Skanska chose the Hydramist® water mist fire system for protecting both in cell and association areas within the Male, Female and Young Offenders Blocks.

Hydramist® developed a special anti-ligature nozzle to the satisfaction of both Skanska and the Scottish prison service.

Description of Risk:
The Hydramist® systems conforms to OH1 approval for the association areas after successfully passing the stringent CEN14972 OH1 2011 fire tests during 2012 along with the MOJ standard for Cell protection at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 2009.

USP’s for Hydramist®: • Fast and effective control and suppression of fire. • Easily retro fitted using small bore stainless steel pipe. • Rapid project completion time and accessibly positioned within the complex.

Description of solution:
The Hydramist® system is very effective as it has been proven during extensive test- ing with the Ministry of Justice to successfully suppress the fire at the first attempt and dramatically reduces the temperatures in the cell. Toxic gases and smoke in the protected area fall to levels well below those that could be harmful to life. Hydramist systems have become the fire suppression equipment of choice throughout the United Kingdom Prison Estates.


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