The benefits of installation directly to your normal house water supply.
Automist smartscan is designed to minimise the risk of water leaks and consequential water damage on activation. It reliably activates only when it is triggered by a double knock alarm. Both the detector and the Smartscan head must confirm the presence of a dangerous fire. It then targets the location with a dense watermist fog, releasing 6 litres of water per minute. Automist is a dry pipe non-pressurised system which will provide the coverage needed without the risk of burst pipes. Unlike a wet pipe system, dry sprinklers are free of water until a fire is detected. The added benefit of this low flow requirement is that it can be connected to an existing water main, this avoids communal works, the need for tanks, or added costs for upgraded water supplies.
Early activation and early warning with Automist.
Automist Smartscan activates electronically, overcoming the constraints of existing sprinkler systems by operating earlier, before the temperature required to burst the glass bulb of the traditional sprinkler system and tackling fires before they generate that amount of heat, helping to reduce smoke and maintain survivability. Automist is proven to operate 2.0 to 13.7 times quicker than a concealed sprinkler for many scenarios. A reliable integrated early warning smoke and heat combination alarm is part of every installation to raise the alarm long before the fire emerges. This sensor can be coupled with a communications device for remote monitoring to inform a responsible person or call for help.
How can I verify my water supply is sufficient to support the fire suppression system?
The typical water flow in the UK household is 10 to 25 lpm. As Automist does not require more water than a standard power shower, it can be installed in most homes without a water infrastructure upgrade. Automist must be connected to a reliable water supply, which delivers 8 litres per minute (lpm) flow at a minimum of 1.5 bar (150kPa) and a maximum of 16 bar (1.6 MPa) static pressure at the point of connection. The pump only requires only 6 lpm and 1 bar pressure, so a safety margin is embedded in this requirement. All other systems on the market require at least 12 litres of water per minute flow at the point of connection. This requirement for traditional systems increases with the maximum number of nozzles in an area because of the assumed maximum area of operation (AMAO). AMAO is the area within which the sprinklers are most likely to operate in the event of a fire, and it directly relates to the number of nozzles that operate in the coverage area. To obtain the appropriate flow, if you do not opt for Automist, you will require the following * Permission from the water authority for direct connection to the town main and/or * Installation of a priority valve and/or * Installation of a large, stored water tank.