What is linear heat detection and where is it used?
Linear heat detection is a cable-based form of fire detection. Sometimes referred to as line type linear detection, the cable itself acts as a heat detector and can identify an abnormal change in temperature anywhere along its entire length. There are two main types of linear heat detection technology: digital linear heat detection and analogue linear heat detection.
The cable can be coated in different materials to suit specific applications, thus making it extremely versatile. It is most commonly used in commercial and industrial settings such as in warehouses, along cable trays, along conveyor belts, on floating or fixed roof tanks, in tunnels or car parks and in cold storage.
Benefits of using linear heat detection
- Continuous and extensive coverage of fire detection along its entire length
- Ease of installation in environments unsuitable for other types of heat detectors
- Relatively low installation and ongoing costs in comparison to other detectors
- Straightforward in its operation and its compatibility within a wider fire alarm system or building management system
- Recognised and certified by leading certification bodies such as UL, FM and VdS