Addressable Beam Detectors Protect International Logistics Centre in Kazakhstan
Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd.
August 22, 2016
Kazakhstan has been at the centre of international logistics ever since the times of the famous Silk Road more than 2000 years ago, part of which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today, modern logistics connect even the furthest corners of this large Asian country the size of Western Europe, enabling the utilisation of its vast mineral resources and enormous economic potential. Due to this Kazak transport company LLP Continental Logistics is building a network of transportation and logistics centres across the country.
One of the first new logistics centres completed by Continental Logistics is in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan which has seen rapid growth and development over the last few decades. Generally seen as a major architectural and engineering achievement, the logistics centre is designed to offer all services required to coordinate the national and international movement of goods. The new complex provides all types of warehousing and logistics services, from export and import to national distribution services in Kazakhstan.
Covering 51 hectares, the logistics centre includes a dry warehouse, a climate controlled depot and a container yard, as well as a shopping centre. An office complex and hotel are due to be built in the near future.
Kazak company Asia Techno Complect won the contract to design and install the fire safety system. They chose Apollo Fire detectors and sounders, and Kentec panels for the project.
The design of the fire safety system for such a large, wide-spread complex had to meet special conditions. The logistics centre was divided into 35 fire zones, and Asia Techno Complect installed 1400 smoke and heat detectors, and 12 panels. Modular interfaces were installed to control alarm signals, suppression systems and building ventilation in the event of a fire.
Apollo Addressable Beam detectors were used to protect vast open spaces within the logistics centre. Detectors from the Apollo Discovery range were chosen because Apollo products comply with international standards, are proven to be reliable and are easy to install.