Find out how the Fire-Lite MS-9200 sastisfied Denison safety officials' demand for a fire protection system that could pinpoint the exact location of a problem in the event of a fire or smoke emergency.
With that many buildings and people, Denison safety officials demand a fire
protection system that can pinpoint the exact location of a problem in the event
of a fire or smoke emergency. That is why they turned to Fire-Lite Alarms, of
For it’s mid-size buildings, Denison University uses the popular Fire-Lite MS-9200 Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel, which is already the leader in its
class due to its auto-programming and maintenance alert capabilities. In all
there are 33 MS-9200 panels in use at Denison, protecting mostly dormitories
and administration buildings.
For its larger buildings, Denison officials will look to the new Fire-Lite FIRE
WARDEN MS-9600 Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel, which is featurepacked,
cost effective and provides up to 636 addressable points on two Signaling
Line Circuits (SLC). The Fire-Lite MS-9200 panel was chosen for its efficiency
in point monitoring, said Doug Hohl, president of Legend Electric, of
Heath, Ohio; which installed the fire protection system at Denison University.
In each dormitory room, there is a Fire-Lite monitor module and SD350 photo
detector which reports to the MS-9200 panel. There are also detectors in the
hallways, strobes and waterflow tampers that are monitored by the MS-9200
panel. The panels report to a central safety station location on the Denison
The Fire-Lite MS-9200 has a 198 device capacity, uses surface-mount technology
and is designed for ease of installation and programming. It features the
latest in fire protection technology, including maintenance alert and automatic
detector test. The MS-9200 also features: alarm, trouble and supervisory relays;
integral 40-character LCD display with backlighting; history file with 500-event
capacity; waterflow or supervisory selection per monitor point. There is also an
Integral PIM (Printer Interface Module) and DIM (Display Interface Module), which
eliminates the need for customers to purchase additional hardware to use either.
Mr. Hohl said a welcomed addition to the overall fire protection system at Denison will be
the Fire-Lite FIRE WARDEN MS-9600, which is designed to provide ease of installation,
programming and maintenance, and can support up to 318 addressable smoke detectors
and 310 addressable monitor control or relay modules.
Mr. Hohl said other mid-sized systems had been used at Denison, but problems usually
arise when one device goes into alarm. The dip in voltage usually causes other devices on
the system to send a trouble signal. That doesn’t happen with Fire-Lite panels because of
their superior power systems, Mr. Hohl said. The Fire-Lite FIRE WARDEN MS-9600 will
be installed in a 144-room dormitory at Denison University, which will use 266 addressable
The Fire-Lite FIRE WARDEN MS-9600 is fully programmable from the integral keypad,
local PC keyboard, and local PC. The panel’s auto-program also reduces installation
time. The new panel incorporates the latest in advanced fire protection technology,
including maintenance alert, automatic detector test, one-man walk test and sensitivity
testing with printable results. The MS-9600 also includes an integral 80-character LCD
display with backlighting, real-time clock/calendar with daylight savings time control, a
1,000-event history file, an integral EIA-485 feature to support up to 32 remote annunciators,
and an integral EIA-232 interface for printer or PC connection.
Fire-Lite Alarms, which is part of Honeywell International’s Fire Solutions Group, is a
leading manufacturer of low- to mid-sized fire alarm control panels, control communicators,
remote power supplies, annunciators and voice evacuation products. The company
operates in a 302,000 square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northford,