Think FAAST - Think System Sensor



FAAST XT™ meets the needs of the largest and most challenging applications. With four pipe inlets and area coverage of up to 2,000m2, FAAST XT™ uses advanced dual optical sensing and particle separation technologies to ensure the most early, accurate and reliable detection; even in the most challenging and harsh applications. 

Dual source sensing technology

FAAST XT™ uses FAAST’s unique ‘dual vision’ technology with advanced algorithms that can successfully distinguish smoke from all other particulates

  • Blue LED detects a wide variety of fires down to invisible concentrations of smoke
  • Infrared laser identifies nuisances – such as dust - eliminating potential of false alarms and downtime
  • Complex algorithms interpret signals from both optical sources to provide the earliest and most accurate smoke detection
    0.00095% obs/m

Unique three-stage filtration

FAAST XT™ uses an ultrafine three stage filtration process, which increases device life cycle and maintenance intervals as well as accuracy. An aerospace-designed and patented wing filter is used as a first step filtration method, performing ultrafine filtration, which separates and eliminates particles greater than 30 microns 

  • An aerospace-designed and patented wing filter is used as a first step filtration method, performing ultrafine filtration, which separates and eliminates particles greater than 30 microns 
  • A replaceable integral harsh filter captures any large escaped particles before airflow reaches the optical chamber 
  • Advanced algorithms and multi-angle and multi-wavelength optics analyse the air sample, differentiating dust from smoke and eliminating false alarms
  • A combination of the three filtration methods above delivers the most reliable early warning detection with no false alarms

Adapts to meet exact needs

FAAST XT™ features a user-configurable three-speed fan allowing the protection of the largest scale applications. This feature also allows smaller scale applications to leverage minimised current consumption. Four pipe inlets and cable entry holes on the top, bottom and back of FAAST XT™ assist with a installer-friendly installation that adpats to exact applications needs.

Simplified interaction

FAAST XT™ features a multilingual LCD interface providing detailed device information and interaction including Active faults, precise airflow monitoring, reset of airflow baseline and test/reset/isolate.

Acclimate mode

FAAST XT™ includes an Acclimate mode facility, which reduces nuisance alarms for devices located in changing environments. In Acclimate mode the sensitivity of the unit continuously adjusts over time, within set limits as the local environment changes.

IP connectivity

Comprehensive connectivity options enable FAAST XT™ to be monitored and managed locally or remotely in a number of ways through TCP / IP, Ethernet via Web browser or by a direct connection through the device’s on-board USB.

  • Delivers the information required to protect your facility direct to your smart phone or mobile device
  • Deploys status updates to up to six individual email addresses
  • Provides additional time for mission critical facilities to investigate a situation and implement an appropriate response strategy

Modbus connectivity

FAAST XT™ is equipped with a serial Modbus interface to complement TCP / IP Modbus and Ethernet networking options and enable seamless integration with existing Building Management Systems without any additional hardware or software.

  • Reduces ongoing costs through detailed diagnostics and remote device interaction


Physical Specification

Height 33.8cm
Width 33.3cm
Depth 19.1cm
Cable Access 2.54cm cable entry holes on top, bottom and back of unit
Wire gauge 12 AWG (2.0 mm) maximum to 24 AWG (0.5 mm) minimum
Maximum Pipe Length 480m
Maximum Air Inlet Holes 60 sampling holes (all designs must be verified within PipeIQ software)
Network Outside Pipe Diameter 25mm
Internal Pipe Diameter 15-21mm
Sensitivity Range 0.00095 % obs/m - 20.5 % obs/m
Relays 8 form C, 3 AMP, programmable latching or non-latching
Event Log 18,000 events stored
Communication Network  Ethernet monitoring, 6 E-mail address alerts, TCP and Serial Modbus

Electrical Specifications

External Supply Voltage 18-30 VDC
Remote Reset Time External monitor must be pulled low for a minimum of 100 ms
Power Reset 1 sec.
Operating Current Fan High: 465mA, 11.2W; Fan Medium: 340mA, 8.2W; Fan Low: 220mA, 5.3W
Alarm Current Fan High - 493mA, 11.85W; Fan Med - 368mA, 8.85W;Fan Low - 248mA, 6W


Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature  0°C to 38°C; Factory Tested to 55°C Sampled Air Temperature    
-20°C to 60°C
Humidity Range 10 to 95% (non-condensing)
IP Rating IP30
Coverage Area Up to 2,000m2
Air Movement 0-1,219 m/min.

FAAST XT™ is designed for use in a wide variety of locations and environments:

Large-scale Mission Critical

Every second lost, every transaction missed, any data or equipment destroyed can mean huge losses to large-scale mission critical applications. FAAST XT™ alerts facility managers hours, even days before the first indication of system trouble, helping to ensure 24/7 productivity and prevent unnecessary activation of suppression systems.

  • Clean rooms
  • Datacentres
  • Telecoms
  • IT facilities
  • Archiving facilities

Large-scale Harsh Environments

Dust and humidity are the main causes of false alarms and device failure in extreme environments with high levels of contamination. FAAST XT™ overcomes the sensitivity issues of contemporary solutions through its sophisticated multi-stage filtration techniques and advanced optics that successfully distinguish smoke from all other particulates.

  • Manufacturing facilities e.g. food
  • Cold storage
  • Heavy industrial and petrochemical plants
  • Power generation
  • Waste recycling plants

Large Volume Areas

In the largest volume spaces such as aircraft hangars, shopping malls and indoor arenas, evacuations can be difficult and smoke stratification issues can impede accurate and timely detection. In big warehouses, the ability to eliminate false alarms and provide early smoke detection is critical in order to deliver uninterrupted operation and protect valuable stock and equipment. FAAST XT™ is ideal for the largest volume areas due to its class-leading accuracy, reliability and false alarm immunity.

  • Aircraft hangars
  • Warehouses
  • Atriums & hotel lobbies
  • Distribution centres
  • Shopping malls
  • Exhibition centres
  • Auditoriums & theatres
  • Indoor sports facilities

Discrete Detection

When aesthetics matter, a discrete smoke detection solution is essential. FAAST XT™ provides the earliest and most accurate smoke detection available to protect high-value items from fire in the largest applications. The unobtrusive detector can be located in remote, easily accessible locations for routine maintenance and monitoring, whilst the pipe network in the protected area is hidden.

  • Historic buildings
  • Museums and galleries
  • high-end residential