Automist

Automist

BS 8458 fire sprinkler performance, rapid approval,
less water, less installation disruption



LABC registered


Benefits of using Automist®

Remain safe in the knowledge Automist will automatically suppress uncontrolled fires.
Reduce the use of passive fire protection systems, such as enclosed staircases, lobby areas or fire rated doors.
Mitigate the danger from likely ignition sources, such as kitchens and scooter bays.
Protect valuable assets, lives and property.

Testimonials

This simple but clever device should become a permanent safety feature in the home. Smoke alarms are an essential part of modern life but have remained fundamentally unchanged for forty years. Automist not only detects a fire but can put it out as well.

 
James Dyson

Sir James Dyson British inventor & founder of the Dyson company

An innovative design concept that elevates the principle of fire sprinklers to a new level. The system is defined as an integrated part of the interior and equipped with highly advanced functionality. The topic of fire safety is thus expanded by a pathbreaking novel interpretation. This fire sprinkler system emerged as a design element within a living space, unifying safety with elegance.

 
Red Dot

Red Dot Jury Product Design Design Award 2016

I have little doubt in my mind that this product will have a major influence in enhancing safety within the home for many years to come....I have no hesitation in recommending this innovative product across the entire almshouse movement.

 
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Trevor Hargreaves Deputy Director of The Almhouse Association

Automist is a fantastic fire-safety product and an enabler of great design. I now have the freedom to configure a property in the best way for my client’s needs while still meeting important building control regulations. It’s affordable and the unobtrusive nozzles don’t get in the way of the design. As soon as I found out about Automist it was a no-brainer. My clients never imagined they’d be able to have the kitchen I created for them when we started the project.

 
Evros Agathou

Evros Agathou Creative Director of Avocado Sweets


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.

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Automist® Types

 

fire sprinkler home fire
fire sprinkler innovation

 

We developed Automist Smartscan Hydra® because we believed fire sprinklers could be better. They could operate faster, be more reliable, cause less damage and be applicable in more homes.

Typical use: Residential sprinkler equivalent

Automist Smartscan® can be used in the same residential applications as traditional sprinklers. It is described in an LABC Registered Detail (EW534) and passed all the fire performance tests that are applied to both conventional sprinklers & watermist sprinklers.

Key features:

- Connect 6 heads up to one pump for cost effective whole house coverage
- Intelligently targeted watermist spray with 6m range for volume protection
- Requires an independent circuit either via a dedicated RCD or no RCD, and water supply
- Triggered by a heat alarm

Click here to learn more about Automist Smartscan.
red dot award

 

fire sprinkler wall mounted

 

A standard Automist® installation is a discreet wall mounted spray head. It can be installed seamlessly and unobtrusively to meet building regulations.

Typical use: Open-plan 3 storey house

A standard Automist® installation is described in an LABC Registered Detail (EW171) for use in open plan layouts in loft converted houses in England and Wales. The Registered Details scheme allows UK building control officers to approve a project without a long and detailed investigation.

Key features:

- 180° distributed spray with 5m range for volume protection
- Requires an independent circuit either via a dedicated RCD or no RCD, and water supply
- Triggered by a heat alarm

Click here to learn more about Automist Fixed Wall Head.

 

fire personal protection system
mobile watermist system

 

Automist® PPS is a portable version of the Automist system with an integrated water tank.

Typical use: Vulnerable person protection

Automist® Personal Protection System (PPS) is designed to detect and suppress fire at the earliest stage before significant heat and smoke develop. It is a key tool for managing the fire risk to vulnerable individuals. Automist® PPS is unique because it can be customised to meet a variety of risk profiles.

Key features:

- Zonal spray with 4m range for area protection
- Requires a mains socket
- The water tank must be sterlised and refilled every 6 months
- Triggered by double knock smoke alarms or flame detector

Click here to learn more about Automist PPS.

 

Automist 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

Typical use: Kitchen fire safety upgrade

Automist® won the james dyson award in 2009 and was named one of the top 15 inventions of the last decade by the British Library. Testing has shown that Automist can extinguish small fires and greatly impedes the development of very serious fires.

Key features:

- Zonal spray with 4m range for area protection
- Requires an independent circuit either via a dedicated RCD or no RCD, and water supply
- Triggered by a heat alarm

Click here to learn more about Automist Tap Mount