Automist® Fixed System: a sprinkler alternative designed for loft conversions
The Automist® fixed nozzle wall-mounted system provides a simple fire suppression alternative to traditional fire sprinklers, with much lower water usage, ease of retrofit, and easy approval in three-storey loft converted houses under building regulations.
The Automist® fixed system is not equivalent to a full sprinkler system, so for most other applications, Automist® Smartscan® will be the better choice. If you're not sure which is suited to your residential property, contact us today on 01206 544223.
The simplest, least expensive version of Automist®
The Automist® Fixed System costs slightly less than Automist® Smartscan®. Its simplicity makes it particularly useful where the difficult placement of open fires or log burners could easily confuse Automist® Smartscan®, or when Smartscan®'s design rules prove difficult to satisfy.
Small, unobtrusive and stylish design
A room of up to 8m x 4m can often be served by a single Automist® fixed wall head, mounted on a plate that can usually be matched to light switches. All sources of fire must be within 5 metres of a spray head.
The Automist® Fixed System is suitable for retrofit
The wall-mounted position and smaller number of spray heads make Automist® eminently suitable for retrofit and refurbishment situations. In addition, the much lower water consumption (typically 10x less than BS9251 sprinklers) means you won't need to find space for a tank or upgrade the water supply.
Less water = less water damage, same results
In the event of a fire large enough to trigger your fire suppression system, you'll have some damage. But an Automist® unit will never spray more than 170 litres of water and can be easily stopped. A BS9251 sprinkler system will normally cause major flood damage: 2 tons of water gushing through your home every half hour.
How the Automist® Fixed System works
Heat alarm detects fire and instructs Automist® to operate.
Pump activates, blanketing room with water mist and suppressing fire,
How the Automist® Fixed System works in detail...
When activated by its heat alarm, the Automist® fixed nozzle system blankets the whole room with high-pressure mist. The fire is then suppressed, allowing residents to escape. The system can be easily switched off with a STOP button once the fire has been successfully controlled.
Fixed Automist® or Smartscan®?
For the property owner, the choice of the Automist® Fixed System or Automist® Smartscan® depends on what you hope to achieve. Smartscan® is much more capable and its equivalence to traditional fire sprinklers confers a much greater range of design freedoms (the same freedoms as other types of residential fire sprinkler). The Automist® fixed nozzle system is not equivalent to sprinklers and is intended for use in the particular layout of loft converted house, as recommended in Approved Document B.
Book your Automist® Fixed System installation now...
With hundreds of Automist® systems installed, there's a good chance that we've seen a situation like yours before. We'd be delighted to talk to you about how Automist® could work with your project. Give us a call today, or send project details through our contact form.