The airport of Cologne/Bonn is one of the most important cargo hubs of Germany, Europe and plays an important role in global cargo business as well. A lot of international cargo agents like FedEx, TNT and UPS are based in Cologne as well as the German Air Force with its own maintenance hangars.
LIOS Technology equipped, in collaboration with Siemens BT, the entire airport facilities with highly reliable Linear Heat Detection (LHD) Systems to protect the Metro station with its tunnels for the high speed train ICE (Inter City Express), all intermediate ceilings, low voltage cable ducts, parking decks, bus stations and the waiting halls of the airport.
All LHD controllers are mounted in adapted cabinets and ready to provide in case of an critical situation like a fire, the alarm signal including the exact alarm location via the SCADA system directly to the control room, where the fire department is notified immediately.
Initially, the project started on June 12, 2004, when former German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder personally has opened the new ICE airport station Cologne/Bonn. The railway station itself as well as the adjacent train tunnels of the airport loop were first to be equipped with the intelligent fire detection system. Later other airport facilities followed.
The maintenance-free fibre optic sensor cable is flexible in use and installed also for the covered streets as shown in the following pictures.