Over the last 20 years, there has been a great deal of technological advancements in fire extinguishing systems. One of the recent advancements is the water mist fire extinguishing systems. These systems are uniquely suited to protect certain occupancies. Read on to learn about water mist fire extinguishing systems.
What Are Water Mist Fire Extinguishing Systems?
Water mist fire extinguishing systems discharge clean, deionized water in a spray that forms a mist curtain. The water droplets are so tiny that they can cool and suffocate a fire without damaging the protected area and contents. Standard sprinkler heads discharge 30 gallons of water each minute. That’s a bathtub full of water. Water mist systems use between 70%-90% less water than a typical sprinkler system, they leave no residue and don’t cause water damage.
How Do These Systems Work?
These extinguishers use clean, deionized water, which is non-toxic and non-conductive. Once activated, the water is discharged through a unique spray nozzle in small particles. The resulting water particles provide a cooling effect and displace oxygen sufficiently to extinguish a fire but not below a level where it is dangerous to occupants. Since these droplets are so tiny, they leave almost no trace, making water mist systems a safe choice for data centers, switchgear rooms, generator enclosures, museums, rare book libraries, and archival storage facilities.
Which Fire Classificationses Can They Be Used For?
Water mist systems fire extinguishers can be used on many types of fires. They are revolutionizing the broad realm of extinguishers T. This is because they are providing to be clean, effective, and safe on many kinds of fires. Most can be used on a Class A fires (ordinary combustibles) certain Class B fires (flammable liquids and Class C (electrical) fires.
Which Businesses Should Consider Water Mist Systems
Water mist fire extinguishers are a great solution for many types of hazards, especially those where business continuity is vital. The following is a shortlist of hazards where these systems are a good solution:
- Data Centers
- Clean Rooms
- Switchgear Rooms
- Generator Enclosures
- Museums and historic homes
- Rare Book Libraries
Any location where business continuity is vital
If you have any questions about water mist fire extinguishing systems, give the experts from Fireline a call today!
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