Testifire's use of advanced technologies means that it is able to test an increasingly wide range of detectors. Latest technology stimuli production and delivery renders the product suitable for testing everything from latest technology, complex algorithm, multi sensors to aspirating systems (as well as the more 'traditional' detectors in between).
- Optical point (photoelectric) smoke sensors
Single, laser, dual wavelength or dual scatter types.
- Ionisation smoke sensors
- Aspirating detectors
The unique method of smoke generation used by Testifire provides a smoke profile which is suitable for testing aspirating detection systems. Use of the Testifire Remote Control also allows use with 'holes' along an aspirating pipe run.
- Virtual chamber detectors
Some types of detector - such as those with 'virtual chambers' do not have the physical 'presence' to automatically initiate a test since they do not interrupt the infrared beam within Testifire. The Testifire 25 Remote Control overcomes this challenge by enabling remote manual initiation and end of a test sequence (at a distance of up to nine metres).
- Thermal sensors
Fixed temperature and rate of rise. Testifire features two heat settings. The standard setting allows testing of rate-of-rise and fixed temperature heat settings up to 90°C (194°F). The High Heat setting allows testing of detectors set at higher temperature up to 100°C (212°F).
- Carbon monoxide (fire) sensors
- Multi-sensor or multi-criteria detectors
Multi-sensor detectors may respond to a functional test from a single phenomenon, e.g. smoke, heat. However, a single phenomenon test is not necessarily an adequate test in the field for this type of detector. Each of the detection principles present within the detector (e.g.: smoke / heat / CO) needs to be individually tested for the specific detection principle. Testifire allows the production of different stimuli (e.g. smoke, heat) to be achieved singularly, sequentially or simultaneously in any combination.
Conventional, addressable or analogue addressable detectors of any of the above detector types can all be tested using Testifire.