VESDA VLP & VLC End of Life Notice

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Last orders for VLP/VLC must be placed by 31st October 2019

Last shipment date for VLP/VLC will be 31st December 2019

When the VESDA LaserPLUS (VLP) series of detectors was released 22 years ago, it marked a new era for Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) technology. Since then, VESDA has evolved from being a specialist, niche technology to a pillar of the fire detection industry.

VESDA VLP is now the most widely used aspirating smoke detection product and sets the benchmark for smoke detection sensitivity, reliability, longevity, stability and efficiency of operation - confirming that Xtralis are true pioneers in the smoke detection market.

Following the success of VESDA VLP, VESDA LaserCompact (VLC) detectors were designed to provide all the benefits of ASD in single area environments and where space is limited. VLC detectors use the well-proven technology of VLP detectors combined with a modified aspirator design to provide a simplified, compact aspirating detection solution.

VESDA-E

Since the launch of VESDA-E, Xtralis’ new range of detectors, a new benchmark has been set. VESDA-E detectors provide superior detection performance; greater tolerance to nuisance alarms, lifetime stability in a huge variety of applications, added flexibility and a new range of connectivity options.

With the success, versatility and superior performance of VESDA-E, Xtralis plan to increase production capacity and, as a result, have retired their VESDA VLP and VLC detectors.

Affected Products and Alternatives

VESDA-E VEU and VESDA-E VEP detectors will provide a direct replacement for VLP, and VEP-1 detectors will replace VLC detectors. Please see the table below for a high-level product comparison:

Parameter VESDA VESDA-E
VLF-500 VLC VLP VEP-1 VEP VEU
Fire 1 Lowest Threshold 0.025%/m (0.008%/ft) 0.015%/m (0.0046%/ft) 0.015%/m (0.0046%/ft) 0.01%/m (0.0031%/ft) 0.01%/m (0.0031%/ft) 0.001%/m (0.0003%/ft)
No. Class A Holes 30 30 30 30 40 80
Linear Pipe Length 1 x 50m (1 x 150ft) 1 x 80m (1 x 260ft) 4 x 50m (4 x 164ft) 1 x 100m (1 x 328ft) 4 x 70m (4 x 230ft) 4 x 100m (4 x 328ft)
Branched Pipe Length 2 x 30m (1 x 90ft) 100m (328ft) 400m (1,312ft) 130m (427ft) 560m (1,837ft) 800m (2,624ft)

Last Time Buy (LTB) and Shipping Dates

Orders for VLP or VLC detectors must be placed by 31st October 2019 and the last shipment date will be 31st December 2019.

Servicing and Spares

Warranty replacement for existing detectors will still be honoured as per Xtralis’ company policy which is two years from supply date. Following the cessation of supply, there will be a two-year support period for spares and repairs. Following this, there will be a further one-year support period for documentation.

VESDA VLP/VLC Discontinued Part Numbers and Alternatives

Product Product Description Alternative
VLP-100 VESDA VLP, DET C/W OEM COVER, 3LED VEP-A00-P
VLP-400 VESDA VLP, DET C/W BLANK PL+FOK LED VEP-A00-P
VLP-002 VESDA VLP, DET C/W DISP+BLANK VEP-A10-P
VLP-012 VESDA VLP, DET, DISP+PROG VEP-A10-P
VSP-006 LP DET CHASSIS ASSY W MANIFOLD Discontinued
VLP-00000-NF VESDA VLP, FOK, NF VEP-A00-P-NF
VLP-00200-NF VESDA VLP C/W DISP, NF VEP-A10-P-NF
VLP-01200-NF VESDA VLP, DET, DISP+PROG, NF VEP-A10-P-NF
VLC-400 VESDA VLC-400, APOLLO Discontinued
VLC-500 VESDA VLC, RELAY VEP-A00-1P / VLF-500-01
VLC-505 VESDA VLC, VESDANET VEP-A00-1P / VLF-500-01
VLC-50000-NF VESDA VLC, RELAY, AFNOR VEP-A00-1P-NF / VLF-500-01NF
VLC-50500-NF VESDA VLC, VESDANET, AFNOR VEP-A00-1P-NF / VLF-500-01NF
VLC-50000-MRN VESDA VLC, RELAY, MARINE Discontinued
VLC-50500-MRN VESDA VLC, VESDANET, MARINE Discontinued
VLC-500-EX VESDA VLC-500, RELAY, EXN ZN2 Future Replacement
VLC-505-EX VESDA VLC-505, VESDANET, EXN ZN2 Future Replacement
VKT-004 VESDA VLC, DEMO KIT VKT-850 (VEP Demo)
XCC-011 Xtralis Class C, 1600SQM ICAM ILS/FAAST LT

Eurofyre will continue to support its customers where possible. If you have any concerns or questions about Xtralis’ decision to retire it’s VESDA VLC and VLP products then please feel free to get in touch. We would be happy to advise on suitable alternatives and provide assistance during the transition.


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Mark Redfearn

Posted by Mark Redfearn

Mark is the technical services manager at Eurofyre.

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