Duct Smoke Sensors target HVAC applications.

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Series ADP Low-Flow Photoelectronic Sensors detect smoke at air-speed velocities of 110-4,000 fpm, providing assistance in difficult smoke detection environments. Analog addressable units shut down fans, blowers, and air conditioning systems, preventing spread of toxic smoke and fire gases. Any sensitivity in sensors caused by dirt, temperature, or humidity is reported to panel, allowing compensation algorithms to maintain set sensitivity.



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Fire Control Instruments Introduces ADP Series Analog, Addressable Low-Flow Duct Sensors



Photoelectronic Duct Smoke Sensors are Capable of Sensing Smoke in Air Velocities from 100 to 4,000 Feet per Minute,
Providing an Ideal Solution for a Wide Variety of HVAC Applications

WESTWOOD, Mass. - Fire Control Instruments (FCI), a part of Honeywell's (NYSE: HON) Fire Group, is a performance and technology leader in the life safety systems industry for commercial, industrial and educational applications worldwide. FCI introduces the new ADP Low-Flow Series photoelectronic air duct smoke sensors. The ADP series features low-flow technology that enables duct smoke detection throughout a broad range of airflow environments. Many difficult-to-solve HVAC problems occur in low airflow applications, and the ADP series proves an ideal solution.

The sensors detect smoke at air-speed velocities of 110 to 4,000 feet per minute, providing assistance in difficult but critical smoke detection environments.

The ADP Series sensors operate by sampling air currents passing through the ducts. The sensors provide dependable performance in shutting down fans, blowers and air conditioning systems, preventing the spread of toxic smoke and fire gasses throughout the protected area. These intelligent sensors also communicate electronically with each other, increasing efficiency throughout the system, and are continuously monitored through a signaling line circuit. Any sensitivity in the sensors caused by dirt, temperature or humidity is reported to a panel, allowing compensation algorithms to maintain the set sensitivity. An indication at the panel specifies the location of the problem, facilitating access for selected maintenance. Remote alarm annunciation of the ADP Series can be achieved by using the RA400Z Remote Annunciator, or the RTS451 or RTS451KEY Remote Test Station.

The ADP Series is available in both the ADP (a non-relay, 2 wire device requiring signaling line circuit power only) and ADP-R (a 4 wire, relay device requiring both signaling line circuit power and either 24VAC/DC or 120/240VAC for proper operation) models. The ADP has outputs for remote LED display and a remote test switch, and it incorporates zener diodes to conserve power for communication with other sensors. The ADP-R has powered outputs for remote LED display, a remote test switch and an audible sounder. It can be modified using two form "C" auxiliary contacts to mimic the non-relay version, and also has a patented cover tamper trouble signal.

Other features and benefits of the ADP Series smoke sensors include a patented telescopic sampling tube, convenient outside mounting tabs for quick and easy mounting to round or rectangular ducts from 1'-12' wide, and easily accessible code switches. The cover is transparent for convenient visual inspection, and the sensors are easy to clean. They also come standard with UL recognized field-replaceable power and sensor boards and are all UL 268A listed.

Honeywell International is a $23 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. Fire Control Instruments (FCI), a part of Honeywell Fire Group, is a performance and technology leader in the life safety systems industry for commercial, industrial and educational applications worldwide. Utilizing high-speed networking and fiber optic communications, FCI combines intelligence with high reliability to produce an exceptional line of fire alarm systems. For more information visit www.firecontrolinstruments.com.

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