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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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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