Maintenance of Automist consists on checking that none of the potential failure modes that could develop over time in an installed unit have occurred. This consists mainly in checking the integrity of the water supply, of the mains power and of the high pressure hose network throughout the installation. It also includes a check that no construction work has taken place which has moved the position of the heads or that they have been obstructed.
For a full detail on the maintenance regime of the specific Automist products, please refer to their individual DIOM (Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance manual).
Maintenance of Automist should be carried out only by a trained Accredited Installer.
Maintenance may include a re-commissioning.
Commissioning is a procedure which allows Automist's response to a fire to be tested. During commissioning, the fire detector is stimulated, the pump runs for approximately 1 minute and the output pressure is monitored. A test shield is provided to collect the water in a bucket. The estimated cost for maintenance depends on the day rate of the installer, the number of heads and pumps at the property and the complexity of your installation (approx. £50 - £350).