Fire detection and sprinkler system
In addition to the electrical systems, the Equans Fire Protection service is also working on this impressive project. The building complies with all safety norms and standards. The team is responsible for the elaboration of the sprinkler system and the tasks also include access control, videophone, fire detection, and emergency lighting.
Fire detection is provided in floors, rooms, and false ceilings using various techniques, such as detectors and aspiration, with the atrium being the most complex room because of its height and large glass dome.
The sprinkler system is equipped with an electric pump fed by an emergency generator from Equans in case of a power failure. The system is divided into four zones, with one checkpoint per wing. Those checkpoints consist of a universally monitored check valve that triggers an alarm so the user knows in which wing the sprinklers have been activated. The alarm system is linked to the building management system and the fire detection system. A fun detail: the sprinkler pipes on several levels are not in standard red, but rather in RAL colours adapted to the end customer’s design.