FIS 7114 VESDA System Design and Maintenance

Overview: Learn to engineer, design, install, maintain and troubleshoot the VESDA Air Sampling Smoke Detection (ASSD) system.

Participants: Persons responsible for engineering, installing or maintaining VESDA air sampling systems.


You Will Learn To:


• Understand various common applications for ASSD systems.

Codes and Standards

• Identify the NFPA codes and standards for ASSD systems.


• Design, install and commission VESDA systems.
• Recognize good and bad system designs.
• Understand how to apply ASSD equipment to the risk area.
• Test and maintain the systems.
• Operate the VESDA unit.


• Install VESDA hardware components.
• Understand how components work, including the “pipe” network.


• Install, maintain and operate the various detection models and unites.


• Program, test and troubleshoot the units.
• Install remote units.


• Use the operating display to control the air sampling unit.


• Set-up a VESDA-NET.

Pipe Design Programs

• Use the pipe design program (Aspire) to validate the air sampling designs.

Prerequisites:  None.

Course Length: Four days ending at noon on the last day.

CEUs: 2.7

Additional Information: Students are required to bring a laptop computer to training.

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