Data Sheet - System Sensor

Intelligent FAAST
Fire Alarm Aspiration
Sensing Technology®
Intelligent FAAST aspirating smoke detectors deliver highly
accurate Very Early Warning Fire Detection directly over the
signaling line circuit (SLC) to a fire alarm control panel via
CLIP protocol, enabling maximum control over missioncritical and challenging environments.
• Approved for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C,
and D Hazardous Locations
• SLC connectivity via CLIP Protocol
• Up to 99 FAAST devices per loop
• Detection as precise as 0.00046 %/ft obscuration
• Five alarm levels and two sensitivity modes provide application
• Dual flow detection including both ultrasonic and electronic
sensing for pipe and chamber air flow measurement
• A single device protects up to 8,000 square feet
• Advanced detection algorithms reject common nuisance
• Patented particle separator and field-replaceable filter remove
contaminants from the system
• PipeIQ® software provides intuitive system layout, configuration,
and monitoring all in one package
• Monitoring and configuration via Modbus/TCP protocol
over Ethernet
• Fault indictors exhibit a broad spectrum of events
• Unique air flow pendulum graph verifies pipe network functionality
• Particulate graph displays subtle environmental changes for early
problem indications
Agency Listings
The Intelligent FAAST 8251F aspirating smoke detector
combines dual source (blue LED and infrared laser) optical smoke
detection with fire alarm control panel connectivity via CLIP mode to
provide high sensitivity to fire with intelligent reporting capabilities;
all while providing enhanced immunity to nuisance particulate. As
a result, FAAST can provide Early Warning and Very Early Warning
Fire Detection while seamlessly integrating with an existing fire
signalling circuit.
The intelligent FAAST detector can be wired to a new or pre-existing
SLC for communications directly to a fire alarm control panel via
CLIP mode without extra hardware. In CLIP mode, the 8251F FAAST
will report back to the fire alarm control panel as an ACCLIMATE™
detector. By setting sensitivity levels in PipeIQ equivalent to prealarm and alarm sensitivity settings in the panel, the fire alarm
control panel will initiate pre-alarm (if pre-alarm exists in the panel)
and alarm conditions based on feedback from the FAAST unit.
Using CLIP, up to 99 units can populate one SLC.
For initial system creation, FAAST’s design, configuration, and
monitoring software, PipeIQ*, guides users through pipe layout. An
installed device can be monitored through its integral display, from
a computer connected to the device, or remotely through a web
browser. When Internet-connected, FAAST can also e-mail status
updates to appropriate personnel.
*A complimentary download of PipeIQ is available at
Approved for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D Hazardous Locations
Intelligent FAAST Specifications
Electrical Specifications
External Supply Voltage
Remote Reset Time
Power Reset
Avg. Operating Current
Average SLC Current
SLC Voltage Range
Relay Contact Ratings
Environmental Ratings
Operating Temperature
Sampled Air Temperature
Humidity Range
IP Rating
Coverage Area
Air Movement
Physical Specifications
Cable Access
Wire Gauge
Maximum Single Pipe Length
Maximum Branched (2) Pipe
Maximum Air Inlet Holes
18-30 VDC
External monitor must be pulled low for a minimum of 100 ms
1 sec.
500 mA @ 24 VDC
650 mA – All relays active, all alarm levels displayed. Voltage @ 24 VDC
15 to 32 VDC
3.0 A @ 30 VDC, 0.5 A @ 125 VAC
32°F (0°C) to 100°F (38°C)
-4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C)
10 to 95% (non-condensing)
8,000 sq. ft. (800 sq. m)
0-4,000 ft./min. (0-1,219 m/min.)
13.25 inches (33.7 cm)
13.0 inches (33 cm)
5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
4 1-inch (2.54 cm) cable entry
holes on top and bottom of unit
12 AWG (2.05 mm) max. to
24 AWG (0.5 mm) min.
262 ft. (80 m)
165 ft. (50 m) each branch
40 holes
Network Outside Pipe Diameter 1.050 inches, IPS (25 mm)
Internal Pipe Diameter
0.591 to 0.827 inches (15-21 mm)
Sensitivity Range
0.00046% Obs/ft to 6.25% Obs/ft
(0.0015% Obs/m to 20.5% Obs/m)
6 form C, 3 AMP, programmable
latching or non-latching
Event Log
18,000 events stored
Communication Network
Ethernet monitoring,
6 E-mail address alerts;
Shipping Weight
11.6 lbs. (5.3 kg),
includes packing material
Intelligent FAAST User Interface Display
Ordering Information
The User Interface consists of 5 Alarm levels – Alert, Action 1, Action 2,
Fire 1, and Fire 2, 10 Particulate levels, 10 Bi-color Flow and Fault graph.
Part No.
System Sensor Intelligent FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology
CMKT00100 FAAST Information Kit – Includes Comprehensive Instruction Manual
F-A3384-000 Replacement Air Filter Assembly
Language Card
UL-Approved Pipe and Fittings
Additional accessory information, including part numbers, can be accessed at
3825 Ohio Avenue • St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone: 800-SENSOR2 • Fax: 630-377-6495
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