Tyco’s new fire training academy opens in Singapore

Published:  19 February, 2016

Techxchange Academy to provide practical hands-on training to industry.

The 450m2 training centre offers certified training courses to Tyco’s customers in the Southeast Asia region and will serve as a centre of excellence for specific product training in the APAC region.

Located in the company’s Serangoon North office, the new training facility includes a sprinkler and suppression training room with a 12m2 spray demonstration area; a detection training room; and a conference room. A foam test lab is also planned for the future.

A team of local and international technical that are experts in national and international codes and standards will deliver the curriculum. Courses will cover the design, installation and maintenance of fire protection systems including automatic sprinkler systems; water mist systems; gaseous suppression systems; foam systems; detection and alarm systems; and mechanical and grooved piping solutions.

The courses are tailored for fire installers, contractors, specifiers and engineers who design and install fire protection solutions.

‘Professional training tailored to local needs and regulations is key to providing best practice in fire safety,’ commented Kevin White, vice president of sales, Tyco Fire Protection Products – Asia Pacific & Middle East. ‘With these well-equipped new facilities, regional teams will be able to easily hold customised sessions.’

At the official opening, over 40 customers and visitors received detailed insights into the current strategy and future of the centre.

Tyco has a number of TechXchanges worldwide, including Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China; Cranston, Rhode Island, US; Marinette, Wisconsin; Port Arthur, Texas; Westminster, New York; Mexico City, Mexico; Madrid, Spain; Manchester, UK; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Enschede in the Netherlands.

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