System Sensor FAAST Aspirating Smoke Detector

The FAAST (fire alarm aspiration sensing technology) model 8100 detector by System Sensor of St. Charles, Ill., eliminates the need for technicians to create a separate parallel data network to identify the location of an initiating device, according to the company.

FAAST’s smoke detection performance is built around the company’s dual vision sensing technology. The sensor utilizes an extremely sensitive blue LED to provide very early warning fire detection up to 60 minutes before combustion, according to the company. It also uses an infrared laser to identify nuisances like dust that can cause false alarms and downtime.

TCI/IP connectivity is achieved through an onboard Ethernet port. The product allows up to six individuals to receive E-mail notifications that can identify which unit is the initiating device, as well as the location and details of the event.

Additionally, the products interface enables facility managers to monitor the detector from any Internet browser, smartphone or mobile device with VPN capability.


Electrical Specifications

External Supply Voltage

18-30 VDC

Remote Reset Time

External monitor must be   pulled low for a minimum of 100 ms

Power Reset

1 sec.

Avg. Operating Current

500 mA @ 24 VDC


650 mA – All relays   active, all alarm levels displayed. Voltage @ 24 VDC

Relay Contact Ratings

3.0 A @ 30 VDC, 0.5 A @  125 VAC


Environmental   Ratings

Operating   Temperature

32°  F (0° C) to 100° F (38° C)

Sampled   Air Temperature

-4°F   (-20° C) to 140°F (60° C)

Humidity   Range

10   to 95% (non-condensing)

IP   Rating


Coverage   Area

8,000   sq. ft. (800 sq. m)

Air   Movement

0-4,000   ft./min. (0-1,219 m/min.)


Physical   Specifications


13.25   inches (33.7 cm)


13.0   inches (33 cm)


5.0   inches (12.7 cm)

Cable   Access

4   1-inch (2.54 cm) cable entry holes

on   top and bottom of unit

Wire   Gauge

12   AWG (2.05 mm)

max.  to 24 AWG (0.5 mm) min.

Maximum   Single Pipe Length

262   ft. (80 m)

Maximum   Branched (2) Pipe Length

165   ft. (50 m) each branch

Maximum   Air Inlet Holes

40   holes

Network   Outside Pipe Diameter

1.050   inches, IPS (25 mm)

Internal   Pipe Diameter

0.591   to 0.827 inches (15-21 mm)

Sensitivity   Range

0.00046%  Obs/ft to 6.25% Obs/ft

(0.0015%  Obs/m to 20.5% Obs/m)


8   form C, 3 AMP, programmable

latching   or non-latching

Event   Log

18,000   events stored

Communication   Network

Ethernet   monitoring,

6   E-mail address alerts

Shipping   Weight

8.5   lbs. (3.8 kg),

includes   packing material



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