VESDA VLS End of Life Announced by Honeywell Fire Solutions

Following the launch of the new VESDA-E VES detector, Honeywell Fire Solutions have announced the end of life of the VESDA LaserSCANNER (VLS) range.

The Honeywell Fire Solutions communication states, “The VESDA VLS has provided unique sector addressability since 1998 to deliver lower cost of Very Early Warning for up to four (4) areas (sectors) within a fire zone. VESDA-E VES provides a superior sector addressable offering and is backward compatible with VLS allowing a seamless conversion.” 

Affected Products and Alternatives

 Parameter VLS VES
Fire 1 Lowest Threshold 0.015%/m (0.0046%/ft) 0.01%/m (0.0031%/ft)
No. Class A/B/C Holes  40 / 40 / 80 40 / 80 / 100
Linear Pipe Length 4 x 50m (4 x 164ft) 4 x 70m (4 x 230ft)
Branched Pipe Length  400m (1,312ft) 560m (1,837ft)

 

VLS/VLE Availability

However, the switch to the new product range does not appear to have been a seamless transfer and Honeywell Fire Solutions have made customers aware of a supply issue in January 2020.

Honeywell say that Xtralis are currently experiencing “a steep and unexpected demand” for the VLS product exceeding their supply capacity and component stock holdings resulting in undetermined lead times. This has led them to switch over to the new VESDA-E VES which is expected to be released into Europe in February 2020.

Xtralis will not be able to supply the VLS product to the UK beyond 31st Dec 2019 and any new VLS orders received after this date cannot be processed and will be declined by the Honeywell Order Management team. New orders for sector addressable product can be placed for VESDA-E VES from the end of February 2020 with Vds (EN 54-20) approval.

Honeywell Fire Solutions apologise for the gap in supply of sector addressable detectors and the inconvenience this may cause. 

Servicing and Spares

  • There will be a 2-year support period for spares & repairs until Dec 2021
  • There will be a further 1-year support period for documentation following the end of the spares and repairs support period until Dec 2022
  • Following this period customers are encouraged to take advantage of the next generation upgrade program which offers a commercial incentive to upgrade and a 12-month warranty extension.
  • Warranty replacements will be honoured as per the applicable company policy for the relevant product line.

VESDA VLS Discontinued Part Numbers

 Material Material Description Alternative
VLS-500 VESDA VLS, FD12 C/W OEM COVER, 3LED VES-A00-P
VLS-600 VESDA VLS, FD7 C/W BLANK PL+FOK LED VES-A00-P
VLS-700 VESDA VLS, FD12 C/W BLANK PL+FOK LED VES-A00-P
VLS-204 VESDA VLS, FD7 C/W DISP+BLANK PL  VES-A10-P
VLS-214 VESDA VLS, FD7 C/W PROG+DISP VES-A10-P
VLS-304 VESDA VLS, FD12 C/W DISP VES-A10-P
VLS-314 VESDA VLS, FD12 C/W PROG+DISP  VES-A10-P
VSP-009 LP SCAN CHASSIS ASSY W MANIFOL  VES-A00-P or VES-A10-P
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