FAQs

Is the AQ90 automatic fire extinguisher available for OEM applications?

The AQ90 'automatic fire extinguisher' was developed specifically with OEM's in mind.

Available in different sizes and configurations to suit different hazards, we have...


What are the servicing intervals and costs?

Regular sevicing is important to ensure that the sprinkler system is maintained in good working order.

It is particularly important for pumped systems as the pump needs...


Why is fire protection needed in bin storage rooms?

In many high-rise and other multi-occupancy buildings, communal bin room rubbish stores are often the single largest source...


How is the AQ90 fitted, and what servicing is required?

The AQ90 is supplied with a fixing bracket and two harness straps to hold it in place, and they are easily installed over the hazard.

Servicing is the same as an equivalent fire...


What are the benefits of low pressure water misting in the AQ2000 bin room fire systems?

Low pressure water misting systems supplied by Autoquench operate at working pressures between 3 and 10 bar. Based on mains water or pumped water, a fine water mist is produced in the...


What is the difference between sprinklers and water misting?

In residential and domestic applications fire sprinklers and water misting systems operate in the exactly the same way. They both have similar fixed pipe work and fixed heads concealed within...


How do I get a Quote for residential fire sprinklers?

Your quotation is completely free and without obligation.

Simply send your property plans to us at Autoquench, either by email as a PDF attachment, or as a hard copy in...


In an AQ2000 system what is the particle size of the water mist and how does that compare to high pressure systems?

Our 'low pressure' systems operate with particle size is between 250-500 microns, at an operating pressure of between 3 and 10 bar.

High pressure water misting produces a finer particle...


Is there a British Standard for these systems?

There is no specific BS for bin room fire suppression systems, although we guideline using NFPA 750 Standard for water misting systems. Installation will be to relevant local electrical and...


What is the recommended clean up proceedure for ABC powder?

ABC powder is a multi-purpose extinguishing agent that is one of the most effective products available on a weight/weight basis. After a discharge any excess dry powder can be removed by...


What is 'Client Login'?

For multi-users of Autoquench equipment under service contract, we have a web portal where Clients can access to their stored site information and archived test...


What is the recommended maintenance regime for bin suppression systems?

The AQ2000 system is designed to catch a fire at a very early stage (smouldering) and to extinguish it before it becomes an established fire using a small amount of water in the form of water...


What is the UK standard for domestic & residential fire sprinklers?

BS9251:2014

Scope - Code of Practice for the design, installation, components, water supplies and testing of automatic fire sprinkler systems for the use in domestic and...


Can water misting systems be used outside?

No, water mist particles are generally too light weight and easily drift in open applications.

For outside protection normal deluge type sprinklers are used. Water mist...


Concealed fire sprinklers - How do they look?

Residential fire sprinkler systems are designed specifically for the domestic environment. The sprinklers themselves are small, neat, and discrete. They look very much like modern recessed...


Do all the fire sprinklers operate together?

No, only the sprinkler nearest the fire will operate when the heat from a fire raises the sprinkler to its operating temperature, then that sprinkler head activates. In most cases the fire is...


What are the benefits of fire sprinklers for Designers and Builders?

One of the most often ignored benefits of sprinklers is the additional flexibility which this equipment provide to designers and builders.

In unconventional or unusual...


Is there any risk of Legionnaires?

After extensive research by the Fire Prevention Association and the Loss Prevention Council, it has been determined that there is no risk provided systems are maintained. During maintenance...


Can Listed buildings be protected with fire sprinklers?

Yes, Autoquench have installed fire sprinklers into several listed buildings.

Listed buildings require a high level of attention to detail, where skills and experience...


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Autoquench have created a Cloud Platform where registered multi-user Clients can access their site records, test certificates and reports on-line. This is available now, and...