HIGH PRESSURE
WATERMIST FOR
SAUNAS

Saunas are now found in a wide range of premises including hotels and leisure centre’s and are growing in popularity. Due to demand these are often installed into existing buildings which haven’t been purpose built and the risk from a fire is therefore greater than purpose built self-contained units.

The risk of fire is increased as saunas are typically constructed from timber and can reach temperatures of up to 95° C. They are also usually electrically operated and thermostatically controlled.

Some large fires have been attributed to saunas over the last few years so the risk to life, property and business interruption resulting from such fires can be substantial. The main cause of fire resulting from saunas is considerable as a number of factors are at play.

These include some of the following:

  • Poor housekeeping - combustible materials left in the vicinity of the heater e.g. robes or towels
  • Heaters left ‘on’ and unattended for prolonged periods of time.
  • The failure to off power to the sauna on cessation of business.
  • Thermostat failure
  • Lack of or inadequate inspection regimes during times of operation
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Electrical faults e.g. internal sauna lighting
  • General wear and tear abuse of use

The Risk

The risk of fire is increased as saunas are typically constructed from timber and can reach temperatures of up to 95° C. They are also usually electrically operated and thermostatically controlled.

Some large fires have been attributed to saunas over the last few years so the risk to life, property and business interruption resulting from such fires can be substantial. The main cause of fire resulting from saunas is considerable as a number of factors are at play.

These include some of the following:

  • Poor housekeeping - combustible materials left in the vicinity of the heater e.g. robes or towels
  • Heaters left ‘on’ and unattended for prolonged periods of time.
  • The failure to off power to the sauna on cessation of business.
  • Thermostat failure
  • Lack of or inadequate inspection regimes during times of operation
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Electrical faults e.g. internal sauna lighting
  • General wear and tear abuse of use

 

Effective Solution

The Hydramist® 15APU fire suppression system is very effective at covering this risk. It can be installed into existing or new build saunas and is safe for people and the environment a very big advantage over some of the systems currently on the market. 


The Hydramist® 15APU fire suppression system can be operated manually or automatically and can also be connected to the fire alarm or BMS system to give a signal when operated. The system uses high pressure water mist which is the preferred fire suppression system of a number of insurers including Aviva and RSA for covering the risk of fire within saunas.

 

 

How it works

The Hydramist® 15APU creates very fine droplets of water which instantly turn to steam upon contact with the flames.

The conversion to steam immediately cools the fire and surrounding surfaces smothering and extinguishing the fire in seconds.

Additionally the fine water droplets bind with the smoke particles generated by the fire and prevent the smoke spreading away from the immediate fire zone. 

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