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Siemens SFPO-11 Installation Instructions Manual

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Installation Instructions

Model SFPO-11 / SFP-11 / SFPT-11
FirePrint Photoelectric Detector / FirePrint Detector /
FirePrint Thermal Detector
These instructions are written in accordance with the instal-
lation guidelines of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and
CAN/ULC-S524, The Installation of Fire Alarm Systems.
Detector Device Storage
DO NOT install this detection device until all construc-
tion is completed.
DO NOT store this detection device where it can be con-
taminated by dirt, dust, or humidity.
Although no specific spacings are set for the detectors used
for a clean air application, use 30 foot center spacing (900 sq ft)
from NFPA Standard 72 and CAN/ULC-S524, if practical, as a
guide or starting point for a detector installation layout. This
spacing, however, is based on ideal conditions–smooth ceil-
ing, no air movement, and no physical obstructions. In some
applications, therefore, considerably less area is protected ad-
equately by each smoke detector. This is why it is mandatory
to closely follow the installation drawings. In all installations
place the detector on the ceiling, a minimum of 6 inches from
a side wall, or on a wall, 4 to 6 inches from the ceiling.
If you have any questions regarding detector placement, fol-
low the drawings provided or approved by Siemens Building
Technologies, Inc. or by its authorized distributors. This is ex-
tremely important! The detector placements shown on these
drawings were chosen after a careful evaluation of the area
that is protected. Such factors as air currents, temperature,
humidity, pressure, and the nature of the fire load were care-
fully considered. Especially noted were the room or area con-
figuration and the type of ceiling (sloped or flat, smooth or
beamed). Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.'s extensive ex-
perience in the design of the system assures the best detec-
tor placement by following these drawings. Sound engineer-
ing judgment by qualified personnel must be followed.
Fire Print Detectors and Nuisance Alarms
The neural network within each Model SFP-11 FirePrint de-
tector is optimized to reject the most common nuisance
alarms for its selected FirePrint Application; e.g. Parking Ga-
rage or Health Care. If the detector is exposed to an excess
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Figure 1
SFP-11 and SFPT-11
level of smoke or aerosol for an extended period of time, the
detector is programmed to make the "safe decision" and sig-
nal an alarm condition. Because the amplitude and duration
of deceptive phenomena are unbounded, the rule of thumb
is to keep detectors as far as practical from sources that can
produce an unusually large quantity of smoke for about a
minute. This effort during placement of detectors within a
FirePrint Application enhances the ability of FirePrint's decep-
tive phenomena rejection. Avoid close proximity of detectors
to smoke sources such as oil burners, electric heaters, kitch-
ens, garages, and areas of high relative humidity where
condensation may occur.
Air Currents
Before a detector can sense a fire, the products of combustion
or smoke must travel from the fire to the detector. This travel
is especially influenced by air currents; therefore, consider air
movement when designing the system. While combustion
products tend to rise, drafts from hallways, air diffusers, fans,
etc., may help or hinder the travel of combustion products to
the detector. When positioning a detector at a particular loca-
tion, give consideration to windows and doors, both open
and closed, to ventilating systems, both in and out of opera-
tion, and to other factors influencing air movement. Do not
install a detector in the air stream of a room air supply dif-
fuser. It is better to position a detector closer to an air return.
The distance that products of combustion or smoke travel
from a fire to the detector is not usually the shortest linear
route. Combustion products or smoke usually rise to the ceil-
ing, then spread out. Average ceiling heights of 8 to 10 feet
do not abnormally affect detector response. High ceilings,
located in churches, warehouses, auditoriums, etc., do affect
detector response and should be considered.
Special Ceiling Construction Factors
Ceiling obstructions change the natural movement of air and
combustion products. Depending on the direction of smoke
travel, joists and beams can slow the movement of heated air
and smoke, while pockets between them can contain a re-
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  • Page 1: Installation Instructions

    If you have any questions regarding detector placement, fol- tion, give consideration to windows and doors, both open low the drawings provided or approved by Siemens Building and closed, to ventilating systems, both in and out of opera- Technologies, Inc. or by its authorized distributors. This is ex- tion, and to other factors influencing air movement.
  • Page 2 LED Indicators the Initiating Devices chapter of NFPA Standard 72 for Loca- The Model SFPO-11 / SFP-11 / SFPT-11 contains an LED indi- tion and Spacing requirements for specific types of construc- cator capable of flashing either one of three distinct colors: tion;...
  • Page 3 TO NEXT BASE *The relay contacts are shown after System reset, which represents the non-alarm condition. **SFP-11/SFPT-11/SFPO-11 is a polarity insensitive detector. Line 1 and Line 2 can be either line of the loop. Figure 3 Installation and Wiring Diagram...
  • Page 4 The insect screen and labyrinth may be Figure 4 replaced with new parts, rather than be Disassembling of SFP-11 Photochamber cleaned. Contact Siemens Building Technolo- gies, Inc. Product Service to order Detector Maintenance Kit, Model DMK-11. Do not disconnect the thermal wires from the...

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