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Water Mist Myths Debunked - iMist Fire Suppression Systems

Water Mist Fire Suppression Myths Debunked

There are many beliefs and myths about water mist systems. iMist are here to help you understand what is false, and what is the truth. 

Truth or Myth?

A fire suppression system can be set off by burnt food.

Myth

The iMist system doesn't set off until temperatures reach 57 degrees. Once temperatures reach 57 degrees, the frangible bulb inside the nozzle will break, setting off the misting system.
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Truth or Myth?

Water mist uses less water than typical fire sprinkler systems.

Truth

Water mist fire suppression systems use a lot less water than typical fire sprinkler systems. As they don't require a water tank, and only a small pump with loaded hoses, the system requires a lot less water to put out a fire.
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Truth or Myth?

All nozzles set off when a fire starts.

Myth

Only the closest nozzle to the fire will break, setting off only the nozzles required. The frangible bulb will break at 57 degrees.
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Truth or Myth?

Water mist systems can't be installed in an already built property.

Myth

The iMist system can be retrofitted in almost any domestic or residential property type, including those that are already built and developed.
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Truth or Myth?

Water mist systems aren't British Standard or NFPA compliant.

Myth

The iMist system is fully compliant with BS:8458 & NFPA 750. We have undergone rigorous testing, to ensure our system is fully compliant.
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Truth or Myth?

Water mist systems can't protect whole buildings.

Myth

iMist systems work very similarly to fire sprinklers, and cover the same risks as fire sprinklers do.
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