MIST FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR A RANGE OF PROPERTIES
Mist fire suppression systems can make all the difference when fire strikes. Fire in the home is a real problem, but today’s fire sprinkler systems are not designed for domestic use. They’re expensive and use large volumes of water. This is where our installed Watermist systems are ideal for residential open plan living, care homes or HMO rental properties.
ICO – is a low cost and easy to install water mist fire suppression system that, in the event of a fire, produces a fine cloud of water mist. Using Watermist Systems uses a fraction of the water of traditional sprinkler systems, whilst being equally as effective.
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY? CONSIDER WATER MIST FIRE SUPPRESSION
Most people are unaware of the severity of damage even a small fire can cause. While they understand the risk to life of smoke inhalation and burns from fire, they do not consider the damage to property and belongings that fire and smoke can cause. Larger buildings overcome this issue with sprinkler systems. However, in smaller buildings, these are not always appropriate, and the power of the water can even cause more damage than they prevent. This is where mist fire suppression is ideal. A smoke alarm, while also essential, is not enough on its own to ensure that your home, its occupants and your treasured possessions are safe. The main purpose of a smoke alarm is to alert you to the presence of smoke, enabling you to exit the building safely. A fire suppression system will begin to tackle the resulting fire, limiting or even preventing damage to the property and its contents. The right suppression system could mean the difference between saving your belongings and needing to start again from scratch. Yet, as stated earlier, sprinkler systems are not designed for private property and smaller buildings. So what alternatives are available to you that provide the same benefits? The answer is a water mist fire suppression system. These systems are specifically designed to meet the needs of smaller buildings, HMOs, nursing homes and other similar properties. They offer all the benefits of a sprinkler system without the drawbacks. However, it is important to have the right water mist fire suppression system design for your building.
MIST FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM – THE NEXT GENERATION SPRINKLER SYSTEM
HMO properties are required to meet specific criteria to ensure they are safe for residents. You may be tempted to install a sprinkler system to meet these requirements. However, this could cost you more in the long term should your property experience a fire. A water mist fire suppression system is a form of fire suppression system that breaks down water into very small droplets (or mist) and optimises the distribution of these to achieve the greatest cooling effect possible. The small droplets allow the water mist to effectively control, suppress and extinguish fires. The mist suppression systems themselves require a drastically smaller amount of water in comparison to using a conventional sprinkler system that is similar to water coming from a shower head. The watermist systems are more similar to the spray from an aerosol, which makes them much more effective as a method of fire suppression.
Water mist creates a much larger surface area to be used to absorb the heat. Once the mist makes contact with the flame or heated gases, the droplets evaporate, which absorbs a large quantity of the heat. In a vapour state, water occupies approximately 1,600 times more volume than it does in a liquid state and displaces the equivalent amount of oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere. This creates a smothering effect to put out or suppress the flames. Because the nozzles used are purpose-built to ensure that the mist is being dispersed as effectively as possible, any damage is minimal and, due to the design of the ICO system, can be effectively planned and arranged by your mist fire suppression installer to ensure full coverage.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MIST FIRE SUPPRESSION INSTALLER
When looking to install a mist fire suppression system in your property, it is important to use a qualified and experienced installer. Failing to ensure that your installer has the appropriate qualifications and experience could lead to a substandard installation that does not protect your property in the event of a fire. As well as having general knowledge about the mist fire suppression system, your mist fire suppression installer should take the time to understand your building and your needs. As part of this process, they should understand the nature of the building and its intended purposes. This will enable them to plan the positioning of the mist system correctly to provide full and accurate coverage in the event of a fire. If it is being installed as part of a new build, then the installer should work with other parties to ensure that the timeline of works is suitable and fits with other building works being carried out. Where the system is being fitted retrospectively into a completed building, there are several other aspects that need to be considered. These include the safety of the works, the risk to existing residents, tenants or other building users, and the structural integrity of the existing building. One company that will work with you every step of the way to install the perfect fire suppression system for your needs is VOCA Fire Protection.
FOR THE VERY BEST IN MIST FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS, GO TO VOCA FIRE PROTECTION
At VOCA Fire Protection, we can assist with the commision, design, and installation of your ICO water mist suppression system. This system is ideal for retrofit purposes as well as new installations, it can be installed in many types of properties such as;
• Residential • Care Homes • HMO • Dementia Care • Galleries
We are experts in installing Watermist fire suppression systems in Wigan and throughout the North West. To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our website at https://vocafireprotection.co.uk, where you can also request a quote for the mist fire suppression system work you need. Alternatively, give us a call on 01942 318003 and we will be happy to help.
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BENEFITS OF USING A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
Increased Flexibility in Architectural Design
With watermist systems, the design tradeoffs associated with more traditional sprinkler systems allow architects a much greater amount of freedom when it comes to designing a building whilst simultaneously allowing existing or original architecture to be respected and remain during a restoration or conversion, for example, in the conservation of a period property. The major trade-offs that can be enjoyed via the installation of watermist systems ahead of a fire sprinkler system within any building include;
Removal of the need for secondary method of escape.
Travel distance extension.
Boundary distance reduction.
Increased freedom for open planning on ground floor building levels.
Reduction in the compartmentalisation of fire resistance.
COMPARED TO STANDARD SYSTEMS
ADVANTAGES OF USING A WATERMIST SYSTEM
Easy to retrofit
Rapid fire suppression and control
Low cost reinstatement after system discharge
Low maintenance costs
Corrosion resistant components
Causes minimal damage to surroundings
Safe for personnel in occupied areas
Neat, economical installation with small diameter pipes
Smoke damage reduced
Low water consumption
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