Building protection

Building Protection

Unprotected inlets?

Unprotected inlets to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems of buildings such as offices, banks and Government establishments, are a prime targets for a terrorist attack. When the inlets are readily accessed from the outside of the building these are at risk of a chemical attack, that deploys chemical or biological substances. In all situations only small amounts of toxic material are required and if the inlet of the HVAC is unprotected or is not monitored, these toxins can disseminate rapidly and cause traumatic results to the building occupants.

One Bruker Solution

In addition to ensuring the inlets are protected, by physical or mechanical means, or by design, detection devices, such as the Bruker TIMON (Toxic Industrials MONitor) can be installed that measure the air quality 24/7 and alarm if a toxic threat is discovered. When a threat is detected the TIMON, will alarm (identifying the threat and concentration) and the output of the instrument can be configured to take remedial action to protect the building occupants. These actions can include shutting down air inlets, isolating specific intakes or diverting the airflow to waste. In addition to the remedial actions the alarm system will alert security so that evacuation procedures may be initiated.

Successful Installations

Bruker Detection products have been installed successfully in major banks, public buildings and parliament buildings; protecting both the occupants and visitors. In addition to a range of chemical detection systems, Bruker also offers on-line biological agent detection systems, radiation detectors and trace explosives detection. All our products are designed to help you protect people and property and fulfil your obligations to your employees, visitors and customers. Please contact Bruker to establish how your facility can benefit from our capability.