Key Features
Smoke generation tailored for functional testing of ASD systems and point type smoke detectors
Adjustable smoke time to suit characteristics of system under test
Transport time function to monitor ongoing ASD system performance


Scorpion®ASD is a unique, functional remote smoke detector test system for Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) Systems that solves a number of long standing challenges, assists compliance with codes and standards and delivers radical time, cost and disruption savings.

Traditional post commissioning ASD testing is generally performed by trying to introduce a test smoke (often of inappropriate suitability or even questionable quality) into individual sampling points. Not only can this be highly impractical but it can also contaminate an ASD system. Scorpion offers an approved, benign and effectively non-contaminating test particulate delivered in a controlled and repeatable manner.

With Scorpion permanently positioned at the end of a pipe run, a controlled and consistent stimulus is introduced for each test throughout the system lifetime. By recording the moment of Scorpion activation and the moment of alarm signal, the transport time can be measured. Comparing this against the retained commissioning data, previous tests and acceptable tolerances, judgments can be made regarding the integrity of the aspirating system.

Improved Access Benefits

  • Connecting a remote Scorpion to a convenient Control Panel means:
    -Additional (and unsightly) pipe runs eliminated
    - Access challenges avoided
    - Disturbance and disruption averted
  • Transportation time evaluation avoids testing every sampling point periodically

Time and Cost Saving Benefits

  • Huge time savings from accessibility gains (even where physical access equipment was not required)
  • Repeatable Transport Time integrity evaluations
  • Sequential testing of multiple units from a single location delivers radical time savings
  • Out of hours working minimized or eliminated
  • Physical access equipment costs eradicated

ASD Particle lifetime

  • Suitable for 120 seconds / 100 metre pipe runs

Testing capacity

  • In excess of 240 tests of 15 seconds of smoke per Scorpion

Suitable ASD technologies

  • Light Scatter
  • Particle Counting
  • Cloud Chamber

Appropriate Stimulus

  • Benign particulate delivered in a controlled and repeatable manner
  • Reduces possibility of overdosing or contaminating detector through excessive stimulant application
  • Approved by world-leading ASD manufacturers


  • Helps comply with national and international standards on test of fire systems


  • Retrofit to existing installations or onto new systems
  • Up to 8 Scorpion heads (ASD or Point) connected to a single Control Panel
  • One head at end of each pipe run
  • Heads located up to 100m* away from the panel
  • Battery powered


Dangerous to access areas such as top of lift shafts / elevators.
24/7 public areas such as airports.
Fire door closing systems.
Restricted access areas such as prisons, military premises or banks.
Continuously operational areas such as manufacturing plants.
Hard to access areas such as warehouses.

Tech Specs

Transport/Storage Temperature

Scorpion Battery Pack: -20°C to 35°C (-4°F to 95°F)

Scorpion Head Unit: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)

Scorpion Control Panel: -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)

Storage Humidity

0-90% RH (non-condensing)

Operating Temperature

Scorpion Battery Pack: 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)

Scorpion Head Unit: 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)

Scorpion Control Panel: 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)

Operating Humidity

Scorpion Battery Pack: 0-85% RH (non-condensing)

Scorpion Head Unit: 0-95% RH (non-condensing)

Scorpion Control Panel: 0-85% RH (non-condensing)

Ingress Protection

Scorpion Battery Pack: IP40

Scorpion Head Unit: IP20

Scorpion Control Panel: IP40


Scorpion Battery Pack: 523g

Scorpion Head Unit: <200g

Scorpion Control Panel: <500g

Dimensions (L x W x H)

Scorpion Battery Pack: 139mm x 81mm x 48mm

Scorpion Head Unit: 155mm x 54mm x 34mm (excluding nozzle)

Scorpion Control Panel: 150mm x 155mm x 37mm

Note: The Scorpion system is designed for specific applications within the above parameters. For additional information regarding

Safety Features

Scorpions energized only at time of test

Isolation between Scorpion circuit and detection system

Internal over-current protection on Scorpion circuit

Battery over-current cut-out

Power Source and Charge Data

Scorpion Battery Pack: NiMH rechargeable nominal 7.2v 2.2Ah

Solo Battery Baton: NiMH rechargeable nominal 7.2v 2.2Ah

Charging time 75 - 90 minutes (when completely discharged) using Solo-726 charger


Scorpion circuit wiring: FP200 1.5mm², Lapp J-Y(ST) Y 0.5 mm², or equivalent - 4 cores per Head Unit

Maximum cable length per Scorpion Control Panel - 100 metres (depending on cable used)

Maximum Scorpions per Control Panel - 8

Part Codes

32-030 Scorpion ASD Head Unit Kit
32-032 Scorpion Control Panel Kit
32-033 Scorpion Battery Pack
32-034 Scorpion Battery Baton Cable
32-035 Scorpion Battery Baton
32-036 Scorpion Charger



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