Course B - CO Detection / Alarmsense / Orbis / Discovery

We recommend you take this course once you have completed Course A.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Fire Detection

  • Established detection principles
  • A new detector - carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Comparative fire tests
  • Further fire tests
  • Where to use CO detectors
  • Where not to use CO detectors
  • Discovery CO fire detectors.


  • Sensing of Alarms
  • Activation and powering of sounders
  • Differentiation between manual call points and detector alarms
  • Priority/non-priority alarms
  • Multiple alarms in a zone
  • Disablement of manual call points
  • Disablement of detectors
  • Sensing of zone wiring faults
  • Sensing the removal of a detector
  • Compliance with standards
  • Cable requirements.


  • Product range
  • Features of range
  • Optical smoke detectors
  • Multisensor smoke detectors
  • Heat detectors
  • Choosing the correct class of heat
  • Installing Orbis detectors
  • Orbis detector LED status
  • StartUp
  • FasTest
  • DirtAlert
  • Relay base
  • Orbis adaptor.


  • Ionisation detector modes
  • Optical smoke detector modes
  • Heat detector modes
  • Multisensor detector modes
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector modes
  • User bytes and other stored data
  • Conventional alarm facility
  • Flashing LED
  • Remote test feature
  • Drift compensation
  • Choice of detector type
  • Choice of response modes.

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