Water Mist vs Sprinklers
Modern fire suppression vs traditional:
One of our aims at IPH Mist Suppression is to offer an education as to why water mist systems are a considered solution for a residential and domestic development projects, as such we offer you our thoughts…
UK’s No.1 Water Mist System
Okay, so you have my attention…why should I use your water mist system rather than a traditional sprinkler system?
Doesn’t all go off at once
Despite what the movies tell you, water mist nozzles (like sprinklers) operate independently.
Only nozzles close to the heat from the fire will activate. Therefore, a fire in a living room will only activate the mist nozzles in that room.
Nozzles are discreet
Our water mist nozzles are the most discreet domestic nozzles on the market and are hardly visible. Our nozzles sit flush at just 3mm and look like a white disc.
Colour matching to an interior colour scheme is possible where required and stainless steel is also possible.
When our mist system is engineered into a project, the architect has more scope to change the use of space, which in turn changes the nature of the interior, creating unique designs.
Nozzles have a low failure rate
The odds are in excess of 1 in 16 million against accidental discharge because of a manufacturing defect and the nozzles we use are not easy to tamper with once fitted.
During manufacture, our nozzles are rigorously tested.
Activates with heat
Smoke from cooking or smokers’ materials will not activate a system.
Works differently to smoke detectors
Smoke detectors provide valuable warning time but which can alert people of smoke but does not suppress a growing fire.
Detectors must be routinely maintained and be in good working order to help save lives but can’t help those who are unable to remove themselves from the environment.
It is worrying fact that 90% of children sleep through smoke alarms. Smoke is toxic and kills. Water mist inhibits the spread of smoke and saves lives.
Ensure minimum damage
Water mist nozzles operate at the early stages of a fire and only discharge 10-20% of the amount of traditional water sprinklers. In all cases this is sufficient to completely extinguish the beginnings of a fire and in turn minimises the damage to a households material posessions.
Water mist systems also minimises damage from smoke and fire. To control a fire which has developed unabated, the fire service will be obliged to discharge far more water (100 to 200 times the volume.)
Very competitive on price
Our pricing model for the design, install and maintenance of our water mist systems are highly competitive.
If incorporated into old buildings, our flexible hoses and easy install (without the need for large water tanks) our water mist systems save remain highly comepetitive.
IPH Mist Suppression deliver further options for reducing costs on larger development projects.
Bespoke ‘Open Plan‘ Designing
Our Water Mist Fire Suppression System allows Architects to further explore modern design options:
- Removal of the need for a secondary method of escape
- Travel distance extension
- Boundary distance reduction
- Increased freedom for open planning on ground floor
- Reduction in the compartmentalisation of fire resistance
Regard for compartmentalisation and protection of fire escape routes need not inhibit an Architects desire to create open, flexible living space.
Mandatory Fire Suppression
Building Regulations in Approved Document B has reduced the trigger height for sprinklers and water mist systems, making fire suppression mandatory for a wider range of properties.
Are you designing an open living space?
“We are delighted that IPH speed of service and knowledge of Building Reg’s matched with their premium product allowed our Architect creativity in their design and our vision to be realised.”
…another Happy Client
Thinking of going Open Plan?
Have building control suggested you need to seek a fire suppression system for your property to pass regulation?
The IPH approach ensures that both small and large scale projects remain on time and to budget. Our expertise of the water mist system allows a creative delivery to design with flexible installation solutions to any challenges that may present themselves when attending a live site.