Thursday, March 21, 2013
Deep Blue Integration will be starting campus-wide fire alarm testing at Cal Poly next week. You can see our tentative schedule here: http://www.deepblueintegration.com/?page_id=608
Thursday, November 8, 2012
We'll also be completing the fire alarm system soon at the all new building 52 - Center for Science. It's shaping up to be a busy summer!
Deep Blue Integration is very pleased to be a part of the world's largest solar plants, right here in our own back yard. We recently completed projects for four different customers, including Bechtel Power Corporation, at the California Valley Solar Ranch and at the First Solar - Topaz Solar Farm. We installed alarm systems in multiple buildings including one substation. The two plants will produce a combined 800 megawatts of power. That is equivalent to 1,600 gigawatt-hours, annually of renewable energy.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The team at Deep Blue Integration is excited to serve our customers from a new location!! The new offices are located on two levels at 3442 Empresa Drive in San Luis Obispo. The old office on Capitolio Way served us well for the last couple of years, however we've outgrown the office and the warehouse! We'll miss the smell of Taco Works, the sound of the trains, and all the friends we made there. We look forward to making new friends and serving new customers from our more spacious and panoramic post.
Friday, April 20, 2012
At the University of California at Santa Barbara it was 8:37 on the morning of March 21st, 2012 and students at North Hall were just settling in to their morning classes. The new fire alarm system activated and the building was evacuated. High amperage wiring and electronics had started smoking in a ground floor data center. Because the University considered the contents of that room vital to campus communications, they chose to install an aspirated laser detection (VESDA by Extralis) panel and piping for very early warning. It also serves as one input to the preaction suppression system (dry-pipe sprinklers). Had heat risen enough to pop a sprinkler head, the networked, addressable Notifier NFS2-640 Fire Alarm Panel would have released water on the fire.....and all of UCSB's sensitive electronics. But that did not happen. Because smoke was sensed by the laser detector at the incipient stage, at the first whiff of smoke, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department arrived before ignition and before enough heat had built up to release water into the sprinklers. That's a home run in our business!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Deep Blue Integration, Inc. is proud to support the "Learn by Doing" culture of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo's new Fire Protection Engineering Master's Degree Program by sponsoring the new Cal Poly SFPE Student Chapter sfpe.calpoly.edu, chartered by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers www.sfpe.org
This is the first FPE graduate program on the West Coast, and only the third of its kind in the United States. With the reputation that Cal Poly SLO has as an excellent institution for engineering and architecture, the Fire Protection Engineering program is a natural fit. With a lot of effort and hard work on the part of Cal Poly Faculty and Students, Sponsors and the College of Engineering, this program is sure to succeed and produce Fire Protection Engineers that are well prepared to begin working in this growing field. fpe.calpoly.edu
We are pleased to have played a small role in bringing this project to fruition. Deep Blue Integration installed the fire alarm system, completed the final inspection, and even installed fire extinguishers. We look forward to having a truly unique neighborhood market in the community!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
DBI is pleased to have been a part of the North Hall Data Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Given the importance of the data and hardware in this space, this was a great application for some unique technologies. UCSB required very sensitive, early warning smoke detection to protect sensitive computer equipment. We installed a VESDA by Xtralis aspirated system that uses a piping system to draw air back to a highly sensitive laser detection panel. This system provides one input (or interlock) into their preaction suppression system (dry pipe fire sprinklers) to assure water is only released upon an actual fire event. This detection system was connected into a new networked Notifier fire alarm system for the building. This system detects smoke in the Computer Room Air Handlers (CRAH/CRAC), in the duct work, and in other protected spaces. It also monitors highly sensitive Hydrogen Detectors in their UPS room and provides separate notification for hydrogen leaks. The success of this project relied on good communication with our customer, the Univeristy, and the end-users. Pictures will be added soon!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This building renovation had a 30 day performance period....only 2 weeks for us when we got the contract! With lots of trades involved and such a short performance time, it could have been a challenging project. Deep Blue's team sprang into action to deliver. Our scope of work included fire alarms, mass notification, fire sprinklers, suppression hood, & data comm. Our in-house engineering team expedited the shop drawings and materials were ordered within days of receiving the contract. A new data comm closet was built and cables were pulled while we were waiting for materials to be shipped. The project was completed on time and on budget!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Deep Blue Integration, Inc. has been awarded a contract for the Fire Alarm System at the historic Atascadero City Hall. Designing a system for retrofit into such a unique historic building is both a challenge and a privilege. We'll be installing a Notifier NFS2-640 fire alarm panel and full coverage smoke detection, including addressable beam smoke detectors in the historic rotundas. We'll also connect to the elevator controller to safely deliver the car to a floor that does not have smoke. We'll keep you posted as things progress!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Deep Blue Integration has partnered with DMP to offer the Central Coast the best quality and most user friendly intrusion detection systems - bar none. DMP is manufactured in Amercia and is recognized as the leader in digital, cellular, and wireless communication of security systems. Two way communication between burglar alarm panel and intrusion detection devices allows vastly extended battery life and maintenance alerts. It also allows your wireless keyfob to positively confirm when the system is armed and disarmed. The DMP panel can send an email or text notification when your system status changes or when alarms occur. This keeps you in total control of your security system...because your security is vastly enhanced when your security system is reliable and easy to use.