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May 31, 2023


Lithium-Ion batteries. A guide to the fire risk that isn’t going away but can be managed

Case study

New multi-use high-rise MIRACLZ Dubai tower fitted with addressable fire protection system

A new mixed-use tower block in Dubai has been equipped with a fire protection solution from Advanced, including an addressable fire panel and over 3,000 devices, voice evacuation, smoke management, and fire telephone system.

Dubai-Shutterstock-23Advanced’s Axis EN range has been installed at MIRACLZ, covering the entire building. Located next to Miracle Garden, the 37-storey building houses 591 fully furnished one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments; shopping and leisure experiences; a swimming pool and sauna; gym; party hall; and kids’ play area.

The main fire panel with voice command centre is located in the ground floor fire command centre room and is networked with multiple 1, 4 and 8-loop panels to form a distributed system.

The installation also included an Advanced remote repeater panel and a dedicated voice evacuation amplifier on each of the building’s floors.

The fire telephone system is said to be ideal for use cases where local fire departments and emergency personnel need access to emergency communications. The conventional system features LED status indicators to show its operational state, and can either be configured as standalone or integrated with AXIS EN.

EDMAC Consulting specified the fire system and it was supplied, installed and commissioned by Cignetix Systems.

Over 3,000 addressable devices installed

Fully integrated with BACNET BMS, the system incorporates over 3,000 addressable devices including interfacing units for monitoring or controlling of water flow switches, staircase pressurisation fans, lifts, air handling units and fire dampers.

Sunil Gopalkrishnan, Managing Director at Cignetix, said: “Thanks to their reputation for performance, quality and ease of use, Advanced are our preferred choice of fire alarm, fire telephone and voice evacuation systems – capable of handling large networks of up to 200 panels and complex cause and effect programming.”

Sasi Kumar, Commercial Manager, Middle East and Africa at Advanced, said: “The Middle East is a unique market with both EN and UL solutions being used. GCC customers can be disappointed if a fire system doesn’t meet the standard they require on a project, but we offer solutions for both standards in our Axis EN and Axis AX product ranges respectively

“The Axis ranges are not only robust and versatile, but also easy to use – from installation and commissioning to servicing, maintenance and day-to-day operation. We have had excellent feedback on the Advanced Axis EN system from the installer at MIRACLZ.”

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