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Discovery Marine Multisensor Detector
The Discovery Marine Multisensor Detector comprises optical smoke and thermistor temperature sensors which give both a combined signal as well as a separate heat signal for improved false alarm management.
The Discovery Multisensor Detector construction is similar to that of the optical detector but uses a different lid and optical mouldings to accommodate the thermistor (heat sensor). The sectional view shows the arrangement of the optical chamber and the thermistor.
The Discovery optical/heat multisensor detector contains an optical smoke sensor and a thermistor temperature sensor whose outputs are combined to give the final analogue value. The way in which the signals from the two sensors are combined depends on the response mode selected. The five modes provide response behaviour which incorporates pure heat detection, pure smoke detection and a combination of both. The multisensor is therefore useful over the widest range of applications.
The signals from the optical smoke sensing element and the temperature sensor are independent, and represent the smoke level and the air temperature respectively in the vicinity of the detector. The detector’s micro-controller processes the two signals according to the mode selected.
When the detector is operating as a multisensor the temperature signal processing extracts only rate-of-rise information for combination with the optical signal. In these modes, the detector will not respond to a slow temperature increase – even if the temperature reaches a high level. A large sudden change in temperature can, however, cause an alarm without the presence of smoke, if sustained for 20 seconds.
For details refer to datasheet PP2479.
Maintenance & Service
Detectors should be maintained according to BS 5839-1 or other locally applicable code. Test equipment can be ordered from Apollo for testing smoke and heat detectors.
Detectors should not be cleaned in the field except for careful removal of exterior dirt with a damp cloth. For cleaning and recalibration detectors should be returned to Apollo Fire Detectors or to the local distributor
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
The product complies with the essential requirements of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, provided that it is used as described.
Construction products regulation 305/2011
The product complies with the essential requirements of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011.
Discovery optical/heat multisensor detectors manufactured from mid 2009 incorporate additional temperature information that is intended for use in signal processing.