Automist - seamless domestic fire suppression

Automist - seamless domestic fire suppression from Plumis

By: Plumis  18/11/2010
Keywords: architectural services, building regulations, fire protection

Plumis’s award-winning Automist is the first active fire protection system that combines low cost and ease of retrofit with excellent aesthetics. Automist focuses on seamless integration, ease of retrofit, and whole-room protection.  It is a water-mist device, automatically and reliably triggered by a standard heat alarm to provide life and property protection. The fire protection measures driven by the RRFSO or required by Building Regulations can often limit the layout and aesthetics of residential developments. The 2006 part B allows Building Control Officers to consider alternative methods of overcoming fire precautions in dwellings where a loft conversion takes the property to 3 or more stories. One option is to install Automist in a stairwell to protect the escape route where compartmentation should be in place but is either undesirable or not possible to achieve. Automist was extensively tested by BRE Global in Watford. A single unit was shown to suppress fires in an 80m volume, which would have otherwise flashed-over.

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