What is a Fire Mist System?
Sprinkler systems are recommended for both commercial and residential dwellings in order to keep the people in your property safe. Sprinklers are one of the most effective ways to prevent severe fire damage, but there are various different systems that work best for different properties and scenarios. Fire mist systems are similar to regular fire sprinklers in their ability to extinguish fires efficiently, but they have plenty of benefits that make them a desirable fire protection system for most properties.
High-pressure water mist systems use fine water droplets to quickly control and extinguish fires, making them one of the leading fire suppression systems around. They use less water than traditional sprinkler systems, decreasing the likelihood of water damage. If you’re considering a fire misting system for increased fire safety in your property, read our latest article below.
Water mist sprinkler systems use fine water droplets to extinguish fires, as opposed to a heavier quantity of water used by regular sprinklers. They control fires in a number of ways; they can cool down the flames and the surrounding gases by evaporation, as well as displacing the oxygen. Fire misting systems are incredibly effective, depending on the size of the fire and ventilation conditions. Traditional fire sprinkler systems aim to extinguish the fire by putting out as much water as is needed. Fire mist systems work to cool down the room temperature and displace the oxygen with steam to stop the fire from spreading.
By releasing smaller droplets, they create a larger water surface area, turning the droplets into steam. Steam can absorb more heat than larger water droplets, both suffocating and extinguishing the fire. Each fire mist system is designed to put out, suppress and control fires, all the while keeping fire damage to a minimum and keeping everyone in your property safe.
What Are the Benefits?
As previously mentioned, water mist systems have many advantages when considering a fire suppression system for your property. They remove both heat and oxygen, all the while using less water consumption and decreasing water damage. They activate quickly, making them incredibly reliable, and they’re also environmentally friendly. In addition, they use thinner pipes, using fewer materials and making the installation process smoother.
High-pressure water mist systems deliver better coverage to extinguish the fire quickly, with an improved cooling effect and better targeting of the seat of the fire. This decreased water supply can save you money on water bills if they ever need to be activated, making fire mist systems one of the more cost-effective fire suppression systems around.
How Does it Compare to a Sprinkler System?
Fire sprinkler systems work to release large amounts of water quickly, drenching the fire and extinguishing it efficiently with minimal fire damage. They’re the most popular choice for fire safety in commercial and residential buildings and have an incredibly high success rate. Like traditional sprinkler systems, fire misting systems activate quickly, but use significantly less water, leading to less water damage. They can extinguish a wide range of fires, with various scenarios proving to be no match for their heat and flame suppression properties.
Here at RAD Fire Sprinklers, we install both conventional sprinkler systems and high-pressure fire mist sprinklers to homes and commercial properties across London and the Southeast. Unlike most other companies who install one or the other system, we install both and can recommend the most suitable system for your project; we are selling a solution rather than just a product. To find out more, or to receive a quote, please fill out our online form here, and we’ll be happy to assist.