MANILA, July 24 (PNA) — There were only minor glitches encountered during Thursday’s testing of the newly-installed Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.
Testing was done with the system contractor D.M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI) to ensure that the entire system works and serves its intended purpose.
According to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the testing phase consisted of activating horn strobes and bells. A voice evacuation prompt was also done.
The Automatic Fire Sprinkler System (AFSS) was also included in the testing and commissioning (without the actual sprinkling of water).
The installation of the new alarm system is a part of the government’s efforts to improve services currently being offered at the NAIA terminals.
The authority said that upgrades and rehabilitation work being done at Terminal 1 are more than 90 percent complete. (PNA)