Data Sheet - System Sensor

Fire Alarm Aspiration
Sensing Technology®
FAAST XM aspirating smoke detectors deliver highly
accurate Very Early Warning Fire Detection and extensive
communications capabilities to provide maximum control
over challenging environments.
• Approved for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C,
and D Hazardous Locations
• Detection as precise as 0.00029 %/ft obscuration
• Five alarm levels and two sensitivity modes provide
application flexibility
• Dual flow detection including both ultrasonic and electronic
sensing for pipe and chamber air flow measurement
• A single device protects up to 8,000 sq. ft. (743 sq.m)*
• 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
• Onboard Ethernet interface enables remote monitoring and
e-mail status updates
• 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
Approved for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D Hazardous Locations
The FAAST XM aspirating smoke detector combines
dual source (blue LED and infra-red laser) optical smoke detection
with advanced algorithms to detect a wide range of fires while
maintaining enhanced immunity to nuisance particulates. This
enables FAAST XM to accurately detect incipient fire conditions
as early as 30 to 60 minutes before a fire actually starts for Early
Warning Fire Detection and Very Early Warning Fire Detection.
For initial system creation, the PipeIQ** software guides users
through pipe layout. The software also provides intuitive control over
system configuration and ongoing system monitoring. An installed
device can be monitored through its integral display, from a computer
connected to the device, remotely through a web browser when
the detector is connected to a network, or by Modbus/TCP protocol
over Ethernet. When connected to a mail server, FAAST XM can also
email status updates to appropriate personnel. The detector can also
communicate alarm levels, urgent and minor faults, and isolate inputs
via eight form C relays.
To enable a full detection strategy, FAAST XM combines its advanced
communications capabilities with an extensive range of customizable
settings. The detector provides five alarm levels that can be
programmed for latching or non-latching relays. To accommodate
specific codes or environments, alarm delays can be set anywhere
between 0 to 60 seconds. FAAST XM also supports two sensitivity
modes: In Acclimate™ mode, the detector automatically adjusts itself
to current environmental conditions to reduce nuisance alarms. Day/
Night/Weekend mode enables technicians to preset alarm thresholds
based on routine changes in the environment.
* CSIRO approved to AS1603.8 for coverage up to 1,000 square meters.
** A
complementary download of PipeIQ is available at
FAAST XM Specifications
Electrical Specifications
External Supply Voltage
Remote Reset Time
Power Reset
Avg. Operating Current
Relay Contact Ratings
18-30 VDC
External monitor must be pulled low for a minimum of 100 ms
1 sec.
415 mA, 10.0 W @ 24 VDC
465 mA, 11.2W @ 24VDC – All relays active, all alarm levels displayed
3.0 A @ 30 VDC, 0.5 A @ 125 VAC
Environmental Ratings
Operating Temperature
Sampled Air Temperature
Humidity Range
IP Rating
Coverage Area
Air Movement
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.)
Physical Specifications
Cable Access
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
on top and bottom of unit
Wire Gauge
12 AWG (2.05 mm)
max. to 24 AWG (0.5 mm) min.
Maximum Single Pipe Length
262 ft. (80 m)
Total Aggregate Length
450 ft. (137m)
Network Outside Pipe Diameter 1.050 inches, IPS (25 mm)
Internal Pipe Diameter
0.591 to 0.827 inches (15-21
Sensitivity Range
0.00029% Obs/ft to 6.25% Obs/ft
(0.00095% Obs/m to 20.5%
8 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 (5.26kg),
includes packing material
FAAST XM 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 Conventional FAAST XM 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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