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MX ADDRESSABLE FIRE CONTROLLERS


OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
LIST OF CONTENTS
1.

INTRODUCTION
1.1 KEY FUNCTION AND FEATURES

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 OPERATORS INDICATORS
AND CONTROLS
2.1.1 GENERAL
2.1.2 OPERATOR DISPLAY
MODULE
2.1.3 OPERATOR CONTROL
MODULE
2.2 LCD DISPLAY
2.2.1 FIRE WINDOW
2.2.2 STATUS WINDOW
2.2.3 MAIN WINDOW
2.2.4 SOFTKEY WINDOW
2.3 NORMAL OPERATION
2.3.1 EVENT MONITORING
2.3.2 EVENT DISPLAY
2.4 OPERATION IN ALARM
2.4.1 SYSTEM RESPONSE
2.4.2 SOUNDER SILENCING
2.4.3 RESETTING THE CONTROLLER
2.4.4 MULTIPLE EVENTS
2.4.5 PRE-ALARM WARNINGS
2.5 OPERATION IN FAULT CONDITION
2.5.1 SYSTEM RESPONSE
2.5.2 OPERATOR ACTION
2.6 FIRE CONTROL KEYS
2.6.1 EVACUATE or FIRE ALARM
2.6.2 DAY/NIGHT MODE
2.6.3 TEST
2.7 AUXILIARY DISPLAY DEVICES
2.7.1 GENERAL
2.7.2 REPEATERS
2.7.3 PRINTERS

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CONTROLLER FUNCTIONS
3.1 ACCESS LEVELS
3.1.1 GENERAL
3.2 ENTERING PASSCODES/
FAST ACCESS CODES
3.3 VALID VALUES
3.4 MAIN MENU
3.5 ACTUAL STATUS

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3.6 ISOLATE/DE-ISOLATE
3.7 TIME/DATE
3.7.1 SET TIME/DATE
3.7.2 SUMMER/WINTER
3.8 EVENT LOG
3.8.1 VIEW EVENT LOG
3.8.2 PRINT EVENT LOG
3.9 VIEW/PRINT STATUS
3.9.1 VIEW/PRINT POINTS
ISOLATED
3.9.2 VIEW/PRINT POINTS
UNTESTED/FAILED
3.9.3 VIEW/PRINT POINT VALUES
3.9.4 VIEW FAULTS
3.10 SERVICE
3.10.1 WALK TEST
3.10.2 MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

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ROUTINE CHECKS
4.1 GENERAL
4.2 DAILY CHECKS
4.3 WEEKLY CHECKS

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1.

INTRODUCTION

The instructions given in this document are common to all


the MX range of fire controllers, any differences being
outlined as appropriate.
This document is written for firmware version 1.0.
The MINERVA MX range, form a comprehensive and
compatible range of modular and flexible EN54 approved
addressable fire controllers using Tyco MX Technology.
Standard MINERVA MX fire controllers include:

MX4000 1000 point, 80 zone network


capable fire controller - 2 to 4 loop controller
in compact designer housing.
MX4000M 1000 point, 80 zone network
capable fire controller 2 to 4 loop
controller in modular rack style housing.
MX4000MV - 1000 point, integrated fire
detection and voice evacuation controller 2
to 4 loop controller in modular rack style
housing.
T2000 1000 point, 80 zone network
capable fire controller - 2 to 4 loop controller
in Marine approved compact housing.
MXR Fully functional repeater in compact
designer housing - T2000 Full Function
Repeater.

KEY FUNCTION AND FEATURES

All MINERVA MX controllers are built around common


hardware and software modules incorporating the following
common functions and features:

MX1000 250 point, 40 zone network


capable fire controller 1 loop controller in
compact designer housing.

All variants fully comply with the requirements of EN54


parts 2 and 4 and may be installed in a system which
complies with the requirements of BS5839 Part 1
(1988). The Marine versions also comply with the
requirements of S.O.L.A.S. and marine Classification
Societies.

1.1

An integral 110-250V AC battery backed


power supply providing 24V DC at 5A
which provides 4A of external power for
powering conventional detection zone
interfaces (DIM800), loop powered
sounders, conventional sounders and
beacons, door release mechanisms and
interface relays and remote full function
repeaters.

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Power supply incorporates a 24V DC


charger capable of charging up to 38Ah
batteries to provide up to 72 hours backup
and 30 minutes in alarm (BS5839 Pt1) or 90
hours backup and 15 minutes in alarm.
Full EN54 compliant control switches and
indicators with keyswitch enable and
optional programmable LED indicators and
control switches.
Large backlit 16 line x 40 character LCD
display with detailed and precise
identification of all sectors, zones and points,
comprehensive 95 character emergency
procedure instructions and full system status
indication including counters of number of
points in alarm, fault, disabled and test
mode.
Extensive menu driven and password
controlled operator and engineer functions
including extensive isolate, override, test,
service and diagnostic functions.
System manager and engineer functions
including editing of point descriptions and
viewing/printing of point values including
CO levels, temperatures and detector
obscuration levels.
Optional self test and verification of
detectors from the controller
Peer to peer communication with up to 98
other controllers providing a seamless
operator interface to all other relevant
defined controllers on the network
Real time clock for logging of up to 1000
events which can be viewed, selected and
printed.
Constant monitoring of all detectors and
input circuits and processing of detector
sensor information using standard, CCO and
FastLogic fuzzy logic algorithms
Long term averaging and condition
monitoring of smoke detectors with dirty
detector identification.
Automatic or manual switching of detector
modes and sensitivities according to changes
in occupancy patterns (day mode) and
variations in fire risk.
Constant fault monitoring of all hardware
components, power supplies, batteries,
relays, sounder and speaker circuits,
addressable loops, detectors and addressable
devices, monitored input circuits, remote and
local communication links.

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Communication with up to 250 addresses on


up to 4 detection loops per controller and a
combination of up to 500 auxiliary I/O, 7 full
function repeaters and multiple remote
printers.
Signalling, supervision, status and fault
indication of central station alarm signalling
equipment such as BT Redcare STU.
Option for one repeater to be provided from
a remote PC computer using MX-Remote
service and diagnostics software over the
public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Default cause and effect providing computer
control of all outputs, sounders, beacons and
speakers in the event of alarm conditions.
Powerful programmable cause and effect
using the flexible and easily configured
MINERVA group based event/action
programming language.
Synchronisation and multiple output pulse
patterns for phased evacuation of up to 80
zones using Bell Mapping.
Arrangement of points in up to 240 detection
zones per controller.

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2.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

2.1

OPERATORS INDICATORS
AND CONTROLS

2.1.1

Used to enter the number 0

GENERAL
Used to enter the number 1 or special
symbols

ALL operator controls and indicators are mounted on the


front panel. The Operator Display Module (ODM800 top
module) contains the alphanumeric LCD display, keypad
and Softkeys. The Operator Control Module (OCM800
bottom module) contains the ENABLE KEY, indicator
LEDs and control keys.
2.1.2

Used to enter the number 2 or letters A,


B or C
Used to enter the number 3 or letters D,
E or F

OPERATOR DISPLAY MODULE

The Operator Display Module (Fig. 2) contains the


following indicators and controls:

Used to enter the number 4 or letters G,


H or I

A 640 character backlit LCD alphanumeric


d is pla y, a rr a nged in 16 r ows o f 4 0
c ha r acters. This is used to displa y
information about the system status and
alarms. The backlight is on when the
keyswitch is set to the enable position,
when a key is pressed or when an Alarm or
Fault is present.

Used to enter the number 5 or letters J,


K or L
Used to enter the number 6 or letters M,
N or O

Switches F1 to F5 - used to carry out the


functions displayed on the bottom line of
the LCD display.

Used to enter the number 7 or letters P,


Q, R or S

An alphanumeric keypad used for entering


access codes, text strings or general
information as follows:

Used to enter the number 8 or letters T,


U or V
Used to enter the number 9 or letters W,
X, Y or Z

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SCROLL UP and SCROLL DOWN keys used to scroll through a display or log one
entry at a time. These keys will auto-repeat
if held down, ie, will scroll continuously.

FAST ACCESS key - used to access the


system options quickly, without needing to
use menus. After pressing this key, a
numeric access code is entered
corresponding to the option required.

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SCROLL DOWN

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2.1.3

OPERATOR CONTROL MODULE

The Operator Control Module (Fig. 3) contains the


following indicators and controls:
INDICATORS
SYSTEM STATUS

CONTROLS

ENABLE keyswitch - a two position


keyswitch, with positions normal (0) and
enable (1).
Seven control switches:

SILENCE BUZZER - used to silence


the internal buzzer.

SILENCE/RESOUND - used to silence/


resound external sounders.

EVACUATE (FIRE ALARM T2000) used to activate external sounders.

RESET - used to reset the system after


an alarm or event has occurred.

A red Pre-Alarm LED.

DAY MODE - used to set the system


into the daytime operation mode.

A yellow LED to indicate Day Mode.

A yellow LED to indicate customer defined


functions eg, Delay.

FUNCTION 1 - is configurable to
customer requirements.

FUNCTION 2 - is configurable to
customer requirements.

2 red General ALARM LEDs.


A yellow General Fault LED.
A yellow General Disablement LED.
A yellow General Test LED.

PANEL STATUS

A yellow LED to indicate customer defined


functions e.g. Evacuate.

SIGNALLING STATUS

A red Signalling Activated LED.


A yellow Signalling Fault LED.
A yellow Signalling Disabled LED.

SOUNDER STATUS

A red Sounders Activated LED.


A yellow Sounder Fault LED.
A yellow Sounders Disabled LED.

HARDWARE STATUS

A green Power ON LED.


A yellow Charger Fault LED.
A yellow Processor Fault LED.
A yellow Power Fault LED indicates loss of
mains and back up power.

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Operator Control Module

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2.2

LCD DISPLAY

The LCD display is divided into four windows as shown in Fig. 4:

Fire

19 characters x 8 lines

Main

19 characters x 14 lines

Status, and

19 characters x 5 lines

Softkeys

F1, F2, F4 and F5 - 7 characters, F3 - 8 characters

Fig. 4
2.2.1

FIRE WINDOW

2.2.2

STATUS WINDOW

The fire window in the quiescent mode will display the


product name, date/time and company name.

The status window displays the number of fire, faults,


isolates etc.

On detection of an Alarm condition, the fire window will


display First Fire and associated information. For
multiple alarms in the system the fire window will display
the first and last alarms.

2.2.3

MAIN WINDOW

The main window displays logs, information text, menus


and device identification.
2.2.4

SOFTKEY WINDOW

The softkey windows change dependant on the option


selected.

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2.3

NORMAL OPERATION

2.3.2

When the controller is initially powered up, with no faults


or alarms in the system, the following screen is displayed:

EVENT DISPLAY

The display automatically shows the first event of the


category with the highest priority. With Scroll keys its
possible to get all events in this category in chronologically
order. With Softkey F5 the user can change to another
category (if available).
Important: Category Full Alarm/Alert shows only the first
point of a zone in alarm. If two points of one zone are in
alarm, only the first one which was in alarm will be
displayed. The second alarm can only be accessed via the
menu option View Event Log.

2.4
2.4.1

OPERATION IN ALARM
SYSTEM RESPONSE

When a fire condition is detected, the system responds as


follows:
2.3.1

1) The internal buzzer will sound in a


continuous tone.

EVENT MONITORING

The term event is used to describe a change in system


status that must be acknowledged and/or generates an
output.
Examples of events include:

3) The SOUNDERS and NOTIFICATION


STATUS ACTIVATED red LEDs will
light.

Mains failure
Detection of a fire condition
Operation of EVACUATE/FIRE ALARM
key

All events trigger a response, the category of which depends


on the event type and will be one of the following (in
priority order):

2) Both red FIRE LEDs will light.

Note: If the alarm is initiated by a detector, there may


be a delay of from 1 to 10 minutes before the
NOTIFICATION STATUS ACTIVATED led
lights. This is to allow time for the alarm to be
investigated and any relevant action taken
before signalling is initiated. A Callpoint set to
evacuate will initiate signalling immediately.
4) For the MX controllers, the sounders and
any other configured outputs will be
activated.

Full Alarm or Alert


Pre-Alarm
Fault

5) The LCD will display a message a message


in the format:

Isolation
Test Mode
Warning
Information

When an event occurs, it is stored in the event log. The


contents of this log may be displayed in two formats:

Unaccepted and locally accepted events


All events in chronological order of
occurrence.

The events are stored in chronological order with


unaccepted events marked as outstanding. The event log
may hold up to 1000 events; in the unlikely occurrence of
the log filling up, the oldest record will be overwritten.
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6) For a T2000 controller, the sounders and any
other configured outputs will be
activated. If the alarm is not accepted within
the programmed delay period by pressing
the SILENCE BUZZER key, all other
sounder outputs will be activated.
The message format is as follows:
Under FIRE:
The top line shows the Zone and Point number of the
device in alarm.
The second line shows the zone description (defined at
configuration).
The third line shows the point description (defined at
configuration)

DETECTOR (SUCH AS WITHIN WALL


CAVITIES). THESE FACTORS SHOULD BE
CONSIDERED CAREFULLY BEFORE
DECLARING SAFE ANY AREA WHERE A
CARBON MONOXIDE FIRE DETECTOR
HAS RAISED AN ALARM.
Once the cause of the alarm has been determined and all
appropriate action has been taken, silence the sounders as
follows:
a) Insert the key into the front panel keyswitch
and turn it clockwise to the enable
position.
b) Press SILENCE/RESOUND.
The system will respond as follows:

The fourth line shows the type of alarm.

i)

The sounders will be silenced.

If no information text is shown:

ii)

The SOUNDER ACTIVATED LED will


extinguish.

The fifth line shows date and time.


The sixth line shows the device type.
The seventh line shows the actual temperature (if heat
sensor).

iii) All other outputs will remain activated.


iv) The LCD display will remain showing the
type of alarm and the full zone
identification.

Under First Fire:


The first three lines from FIRE are
repeated.
Under General:
The number of zones in alarm.
2.4.2

SOUNDER SILENCING

When a FIRE ALARM is received, investigate the cause of


the alarm.

WARNING:
WHEN SEARCHING AN AREA FOR THE
SOURCE OF A FIRE ALARM SIGNAL,
WHERE A FIRE ALARM HAS BEEN
INITIATED BY A CARBON MONOXIDE
FIRE DETECTOR, IT MUST BE
REMEMBERED THAT A CARBON
MONOXIDE DETECTOR MAY GENERATE
AN ALARM BEFORE OTHER FIRE
INDICATORS (SUCH AS SMOKE) ARE
PRESENT.
THIS OCCURS MOST NOTABLY IN DEEP
SEATED FIRES IN DENSELY PACKED
MATERIALS, AREAS WHERE FIRES MAY
OCCUR IN CUPBOARDS AND
STOREROOMS REMOTE FROM
DETECTORS, AND WHERE SMOKE
IMPERVIOUS BARRIERS EXIST BETWEEN
THE SEAT OF THE FIRE AND THE
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If it is required to manually resound the sounders, pressing


the SILENCE/RESOUND key will reactivate the
sounders.

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2.4.3

RESETTING THE CONTROLLER

2.5
2.5.1

Note:
1) The controller cannot be reset until the
sounders have been silenced.

SYSTEM RESPONSE

When a Fault condition is detected, the system will respond


as follows:

2) The controller should also NOT be reset until


the source of the alarm has been determined
by the Fire Brigade or the cause otherwise
found (and the condition removed).

a) The internal buzzer will pulse.


b) The yellow GENERAL FAULT LED will
light.
c) The LCD backlight will come on and will
display the following type of screen:

Once the notes above have been observed, press the


RESET key. The LCD will return to the normal display
(Section 2.3) if no faults or other events are present.
2.4.4

OPERATION IN FAULT CONDITION

MULTIPLE EVENTS

If, when in alarm condition, a second alarm (of another


zone) is received, the system response is dependent on the
nature and source of the second alarm as follows:
a) If the sounders have NOT been silenced, the
following will occur:
i) The internal buzzer will continue to sound
without interruption.
ii) The LCD will continue to display the
alarm message for the FIRST fire alarm
and also the last fire alarm.

The message format is as follows:


The top line shows the Zone and point
number in fault condition.

iii) The alarm count will be incremented.


2.4.5

The second line shows the zone description


(defined in configuration).

PRE-ALARM WARNINGS

If the LCD shows a message including a warning


indication, a pre-alarm condition has been detected by the
controller. This may be indicated for example, if a detector
identifies a build-up of smoke or heat that might result from
a fire, but the alarm threshold has not yet been reached. The
internal buzzer will sound but the sounders and visual fire
indicators will remain inactive at this stage. Proceed as
follows:

The third line shows the point description


(defined in configuration).
The fourth line shows the type of fault.
If no information text is shown:
The fifth line shows the date and time.
the sixth line shows the device type.

a) Accept the event, as described in section


2.4.3, noting the location of the event.

The message will continue to be displayed until the


intervention of an operator.

b) Initiate action to deal with the condition


indicated, taking care to determine if the
warning was initiated by a fire condition or
by a system fault.

2.5.2

If the detector subsequently shows an alarm condition, an


alarm will be generated, regardless of whether the pre-alarm
warning was accepted.

OPERATOR ACTION

When a Fault condition occurs, proceed as follows:


a) Press the SILENCE BUZZER key.
The internal buzzer will silence, but the
LED and display will continue to operate as
described.
b) Investigate the source of the fault and where
possible remove.
Note: If the fault cannot be cured, contact your local
supplier and arrange for a service visit.

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The fault may be accepted without the cause of the fault
being removed. The fault will be placed in the Not
Cleared log. Uncleared faults may be viewed by selecting
the Not Clr (F4) key and scrolling the screens.
To accept a fault, proceed as follows:
a) Insert the Enable key and turn to the
Enable position.
b) Press the Menu (F1) key and select option
1 Accept Events, press the Accept (F3)
key to accept events, when all events have
been accepted the following will be
displayed:

Nothing to accept
2.6

FIRE CONTROL KEYS

There are five fire control keys on the Operator Control


Module, namely:

SILENCE BUZZER
SILENCE/RESOUND
RESET
DAY MODE
EVACUATE (FIRE ALARM for Marine)

Only the SILENCE BUZZER key is active without the


Enable key being inserted and turned to the Enabled
position.

2.6.2

In night mode the system activates immediately when an


alarm is received, the internal buzzer, all sounders and other
configured outputs operate.
In day mode, on receipt of an alarm, only the internal buzzer
is activated immediately. A delay time is started (default 60
seconds) in which the alarm message must be
acknowledged (Silence buzzer) to start the investigation
time. If there is no acknowledgement within this time, the
sounders and outputs will be activated.
The investigation time (default 10 minutes) is the time
remaining for the staff to carry out investigation of the
alarm source, before the sounders and outputs will be
activated.

The functions of SILENCE BUZZER, SILENCE/


RESOUND and RESET have already been
described. The functions of EVACUATE or FIRE
ALARM and DAY MODE are described in the following
paragraphs.

2.6.3

2.6.1

2.7

EVACUATE or FIRE ALARM

Once enabled by the keyswitch, pressing EVACUATE or


FIRE ALARM will cause the following:
a) The internal buzzer will sound continuously.
b) The red FIRE LEDs will light.
c) The sounders and any other configured
outputs are activated.
d) The LCD will display the following type of
screen:

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DAY/NIGHT MODE

TEST

Pressing LED TEST causes all the LEDs and internal


buzzer to operate for a few seconds. If the system includes
a repeater panel, only the panel that is operated is activated.

AUXILIARY DISPLAY DEVICES

2.7.1

GENERAL

Depending on the configuration of the system, there may be


one or more auxiliary display devices fitted. These devices
may be of the following types:

Repeaters
Printers

The functions of and operating instructions for these


devices are given in the following paragraphs.

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2.7.2

REPEATERS

3.1

A repeater allows the controller to be operated from a


remote location and provides remote indications of the
state of the controller. The front panel of the repeater is
identical to that of the controller (see Fig. 1) and all
controller operations may be performed at the repeater
panel.
2.7.3

PRINTERS

Refer to the manual supplied with the printer for operating


instructions.

3.

CONTROLLER FUNCTIONS

As stated, the MX controller has built-in functions. These


functions allow the operator to perform such actions as
viewing the event log, setting the date and time, etc. The
functions are arranged according to sophistication and
access to certain of them necessarily needs to be restricted
to trained staff.

ACCESS LEVELS

3.1.1

GENERAL

The access levels available are as follows:

Customer Operator (1 to 7)
Customer Manager (1 and 2)

These access levels are described in the following


paragraphs. A maximum of 25 Passcodes are available
which may be split between Access Levels as required.
Note: The Customer Operator 1 Access Level is
achieved by turning the ENABLE key to the
enable position (ie a Passcode is not
required).

Table 1 contains Access Levels, Fast Access Codes and


Menu Options available at each level.

The control of access has been achieved by assigning


functions to Access Levels, each Access Level having an
associated numeric passcode. The passcode for a
particular Access Level is defined at system configuration.

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Fast
Access
Code
Lamp/Buzzer/LCD Test
Unrestored Events
Information Text
View Events (Scrolling)
MAIN MENU
Actual Status

20

(De-)isolate

30

Time/Date
Set time/Date
Summer/Winter

40
41
42

Event log
View Event Log
Print Event Log

50
51
52

View/print status
Points Isolated
Points Untested/Failed
Point Values
View Faults

60
61
62
63
64

Service
Walk Test
Maintenance engineer
Fire Alarm Cycle Count
Maintenance Request
Battery Test
Project Numbers
Software Versions

70
71
72
11
13
14
16
17

Table. 1

3.2

Customer
Manager
1
2

Enable
Key

ON

ON

ON

ON
ON
ON

ON
ON
ON

ON
ON
ON
ON
ON

ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON

OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF

Menu Options, Fast Access Codes and Access Levels

ENTERING PASSCODES/FAST
ACCESS CODES

In order to avoid repetition, however, the general procedure


for entering a PASSCODES/Fast Access Code is described
as follows:
i) Press F3 (Passcode), enter your ID and
press F5 (Enter).
ii) Enter your passcode, the menu screen
will then be displayed.
iii) Press the Fast Access key, then enter the
code via the keypad.
Note: The menu options are selected by entering
the option number. The >> key moves the
cursor between the displayed options. The +
and - keys toggle the option.

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Customer Operator
3
4
5

3.3

VALID VALUES

The following are values which may be entered for each


option:
Panel Number
Zone Number
Sector Number
RBus Number
Real Point
Pseudo Point
XBus Point
Local I/O
Real Point
Pseudo Point
IOBus point
Timer Point
User Point

1 - 99
1 - 240
1 - 250
0 - 15
1 - 24
1-8
1 - 96
1 - 15
1 - 15
1 - 14
1 - 10
1 - 10

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3.4

MAIN MENU

When the system is in quiescent mode (ie, displaying the


date and time), entering a passcode affords the user access
to the main menu. The structure of this menu is shown
below.

Zone - allows the total status of all points in a specified zone


to be checked.
Select the required number from the Actual Status menu,
then select the type of Point/Zone:

Loop Point (Addressable Loop)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the
required Loop and Point, then press Enter
key.
RBus Point (Remote Bus)
Use the +, - and >> keys to select the
required RBus, Category and Point, then
press Enter key.
Local I/O Point (Field Interface Module)
Use the +, - and >> keys to select the
required Category and Point, then press
Enter key.

The following type of screen will be displayed:


Only the options appropriate to the access level entered will
be displayed.
F5 Sounder Silence has the same functionality as fire
control key Silence/Resound.
Each of the options available leads to further menus or
functions, which are described in the following paragraphs.

3.5

ACTUAL STATUS

Allows the status of all points and zones on the system to be


viewed. Press 2 from the Main menu, the following type of
screen will be displayed:
Point Input and Point Output are displayed in the same
format.
The top line shows the selected option.
The second line shows the Zone and Point number of the
device.
The third line shows the Sector description (defined at
configuration).
The fourth line shows the Zone description (defined at
configuration).
The fifth line shows the Point description (defined at
configuration).
The sixth line shows the device type.
Point Complete - allows the status of all points on the
system (both inputs and outputs) to be checked.
Point Input - allows the status of only input devices to be
checked (eg, detectors).
Point Output - allows the status of only output devices to
be checked (eg, functional bases, sounder etc.).

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Actual Status IP can be in one of the following states:

Normal

Press 3 from the Main menu or press Fast Access key and
enter Fast Access Code 30. The following screen will be
displayed:

Fault
Active
PreAlarm
Resetting. or
Local Test

Actual Status OP can be in one of the following conditions:

On
Off
Pulse 1
Pulse 2

Selecting Zone will display the following type of screen:

Select the required number from the Isolate/De-Isolate


menu, then select the type of point:

Loop Point (Addressable Loop)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the
required Loop and Point, then press Enter
key.
RBus Point (Remote Bus)
Use the +, - and >> keys to select the
required RBus, Category and Point, then
press Enter key.
Local I/O Point (Field Interface Module)
Use the +, - and >> keys to select the
required Category and Point, then press
Enter key.

The following screen shows an example Point isolation:

3.6

ISOLATE/DE-ISOLATE

The Isolate/De-isolate option allows the following to be


isolated/de-isolated:

Point Complete
Point Input
Point Output
Zone/Sector Detectors
Zone/Sector MCP (Manual Call Point)
Zone/Sector Sounders
Zone/Sector Controls

Isolation Status

Zone/Sector Extinguishing Controls


Zone/Sector Signalling
All Signalling
All Sounders

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The following screen shows an example Zone/Sector


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Successes:

Number of points that were


(De-)Isolated

Matches:

Number of points in Zone/Sector (detectors)

3.7.1

SET TIME/DATE

Press 1 from the Time/Date menu or press Fast Access key


and enter Fast Access Code 41. The following type of
screen will be displayed:

The following screen shows an example All Sounders


isolation:

Use the >> key to move the cursor between options, enter
date and time values via the keypad or Softkey F3 (-) and
F4 (+).
Successes:

Number of sounders (De-)Isolated

Matches:

Number of sounders in Zone/Sector

3.7

Note:
1) When a value has been changed, F5 shows
Save, use this key when all editing has been
completed.

TIME/DATE

Press 4 from the Main menu or press Fast Access key and
enter Fast Access Code 40. The following type of screen will
be displayed:

2) Months January to September can also be


entered with the keypad:
1 = January
...................
9 = September

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3.7.2

SUMMER/WINTER

Press 2 from the Time/Date menu or press Fast Access key


and enter Fast Access Code 42. The following type of
screen will be displayed:

The latest event is displayed, use the << and >> keys to
scroll through the log and the |<< to move to the back of
the log or the >>| key to move to the front of the log.
These screens cannot be changed, the information is
configured in MX CONSYS, use F5 to toggle between
Winter and Summer.

3.8

3.8.2

PRINT EVENT LOG

Select option 2 from the Event Log menu or press Fast


Access key and enter Fast Access Code 52, the following
type of screen will be displayed:

EVENT LOG

Press 5 from the Main menu or press Fast Access key and
enter Fast Access Code 50. The following type of screen
will be displayed:

This menu option is only available if at least one printer is


configured.
3.8.1

VIEW EVENT LOG

This option allows all events in the event log to be viewed or


printed.
Select option 1 from the Event Log menu or press Fast
Access key and enter Fast Access Code 51, the following
type of screen will be displayed:

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The destination printer can be selected if more than one


printer is configured.
The priorities available are shown in the following table:

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Information
Warning
Test Mode
Isolation
Fault
Supervisory
Pre-Alarm
Alarm

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3.9.2

VIEW/PRINT STATUS

Allows the following options to be viewed/printed:

VIEW/PRINT POINTS UNTESTED/


FAILED

Select option 2 from the View/Print Status menu or press the


Fast Access key and enter Fast Access Code 62, the
following type of screen will be displayed:

Points Isolated
Points Untested/Failed
Point Values
View Faults (no print option)

Select option 6 from the Main menu or press the Fast Access
key and enter Fast Access Code 60, the following type of
screen will be displayed:

Press F5 to print the Untested/Failed points.


3.9.3

3.9.1

VIEW/PRINT POINTS ISOLATED

VIEW/PRINT POINT VALUES

Select option 3 from the View/Print Status menu or press the


Fast Access key and enter Fast Access Code 63, the
following type of screen will be displayed:

Select option 1 from the View/Print Status menu or press the


Fast Access key and enter Fast Access Code 61, the
following type of screen will be displayed:

Press F5 to print the Point Values.


Press F5 to print Points Isolated.

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3.9.4

VIEW FAULTS

Select option 4 from the View/Print Status menu or press the


Fast Access key and enter Fast Access Code 64, the
following type of screen will be displayed:

Select the required option:

This option is view only.

3.10 SERVICE
Press 7 from the Main menu or press Fast Access key and
enter Fast Access Code 70. The following screen will be
displayed:

Point Input - allows a single point to be


tested
Z/S Input - allows all points in a Zone/
Sector to be tested
Z/S Detectors - allows all detectors in a
Zone/Sector to be tested
Z/S Call Points - allows all Callpoints in a
Zone/Sector to be tested
Z/S Sounders - allows all sounders in a
Zone/Sector to be tested

3.10.1.1 POINT
Press 1 to enter Point Input, an example of Point Input is
shown. Press F5 to start to initiate the Walk Test.

3.10.1

WALK TEST

Covered:

1, if point is in Walk Test

When selected, this option allows single or multiple points


to be tested without an alarm being raised.

Excluded:

1, if point is not in Walk Test (ie, the


point is isolated)

Press 1 from the Service menu or press Fast Access key and
enter Fast Access Code 71.

Activations:

1, if the point was activated during the


Walk test

Only one Walk Test session can be active at one time.

Curr. Active:

YES if the point is currently active

Press F5 End to finish the Walk Test.

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3.10.1.2 ZONE/SECTOR

3.10.2.1 VIEW FIRE ALARM CYCLE COUNT

Select either 2, 3, 4 or 5 for Zone/Sector options, an example


of Z/S Detector Walk test is shown. Select the Zone/Sector
to be tested, then press F5 Start to initiate the Walk Test

When selected, the number of Alarm sequences may be


viewed.

Covered:

Number of Points covered by the test

Excluded:

Number of points not in Walk Test


(ie, points isolated)

Been Activ:

Number of points which have been


activated during the Walk Test

Been Clear:

Number of points which have been


activated and cleared during the Walk
test

Successfully:

Number of points which have met the


test criterion during the Walk Test

Curr. Active:

Number of points currently active

Press 1 from the Maintenance/Engineer menu or press Fast


Access key and enter Fast Access Code 11. The following
type of screen will be displayed:

3.10.2.2 VIEW/PRINT MAINTENANCE


REQUEST
When selected, this option displays a list of detectors which
are near the limit of their threshold compensation limit.
Press 3 from the Maintenance/Engineer menu or press Fast
Access key and enter Fast Access Code 13. The following
type of screen will be displayed:

Press F5 End to finish the Walk Test.


3.10.2

MAINTENANCE/ENGINEER

Press 2 from the Service menu or press Fast Access key and
enter Fast Access Code 72. The following type of screen
will be displayed:

Press F5 to print the Maintenance Request.

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3.10.2.3 BATTERY TEST

3.10.2.5 SOFTWARE VERSIONS

When selected, this option allows the state of the battery and
the charger current to be displayed.

When selected, The software versions of the following are


displayed:

Press 4 from the Maintenance/Engineer menu or press Fast


Access key and enter Fast Access Code 14. The following
type of screen will be displayed:

Firmware
Local I/O
Each Loop
Each MPM

Press 7 from the Maintenance/Engineer menu or press Fast


Access key and enter Fast Access Code 17. The following
type of screen will be displayed:

3.10.2.4 PROJECT NUMBERS


When selected, this option allows the project and CONSYS
information to be displayed.
Press 6 from the Maintenance/Engineer menu or press Fast
Access key and enter Fast Access Code 16. The following
type of screen will be displayed:

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4.

ROUTINE CHECKS

4.1

GENERAL

In order to comply with the requirements of British


Standard BS 5839 Part 1 (1988), the installation must be
checked on a regular basis by a responsible member of staff
to confirm that the controller and all ancillary devices are
operating correctly. The required routine checks are
described in the following paragraphs.
For marine systems carry out routine checks in accordance
with the customers own procedures.

4.2

DAILY CHECKS

The general and zonal sounders operate.

The alphanumeric display gives the


location of the alarm.

c) Record the device used to initiate the test in


the site log book and reset the controller.
d) Check the condition of the printout on any
printers attached to the system and replace
the ribbon if it is becoming feint.
e) Ensure that each printer has an adequate
supply of paper.
Any defect should be recorded in the log book and
appropriate action taken.

Proceed as follows:
a) Ensure the front panel of the controller is
indicating a normal condition (ie, no alarm
or fault LEDs are lit and the LCD is
displaying the date and time).

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30th August 2000

Note: If the panel is not indicating a normal condition


record the condition in the log book and take
any necessary action.
b) Check that any fault recorded on the
previous day has received attention.

4.3

WEEKLY CHECKS

These checks would normally be carried out by a


responsible member of the customers staff.

WARNING:
WARN ALL PERSONNEL THAT THE
SOUNDERS ARE ABOUT TO BE TESTED.

Proceed as follows:
a) If necessary, clean the front panel of the
controller with a suitable cleansing agent.
b) Set one device (either a callpoint or
detector) from one zone into alarm and
check that the system responds as follows:

The controllers internal buzzer sounds in


a continuous tone.

The two red FIRE LEDs on the


controller front panel light.

The appropriate red FIRE ZONAL LED


flashes (if configured).

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