Matalan chooses Notifier by Honeywell for new facility at distribution centre

21st November 2014


National retail chain Matalan has selected Notifier by Honeywell systems to provide fire protection in the company’s distribution centre in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

National retail chain Matalan has selected Notifier by Honeywell systems to provide fire protection in the company’s distribution centre in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

The centre is one of three that cover the whole of the UK and a fire system was required after one of the buildings at the Skelmersdale centre was repurposed and fitted with new automated racking.

A loop-powered FAAST™ aspirating fire detection system was installed over the two floors by Notifier Gold Partner Vipond Fire Protection, which has offices across the country. The system required a total of 100m of piping, making the FAAST system a perfect fit, thanks to its capacity to cope with extensive pipe networks.

The four-panel system was linked to a PEARL™ addressable alarm panel, which is placed near the building’s entrance.

Gary White, Vipond business development manager, said the work had taken three weeks and required the replacement of the previous call-point alarm system while the building was in use.

He said: “We installed a FAAST aspirating system as there is a fair amount of dust from packaging, so the system is ideal to counter false activations. As the pipe can sit above the racking, an aspirating system also made for easier installation. If we had installed a traditional system, many smoke detectors would have been required.

 

“Matalan came to us for the best and most cost-effective solution which, I’m pleased to say, is what we have provided.”