Fire alarm detection system
The Advanced Signal Analysis (ASA) by Siemens provides reliable and false alarm resistant fire detection.
Advanced Signal Analysis (ASA) by Siemens Building Technologies Division provides reliable and false alarm resistant fire detection for a wide range of applications. Siemens’ ASA technology is a software-based solution that in real time, dynamically compares sensor signal data to sophisticated algorithms to accurately and reliably differentiate between a fire emergency and harmless smoke, steam, or dust. Siemens multi-criteria fire detectors integrate five sensors (including two optical for forward/backward scattering, two thermal, and one CO, depending on model) in a single detector. Through ASA, fire detectors quickly process the sensor array’s signals to determine alarm or monitoring status. Siemens fire detectors provide for the earliest detection of smoke, heat, and CO in any environment. Siemens ASA detectors are certified as life-safety CO gas detectors meeting NFPA 720 and UL 2075. They also feature 26 user-friendly selectable detection profiles, nine field-selectable temperature settings, and their high sensitivity meets NFPA 76 Very Early Warning Fire Detector criteria.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.