Ministry of Finance

An Advanced MxPro multiprotocol fire system with devices from Apollo Fire Detectors has been chosen to protect the Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The project to upgrade the building's fire detection system was awarded to Telectron, who have operated in the UAE for 35 years.

This presented Telectron with a major challenge: the fire detection upgrade - which included totally rewiring the system - had to be undertaken while the building was fully occupied and without causing any disruption to the work of the Ministry.

Telectron's engineers therefore worked flexibly in shifts, depending on the type of work that was to be carried out. For example, any ceiling work was only undertaken outside office hours. Work in other areas was scheduled to fit with the accessibility available around the Ministry's normal operations.

The new fire detection system provides comprehensive protection over all ten floors of the Ministry's headquarters and comprises approximately 750 devices arranged over seven loops. The also interfaces with critical equipment such as lifts, air conditioning and pressurised fans. It was handed over to the client with full Civil Defense approval.

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