A growing number of recycling and waste management plants are using Honeywell’s Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology (FAAST) smoke detector, the company says.
The system design removes both dust-stimulated false alarms and problems arising from environmental fluctuation.
FAAST uses a three-stage filtration technique, dual-optics particle analysis and intelligent algorithms that distinguish smoke from dust. The company says the device can withstand temperature and humidity variations, auto-learning its environment.
Tim Checketts, business development manager for Honeywell fire safety, says high dust prevalence and environmental fluctuations cause increased false alarms, which lead to unplanned downtimes — at least 30 minutes unplanned downtime and resources to investigate per event — and increase maintenance needs. Using FAAST will reduce waste management plants’ total cost of fire safety, Checketts says.