Inspection and certification water mist systems

Inspection and certification - water mist systems

INTRODUCTION - WATER MIST SYSTEMS

Water mist systems have been used in the maritime sector for many decades, but nowadays they are also increasingly used to protect buildings from fire or the consequences of a fire. These water mist systems look like sprinklers. But where a sprinkler produces 'large' droplets, water mist produces a very fine mist. This has a strong cooling effect and causes oxygen expulsion.

SCOPE - WATER MIST SYSTEMS

Water mist systems can be used in many situations. This depends on the installation characteristics and the fire scenario. For example, the systems can be installed in data centres, care centres, parking garages, museums or detention centres. A water mist system can also be used as object protection for machine set-ups, for example.

STANDARD CONTENT

The usual standards that can be applied to achieve certification, include FM 4-2 (Water Mist Systems), NFPA 750 (Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems), NPR-CEN-TS 14972 (Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems – Water Mist Systems – Design and Installation) and VdS 3188 (Wassernebel-Sprinkleranlagen und Wassernebel-löschanlagen (hochdruck-Systeme).

CERTIFICATION - CCV INSPECTION SCHEDULES

What does a certification process look like? Inspections can be carried out on derived objectives in accordance with the CCV-inspectieschema Brandbeveiliging (CCV inspection schedule - Fire protection). The starting principles, the detailed design and the final installation are assessed, after which an inspection certificate can be issued upon approval.

ACCREDITATION

Bureau Veritas is accredited by the Raad van Accreditatie (RvA - Dutch Accreditation Council) for carrying out inspection work under registration number I 0002, Type A independent inspection institution (see also RVA.nl). This applies to inspections for derived objectives and inspections on standard conformity.

INFORMATION

For additional information about services and the application possibilities, please contact the Fire department directly on 088 4505670.