VESDA Systems

VESDA by Xtralis Very Early Warning Aspirating Smoke Detection

Xtralis revolutionized very early warning smoke detection with VESDA aspirating smoke detection (ASD) technology. As the pioneer of ASD with more than 25 years of experience, we have established a reputation for reliably protecting life, property and business continuity without compromise.
Xtralis' VESDA and ICAM ASD solutions deliver:
  • Very early smoke detection to mitigate risk of catastrophic loss and business disruption
  • Absolute calibration for superior detector performance without compromise
  • Reliable, continuous and highly sensitive operation where traditional smoke detection fails
  • Full integrity monitoring of all critical detector functions to ensure the detector is able to detect smoke, unlike conventional detectors
  • Tolerance of harsh and dirty environments
  • Event management tools for intelligent emergency response
  • The industry’s lowest total cost of ownership
Active Air Sampling
Xtralis provides highly reliable smoke detection at the earliest presence of fire, while eliminating the cost of nuisance alarms. Conventional smoke detection does not offer adequate protection because toxic smoke can begin to spread, and fire damage can occur before a warning is ever issued. In contrast, VESDA and ICAM very early warning smoke detection systems actively sample the air for even the smallest particles of smoke to detect a fire at the earliest stage. With such early warning, there is time to:

  • Understand the threat
  • Stage an appropriate response and avoid the cost of nuisance alarms
  • Investigate options for controlling the fire
  • Transfer data and processes to redundant systems
  • Evacuate
  • Suppress the fire
  • Protect life, property and ensure business continuity

Challenging Environments

VESDA and ICAM ASDs provide absolute detection in a wide range of environments – from coal mines to clean rooms and from airports to prison cells. Engineered for reliability with design flexibility, Xtralis ASD systems are purpose-built for operation in the very dirtiest to the cleanest environments and from very small to large, open spaces. Our unique ability to detect the earliest presence of smoke in these varied applications makes Xtralis the provider of choice for today’s fire safety professionals.


What is Very Early Warning Smoke Detection?
VESDA by Xtralis very early warning aspirating smoke detection solutions with continuous air sampling provide the earliest possible warning of an impending fire hazard. VESDA ASDs buy the critical time needed to investigate an alarm and initiate an appropriate response to prevent injury, property damage or business disruption. VESDA detectors have multi-level warnings and a wide range of sensitivity that does not degrade or change over time, so even minute levels of smoke can be detected before a fire has time to escalate. In addition, VESDA systems are manufactured using targeted Six Sigma techniques and ISO 9000 standards and have been certified by regulatory bodies worldwide.

VESDA detectors are available in a variety of models to accommodate a broad range of environments and applications. From small to very large, open spaces and from the cleanest to the dirtiest environments, VESDA provides reliable, high-sensitivity, very early warning smoke detection. Please view our Model Comparison Chart to determine which VESDA model is right for you.

Industries and Applications
VESDA ASDs deliver absolute protection across a wide range of industries and applications:

  • Accommodation (Apartments, Hotels, Shops and Offices)
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Clean Rooms
  • Cold Storage
  • Cultural/Heritage
  • Data & Telecom
  • Hospitals and Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Marine
  • Nuclear Facilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Portable Switch Rooms
  • Power Generation
  • Records Storage
  • Transportation
  • Wind Power Generation
  • Warehousing 

Extending VESDA ASD for Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring 
VESDA ECO by Xtralis uses an existing VESDA pipe network to actively monitor for gas leaks and continuously ensure air quality. VESDA ECO reliably detects unseen hazards by conditioning or filtering the air to remove moisture, dirt and other particulates.