Work is now underway on the new, site-wide fire detection system at the Brisbane Markets.
Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) has engaged Advance Fire to construct and commission the new dry fire system for all buildings at the Brisbane Markets.
The new system equipment being installed is supplied by Pertronic Industries Pty Ltd and will replace the flood-affected Notifier system.
This extensive and complex project comprises the staged removal, on a building-by-building basis, of all existing fire indicator panels (FIPs) and field devices (thermal and smoke detectors) prior to the installation of new building FIPs and mimic panels, together with new field devices throughout all buildings and tenancy areas.
Importantly, the new dry fire system has been designed for flood mitigation, with all building FIPs installed above peak flood levels.
The FIPs will be monitored and controlled via mimic panels installed at monitoring level. These panels are designed to be removed ahead of any future flood event, but critically, the FIPs will remain unaffected by flood waters, which will ensure the dry fire system maintains full functionality in the event of a future natural disaster.
Prior to the construction stage of the dry fire system, BML removed the flood-damaged copper cable connection and communications network for the existing Notifier system and replaced it with approximately 10 km of cabling installed for the new fibre connection and communications network.
The fibre network will provide a high speed, durable connection network that will be flood resilient. The network is installed across the site in seven ‘loops’ with a number of building FIPs to be connected to each loop.
The site-wide dry fire system is projected to be completed by 2025.