Historically, sprinkler systems may have been the only option for architects, consultants, and main contractors for particular projects. The relatively recent formal recognition, standardisation, and acceptance of water mist systems for land-based applications opens new possibilities and offers the potential for both technical and commercial benefits when compared with sprinkler systems.
Today, new environmental factors are driving demand for highly efficient water mist fire suppression systems. An example of this is within the residential sector, where there exists an ever-increasing need for housing; limited space to build; increasingly stringent energy efficiency targets; and an ever-present need to conserve water. Within urban environments, this is fuelling the rapid development of modern high rise buildings; the refurbishment of existing residential tower blocks; and in some cases, the redevelopment and change of use of office blocks into residential dwellings.
While new-build high rise buildings are generally required to be equipped with an active fire suppression system; at present, most jurisdictions do not require sprinkler systems to be retroactively installed within older tower blocks constructed under superseded or obsolete regulations. In the absence of active fire suppression, life safety and damage limitation is reliant upon the concept of “compartmentation” – the containment of a fire within a dwelling, via the use of fire-resistant doors, partitions, and ceilings.
ULTRA FOG® water mist systems have been installed within a broad range of sensitive structures throughout the world – ranging from medieval buildings of significant cultural value; to highly secure, ultra-modern military facilities.
Flexible design, reduced piping dimensions, and un-obtrusive nozzles are the hallmarks of Ultra Fog’s tested and type approved technology. Compliant with NFPA 750, and FM, Ultra Fog’s R&D division is continually updating and developing the system to meet the highest building standards.
Our system is suitable for:
-CULTURAL HERITAGE (ancient churches, parliament building, museums, historical buildings and even castles)