The project in brief

School fires in UK are on the increase which is a growing national problem.

On average there are three school fires every day in the UK.

The Government is therefore calling for all schools to be fitted with a fire protection system.

For the Wyvern School, being an all age Day Special School for Vulnerability children, it was important that a safe and sound, fast responding, low flow active fire protection system was chosen. After technical review it was therefore decided that the VID Fire-Kill Model OH Nozzles would be the perfect match for the project.

Why was a VID Fire-Kill solution chosen?

– Semi concealed nozzle ensured that no one could tamper / play with the nozzles,

– The requirement for less water, and storage hereof, than traditional sprinklers -saving more than 70% compared to conventional solutions,

– More practical installation for the technicians,

– The low flow of water in case of activation would scare the vulnerable children less,

– Due to water savings and the low water pressures, the end cost was lower than a sprinkler solution.

Some specifics

Pendent semi-concealed low pressure watermist nozzles from the OH-range were installed centrally within 600mm lay-in tiles and within hallway plasterboard and clip-in tiled ceilings, making the installation aesthetical nice.

The client and their architect were delighted with the end product and the neat finish that the OH-range nozzles gave the fire protection project, whilst at the same time allowing for a less unsightly sized tank and lower future maintenance costs.

Products used for this case

Automatic Nozzles for Most EN OH1 Risks and NFPA LH Risks

Model OH-VSO, Model OH-SW, Model OH-SW2

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