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AE Solutions and Siemens Introduce Fire & Gas Alarm System

November 252003
Milwaukee, Nov. 19, 2003 – AE Solutions and Siemens Energy & Automation have developed a new generation of Fire & Gas alarm and suppression systems. The FGS 1100 Fire & Gas System is a pre-engineered, pre-configured and pre-packaged solution that is FM approved for compliance with NFPA 72.

“The FGS 1100 is developed around the QUADLOG Safety PLC which is an ideal logic solver for fire & gas systems,” says John Cusimano, manager of Process Safety Systems for Siemens Energy & Automation. “QUADLOG incorporates special field-wiring diagnostics, critical in fire & gas systems, such as line monitoring and ground fault detection. Furthermore, QUADLOG is configured using the Siemens Safety Matrix cause and effect programming tool which is the perfect tool for simple and straightforward configuration and visualization of a fire & gas alarm/suppression system.”

“This approach to fire and gas offers users the security of a purpose built, proprietary fire alarm system but with the openness and flexibility that users have come to expect with modern control systems,” says Ken O’Malley, vice president of Control Systems for AE Solutions. “Existing users of Siemens APACS and QUADLOG hardware will find the FGS 1100 particularly well suited for their applications because they will be able to monitor, configure and maintain their systems using the tools, infrastructure and engineering and maintenance personnel already in place at their facility.”

Every FGS 1100 sold has a secondary power supply system as required by NFPA 72 including a battery set and a charger system. The batteries and charger of each installation are engineered for compliance with NFPA 72’s capacity and recharge requirements. Also, as required by NFPA 72, full field wiring diagnostics are provided to detect open circuits, short circuits and ground faults. The system is offered with a variety of I/O modules to support energize and de-energize to trip functionality.

Each system may by quickly configured using the Siemens’ Safety Matrix tool running on a PC providing an intuitive, online cause-and-effect style graphical interface.

AE Solutions is an industry-leading systems integrator providing complete system design, configuration and validation services for automation and control system platforms. Their staff of registered professional engineers, certified functional safety experts and automation specialists are skilled in a broad range of areas including process control, process safety, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems design. For more information: www.aesolns.com.

Note: Please forward all leads/inquiries to:
Bud Adler
AE Solutions
PO Box 26566
Greenville, SC 29616

Or call 407-324-9389

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. It employs 426,000 people in 192 countries and reported worldwide sales of more than $84 billion in fiscal 2002 (10/1/01 - 9/30/02). The United States is Siemens' largest market in the world, with sales of more than $21 billion in fiscal 2002 and more than 70,000 employees in all 50 states. Corporate headquarters for Siemens' U.S. businesses are located in New York City. For more information: www.usa.siemens.com

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., is one of Siemens' operating companies in the United States. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. For more information: www.sea.siemens.com.
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