Tyco Fire Protection Products has opened a new 450-sq-metre training centre in Singapore to offer training services to the fire and mechanical industry. Branded as the TechXchange Academy, the centre will provide certified training courses to customers in the Southeast Asia region. It will also serve as a Centre of Excellence for specific product training in the APAC region.
This is part of Tyco’s value proposition to complement its product offerings with technical service and product training. Training will be delivered by a team of local and international technical experts who are well-versed in the local and international codes and standards.
At the official opening, Tyco welcomed more than 40 customers and visitors to the centre. Through both practical and theory-based presentations, attendees received detailed insight into the current strategy and future of the centre. As part of Tyco’s commitment to share knowledge and expertise within the fire protection industry, the company continues to investigate further opportunities for additional local training centres across the Asia Pacific region.
Located at Tyco Fire Protection Products’ Serangoon North office, the TechXchange Academy is equipped with a sprinkler and suppression hands-on training room, which includes a 12-sq-metre spray demonstration room, a detection hands-on training room and a conference room for theoretical training. A foam test lab is in the pipeline. The wide range of training solutions include automatic sprinkler systems, watermist systems, gaseous suppression systems, foam fire protection, detection and alarm, mechanical and grooved piping solutions.
Most importantly, the training curriculum includes courses on how to design, install and maintain fire protection systems. The courses are tailored for fire installers, contractors, specifiers and engineers who design and install fire protection solutions.
“Regional facilities allow our customers to access a full range of training services. Professional training tailored to local needs and regulations is key to providing best practice in fire safety,” explains Kevin White, Vice-President of Sales, Tyco Fire Protection Products – Asia Pacific & Middle East. He goes on to say, “With these well-equipped new facilities, regional teams will be able to hold customised sessions easily.