TITANUS® Rail Air sampling smoke detector

Strikingly inconspicuous fire protection

WAGNER has many years of experience as a manufacturer of highly sensitive air sampling smoke detectors which can detect even the smallest amount of smoke particles. Detectors in the TITANUS® family detect fires at an early stage – when they are just starting. TITANUS® is reliably protected from false alarms by the integrated LOGIC·SENS technology. The smoke sampling orifices can be extremely well concealed, e.g. installed behind panels, thus offering excellent protection against vandalism. This makes TITANUS® ideal for use in passenger areas.

The air sampling smoke detector system for fire detection continuously takes samples of the ambient air and can thus detect minute levels of smoke particles and detect a fire even in the incipient phase. Using High Power Light Source optical detection technology, all TITANUS® devices offer a sensitivity level up to 2,000 times greater than conventional point detectors.

Functional principle

Sample air is sucked in from the monitoring area via a connected pipe system using a fan.

Various air filters filter out the external substances that are not required for fire detection.

Precise monitoring of airflow and detector chamber monitoring.


  • The sensitivity of the smoke detection can be individually adjusted as required.
  • LOGIC·SENS intelligent signal analysis enables the detection and exclusion of deceptive phenomena such as dust or exhaust fumes, even in difficult conditions.
  • The futuristic technology of the High Power Light Source and the special construction of the measurement chamber mean that TITANUS® can provide the very highest detection quality and complies with or exceeds all standard test fire requirements.
  • A blockage or break in the extraction piping and any failure of suction power is reliably signalled by the PIPE·GUARD air flow monitoring equipment.
  • Meets the temperature requirements of EN 50155 Class Tx
  • The sampling orifices of the system are virtually invisible, offering protection against sabotage and vandalism
  • SIL 2 certification for TITANUS MICRO·SENS®
  • Not susceptible to vibrations

Early fire detection with sophisticated modular system

TITANUS® C-Pro series reduces error rate and saves time during assembly

The TITANUS® C-Pro series offers early fire detection with a sophisticated modular principle. The PMA corrugated pipe system has been specially developed for use in rail vehicles in cooperation between WAGNER Rail and ABB.

Since rail vehicles are constantly in motion, the intake pipes must be flexible and the connections between the individual components must be very stable. The TITANUS® C-Pro series, which was specially developed for use in rail transport, is characterized above all by its high stability and tightness.

For this purpose, WAGNER Rail offers the proven PMA corrugated pipe system from ABB, modified and designed as a pneumatic system. This achieves a classification according to EN 45545-2 HL3, which describes the requirements for the fire behavior of materials for use in rail vehicles. Thanks to the corrugated pipe system and the suction reductions, the TITANUS® air sampling smoke system achieves the highest level of tightness. 

Further advantages of the TITANUS® C-Pro series

  • Simple assembly
    The pipe system can be installed easily and quickly. Thanks to audible snapping of the components, functional reliability is ensured.
  • Dense
    ABB offers the best sealing of cable protection systems on the market. The new TITANUS® C-Pro series benefits from this.
  • Tools
    Tools for quality assurance, commissioning, as well as maintenance of the fire detection system are available.
  • Approved
    The corrugated pipe has an approval according to NFPA 130.
  • Color coding
    Color coding helps assemble the corrugated tube system and the color red of the corrugated tube helps identify the fire detection system.

Suitable as a preassembly system

The early fire detection system can be optionally equipped as a fire protection solution with a preassembled subrack consisting of an air sampling smoke detector, air filter, service adapter and connections.

The solution is suitable for new vehicles and especially for retrofit vehicles.


Typical application areas for TITANUS® air sampling smoke detectors in the rail sector (usually in combination with a Rail 138 or Rail 256 fire detection and alarm system or by direct connection with the train bus) include:

  • In passenger areas
  • (Electrical distribution) boards/cabinets
  • In air intake, exhaust and recirculation systems
  • In areas prone to fire
  • Locomotives
  • Engine rooms
  • Air supply and exhaust ducts of air conditioning systems
  • Undercarriage areas