Automist can be connected to the existing water main
When considering active fire suppression systems (AFSS) the provision of an adequate water main is often the responsibility of the homeowner. Ensure that your quote covers all the costs required to complete your installation.
Traditional fire sprinkler systems cannot be fed directly from the mains as they typically require 60 litres per minute (lpm) when they activate. The cost of supplying water can significantly increase the cost of installation. In many cases, a tank is needed to store 600-1000 litres of water, weighing as much as a tonne. They often take up valuable storage space in your loft with the load spread over multiple joists.
Automist is different, it consumes less water than a power shower (6 lpm, 1 bar) and therefore can often be connected to the existing water supply.
Typical home water availability
Automist water consumption
Fire sprinkler water consumption
10 - 25 litres per minute
6 litres per minute
60 litres per minute
1.5 - 4 bar
Automist uses much less water than a sprinkler; there's no need for a tank, making installation quick and easy.
Automist can be used instead of a sprinkler to meet fire regulations in most domestic applications.