Comparing Mist Systems & Sprinklers
Domestic & Residential Mist Systems
What is the difference between a Water Mist and Sprinkler System?
For many years, RAD Fire Sprinklers have installed sprinkler systems in residential and domestic properties. These systems aid in the mitigation of Building Regulations AD Part B compliance issues in a variety of situations. Conventional sprinkler systems require a considerable volume of water to extinguish a fire, and this must be a 50mm combined supply inside the Thames Water area (refer to Fig A) This size of feed is necessary to deliver 100-120 litres of water at 2.5 bar to a typical 3-4 bedroom house. This form of supply is costly to establish, and the only alternative would be to store a significant amount of water somewhere.
The introduction of high-pressure mist systems has alleviated the problem by utilising far less water to tackle a fire.
High-pressure Mist System Installation
This fundamental distinction has proven to be very useful in some situations where it has not been possible to replace the existing mains water supply (for a retro-fit project) or where it would be too expensive to provide an upgraded water supply for a small new build project and there has not been enough space to accommodate a large quantity of stored water.
The RAD-mist system shown in fig B is connected directly to the incoming mains water supply, which can be as little as 25 mm for modest houses. The unit requires its dedicated power source, and a flow switch within the unit activates the smoke alarm in the event of an activation.
For many years, our team of engineers at RAD Fire Sprinklers has been designing and installing sprinkler systems for customers in London and the South East, and we are very pleased to have introduced high-pressure mist to our product line. Over the years, we have worked on a wide range of assets, from high-rise apartment buildings to single-family homes. A mist fire sprinkler system may extinguish a fire with a small amount of water, thereby protecting both the property and the people within it.
When it comes to mist sprinkler system installation, we make sure to deliver a professional and effective service. We collaborate closely with our clients to guarantee that their needs and expectations are met. To ensure a professional service, all installation work is performed by highly qualified and experienced engineers. In our previous blog, we discussed how mist sprinkler systems are used. Please contact us if you are interested in a high-pressure mist fire suppression system or would like to schedule an installation.
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, giving us the knowledge to advise them on the best system for their specific projects. We have been installing mist systems for many years and are well-known for the service we give. Some of the reasons we believe you should choose us for mist systems are as follows:
- Years of industry experience
- We are well-known for the service we provide
- Number sprinkler system types to choose from
- Impartial advice 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, RAD Fire Sprinklers is the company to call. We’ve been installing fire suppression systems throughout London and the Southeast of England for many years. A water mist sprinkler system will aid in the protection of your property and the people who live on it. Our skilled team of engineers can advise and guide you to ensure that the right sort of system is installed in your home. If you’re considering installing a mist fire sprinkler system in your London home, make sure to contact 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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