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Heineken Ireland benefits from installation of Advanced’s MxPro 5 panels

09 May 2023

AN HISTORIC brewery is reaping the benefits of remote fire panel monitoring in the wake of a complete system upgrade involving Advanced MxPro 5 panels.

Established in 1856 as the Lady’s Well Brewery, the business moved into the New Malt House in Leitrim Street, Cork City back in 1889 where it’s still headquartered today. The operation was purchased by Heineken in the 1980s and continues to produce Heineken, Murphy's Irish Stout and other Heineken products for the Irish market.

Recently, TEE Fire Safety Solutions was tasked with designing and installing a complete upgrade of Heineken Ireland’s existing fire protection system, which had come to its end of life. Spare parts were becoming difficult to purchase.

As such, seven MxPro 5 panels were installed alongside 1,055 devices, including cutting-edge Hochiki Ekho wireless detectors, covering areas of the site which were built in the 1800s.

MxPro 5’s open protocol operation made it possible for production areas to be fitted with flame detectors and ATEX equipment, while Patol linear heat detection has been installed in wash down areas. The system also includes Wagner air sampling equipment with the use of a steam catch.

The site also benefits from MxPro 5’s false alarm management and reduction capabilities using the built-in AlarmCalm software.

The new panels are monitored remotely using AdvancedLive, alerting maintenance employees to potential fire events via instant text notification and giving them the option to silence false alarms when off-site.

Remote panel monitoring

Enda Buckley, commissioning engineer at TEE Fire Safety Solutions, commented: “I’m delighted to have installed a system that meets the modern day needs of this historic brewery. Advanced is our preferred fire protection manufacturer. These panels are bullet-proof. Not only are they very easy to install, but they’re also underpinned by excellent technical support.”

Neil Parkin, sales manager for Advanced in Ireland, observed: “Heineken Ireland in Cork is a great example of a business seeing real benefits from remote panel monitoring. Not only have false alarms been reduced thanks to a system upgrade, but when they do occur, they can now be dealt with quickly, with minimal disruption and without the expense of keeping a trained individual on site at all times.”

Available on a subscription basis to Advanced panel users in the UK and Ireland, AdvancedLive provides users with day-to-day reassurance that their fire system is working as intended. Instant notifications alert them of critical incidents and status changes. Flexible and secure access methods keep essential data safe at all times.

The platform can be accessed from any Internet-enabled device from anywhere in the world, affording users reassurance that they will be the first to know about any problems no matter where they are.

Text alerts notify users of fire events as they occur and as they evolve, thereby allowing for safer and more informed decision-making in order to maximise safety, minimise disruption and ensure the fastest possible response time.

*Further information is available online at www.advancedco.com