The project brief outlined by Team Stadium called for a complete turnkey solution with the systems to be completed in less than two years, ready for the Stadium fit-out for the Olympics. The various systems Proposed would also have to meet British standards and then-current green guide regulations.
The project comprised the design development, detailed design, procurement, installation, testing, commissioning and handover of the complete fire alarm system at the Olympic Stadium at Stratford.
The team selected a Protec 6400 fire detection system due to its versatility, proven track record, and reliability. The system comprises a 6400 network with six Display and control nodes (DCN) and ten loop processing nodes (LPN), two colour graphics workstations and several bespoke panels.
Over 3,000 Protec 6000PLUS peripheral devices are located around the stadium, supplemented by six Cirrus Pro aspirating detectors used to protect the buggy route and selected for their high immunity to unwanted alarms.
The PAVA system uses a distributed networked system operating over a dual redundant fibre network. A highly resilient, self-healing industrial standard switching network provides the data network. Thirteen PAVA racks are strategically located around the stadium and connected to the fire-rated fibre network. These racks are all supported by dedicated local UPS systems.
The head end is located in the Stadium Control Suite with a touch screen display and paging microphone. The stadium is backed up with a similar arrangement in the Emergency Control Room.
The PAVA system is under automatic control of the fire alarm system in non-event mode and under complete manual control on event days.
Protec also supplied the EVC system, non-critical fire telephones, Argonite Fire Suppression systems, flame detection to special hazards and other supplementary systems.
The completed systems were completed on-time and handed over to the client ready for the Stadium fit-out works to commence.
Since completion of the works at the Olympic Stadium, London Legacy Development appointed Protec to carry out the further contract required to reduce in size of the Olympics stadium, turning this into what is now known as the London Stadium, home of West Ham United.
Protec continues to offer a fully comprehensive service and maintenance contract for the London Stadium.