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How has Automist's performance been tested against BS 8458?

To complement our BS 8458 Standardised fire testing we have completed over 100 research and development fire tests for Automist. We have tested our systems against real-life scenarios including white goods fire, oil cooking fires, challenging fires under the spray head, and even concealed fires:



Automist Smartscan Hydra is designed to maximise tenability (survivability) for the occupant in the room of fire origin. We do this by operating at the earliest time (up to two minutes before a traditional sprinkler) to minimise the production of toxic gases.


BS 9252 sprinkler vs Automist Smartscan Hydra for a fridge fire

BS 9252 sprinkler vs Automist Smartscan Hydra for an oil fire

Testing Automist Smartscan Hydra vs Glass Bulb Sprinklers in Taiwan


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