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Mist Systems

How Water Mist Systems Work

Residential water mist fire suppression systems installed to BS8458 by a suitably qualified company with 3rd party accreditation are an innovative solution for protecting buildings and structures from fires. They use a fine spray of water droplets to extinguish flames and cool hot surfaces, providing an effective means of fire suppression without causing damage to the protected space or its contents. Water mist systems work by releasing a spray of tiny water droplets into the air. This spray is generated using a high-pressure pump and specialised nozzles that break the water into tiny droplets. These droplets are very small and have the advantage over standard sprinkler droplets of offering a much larger surface area to the fire for a given volume of water 

Advantages of water mist systems installed to BS8458

One of the key advantages of residential water mist systems is their ability to suppress fires without causing damage to the protected space or its contents. Unlike traditional fire suppression systems, which use larger volumes of water to extinguish flames, water mist systems use only a small amount of water. This makes them ideal in domestic or residential situations because they can be directly connected to a standard domestic water supply.


Another benefit of water mist systems is their effectiveness. Because the water droplets are so small, they can reach all areas of the protected space. This means that they can suppress shielded fires that are hidden below tables or behind sofas and other pieces of furniture. In addition, the fine mist of water droplets creates a cooling effect that helps to prevent the fire from re-igniting.


Water mist systems installed to BS8458 are also relatively easy to install and maintain but should only be fitted by fully accredited companies like RAD Fire which is registered as part of the IFC 3rd party accreditation scheme. The systems consist of a network of pipes and nozzles that can be easily installed in new or old buildings. Once installed, the systems require only regular inspections and maintenance to ensure that they are functioning properly.


Types of Water mist systems

There are several different types of water mist systems, each of which is designed for specific applications. For example, some systems are designed for use in residential buildings, while others are designed for use in large commercial or industrial buildings. There are also systems that are designed for use in specific environments, such as in marine vessels or offshore platforms.


Things to Consider

Overall, water mist fire suppression systems are an effective and versatile solution for protecting buildings and structures from fires. They are easy to install and maintain, and they provide effective fire suppression without causing damage to the protected space or its contents. With their ability to reach all areas of a building and prevent re-ignition, water mist systems are an important tool in the fight against fires.


RAD Fire Sprinklers 


At RAD Fire Sprinklers, we have been designing, installing, and servicing fire sprinkler systems for nearly 20 years in England and Ireland and have 3rd party accreditation with FIRAS and IFC. Our team are experts about the fire regulations that may apply to your building, and we can tailor a sprinkler design to your specific needs. If you want to learn more about our services or request a quote, please fill out our form or call us at 01892 680 090 to speak with a specialist. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
Adam Hudson
16:45 15 Nov 13

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