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Automist

Cost effective home fire sprinkler alternative with
innovative watermist technology



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.

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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

The latest innovation from Plumis, Automist Smartscan® enables home design to be as beautiful as possible, while meeting industry fire performance standards.

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:

- 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

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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

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Automist® PPS is a portable version of the Automist system with an integrated water tank, GSM autodialler and battery back-up system.

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 develops. 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 for trickle charging
- The water tank must be sterlised and refilled every 6 months
- Text message alert if activated, or power failure (reverted to battery backup)
- Triggered by double knock smoke alarms or flame detector

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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

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