Why is Water Mist a Good Choice?
Water, the most natural of substances, has taken on a new form as a highly efficient ultra fine spray called Water Mist. Over recent years, Water Mist has been demonstrated to be a suitable Halon 1301 replacement for many industrial applications. Water Mist systems are also one of the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly fire protection systems available.
The Fike MicroMist® fire suppression system produces a fine mist to extinguish fires quickly, with very little residual water. In fact, the MicroMist system releases 100 times less water than traditional sprinkler systems, yet effectively extinguishes the fire! That translates into less run-off, less damage and easy clean-up.
The Fike MicroMist fire protection system employs single fluid, intermediate pressure - which reduces installation and maintenance costs associated with redundant and high-pressure piping networks / fittings. Offered in two convenient cylinder size configurations, MicroMist is a self-contained (great for applications with or without an available water source), single-fluid, pre-engineered water mist fire suppression system and comes pre-assembled, tested and packaged with all necessary valves and actuation components for system operation, (system nozzles must be ordered separately). That's portability, reliability and simple installation in one easy package!
In addition, the Fike MicroMist system does utilize water, so it is naturally environmentally safe, non-toxic, and people friendly. Combine MicroMist with the intelligent, peer-to-peer speed of the Cheetah Xidetection and control system and you have a cost-effective, fast fire protection system, ideally suited for total compartment protection of machinery spaces, compartmentalized gas turbine generators (FM approved) and many other applications.
Chemetron Fire Systems is at the forefront of water mist fire suppression technology. A Water Mist system is a means of fire protection utilizing a very fine spray. Water is an outstanding physical agent as a result of its exceptionally high heat absorbing capacity and latent heat of vaporization. Water Mist works to quench the fire and hold damage to a minimum. It is a clean agent suitable for a range of sensitive applications and where people are involved.
The Chemetron Water Mist system is designed to extinguish fires in various hazards using a limited quantity of water, as compared to standard sprinkler systems. The water is discharged through uniquely designed nozzles that create a very fine droplet size. Water Mist achieves fire extinguishment through a number of process:
- Flame quenching by cooling of burning materials and potential fuel sources to below auto-ignition temperatures.
- Inerting as a result of vapor production, which excludes oxygen from the flame front. This generation of vapor dilutes the oxygen percentage in the air and combats the fire.
- Blocking radiative heat between the fire and adjoining combustibles, thus slowing down propagation of the fire.
- Safe for humans
- Highly efficient fire extinguishment capability
- Quenches the flame
- Interts the flame front
- Suitable for a wide range of applications
- Blocks radiated heat
- Oil and gas process plants and production modules
- Gas and steam turbines
- Machine rooms
- Flare snuffing
- Engine test cells
- Special hazard machine rooms
- Incidental storage of flammable liquids
- Emergency diesel engine generators