Comparing Mist Systems & Sprinklers
Domestic & Residential Mist Systems
What is the difference between a Water Mist and Sprinkler System?
RAD Firesprinklers have been installing sprinkler systems for many years in residential and domestic premises. These systems help to mitigate problems with Building Regulations AD part B compliance in various situations. Conventional sprinkler systems require a large volume of water in order to extinguish a fire and within the Thames Water area, this has to be a 50mm combined supply (refer to Fig A) This size of feed is required in order to deliver around 100 – 120 litres of water at around 2.5 bar for a typical 3-4 bedroom house. This type of supply is expensive to install and the only alternative to this would be to accommodate a large volume of stored water somewhere.
The introduction of high-pressure mist systems has alleviated the problem by utilizing far less water to tackle a fire.
High-pressure Mist System Installation
This fundamental difference has proved to be very useful in some situations where it hasn’t been possible to replace the existing mains water supply (for a retro-fit project) or where it would prove too expensive to provide an up-graded water supply for a small new build project and there hasn’t been sufficient space to accommodate a large quantity of stored water.
The RAD-mist system illustrated in fig B is connected directly to the incoming mains water supply which for small properties can be 25 mm. The unit requires its own dedicated electrical supply and there is a flow switch within the unit to trigger the smoke alarm in the case of an activation.
Our team of engineers at RAD Fire Sprinklers has been designing and installing sprinkler systems for customers within London and the South East for many years and we are very pleased to have added high-pressure mist to our range of products. We have worked on many different types of properties over the years, from high-rise blocks of apartments to individual houses. With a mist fire sprinkler system, you can extinguish a fire with a minimum quantity of water, helping to keep both the property and the people within it safe.
When it comes to a mist sprinkler system installation, we ensure a professional and efficient service is provided. We work closely with our customers to ensure their needs and expectations are met. All installation work is carried out by fully trained and experienced engineers to ensure a professional service is provided. If you’re interested in a high pressure mist fire suppression system or you’d like to arrange an installation, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Why Choose Us For Mist Sprinkler Systems?
We install both conventional and mist sprinkler systems for clients throughout London and the South East of England and this has provided us with the experience to advise our customers regarding the best system for their individual project Having installed mist system for may years, we have become well-known for the service we provide. Some of the reasons we think you should choose us for mist systems are:
- Years of industry experience
- Well-known for the service we provide
- Number sprinkler system types to choose from
- Impartial advise because we install all types of system
- On hand to provide expert advice and guidance
Contact RAD Fire Sprinklers For Mist Systems
When it comes to mist sprinkler systems be sure to get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers. We have years of experience installing fire suppression systems in London and the Southeast of England. A water mist sprinkler system will help to protect your property and both the people in it. Our expert team of engineers can provide advice and guidance to ensure the best type of system is fitted in your property. If you’re thinking about having a mist fire sprinkler system installed within your property in London, then be sure to get in touch with RAD Fire Sprinklers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Mist Systems
What is the difference between low pressure and high-pressure mist systems?
How can a Mist Sprinkler System extinguish a fire by using less water than a Fire Sprinkler System?
However, a mist sprinkler system will improve on this basic process by producing a finer spray (or mist) than a standard fire sprinkler nozzle. A fine mist is a very effective way of ensuring that water evaporates quicker thus slowing down the combustion process even more effectively than a conventional fire sprinkler system. In order to achieve a finer spray, mist systems operate at a higher pressure than standard conventional sprinkler systems and in most situations can be as effective if not more effective than a conventional residential fire sprinkler system despite the reduced quantity of water used.
When was the first British Standard for a Mist Sprinkler System published?
What type of Fire Suppression System has been installed the longest in residential properties?
A number of residential water mist sprinkler systems have been installed throughout the UK however, it is fair to say that far more conventional fire sprinkler systems have been installed in the same period using components that have been subjected to extremely rigorous testing procedures over many years in a multitude of different design scenarios.
Are high-pressure mist sprinkler systems used in industrial situations?
Such systems performed very well in specific situations where there were no design variables like opening windows or varying fire loadings and where doors would generally be kept closed etc. These systems have subsequently been utilized in land-based commercial situations like engine rooms, local asset management of electronic equipment, commercial kitchens, turbine systems, etc.
How does a misting system work?
Are mist sprinkler systems easy to install?
How long will it take to install a mist system?
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