The Wet Pipe Water Mist System is very similar to a standard Wet Pipe Sprinkler System. Since the piping system stays filled with water, these systems are frequently installed where the potential for freezing does not exist. This system employs water mist nozzles that contain either a heat-responsive glass bulb or a fusible element. The water is contained in the pipes until the heat-responsive glass bulb or fusible element is activated due to the heat from a fire. Once activated, the water is released and discharged through the water mist nozzle. In a Wet Pipe Water Mist System, the only water mist nozzles that will discharge water are those that are activated. Water will not be discharged from water mist nozzles where the heat and fire do not exist.

The primary difference between a Wet Pipe Water Mist System and a standard Wet Pipe Sprinkler System is the piping. A Wet Pipe Water Mist System requires non-ferrous piping (cpvc, copper, or stainless steel). Non-ferrous piping is corrosion resistive, so the system will not have the “dirty” black water commonly found in standard sprinkler systems. A Nitrogen Inerting System is not required on a Wet Pipe Water Mist System, since there is no corrosion.

Properly designed, installed, and maintained systems is key to their proper operation. BFPE International can assist you with making the right choice of Water Mist System for your application. We appreciate the opportunity to design, install, service, and test & inspect your system.

Contact BFPE International for a Wet Pipe Water Mist System. Please see the other Products and Services we offer, as well as our Total Fire Protection Agreement.