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Aspirating Smoke Detection Technical Services.

ASD - Design | Calculations | Support
Expert ASD design + calculation assistance.
Our technical services are changing to save you time and money.

When you need that extra bit of guidance in creating an aspirating smoke detection scheme for your next big tender or project, our technical services provide a fast, reliable solution that provides advice with PDF layout drawings and assists with manufacturers calculations/modelling results.

Our technical services are provided free with every system purchased and replace our previously chargeable design service.




We can assist and advise on best practices for laying out pipework to achieve the most flexible and economical solution.


At tender stage, we provide a full Bill Of Materials for your designs.



Our calculation services use airflow modelling to provide an accurate schedule of equipment quantities.

Pipework Calculation Services
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Quick and Simple ASD calculations

PipeXpress is the calculation software for Astec and Wagner products.

The software verifies the pipe design and ensures that it is within the prescribed limits.


Hole quantities, pipe lengths and pipe branches should all be taken into consideration when creating an ASD scheme to ensure a correctly balanced system. 

Our technical services provide assistance & guidance for the pipe design and help to ensure EN54 compliance.

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Pipe flow modelling software

Vesda detection requires an Aspire model to verify that any pipework design will function as expected.

The Aspire software calculates a balanced system for the relevant ASD class based upon the installation environment and requirements.

The necessary sampling hole sizes are calculated and provided by way of a drill schedule table.

Our Aspire calculation service provides assistance and advice with getting to grips with the intricacies of Aspire.

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ASD Pipework design software

Stratos Airsense detectors, including the latest ModuLaser detectors, rely on the PipeCAD software to verify their functionality.

PipeCAD functions as a basic CAD package and the pipe networks from the designs are recreated within the software.

PipeCAD can then be used to calculate the required hole sizes and flow rates for the design.

Our technical service helps with pipe layouts, hole positions and hole sizes for your PipeCAD plans.

When you purchase your ASD products through us, our technical services can be used free of charge to provide guidance and assistance with the design and calculation of your project.
Take the uncertainty out of your next Aspirating Smoke Detection design. 
Need help creating a fully compliant Aspirating Smoke Detection solution? 
Our Technical Services provide just that ......

Starting with a blank canvas and laying out an Aspirating Smoke Detection scheme, that works correctly, and is fully compliant can be difficult.

Ensuring that pipe lengths, sampling point location and hole sizing are correct is an absolute must to avoid future pitfalls.

Our free technical services help to remove the uncertainty and complexities of ASD design.


From your initial pipework layouts through to final flow calculations we help to ensure that your system works correctly in accordance with the respective manufacturers' specifications.

For over 20 years we've been designing Aspirating systems and know what to watch out for and how to overcome common obstacles.

Our service provides guidance and insights on marking up your existing PDF drawings with the correct detectors and pipe networks for a protected area and class of detection. 

When ASD designs require modelling through the relevant manufacturers' software tools, we can provide assistance, guidance and advice with pipe balancing, airflow, EN54 classifications and meeting required transport times.

And best of all ... it's a free service to all of our customers.

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