Water Mist Systems offer an alternative Fire Suppression Solution
Water mist systems offer an alternative fire fighting solution for general applications such as hotels and commercial premises including office blocks as well as more industrial applications such as factory machinery, museums, and telecommunication applications.
Extensively tested and using the very latest technology, water mist systems are installed in the same way as sprinkler system. The difference is that in operation micron sized water droplets are discharged over a wider surface area.
By rapidly converting energy to steam the water mist starves the fire of the oxygen it needs to burn. This not only results in a much faster rate at which the water absorbs the heat, but also minimises the damage cause to the surroundings.
What are the differences between sprinkler systems and water mist suppression systems?
- Water mist systems discharge less water than sprinkler systems.
- Because less water is used, clean up and damage to property is less with water mist suppression
- The average water mist droplet has a total surface area at least 100 times greater than the volume of water from a sprinkler system, meaning more effective suppression.
Due to the large volumes of water required with sprinklers, a large tank or even pumphouse is required whereas cylinders or small standalone tanks can be used for water mist.
- Water mist enables ‘smoke washing’, whereby the smoke particles attach to the droplets and fall to the floor, eliminating the spread of smoke throughout the building.
- However, water mist suppression is more effective in compartmentalised situations and may not be suitable for larger areas.
- Water mist droplets can be blown away under certain conditions such as air conditioning and open doors reducing effectiveness.
- Less water consumption
- No chemicals used
- Non-toxic, safe for humans
- Less damage to property
- Easier to clean up
- Environmentally friendly
- Fast activation
- Highly effective
- Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs)
- Hotels & Guest Houses
- Leisure Facilities & Health Clubs
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