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08 August 2016

Critical assets in the Ministry of Education and Science building in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, are being protected by industry-leading ExGo suppression control panels from Advanced.

The Ministry charged with regulating education and promoting scientific work in Bulgaria was founded in 1879 as the Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and existed under that name until 1947. The name of the Ministry changed numerous times until 2009, when it was renamed the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, before reverting back to its current name in 2013.

A recent upgrade of the fire systems in the Ministry’s Sofia HQ was undertaken by Advanced partner, FireTech Engineering Ltd. The project saw Advanced’s ExGo suppression system installed in the main archive room, supported by optical smoke and air sampling detection, LCD+LED indicators and remote indicators.

Stoyan Grozdanov, spokesperson for FireTech Engineering Ltd, said: We selected an Advanced system for the Ministry of Education and Science as we know from working with Advanced in the past that the ExGo system is very reliable. We needed a cutting edge system to protect a very important room in the building, with the option to expand and enhance it in the future.”

The ultra-dependable ExGo extinguishant and suppression control system, has been developed by Advanced specifically for sensitive and strategic assets such as server rooms, historic and cultural attractions and control rooms. The system installed at the Ministry of Education and Science has 28 components and is connected to the existing fire alarm control panel in the building.

Etienne Ricoux, Advanced’s Export Sales Manager for Europe, commented: “The Ministry of Education and Science in Sofia is the latest high profile building to be protected by Advanced panels. The ExGo range offers sector-leading performance, installation and configuration. It can be used as a standalone or can interface with any fire system via a number of programmable inputs and outputs.”

ExGo is suitable for almost all single-flooding area applications and include a range of control options and devices. It is approved to EN54 parts 2,4 and 13 and EN12094-1 and is among the first systems to combine these with EN12094 in a single solution. EN12094-3 relates to the integrated manual release on the front of the panel. ExGo can be integrated into Advanced’s Axis EN fire system or any third party alarm system.

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees Advanced specified locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems. More details can be found on the website at

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