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Fire Alarm System Enhances Shopper and Employee Safety at New Ho Chi Minh City Shopping Mall

 

Cooper Safety Fire Systems, specialist manufacturers and suppliers of fire systems solutions recently designed and installed the fire detection and notification system at the Crescent Mall, a new five-storey shopping mall  in Ho Chi Minh City.

Located beside Lake Crescent, within Phu My Hung in District 7, the mall forms part of the $200 million Crescent development offering 45,000 square meters of prime retail space, 300 premium-serviced apartments, 10,000 square meters of international standard office space and 22,000 square meters of waterfront retail space. 

Cooper Fire was commissioned by local contractors Phy My Hung Corporation to provide a bespoke fire alarm system based on the project specification. The system design utilises a networked series of intelligent addressable panels together with a combination of intelligent addressable smoke and heat sensors, call points and interfaces that integrate a range of building services, such as the air conditioning, fire dampers and sprinkler systems into a cohesive fire detection and fire protection system.
 
Commenting on the installation Neil Curtis, global product  manager at Cooper Safety Fire Fire Systems said " The mall area is protected by intelligent addressable point type optical smoke sensors, with dual heat/smoke sensors in electrical rooms and heat sensors in the basement car park areas. 
 
"The detection system is interfaced with a voice alarm system so that in the event of a fire in any one zone, the system broadcasts a message to that zone plus the adjacent zones. The adjacent zones may well be a different fire compartment either on the same level or levels above and below. The system extends into the tenant shop areas and the system is altered to accommodate the tenants fit out design.
 
"It also comprises of eight number 4-loop rack mounted controllers, internally networked. The entire system operates in Vietnamese, allowing local security staff to operate the system in the comfort of their natural language. The system monitors the sprinkler flow switches and status of the fire pumps. In addition, controls the fire dampers, air conditioning and gas supply across the global cause and effect matrix.