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DISPOSAL PP2055/2013/Issue 8

A guide to the care, maintenance
Testing and Maintenance Recommended working life and servicing of Apollo products
Recommended maintenance programme
Devices manufactured by Apollo (with How to determine the age of an Apollo detector
the exception of CO detectors), have
a recommended working life of 10 The age of an Apollo product can be determined by the
To keep it in good working order, your fire detection serial number. However, due to factored products and
system should be subject to a routine maintenance atmospheres and provided that they are changes within Apollo to improve production, the serial
programme, in accordance with local/national regulations. regularly inspected, tested, cleaned and
recalibrated as outlined in this leaflet.
numbers formats have changed over time.
• Servicing
Apollo recommends that users of fire detection equipment Below are the four formats used. All the serial number
This period has been assessed on the basis
enter into a maintenance and servicing agreement with the of information provided by component
formats represent the same date i.e. April 2002.
• Cleaning
suppliers and on around 30 years
detector supplier. The following is a summary of Apollo’s 0402-25684 The first two numbers represent the month and the second two the year
recommended maintenance schedule for detectors, based
experience of servicing these products.
Most Apollo detectors will continue to 020401 The first two numbers represent the year, the second two the month and
• Maintenance
on UK code BS5839 part 1. operate within specification after 10 years’ the third two the day.
service, however, gradual deterioration of 020401/6A This format is the same as above but the addition of a build standard
• Testing
integrity and reliability should be allowed
for. 1502123 This format is only used for sounders. The first two numbers are the
week of the year and the second two are the year • Recalibration
In the interests of safety and the avoidance
Over the course of a year, every detector in the system of unwanted alarms, Apollo recommends
To assist you in your maintenance program should be functionally tested at least once, using equipment the routine replacement of detectors after
Detectors manufactured by Apollo which do not have a serial number can only have their
age determined by referring to serialised records held at Apollo. The absence of a serial
• Disposal
from the range listed in the table - more frequently if 10 years service.
Apollo provide a range of equipment to enable installed in a dirty, dusty or corrosive atmosphere. number, though, would mean that the detector was made before March 1981.
you to keep your system in good working order The electro-chemical cell used in the For more information regarding determining the age of Apollo detectors, please consult
Visual inspection of detectors should take place more Discovery carbon monoxide fire detector the table below or contact the Product Service Department.
For installation and removal of detectors:
frequently - detectors which appear dirty on the outside has a maximum life of five years. High
are likely to be dirty on the inside. These can be cleaned temperature or low relative humidity Description Part number Date
Item Part number without dismantling, using a vacuum cleaner with a brush can, however, reduce the cell life and
Detector extract tool..............................29600-102 attachment, which will remove light dust deposits. The therefore detectors must be functionally Mark I ionisation smoke detectors 53541-101, 121 1969-1977
Extension pole, 1.13m...........................29600-103 detector case can be cleaned with a cloth dampened with tested at least once a year. Discovery Mark I heat detectors 53531-101, 102, 201, 202, 303, 310 1973-1983
Extension pole, 4.5m.............................29600-104 a solution of washing up liquid. Cleaning should be CO detectors have a remote self test Mark II ionisation smoke detectors 53541-111, 113, 146, 147 1977-1985
1.5mm hexagonal driver followed by functional testing. For more information on feature and this should be used to verify
Mark II optical smoke detectors 53551-101, 102, 103, 104 1983-1986
(locks detectors to bases).......................29600-095 cleaning, contact Product Support. that the electro-chemical cell is active.
Any detector failing these tests should Series 30 heat detectors 53531-211, 214, 221, 231-234, 241 1984-1996
For in-situ functional testing of individual detectors: Control equipment should be checked daily to ensure that be returned to Apollo’s Product Service Series 30 ionisation smoke detectors 53541-151, 152, 156, 157 1984-1996
normal operation is indicated. If any fault is indicated, this Department.
Item Part number Series 20 optical smoke detectors 53551-201, 203, 204, 205 1986-1996
should be recorded in the log and action taken to rectify
Smoke Dispenser Head ........................29600-100 the fault. Ensure that any faults notified previously have Series 90 temperature detector 54000-601 1986-1996
Aerosol test gas.....................................29600-225 been corrected. Series 90 ionisation smoke detector 54000-701 1986-1996
Heat detector test pole (240V)...............29600-229
Heat detector test pole (110V)...............29600-231 Conventional detectors should be tested on a test set to Series 90 optical smoke detector 54000-801 1986-1997
Testifire Smoke/Heat Unit......................29600-459 ensure that current consumption in both quiescent and If you would like further Series 60 55000-100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 200, 210, 300 1992-2005
Testifire Smoke/Heat/CO Unit...............29600-461 alarm state are in accordance with data published in the information, email: XP95 55000-400, 401, 500, 600, 885 1992
Replacement Smoke Capsules appropriate Engineering Product Guide.
Product Service Department Discovery 58000-400, 500, 600, 700 1998
3 pack...............................................29600-463 Control equipment for analogue addressable monitors For the return of detectors for cleaning, Series 65 55000-120, 121, 122, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 1998
6 pack...............................................29600-464 should be checked to ensure that the monitors are returning testing, recalibration or disposal. 220, 315, 316, 317
Replacement CO Capsules a ‘clean air’ value (value at 25°C for temperature detectors)
3 pack.................................................29600-465 which is within the limits shown in the appropriate AlarmSense 55000-190, 390 1998
6 pack.................................................29600-466 Engineering Product Guide. Product Support Department XPlorer 59000-405, 406, 605, 606, 700, 810 2001
Flame detector tester.............................29600-226 For technical issues, including product Orbis ORB- 2003
Detectors still returning values outside of these limits after applications and installation.
Test sets: cleaning should be replaced. They can be sent back to XPander XPA- 2008
Item Part number Apollo for full cleaning and recalibration.
XP95 test set .........................................55000-870
Conventional test set.............................53832-020
Discovery Programmer..........................53832-030 Note: It is vital that measures are taken to ensure that
routine testing does not cause false alarms, unnecessary
callout of the emergency services or unnecessary
evacuation of the building.
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l Protection of life number of these products and services. development and manufacture of The following services are offered: .3kBq/0. TESTING . Mark II. 01/04/2012 (Export life can be disposed of. Series 90. They have our products to ensure the highest quality. Up to 500 can be stored in our products is 10 years with the exception recalibration so they work within the same limits as any premises.Americium 241 with an activity of 33. . contact • at the end of their recommended working life of 10 years Faulty products can be returned to Apollo outside that published by Apollo. Costs are maintained at a very competitive level to ensure safe. this grants you the customer to Clean & Recalibration details of this can be found in Apollo’s Engineering Product Guides. Series 30 and Series 90 detectors. This service can be useful for Apollo detectors l Protection of installed in particularly difficult areas. development and production to ensure that the operates to the same criteria as it did when it was first and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. in order to ensure the high standard of reliability and quality of Apollo’s can be returned for cleaning and testing to ensure that Apollo is authorised by the UK’s Environment Agency to dispose of products. SI 1996 No.9µCurie. MAINTENANCE . for example if they have been replaced or removed from a fire detection system • If the ‘clean air’ analogue value of an analogue addressable smoke monitor reaches the limit • if they have become damaged published by Apollo. the radioactive sources used in all Apollo ionisation detectors. XP95 and Discovery ionisation Apollo takes the utmost care during the l Compliance with smoke detectors use a very low level activity radioactive isotope design. Apollo Series 30. please contact the Product • If functional testing with a smoke or heat test Five-day turnaround Service Department for advice. interfaces and audio visual products Disposal of ionisation detectors is purchased. customer agrees to accept the cost of removal. DISPOSAL SERVICING . CLEANING .if your fire in the Testing and Maintenance section of this brochure. collection. installed the system originally: our customers to ensure their Apollo equipment continues to manual call points and audio visual products. of course. CLEANING . XP95 and Discovery detectors (and. Detectors should be returned to the Product Service Department at customer) have a Warranty period of 3 • If the current consumption of a conventional Apollo for disposal: years. MAINTENANCE . such as interfaces. More Guarantee. (Devices manufactured before 01/12/2010 repair (BER) or is older than its recommended working (UK customer). mean that we can now aim for a for a full investigation. For other makes of ionisation detector. Check with the appropriate national authority whether detection system is situated in corrosive. Please note that unauthorised pole does not result in the correct operation of a disposal of radioactive sources can lead to prosecution. For more information refer to the perform to the required standards – this brochure highlights a General Conditions of Sale on the website. MAINTENANCE . is For more information on the services and disposal of products and their associated charges. RECALIBRATION . a test set. CLEANING . there is no limit to how many Apollo ionisation detectors the product. We would recommend when the lifetime Clean & Test of your product expires that a replacement Manual call points. a cover for the full recommended lifetime of In the UK. recovery and recycling. legal disposal of radioactive date of manufactured. Schedule 2. than 100 are to be stored in a single building. humid or otherwise adverse conditions. lifetime is 5 years.SERVICING .1350. this includes the Mark I.’ Information in this leaflet is intended guidelines and part numbers for test equipment can be found for general guidance only . though there are stipulations on storage facilities if more of Carbon Monoxide detectors where the newly manufactured detectors. RECALIBRATION . When Apollo of your fire detection system products we supply are of the highest quality. returned for cleaning and recalibration: Equipment which is found to be beyond economical sources. standards and been tested by the Public Health England and found to conform to Apollo provides a Product Lifetime regulations relevant requirements for ionisation chamber smoke detectors. to ensure property they operate correctly for the duration of the Ionisation detectors Warranty recommended working life. Please consult the relevant Engineering Product Guide to Radioactive Material Excepted Package. The recommended lifetime of Detectors can be returned for a full clean and are installed in a fire protection system. please contact Apollo Product Support Department who will advise you on the correct procedures to follow. UN2911.if the detector casing has ‘The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Great Britain) Regulations become stained and unsightly 1996. detector. when tested on returns@apollo-fire. • if they are no longer required. DISPOSAL SERVICING . as well as Series 65. TESTING . TESTING . any additional text needs to be included. Maintenance Articles Class 7. In addition. in either quiescent or alarm state. we take the utmost care To help ensure that your fire detection system Apollo is a registered producer under the UK Waste Electrical and efficiency of operation during design. improvements which have been introduced When returning Apollo ionisation detectors for disposal or clean and over the years. Series 65. Instruments or ascertain the correct values referred to above. Apollo offers a service facility for Apollo sells any electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) the and for the same reasons you offer a number of products and services designed to enable detectors and ancillary products. DISPOSAL Why do I need to maintain my Apollo equipment? Product Service Department Disposal For continued effectiveness At Apollo Fire Detectors Limited. any Note: Product Lifetime is guaranteed from Apollo recommends that detectors are Disposal variants or future developments of them). we installed. the following declaration should be included on your • When local regulations demand it turnaround time of 5 days from receipt of goods paperwork: at Apollo to despatch back to the customer. they are still functioning within manufacturing limits. for example if a detector seems to take The purpose-designed work area combined a long time to go into alarm or if it fails to go into with a number of administrative and process alarm.) detector. RECALIBRATION . • For cosmetic reasons .