Introducing the Revolutionary Multi-Head Automist® Smartscan: Hydra
Taking fire safety seriously, transforming open plan design.
Thanks to Smartscan technology, traditional fire sprinklers with hefty water tanks will become a thing of the past.
The Hydra is an innovative and economical multi-head water mist system designed to tackle fire fast and effectively with minimal water damage. Domestic fire protection that's perfect for large open plan spaces or across multiple rooms.
Ruthlessly tested and Building Control approved: This pioneering Automist® Smartscan technology is recognised by multiple bodies. It’s both LABC registered (EW543) and holds a BSi Verification Certificate (VC 656504).
The beauty of this smart, stylish solution is that with up to six spray heads to a single pump, the Hydra really is the most cost effective domestic water mist system and sprinkler system alternative you’ll come by.
The multi-head Hydra offers multiple benefits:
How it works
When triggered, all spray heads will scan their areas in unison. Each head independently reads room temperature looking to identify a temperature spike. When multiple heads detect a temperature spike in their range, only the one with the clearest view of the fire will activate - targeting its specific location. Once activated, the high pressure pump will kick in, pushing the water through to the active Smartscan nozzle. The unit releases a thick water vapour onto the point of the fire. Unlike traditional ceiling fixed fire sprinkler systems, the high pressure distribution of the water mist combined with the wall placement of the head means the water vapour starves the fire of oxygen at the base to suppress it, avoiding water wastage through evaporation. Whereas ceiling fixed fire sprinkler systems work from the top down using water and gravity to cool the flames, though a lot of water is evaporated on the hot ceiling layer meaning more water is required to extinguish the fire.
It is the result of relentless testing, meaning it performs well in a variety of different situations as seen in the video below.
Sir Ken Knight CBE QFSM DL talks about the importance of a product being ‘fit for purpose’ rather than following a regimented standard.