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April 6, 2010

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Fire safety – Water-mist fire-protection system

Ultra Suppression Systems (Ultra SS) has recently installed a bespoke water-mist fire-protection system at Stirling Palace.

The company says such systems minimise collateral damage from water discharge and are therefore often better suited for use in heritage sites than conventional sprinkler systems.

It adds that water-mist systems use smaller and lighter pipework than sprinklers, so they can be discreetly concealed in historic buildings. The system for Stirling Palace is a Low Pressure Water Mist (LPWM) system with High Pressure Water Mist (HPWM) features.

Nick Ketteridge, Ultra SS’s technical director, explained: “Through a unique configuration, we were able to reproduce the low water usage and narrow discreet pipework associated with high-pressure water mist in a low-pressure system, which meant significant cost benefits.”

To find out more about the advantages of water-mist fire-suppression systems, visit

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