iMist helps FPA laboratory achieve UKAS accreditation and undertakes testing into additional system applications

iMist, one of many UK’s foremost suppliers of high-pressure water-mist fire-suppression systems, has labored with leading industry physique the Fire Protection Association (FPA), to help it gain UKAS accreditation for one of its fire-testing laboratory services – changing into the first and solely check facility within the UK to hold this accreditation.
The fast-growing Hull-headquartered enterprise, which has developed its personal range of high-pressure water-mist fire-suppression systems, assisted the FPA in gaining UKAS accreditation for its BS8458: 2015 Annex C fire testing in Blockley, Gloucestershire, which is doubtless considered one of the most complete fireplace take a look at and analysis operations within the UK. IMist offered the FPA with its proprietary pumps, pipework, hoses, clips and nozzles in addition to the help of iMist’s experienced team.
The UKAS accreditation of the FPA’s BS 8458 Annex C hearth testing marks another important milestone in the growth of water-mist techniques in the UK.
Alex Pollard, operations director of iMist, comments: ‘For over seventy five years, the FPA has been on the forefront of fire safety and we’re proud to have assisted them in achieving this respected third-party accreditation. It is a further demonstration of the rising importance of high-pressure water-mist methods in tackling the current challenges facing the fire-suppression sector. Not only do they use considerably less water than traditional sprinkler techniques, they are additionally simpler and sooner to put in and, thereby, more economical.’

As a part of its ongoing R&D product testing programme, iMist has additionally undertaken a sequence of live hearth testing at the FPA’s UKAS accredited laboratory, which has increased the system’s purposes, demonstrating that in addition to being put in in the cavity above the ceiling, the iMist system pipework can safely and successfully be put in under a plasterboard ceiling.
For the stay hearth checks, the iMist nozzle was fed by both versatile and solid pipework working beneath a normal plasterboard ceiling. In each of the checks, the gas load was ignited and the heat from the fireplace caused the bulb in the nozzle to burst, which activated the iMist high-pressure water-mist system, discharging the fantastic water-mist particles at high strain for 30 minutes. During this time, the temperatures at predetermined heights within the take a look at cell were measured by thermocouples. At no level throughout any of the checks had been any of the Annex C temperature limits breached and the entire fires were successfully suppressed.
ไดอะแฟรม ซีล , iMist business development director, added: ‘While fireplace system pipework is often put in within the cavity above a ceiling, in some properties, particularly in older tower blocks, there are frequent issues across the possible break-up of asbestos hidden in ceiling materials. Our latest indicative tests show that the housing industry can now explore one other much less disruptive and extremely efficient option by installing a water-mist system under the existing ceiling. Given the rising must retrospectively match fire-suppression techniques to have the ability to meet the most recent regulatory necessities and convey older housing inventory up to current requirements, this is nice news for both landlords and developers.’

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