Apollo Fire Detectors Specified For Innovative Bulgarian Project


Nearly 500 devices from the Apollo Fire Detectors XP95 range have been specified for a new innovative office, meeting and leisure development in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia.

The Collider Activity Centre is located within the Mladost area on the edge of central Sofia and its modern design draws upon the local mountainous landscape for its inspiration. The centre provides formal and casual meeting spaces, offices, restaurant and bar amenities and leisure facilities, including a climbing area, bouldering room, multi-purpose sports rooms, fitness spaces, spa and a swimming pool, ensuring a comfortable environment for all visitors.

The centre is equipped with the latest technology and needed a fire detection system that could meet all of the challenges of a modern, large multi-purpose space. Pissat Engineering was awarded the contract for the design of the fire system for the new build development, with devices fitted by its installation partner, Elve.

The resulting fire detection system comprises nearly 500 devices which have been installed to protect the site, its staff and visitors. This consists of 300 XP95 optical detectors, 90 XP95 heat detectors, 50 Manual Call Points, 30 XP95 open area sounders and 20 input/output modules, all from Apollo.

The XP95 range from Apollo Fire Detectors encompasses a number of features which make it ideally suited to large scale installations such as this centre, the established intelligent technology offers a reliability proven repeatedly in the field. Physically, the detectors have been designed to have a low profile which allows the XP95 range to blend unobtrusively into its surroundings.

The XP95 range includes an ionisation and optical smoke detector, a heat detector and a multi-sensor. It uses the same open, digital protocol as all Apollo intelligent detectors, which means any XP95 based system is simple to extend or upgrade. The fire detectors are robustly designed, can operate over a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels and include features designed to minimise false readings caused by dust or vapour, including drift compensation.

Speaking about the specification of Apollo Fire Detectors for the project, Jivko Diney from Pissat Engineering comments: “We chose Apollo detectors because of their 10-year warranty offering, open protocol system and proven track record of reliable installation. The result is perfect and we recommend Apollo Fire Detectors to all our clients.”

Ed Browning, sales & marketing director at Apollo Fire Detectors, adds: “Apollo was delighted to have been chosen to protect such an iconic new development. The Collider Activity Centre is a beautiful building with great architecture and we’re proud to have been involved in this exciting Bulgarian project.”

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