There has been a recent rise in the interest and use of water mist fire suppression systems in the UK. This increase is due to the many advantages that water mist fire protection offers over other the fire suppression systems on the market.
What is Water Mist Fire Protection?
The advantages of water mist fire protection include:
- No chemicals are used
- No risk of asphyxiation (like with gas-based fire suppression systems)
- Less damage to property than sprinklers
- Easier to clean up after activation
- More environmentally friendly
What is water mist?
Simply, a water mist fire protection system is a fixed system that discharges a very fine spray of water droplets. Water mist systems work by propelling the water through a specially designed nozzle, which breaks the water up into hundreds and hundreds of “micro-droplets”. These produce the very fine mist.
In the event of a fire, these water droplets will the remove heat and displace oxygen from the area, causing the fire to be extinguished. The mist will lower the temperature, lessen the amount of radiated heat and reduce the oxygen concentration to the extent that combustion is no longer being maintained
Why Choose Water Mist Fire Suppression?
As there is no generalised design and installation standard for fire prevention, the suitability of water mist fire suppression for your premises will depend on a number of factors such as the room size, ventilation available and your insurer’s requirements. Water mist systems must be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine if the proposed system meets the fire protection objectives. A team of expert fire protection specialists such as RV Fire Systems can help you choose the right system.
RV Fire Systems
RV Fire Systems are specialists in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and routine maintenance of all types of fire alarm systems in the North West and across the United Kingdom. Call us today on one of our local numbers below to find out more about our other intelligent fire safety products.
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