Misting / Sprinkler Systems
Commercial Sprinkler / Misting Systems
All our systems are provided by our trusted and vetted suppliers.
The vast majority of sprinkler / misting systems that are installed are very simple in design and operation. There are some methods of making the control of sprinkler / misting systems more sophisticated, but essentially, they are very straightforward.
What’s the difference between sprinklers and misting?
Sprinklers work on the principle of deluge, so the volume of water keeps the fire suppressed, they therefore require large volumes of water and are better in where there is a high fire load .
Misting works on the principle of small water droplets, the higher the pressure system the finer the water droplets. Misting fills the volume of the space rather than deploying the water directly onto the fire. The volume of water required is less than conventional sprinklers and causes les water damage.
They both comprise of:
- a water supply, which may be the town mains in the street, or a water tank and pump or similar self-contained water source
- a means of controlling the supply of water into the sprinkler / misting system, usually comprising sets of valves and a network of pipes which feeds water from the supply to the sprinkler / misting heads
- an array of sprinkler / misting heads, strategically placed throughout the protected area.
Some buildings need to be fitted with automatic sprinklers / misting as part of a package of provisions to comply with the Building Regulations.
The automatic sprinkler / misting system is the most popular fire detection to be used today. The sprinkler system has been used for well over 100 years.
Over 40 million sprinkler/ misting heads are fitted world wide a year.
Sprinkler systems are a highly effective way of protecting your building and saving lives. We carry out a service which complies with the BS commercial sprinkler which include the following:
- Wet systems
- Dry systems
- Deluge systems
- Alternate systems
Throughout the year our trusted supplier can carry out the service and maintenance of your sprinkler / misting systems.
We can offer a very competitive price so please call today on 0845 8333 930 for a free no obligation quote.
Our trusted supplier’s inspection procedure includes:
- Operating control valves and testing tamper switches
- Ensuring local and electronic alarm devices function properly
- Operating inspectors test valves to ensure operation of flow switches
- Performing flow test on system or pumps
- Inspecting sprinkler / misting heads for rating, damage, obstructions or corrosion
- Testing water flow and operation of fire pumps and jockey pumps
- Trip testing dry-pipe, pre-action and deluge valves as applicable
- Inspecting gravity tanks, reservoirs and pressure tanks
- Replacing rubber seals on valve sets
- Our trusted supplier provides you with a detailed report of the operation and conditions of your system
Facts on automatic sprinkler / misting systems
- 99% of fire were controlled by sprinkler alone
- 60% of fire were controlled by the spray from 4 sprinkler heads or fewer
- losses from fire in the buildings protected with sprinklers are estimated to be 1-10 of those in unprotected buildings
Domestic Sprinkler and Misting Systems
Fire sprinkler / misting systems – the best protection.
The danger to life and damage to property resulting from fire is a high cost to pay for inadequate fire protection.
Increasing public awareness to the hazards of fire, together with the use of smoke detectors, will help reduce the risk of injury or death.
Whilst smoke detectors give warning of fire, they do nothing to extinguish it. How the fire is dealt with in the first four minutes can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
In an unprotected environment, just four minutes after a fire has started it is out of control and the building may be lost entirely. In a building protected by a fire sprinkler / misting system, the fire is contained and controlled immediately, and the possibility or personal injury is dramatically reduced.
In fact, the greatest danger to life is the inhalation of toxic fumes generated by a fire long before it has had a chance to engulf the building structure. Early warning of a fire by using smoke detectors will reduce the risk to life by up to 50%, if a fire can also be extinguished early, the effect is even more dramatic. Using a combination of sprinklers and smoke detectors, the potential reduction in the loss of life is almost doubled to up to 98.5%.
- No-one has ever died in a fire where the building has been fully protected by a sprinkler / misting system
- With a sprinkler / misting system you have a 97% chance of surviving a home fire
- Unlike some alarms, the chances of a false alarm are unreliable – around 60 million to one
- Sprinkler / misting systems cannot be activated by smoke or burnt toast!
Did you know that . . .
- Automatic sprinkler / misting systems are used more than any other fixed fire protection system and over 40 million sprinklers/ misting are fitted world-wide each year.
- Sprinkler / misting systems have been proven in use for well over 100 years. Possibly the oldest in Britain was fitted at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the updated form is still in use today.
- Losses from fires in buildings protected with sprinklers/ misting are estimated to be 1/10 of those in unprotected buildings.
In buildings fully protected by sprinklers/ misting systems:
- 99% of fires were controlled by sprinkler/ misting alone
- 95% were controlled by the spray from no more than 4 sprinklers - Source: European statistics over 10 year period
- Accidental discharge of water due to manufacturing defects is 1 in 14,000,000 (per year of service) - Source: LPC
All of our supplied Systems are designed to meet the requirements of the relevant British Standard or National Fire Prevention Association for residential and domestic occupancies.
All of our suppliers designs are produced using the latest CAD software, They also provide a design service to other installation contractors.
All components used in the installation process are specified to ensure that the systems are installed cost effectively. We use the smallest most discreet residential sprinkler heads available. When retrofitting systems all installation staff are experienced in fitting systems in the least disruptive manor, especially when properties are occupied during the installation process.
We ensure full after sales support, annual inspections tailored to meet your requirements. Our trust supplier also maintains systems installed by others. All staff are fully trained and work to quality assured procedures