A modern solution to an age old problem
Whether your jurisdiction mandates fire sprinklers or you want to add a life-saving upgrade to your home. Automist® makes it possible to protect homes that are typically overlooked because it runs off a standard water main (using 90% less water). It has also been designed to detect fire earlier and activate faster, delivering better outcomes for people and property.
Benefits of using Automist®
This system is a lifesaver. There are a lot of benefits to this, as firefighters, we know this is going to help us.
This revolutionary new system can detect fires, locate them, and put them out preventing the destruction that can be caused by fire and water in our historic property. We are proud to be the first in the U.S. to install the Automist System and comforted to know that our visitors’ safety is assured and the Goodridge Freedom Center is protected from fire related damage.
This simple but clever device should become a permanent safety feature in the home. Smoke alarms are an essential part of modern life but have remained fundamentally unchanged for forty years. Automist not only detects a fire but can put it out as well.
An innovative design concept that elevates the principle of fire sprinklers to a new level. The system is defined as an integrated part of the interior and equipped with highly advanced functionality. The topic of fire safety is thus expanded by a pathbreaking novel interpretation. This fire sprinkler system emerged as a design element within a living space, unifying safety with elegance.
We are on the crest of a new system that will do exceptionally well and cause less water damage.
How Automist Works
When triggered by a multi-sensor wireless or wired detector, all the linked spray heads will begin scanning. They start measuring the temperatures within the room using an infrared sensor. The scan is looking for an exceptionally high-temperature reading, or a differential increase between scans. Once the temperature exceeds a threshold that head is deemed to have successfully located a fire. All heads which locate a fire during a scan are then compared to see which has the best view.
The selected spray head will lock onto the selected location, and activate the high-pressure pump, driving mains water through the unique nozzle unit, quickly directing a dense fog into the location of the fire. The high momentum vertical spray orientation with a horizontal trajectory is designed so even shielded fires are saturated with a turbulent flow of mist, suppressing the fire.
Watermist uses a different principle of firefighting than traditional sprinklers, which suppress fires by wetting surfaces and directly cooling the flames with large water drops. Watermist uses fine droplets, that evaporate at the base of the fire, to extract heat and displace the oxygen fuel. This results in fire control, suppression, or extinguishment. Our spray heads are wall-mounted (around light switch height) to avoid ineffective evaporation in the hot layer in the ceiling and the upward flow of hot combustion products. Automist leverages the natural turbulence the fire creates and seeks to ensure watermist is entrained into the fire plume.
Installations are logged in a Plumis central database including everything from the software version to the maintenance cycle. Each unit also has a 'black box' for capturing fire incident data which can be very useful during an insurance claim.