Plumis

An award winning fire suppressing water misting system that uses a fraction of the water of a conventional sprinkler system and at a fraction of the cost. Saving lives, saving money and materials in new builds and refurbishments.

Intended as a more affordable alternative to sprinklers, Automist is a fire protection innovation which provides developers with design freedom and flexibility for open plan spaces, in new builds, refurbishments or loft conversions. The unique device Automist was extensively tested by the UK’s Building Research Establishment, is LABC Compliant (RD171) and shown to suppress fires which would have otherwise flashed-over, bringing active fire protection to homes where previously it was cumbersome or impractical.

The Automist system benefits from economical installation, is safe for people, the environment and property, and uses less than 10% of the water of conventional sprinkler systems. The Plumis team benefitted from the Routes to Value Process (RtV)

and subsequetly achieved worldwide patent protection for the design and technology of the system, and completed its accreditation for fire suppression. It is now available across Europe and North America.

The team includes two designers from the RCA, Yussuf Mohammed and Paul Thomas, and an MBA graduate from Imperial College Business School, William Makant, who is also a fire suppression engineer.

Automist has won a series of awards including the Dyson Award, beating 400 entries from 22 countries. Sir James Dyson said: “This simple but clever device should become a permanent safety feature in the home. Smoke alarms are an essential part of modern life but have remained fundamentally unchanged for forty years. Automist not only detects a fire but can put it out as well.”

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