Course A - Detection Principles and Device Selection / S65 / XP95

This course provides an introduction to those who have started working in the fire safety sector in the UK. It also acts as a refresher for those needing to be updated on recent industry changes. Course A covers our basic services / product ranges: Conventional Series 65 and Addressable XP95.

The sessions on May 5th, September 24th and November 12th will be held at Oprema's offices: Unit 11 & 12 Eastgate Business Park, Wentloog Avenue, Cardiff CF3 2EY

Detection Principles and Device Selection

  • Ionisation smoke detector
  • Optical smoke detector
  • Rate-of-rise heat detector
  • Multisensor smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) detector
  • Selecting the right device
  • Heat detector selection chart

Conventional Detector Operation

  • Quiescent and alarm characteristics
  • Control panel sense windows
  • Conventional products
  • Series 65 features
  • Relay base operation and applications
  • Detector head removal systems
  • Sav wire system

Analogue Addressable Principles

  • Analogue value from detectors and A-D conversion
  • Control panel thresholds
  • Drift compensation and variable sensitivity
  • Addressability


  • Smoke and heat detectors
  • Manual call points
  • Isolators
  • Interfaces - description
  • Interfaces - selection and applications
  • Beam detectors
  • Flame detectors

AV Alarm Devices

  • Series 65 sounder base
  • Ancillary base sounder
  • Intelligent base sounder
  • Integrated base sounder
  • Sounder beacon base
  • Beacon base
  • Loop-powered beacon
  • Open-area sounders
  • Open-area sounder beacons
  • Intelligent open-area products
  • Discovery sounder/beacon range
  • Group addressing

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