Fireworks Fire Protection protects Nando’s restaurants nationally with Hydramist® fire protection equipment.


Fire remains one of the most damaging and disruptive event that any business has to face, potentially leading to significant losses and destroying the premises beyond repair. 

These events not only place people at risk but can also result in loss of customers and orders for days, weeks or even years.


About Nando’s

Nando’s is an international restaurant chain originating in 1987 from the South African mining town of Rosettenville. Nando’s has grown to be a very popular internationally recognised brand and operates 1,000 outlets in 30 countries with over 280 branches in the UK alone.


The Risk

With such popularity it is paramount that Nando’s kitchens are available to cook food with minimal interruptions – even in the event of a fire. Nando’s are subject to the same fire risks as any high street restaurant. Hot cooking surfaces and open fat frying present real fire risks which can devastate a building if the kitchen is not fitted with a catering equipment fire protection system.

The Solution

Fireworks installed a Hydramist®  LPCB LPS1223 Approved 15AMPU high pressure water mist system to protect the kitchen and personnel. The significance and cost of minimising the length of time that the kitchen will be off line in the event of a fire is important to any restaurant. Extensive testing has proved that the use of high pressure water mist on deep fat fryers is very effective; the mist evaporates in the fire creating steam which extinguishes the fire, and prevents re-ignition by further cooling the oil and hot metal surfaces.

Following a fire which is extinguished with a traditional wet-chemical or dry powder system, the kitchen will be shut down for a prolonged period whilst the clear up operation is completed. This will not be the case with the Hydramist® 15AMPU catering equipment as the system uses only potable water - with no chemicals or powder – resulting in the kitchen remaining open and being returned to service within minutes of the fire event.


Fireworks have been installing high [pressure water mist systems for over 20 years across a broad range of industries in the UK and abroad.


Overview of High Pressure Water Mist systems

How it works:
When water is forced through nozzles at high-pressure, a fine mist is formed that has a two-fold extinguishing effect – it rapidly cools down the fire and starves the flames of oxygen to suppress the fire, reduce damage and prevent re-ignition of the fire.



  • • With fewer nozzles required thanks to optimized spacing and the need for only one pump unit for all applications installation cost and time as well as required service interventions are considerably reduced.

  • • 30% fewer components compared to other competing systems mean ours is lighter and more compact. This allows for easier installation, simplified maintenance and 
valuable space saving.

Cost of water supply is significantly reduced due to less piping, reduced water demand from the water supply. High Pressure water mist systems use up to 50% less water when compared to low pressure water mist systems and up to 80% less water when compared to traditional sprinklers.





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