Tudor House Museum gets fire safety from watermist system
Watermist system is safe for people and can be activated immediately without the need for evacuation.
A Southampton museum situated in a historic building is getting a fire safety solution in the form of a Watermist fire suppression system. The 15th century Tudor House Museum, built in 1495, is being fitted with a Hi-Fog water mist fire protection system, which is the preferred choice for cultural heritage sites.
Because of the age of the building, protecting it poses all sorts of challenges including little space for manoeuvre, but the system's extremely low water consumption makes it ideal. It features a small pump unit and water reservoir, as well as narrow tubing that can be easily manipulated on site and uses up to 90 per cent less water than a conventional sprinkler system.
Because it uses pure water, the Watermist system is safe for people and can be activated immediately without the need for evacuation should there be a fire. As well as putting in place protection systems, building owners are legally required to conduct regular fire risk assessments in order to identify potential dangers that could lead to ignition.
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