Deakin University receives Wormald fire safety upgrade
Fire Protection, Fire Detection, Fire Alarm
Fire protection specialist Wormald has installed a comprehensive fire detection solution at
Deakin University in Victoria.
With over 42,000 students, Deakin University comprises three separate campuses in Melbourne,
Geelong and Warrambool, which are over 260km apart. The Wormald team installed advanced
MX Technology® fire detection systems at each of the three campuses, which are interconnected using the university’s intranet. Applying the MX fire detection systems across such a vast area is a first for the industry.
The comprehensive fire detection solution includes 17 state-of-the-art MX1 fire indicator panels.
Wormald provided 4,000 high performance analogue addressable detectors, including MX814H
heat detectors and MX814P smoke detectors.
The new system provides staff with improved control over potential fire risks on the university’s
campuses, which include multiple disconnected buildings. The system’s graphical interface
instantly displays the status of the fire detectors at each building. University employees now
have the ability to monitor the fire detection systems from any computer with an internet
connection. They can also investigate or de-activate alarms without physically visiting the
building. By receiving information from each individual detector, the location of a fire can be
easily identified and an appropriate response devised quickly.
Russell Ormston, Building Services Engineering Manager at Deakin University said, “The
Wormald MX system has given us control over the fire detection systems at multiple campuses
from a single point. I was very happy with Wormald’s project planning and management. The
team completed the work within a very tight timeframe and minimised disruptions by completing
the installation during university holidays.”
According to Tony Antoniou, Business Development Manager with Wormald, “While the
installation at Deakin University presented some challenges, the advanced capabilities of the
MX system made it an ideal solution. To help control costs, our team re-used much of the
original fire detector wiring and integrated the system through the university’s existing intranet.
Furthermore, the system’s flexibility means it can be expanded or reconfigured as new buildings
are added or existing buildings change function.”
The MX Technology system complies with Australian Standard AS 1670.1-2004 – Fire detection,
warning, control and intercom systems – System design, installation and commissioning - Fire.
, Fire Detection
, Fire Protection
, Fire Upgrade