Standard Digital (PHSC)
The Standard Digital Protectowire Heat Sensitive Cable (PHSC) Linear Heat Detector can best be described as a continuous run of spot heat detectors. It is capable of sensing heat anywhere along its length and initiates an alarm once its fixed activation temperature is reached.
The Standard Digital (PHSC) Linear Heat Detector works in the following manner. Once the ambient temperature meets or exceeds its fixed temperature, the heat sensitive polymer weakens, which in turn allows the twisted spring steel conductors to make contact, which results in an electrical short that triggers an alarm signal.
The Standard Digital (PHSC) Linear Heat Detector is designed to be used on a compatible fire alarm control module or panel.
All Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors must be installed in accordance with applicable sections of NFPA 72 or as required by the local AHJ.
Confirmed Temperature Initiation (CTI)
The CTI Linear Heat Detector is a twisted pair of dissimilar spring conductors which are insulated with a heat-sensitive material. This material is designed to soften and allow the conductors to short when exposed to a specific alarm temperature. The dissimilar conductors, when shorted, form a temperature measurement junction called a thermocouple.
This product is best described as a continuous linear thermometer actively reporting temperature readings in realtime. The restorable linear heat detector is comprised of quartz fibers enclosed in a low smoke zero halogen jacket. Immune to all EMI and RFI, the fiber optic linear detector can be configured to offer custom alarm criteria and zone sizes up to 30,000 feet (10 + km) in length.
UL Listed Alarm Operating Temperature is programmable from 135 F (57C) to 235 F (113C).