Virgin Active approached Fireworks following some upgrades that were required at a number of their saunas at sites throughout the UK. They were advised by their insurance company to look at a Hydramist® 15APU high pressure water mist system which had been tested to protect saunas from the risk of fire.

A single 15APU high pressure water mist system wasinstalled with a single nozzle positioned within each sauna.

Virgin Active look at this technology over traditional cylinder systems and Fireworks installed them into a number of different centres including Leeds, Mill Hill in London and Preston.

Virgin Active run a large number of centres around the UK and offer members a total club experience.

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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