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.