Smoke Detector Testing

  • Manufactured by Concept in the UK under ISO 9001
  • Based on the best selling ViCount smoke generator
  • Non-toxic, safe, artificial smoke & bouyant smoke, reaching ceiling detectors
  • Activates ionisation, optical beam and aspirating smoke detectors
  • Thermal chimney to heat the smoke
  • Aviator variant capable of running off an aircrafts own power supply

Concept smoke systems are used throughout the world for testing smoke detectors of all types. And by smoke detector manufacturers in their own testing facilities.

Concept also supply specialist equipment for testing smoke detectors in commercial aircraft, with users including Boeing, Meggitt, Alcoa, Apache, Dassault Falcon and IAI

For advise on the specialised area, please contact us.

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Testimonials

Confined Space Rescue Program Manager - North Tree Fire

ViCount use in Hot Fire Trainer

The machine has performed flawlessly up to this point and I purchased the machine from you at least six or seven years ago.

I have to confess I have never cleaned the orifice with the drill as you mentioned.

Actually, after the install, I have never worked on the machine again which, I am sure, is at least neglect on my part.

We originally had two smoke generators in the trainer, one fore and one aft.   The other machine (not Concepts) is quite a bit older
and it quit about two years ago but we found that the ViCount generated so much smoke we did not really need two machines.

The machine is protected from the heat of the trainer by a bulkhead with a port for the smoke to get through.

To give you an idea of the efficiency and quantity and the character of the smoke, the ceiling temperature inside the trainer as verified by two gauges reaches about 1300 degrees F. The smoke level inside the trainer is maintained quite adequately from the floor to about the
four and one half foot level but not much higher due to the temperature. We have found that it burns off at about 450 degrees F (230C).

Your smoke machine has trained hundreds of line Firefighters from all over the US including from major metropolitan Fire Departments such as Los Angeles County Fire, Pasadena Fire, San Jose Fire, Las Vegas Fire, Oakland Fire, Berkeley Fire, Sacramento Metro Fire, Cal Fire, and many federal agencies as well.

The training and experience those fire fighters receive in the intense heat and disorientingly smoky environment the ViCount helps create has without question saved lives and injuries as well as millions of dollars of property damage that may have occurred without the level of training
the ViCount helps provide.

Thank you for your help and support.

Best regards,
Mitch

Mitch Ward CIHM
NorthTree Fire
Confined Space Rescue Program Manager