What is digital linear heat detection and where is it used?
Digital linear heat detection cables are designed to trigger a response when a specific temperature is reached. If the temperature surrounding the cable reaches the alarm temperature, the two cores quickly come into contact and trigger an alarm. These cables are known as “digital” because they are “off” below the activation temperature and irreversibly switch “on” when the activation temperature is reached.
The technology can be utilised in a broad range of environments given the many material coatings and alarm temperatures available. Such suitable environments range from cold storage that requires a low alarm temperature to commercial kitchens or vehicle engine bays that have a very high ambient operating temperature.
Its high degree of versatility and ease of use have enabled digital linear heat detection to establish itself as one of the leading types of specialist fire detectors in the world.
Benefits of using digital linear heat detection
- Extensive coverage with zone lengths reaching 3,000 metres
- A cost effective form of fire detection with respect to installation and ongoing maintenance
- Optional interface modules offer additional functionality such as alarm point distance locating
- Comprehensive range of material coatings and alarm temperatures available maximising versatility