design and system configuration for a FAAST aspiration system with and enables continual system monitoring when initialized.
System Sensor PipeIQ is the all-in-one system design, configuration, and monitoring software for the System Sensor FAAST aspirating smoke detector. It guides users through pipe design and system configuration for a FAAST aspiration system. Once the system is installed, PipeIQ enables continual system monitoring from anywhere in the world via the Internet using FAAST’s onboard Ethernet connection. Using PipeIQ, a designer can complete the pipe network layout, verify hole sizes and sensitivity, and obtain a mill of material and layout report. The software also includes a pipe wizard that can guide users through the pipe network design process. The wizard asks a series of questions about the area under protection and designs a pipe network tailored to the space. The pipe wizard is also suitable for quickly designing a pipe network for less complex rectangular spaces and to create an initial layout for more complex spaces that will require additional design.
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