Automist is a sprinkler-alternative for
active fire protection
How it works
Automist is ideal in cases where traditional fire sprinklers demands too great a water supply.
How to use
An increasing number of individuals and organisations are installing Automist in their homes for a wide range of uses.
How to buy
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Guidance on how to interpret the data from the fire testing and use Automist to meet fire regulations.
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What We Offer
Automist® is a simple, retrofittable, fire sprinkler. Gain approval when a traditional sprinkler is not practical, because of water supply requirements. It is designed to minimize disruption during installation and does not need a tank or a commercial incoming water main. Winner of numerous international awards, Automist is trusted in thousands of homes worldwide to meet building regulations.
How it works
How Automist Works
In the event of a fire, the system is triggered automatically by a ceiling mounted detector. Heat detection is recommended for most applications (Approved Document B) as it effectively eliminates nuisance activations. Unlike conventional sprinklers, Automist® can be stopped manually by pressing a button on its control panel. As Automist® uses much less water than a traditional sprinkler system, water damage in the event of activation is minimised. Where desired, manual activation can also be provided through a manual call point.
Once triggered, a small pump drives mains water through the unique nozzle unit, quickly filling the room volume with a dense fog. Automist Smartscan has the best performance in the range, as it is targeted an infrared sensor, scans the room to locate its hottest point. Water mist removes heat and displaces oxygen from the fire zone, resulting in fire control, suppression or extinguishment. The intention is to lower the temperature, lessen the radiative heat and reduce the oxygen concentration to such an extent that combustion can be longer be maintained, and therefore reducing damage and maintaining survivable conditions.
Adding water to a kitchen chip pan fire can greatly exacerbate the fire, the same is not true for water mist, as the updraught from the flame and the evaporation of the tiny droplets prevents water from reaching and collecting in the pan.
benefits of using
Offer peace of mind
Remain safe in the knowledge Automist will automatically suppress uncontrolled fires.
Enhance architectural design with more open plan space
Reduce the use of passive fire protection systems, such as enclosed staircases, lobby areas or fire rated doors.
Address specific fire risks
Mitigate the danger from likely ignition sources, such as kitchens and scooter bays.
Help to prevent arson
Protect valuable assets, lives and property.
1) Smartscan Hydra
Plumis developed Automist Smartscan Hydra® because they believed fire sprinklers could be better. They could operate faster, be more reliable, cause less damage and be applicable in more homes.
2) Fixed Wall Head
A standard Automist® installation is a discreet wall mounted spray head. It can be installed seamlessly and unobtrusively to meet building regulations.
4) Tap Mount
Automist® fixed tap mounted targets at-risk rooms such as the kitchen, where most fires start, installing almost invisibly underneath a standard tap