Automist testing

Fire performance

Automist type

3rd Party Validation

Typical applications

Testing location

Smartscan Hydra

EW534 registered detail /
BSi Certifcate of Verification

Residential sprinkler equivalent

Exova Warrington

Fixed Wall Head

EW171 registered detail

Open-plan 3 storey house

Exova Warrington


In progress

Vulnerable person protection

Exova Warrington

Tap Head

FED assessment

Kitchen fire safety upgrade



Free Technical Information Pack

Download our Technical Pack which contains information detailing how Automist uses a high-pressure pump to provide whole-room watermist fire protection. It shows how Automist can be retrofitted without major disruption. Provides links to download information on Automist's LABC assured (EW171 and EW534). As well as third-party reports of the extensive testing conducted by Exova Warringtonfire. Automist Smartscan has met the fire performance standards outlined in BS 9252 and BS 8458.

The Automist sprinkler alternative technical Information pack includes:

  • Flyers.pdf

  • Product Handbooks.pdf

  • Independent 3rd party test reports from the Exova Warrington UKAS Laboratory.pdf

  • Declaration of testing and conformity.pdf

  • Access to Automist's LABC assured certification (EW171 and EW534).pdf

Free Download
Automist technical download

A fire suppression device like Automist aims to control and suppress fires, significantly reducing the risk of injury, life loss, and property damage by maintaining tenable conditions for as long as possible while occupants evacuate. This is achieved in several ways:

  • Reduction of room temperature in the region of the fire. Water mist devices achieve this by consuming much of the fire’s energy in converting water to steam.

  • Reduction of smoke and toxic gases. Water mist devices achieve this by the production of copious amounts of inert steam in the immediate vicinity of the fire, locally excluding oxygen, reducing temperatures and thus slowing the oxidation reactions of the fire.

  • Flashover prevention. By constraining room temperatures to around 100°C or less, flashover (the rapid ignition of combustible items in the room) is prevented.

  • Providing cooling to structural elements of the home that are in the spray path, allowing them to resist the fire for longer.

Automist may often provide a more reliable safety measure than the traditional measure of fire doors, which Approved Document B now allows not to be equipped with closers.