If you currently design and install fire suppression systems to/or are looking to expand to include water mist standards BS-8548 and/or BS-8489 we want to hear from you.
Are you interested in becoming a DualMIST Installation Partner?
If you are interested in becoming a DualMIST Partner, then we can assure you of the following:
Leading Low-Pressure Water Mist Nozzles – to add to your catalogue of products/services.
High Quality LPCB Approved Nozzles.
Nozzles that are tested to British Standards BS8458 and BS8489.
A supplier willing to work in partnership to achieve any relevant tests/standards to your region in order to make it as accessible and popular in your region as it is in the UK.
A possibility of being the first and therefore an 'exclusive' company within your region to supply the DualMIST System.
Lead forwarding service for your region.
DualMIST will require from yourselves the following requirements to be met:
Qualified design engineers able to design fire suppression systems to the relevant standards and perform hydraulic calculations using Canute or other relevant software.
The ability to install the system to high quality and the relevant standard.
Have a good understanding of water mist and/or sprinkler suppression systems installation.
UK installers would ideally need to obtain 3rd party approval from IFC Certification. www.ifccertification.com
To be successful at installing watermist systems then you should already have considerable experience in the fire safety requirements and standards in your home market in terms of system design and installation. We are willing assist in any way we can to help you overcome any challenges in terms of approvals or testing that may need to be done to help you bring this product range to your region.
If you wish to be become an installer then in general this will also mean you will need specialist software (Canute or similar) to design the layout of the system which needs to be hydraulically calculated for pressure and flow. We generally assume that interested parties would already have such software as they would be already experienced in fire sprinkler system design and installation. It should be only a matter of applying the same skillset to the different standards required for watermist (BS8489-1 and BS8458:2015).
These design standards and others are available to download from the BSI website at a price, unfortunately we are not allowed to issue these design documents for free. It may be that the system need to be installed to a different standard for local requirements. In such cases the system can often be adapted to suit.
It should be noted that DualMIST will generally only directly supply the proprietary components (nozzles) to the system. It will be up to the installers to design the scheme and locally source CPVC pipe and pumps and tanks etc and ensure that the overall system is compliant to the required standard. We can sell you these things but in general you will achieve better pricing by going direct to local suppliers. We can help you by recommending suppliers if required.
We can give good prices on high quality control panels as we have a good UK supplier for these. (RMA Systems) and we would also recommend Ebara or Grundfos pumps as we currently use these for our UK systems.
Standards and Approvals
The global market is fragmented when it comes to fire safety with many regions having their own specific requirements. We are receptive to undertaking further approvals and/or testing that may further enhance our chances of maximizing the potential of DualMIST in other regions. The BS 8458, BS 8489 and LPCB approvals may or may not be recognised or accepted. Even in the UK it sometimes comes down to individual building and fire safety officers depending on the type and grade of risk involved. For this reason it is likely that to be successful then interested parties would need to already have thorough knowledge of the approvals and safety requirements in their home market.
See the map opposite for the countries that fully recognise LPCB approval. That is not to say other regions wont accept it.