water mist systems
Water mist systems differ from the more traditional fire sprinkler systems we install. Generally speaking, they aren’t designed for residential properties and are most effective in small to medium fires.
HOW THEY WORK:
Water mist systems are another very effective way of protecting your premises from the damage caused by fires. They are environmentally friendly and use a lot less water mass than the two other types of fire sprinklers we install – concealed fire sprinklers and pendant fire sprinklers.
Generally, water mist systems aren’t used in isolation – they are fitted as part of a project to safeguard a wider area, alongside traditional fire sprinkler systems.
In the event of a fire, the tiny nozzles on the water mist systems break down the water droplets into small mist-like particles which then fall at high pressure over the flames, preventing them from gaining more oxygen- the only fuel a fire needs to spread wildly.
Because of the size of the water particles, water mist systems cause a minimal amount of water damage.
WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE:
Water mist systems don’t have a cover plate which is flat in design, so many consider them to not be as visually appealing as concealed fire sprinkler systems.
WHERE THEY’RE FITTED:
These systems are generally best placed in contained areas, where there is little ventilation, such as basement apartments or loft conversions, however, they aren’t necessarily suitable for family homes or residential properties.
Water mist systems are generally used as a fall-back when commercial, or pendant fire sprinkler systems cannot be installed or sometimes, in conjuction with these in premises where there is an usual layout with multiple evacuation routes.
A GREAT ALTERNATIVE FOR UNUSUAL LAYOUTS
MINIMAL WATER DAMAGE
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